Catherine attended her first board meeting in her new role as president elect at her professional organization, Triple A, the American Academy of Audiology. The board gathered in the DC area for three days.
Next weekend, without travel, rare in these seasons, comes with a Friday night performance at The Moth’s Grand Slam event in Pittsburgh at the August Wilson Center.
On Saturday, the new graduate students in Audiology at University of Pittsburgh get to celebrate at their White Coat Ceremony.
Golden years, coaching my kids.
An interesting fact about this team was that all the coaches had their own children swim on the swim team.
Steve was showing his inventions and helping coaches be better at our craft.
My wife is the master of ceremonies for this event and will tell a few short stories among the others on the program. If you want to come out and support the cause, a seemingly worthy one, I’ll see you there.
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Ongoing practices happen at Citiparks Ammon Rec Center Pool in The Hill District every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 7:45 pm. Tonight will be a good practice date as Daniel, a guy I coached when he was a college swimmer back in the early 1980s, is in town and playing.
Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto might have retweeted after working at the McDonalds Drive-Thru while supporting youth employment opportunities, “If you wanna get a gun out of a young person’s hand, put a paycheck in it.”
IMHO, It is impossible to swim with a gun in your hand.
Hopefully all the shooting we all encounter for the remainder of the summer is confined to area swim pools and within the context of water polo and SKWIM practices and games.
Joeseph A. Rauterkus, Jr., for many years of Pittsburgh’s Steuben Street, served in the army and had medical training and a post in New Orleans. He also went to Tulane University, were another Rauterkus is now attending and heading into his junior year of undergraduate study. I think it is an interesting Tulane and Pittsburgh connection.
Plus, Joe also represented as he played on the tennis squad there.
Mark Rauterkus Mark@Rauterkus.com Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a 501(c)(3) PPS Summer Dreamers' Swim & Water Polo Camp Executive Coach Middle School Swim Coach at The Ellis School Former Varsity Boys Swim Coach, Pittsburgh Obama Academy Recent Head Water Polo Coach, Carnegie Mellon University Women's Club Team Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team http://CLOH.org 412 298 3432 = cell
Catherine V. Palmer, my wife, is on the ballot for President of AAA. Dave Jedlicka, a worker at the VA Hospital and a former student at Pitt, plus more, posted this on Facebook.
This is not a popular vote as it is only open to members of the Academy. So, those of us in the general population have to sit this out and just try to remind the audiologists in our lives to vote — and vote for Catherine.
A web page and video statement from Catherine is online. See: https://www.audiology.org/catherine-palmer-phd
The term goes one year as President Elect, then a year as the President, and a third year as the Past President. Then, after that, she’d join an elite group of about 20 people that are “past presidents.”