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Winter 2011

2012 Upcoming Events

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Baby Bottle Campaign

and counting

Charming Charlies Shopping Event

May 3
Care Net Annual Banquet Baby Bottle Campaign

June 3
Cross the Bridge for Life

September 15
Care Net 5K Walk/Run for Life

Hours of Operation 24 hr. client helpline 859-282-9878

Florence Center Monday 10 am7 pm Tuesday 11 am5 pm Thursday 10 am5 pm Covington Center Monday 10 am2 pm Tuesday 12 pm4 pm Wednesday 10 am2 pm Williamstown Center Tuesday 4 pm8 pm Wednesday 10 am4:pm Thursday 6 pm8 pm HH Campus Center Monday 2 pm7 pm Thursday 11 am2 pm

Since the conception of Nicholass ultrasound room in 2006, 138 babies have been saved from abortion . 262 parents live guilt free knowing they have given life to their children .Together we are a mighty force for Life, Let the angels rejoice!

From Lyndis Desk..

How could I deny such a blessing? This comment was shared by one of our clients after witnessing the miracle of her twins on an ultrasound provided at our Florence Center. She was strongly considering abortion as a solution for her unplanned pregnancy but realized, through seeing her children and hearing their hearts beat, that she was blessed to be chosen as the mother of these two children. As the Christmas Season approaches, we are reminded of another unwed mother who said Yes to a blessing for all mankind. Mary, the virgin Mother of Jesus, responded in a similar manner when called upon by God to bear His only Son. She humbly stated, I am the Lords servantmay it be done to me as you have said (Luke 1:38) Through Marys obedience and complete faith, we were each blessed with the life of Jesus Christ and the promise of eternal salvation. May each of you be blessed this Christmas season as you realize that your partnership with Care Net Pregnancy Services saves precious lives in representation of the love of Christ, our Lord. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lyndi Soden Executive Director

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Elizabeth Allgeyer Kim Aylor Gerald and Lennine Barron Jim and Lisa Bayne Mark and Paula Bengel Shawn Black Thurman Blades Rex and Judy Bowling Mary Braunwart Mary Brzinski Eugene and Susan Burchell Jr. Jack and Sandra Cady Dale and Mary Jo Cannon Troy Chamlee Kim Combs Rev. Comer Comer Jeff and Lesley Cooney Richard and Nancy Cummins Marcus Donald Meg Dooley Gary and Patricia Eglian Timothy and Pam Eversole Stephanie Freihofer

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Gloria Gay Gloria Gay Matt and Suzy Godsted Matt and Suzy Godsted Kent and Diane Godsted Kent and Diane Godsted Mark and Betsy Hausfeld Mark and Betsy Hausfeld James and Kathleen Hils James and Kathleen Hils Roy and Liese Hoover Roy and Liese Hoover Michael and Stephanie Jungier Michael and Stephanie Jungier Bill and Sue Kathman Bill and Sue Kathman Bob and Terri Kendig Bob and Terri Kendig Jim and Jackie Klosterman Jim and Jackie Klosterman Paul and Lori Knarr Paul and Lori Knarr Paul and Karen Lahner Paul and Karen Lahner Joe and Yavone Lauria Joe and Yavone Lauria Larry and Mary Jo Locknane Larry and Mary Jo Locknane Doug and Jane Lyons Doug and Jane Lyons Scott McKinley Scott McKinley Mark and Connie McNerney Mark and Connie McNerney Fred and Sharon Meade Fred and Sharon Meade Dennis and Frances Miceli Dennis and Frances Miceli Darlene Murrell Darlene Murrell Purcy Nance Purcy Nance William and Cheryl Price William and Cheryl Price Don and Ann Ransdell Don and Ann Ransdell Michael and Tara Rapp Michael and Tara Rapp William Rice William Rice Molly Roy Molly Roy David Roy David Roy Reverend Martin Pitstick Reverend Martin Pitstick Michael and Beth Schwebler Michael and Beth Schwebler Paul Smith Paul Smith Lyndi Soden Thomas and Cheri Stewart Thomas and Cheri Stewart Jennifer Stulz Jennifer Stulz Dan and Peggy Summe Dan and Peggy Summe Kurt and Jennifer Summe Kurt and Jennifer Summe Chad and Kristin Summe Chad and Kristin Summe Jay & Kathleen Thamann, Jr. Jay & Kathleen Thamann, Jr. Debi Townsend Debi Townsend Barry and Diane Tuemler Barry and Diane Tuemler Wess and Beth Vandenbark Wess and Beth Vandenbark Pastor Bo and Jannie Weaver Pastor Bo and Jannie Weaver Paul and Michelle Whelan Paul and Michelle Whelan Sandy Williams Sandy Williams Joel and Kathy Williams Joel and Kathy Williams Paul and Linda Yancey Paul and Linda Yancey John and Dana Yockey John and Dana Yockey

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Center Locations
Florence 7134 Price Pike Florence, KY 41042 Phone: 859-282-0029 Covington 315 East 15th St. Covington, KY 41011 Phone: 859-431-9178 Williamstown 305 N. Main St. Williamstown, KY 41097 Highland Heights Campus 3617 Alexandria Pike, Lower Level Cold Spring, KY 41076 859-781-9878 E-mail: Phone: 859-824-0123 Donor website: Client website:

Your donations are equipping young men to become Great Dads!

The Fatherhood Program offered at Care Net allows young men to take steps to become the best father possible for their children. These young men meet with a Mentor Dad for 20 weeks covering lessons such as: The Risks of Smoking, Balancing Work and Family and Anger Management. Attendance incentives are earned at each lesson and upon competing milestones in the course. Eric W. a current Mentor Dad states... When I ask the clients in our Fatherhood program at Care Net, why they choose to come take classes, the answer I often hear is I want to learn how to be a great father. This desire in their hearts is a seed planted, that like in the parable of the mustard seed has the potential to grow into a great tree. As a mentor in the Fatherhood program, I am given a great opportunity to water this seed and to help these fathers grow to a deeper realization of the precious gift of their childs life and their role as a father. Thank you to all of our Mentors and those who financially support Care Net. Without you, this opportunity would not be available for our young men.

Give the Gift of Life: Remember Care Net in your Will and Estate Planning

To join the mentoring team visit or call 431-9178

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If you would like to give a gift in honor or memory of a loved one, please call 859-431-9178.

Thank you
Your support continues His work!!
Baby Bottle Campaign
October 2011
Beechgrove Baptist Canby Tabernacle Epworth United Methodist Church First Baptist Church of Ludlow Gardnersville Baptist Church Gumlick Baptist Heritage Fellowship Holy Spirit Parish Immaculate Heart of Mary Impact Life Ministries Main Street Baptist Church Mary Queen of Heaven Parish Mother of God Parish Pure Life Ministries Sherman Full Gospel St. Anthony Parish St. Joseph Parish-Cold Spring St. Joseph Parish-Cres. Springs St. Phillips Church Trinity United Methodist Church Vineyard Christian Church Florence Vineyard Church of Grant County Williamstown United Methodist Church

Care Net is now Recycling Pop Tabs!

our community experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Its easy! Just collect pop tabs and bring them to any one of our four Care Net centers.
Proceeds earned from this program are used to purchase diapers, car seats and baby cribs given as attendance incentives in our Parenting Education Programs

In Memory Of
Judge and Mrs. Ruberg Ellie Woeste Joe Barket Uncle Elmer Rust John and Dee Cohen Bill and Eileen Dorning Donald and Dorothy Davis Theodore "Skeets" Kunkel

Please help us to help those in

In Honor Of
Patricia Eglian Margie Alford Carol Fey Andrew Groeschen Mr. & Mrs. Curtin's 60th birthday

Thank You!!!

...Above and Beyond the Call of Service!

The following companies, individuals or churches have contributed their time, talent and treasure to help us advocate for life. Father Robert Roetgers Pastor Bo Weaver Brian Patrick Bill and Georgia Fannin Betsy Fay Rosemarie Dusing Brian Depinet Tony Gonzalez Vineyard Church Florence 7 Hills Church Crittenden Baptist Association Newman-Tucker Insurance The Re-Use Center Covington Hub Staff Gary Dawson and Margie Alford Mike Rapp Waltz Business Solutions PC Repair Shak Wilbert Ellis/Grace Baptist Church Mary Wells Kathleen Beasley St. Thomas C.H.R.P #11 Crossroads

Support Life in Kentucky by selecting the Choose Life License Plates next time you renew your vehicle's plates. Mention you would like to include the $10 donation. Your donation goes to support crisis pregnancy centers across the state. We received $2,663 in 2011.

Care Net Depends on

For all our Insurance Needs

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Meet Our Center Directors!

Meet Florence Center Director Sandy
I began my journey at Care Net in December, 2007 as an advocate. I first learned about Care Net through the Baby Bottle Campaign at my mothers church. We not only filled the baby bottle but I took the volunteer information from the bottle and sent it back to Care Net. I was contacted, did the volunteer training and then began as an advocate. In January 2010 I accepted the position of Florence Center Director. I always felt once I retired I would like to volunteer somewhere. I just didnt know it would be here dealing with unplanned pregnancies. I enjoy working with the volunteers and mentors. It is a blessing to see the changes in the lives of the children we deal with on a day to day basis. I have been married to my husband, Jim, for 28 years. We have been blessed with two sons. Our oldest, Matthew, is 24 years old and attends Antonelli College in Cincinnati majoring in massage therapy. Our other son, Michael, is 19 years old and is a sophomore at Transylvania College in Lexington majoring in history. I like to go to the theatre and watch plays, listen to piano music, and do a little bit of scrapbooking. My favorite ice cream flavor is Graeters chocolate chip ice cream.

Meet Highland Heights Center DirectorFran

I have been involved at Care Net for just over three years. I began as a volunteer mentor and advocate and I am now the Center Director for the Care Net Highland Heights Center. Care Net is a wonderful pro-life organization. I believe in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death and this organization gives me the opportunity to work with both unplanned and planned pregnancies in advocating, teaching parenting classes, material assistance and all the other services Care Net provides. We have the support, spirituality, and friendship that helps all of us do this ministry effectively. I have been married for 42 years and have two wonderful children and two wonderful grandchildren. Our daughter is 39 and our son is 36. Our grandson is 12 and our granddaughter is 9. They are all a joy! I enjoy many activities including photography and volunteering at the local hospital. In the past, I volunteered as an advocate at Pregnancy Center West for about 10 years. I also babysat part-time for my grandchildren while my daughter and her husband worked. As the grandchildren began to attend school full-time and my son-in-law was able to be the primary provider I found myself with a lot of free time. Thats when I found the flyer in our Church bulletin regarding volunteering at Care Net. It all worked out perfectly. My favorite ice cream flavor is..chocolate!

Meet Covington Center Director.Maria

I am blessed to be the center director for our Covington location. I am originally from New York City, but Kentucky is now my home. I met and married my husband Tim after graduating with a B.A. in Elementary Education and we have two children Wesley age 19 and Katelyn age 16. As my children matured and became more independent, I felt a calling to do something else. I really had no idea what that might be but God definitely had a plan. I learned of Care Net through a missions fair at Hebron Lutheran church. God led me to a table that had a display of Willow Tree figures on it which I was very much into collecting. The woman running the table started telling me about Care Net and I became fascinated with the idea of volunteering for a cause like this. I signed up for the training to become an advocate and mentor. Immediately I was surrounded by kind, loving, Christian woman who really showed me the love of God. I went into this praying I could make a difference in the lives of others, but to my surprise, Care Net has done exactly the same thing for me. Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to serve here will tell you there is just something so loving and healing about the place. I wake up every morning looking forward to my work day. My relationship with the Lord grows stronger every day I am with Care Net. After serving as a volunteer for about 6 months God decided to expand my involvement in Care Net. A new location was being opened in Covington and I was asked to take the position as Center Director. I was excited to take on the new challenge. If youre at that point in your life where you feel like something is missing, I would advise you to give Care Net a try. You might just find more than you were looking for. In my spare time, I am a very diverse person. I enjoy anything from reading James Patterson books, to sky diving with my church family. I also enjoy scrapbooking, making jewelry, shopping, dates with my friends, spending time with my family and eating Graeters vanilla Ice cream!

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Meet Our Center Directors! (cont)

Meet Williamstown Center Director Pam
I have been involved with Care Net since 2006. Care Net Williamstown is down the street from my house. I used to go for walks and I just felt very drawn to the sign and felt like God was prompting me to get involved with Care Net. I began as a volunteer and later was hired as a program assistant and then as the Center Director. I am married and have two children. My daughter Alexandra is 8 years old; in 2010 we were able to adopt our son Nathan who is now 5 years old. Prior to coming to Care Net, I was a stay at home Mom who home schooled our daughter Alex. I enjoy being with my family and participating in outdoor activities, biking, volleyball, swimming, camping and reading. My favorite ice cream flavor is Rocky Road!

2012 Client Reunion Picnic

2011 Client Reunion Picnic

On September 17th, 2011 Care Net hosted the Second Annual Client Reunion Picnic. All current and past clients received an invitation to join staff and volunteers to celebrate life. This year we gathered on a beautiful day at Presidents Park in Edgewood, Ky. and enjoyed friends, food, fellowship and fun! Thanks to JTM for the BBQ, to the volunteers who brought side dishes and to Chic-Fil-A for the give-aways. The Client Reunion is becoming a treasured event for all of us here at Care Net as we so appreciate the chance to reconnect with our clients and the children we have helped save. Staff
Tara Rapp Beth Schwebler Connie McNerny Kelly Hitter Jackie Klosterman Kelly Micek Maria Gurren Sandy Williams Pam Eversole Fran Miceli Karen Passalacqua Jennifer Stulz Stephanie Juniger Annette Myer Florence Thomas Director of Operations/Programs Director of Development Finance Assistant Office Manager Development Assistant Communications Coordinator (time gifted) Covington Director Florence Director Williamstown Director Highland Heights Director (time gifted) Covington Program Assistant Florence Program Assistant Williamstown Program Assistant Highland Heights Program Assistant (time gifted) Baby Bottle Coordinator

Care Net Board of Directors Dan Summe - President Liese Hoover - Vice Pres. Elizabeth Fryman -Treasurer Ellen Houston - Secretary Brenda Boone Kelly Brunson, MD Lee Ransdell Pastor Bo Weaver Ed Bosch Sr. Lyndi Soden - Exec. Director

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5K Walk/Run for Life

The Second Annual 5K Walk/Run for Life took place on Saturday, September 10th, at Champion Window Field in Florence. The day began with clouds and rain but as soon as Pastor Bo Weaver began his opening prayer, the sun began to shine! The blessings continued to flow as approximately 90 participants joined together to celebrate the sanctity of all human life and to support Care Nets mission of existing to educate, support and empower people with the truth before, during and after an unplanned pregnancy. Thank you to all the participants and corporate sponsors who raised almost $8,000 at this years event! Many thanks go to the Planning Committee especially Jan Hanser, JoAnn Fedor, Kelly Menz, Molly Roy, Rachel Boone and Jackie Klosterman. We are also deeply appreciative of the support received from our corporate sponsors: Bavarian Waste, Izzys, the Von Lehman Company and Tri-State Running. Finally, thank you to the vendors whose participation enhanced our event this year: Ben-Jamin DJ Productions, Loschiavo Produce, Chipotle Dream Street location, Physical Medicine Center in Florence, Bob Ronckers Running Spot and Polly Neace from His Right Hand Photography. We look forward to seeing everyone walk or run for LIFE again next year! See you September 15th 2012!

Photos provided by His Right Hand Photography


Make a difference for every heartbeat!

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Maximize your Donation with a Matching Gift!

Abbott Laboratories Bank of America Carlsons Personal Legacy Matching Program Charles Seligman Distributing Co. Duke Energy Eli Lilly and Co. Fidelity Investments Foundation Fifth Third Foundation GE Foundation Genex Matching Gifts Illinois Tool Works Foundation

Did you know that if you work for one of these corporations, you can ask them to match your Care Net contribution? If your company is not listed, ask if they have a matching gift program.

Macys Inc. Merck Partnership for Giving PNC Foundation Prudential Inc. Foundation Scripps Howard Foundation State St. Matching Gift The Standard The Tomkins Corporation UBS Employee Giving Program US Bancorp Foundation VonLehman and Company

We Love to Shop!

On Sunday November 6, Care Net proudly hosted our first Silent Auction Event entitled Care to Shop at The Vineyard Church in Florence. Approximately 50 themed baskets, for children and adults, were on display for bidding! Themes included were: Hot Wheels, Star Wars, Birthday Celebration with Newport Aquarium tickets and Legos-Elementary for children. Adult themes included: Nascar Collectable Die Cast Cars, Book Lovers including a Kindle, Original Oil Paintings and Ballet Tickets plus dinner at Mount Adams Fish House. Care Net staff and volunteers donated homemade appetizers and desserts which were enjoyed by the guests! The $2,000 generated by this event will be used to purchase car seats and baby cribs which are awarded to clients enrolled in our parenting education courses as part of the attendance incentive program. Thank you to all who planned, donated, promoted and attended this event!
Photos provided by His Right Hand Photography


Make a difference for every heartbeat!

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P.O. Box 17688 Covington, KY 41017-0688 W E R E O N T HE W E B



The printing of this newsletter was made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Mission Statement We are a Christ centered organization existing to educate, support and empower people with the truth before, during and after an unplanned pregnancy, while uplifting the sanctity of human life.