1 June 2014 Issue 87 PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN, INC. for the families and friends of those who have died by violence POMC National Headquarters: 4960 Ridge Avenue Suite 2 Cincinnati, OH (888)818-POMC Mission Statement: POMC makes the difference through ongoing emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness. Vision Statement: To provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder. Membership: Membership is open to those who have been cruelly bereaved by the murder of a loved one. Professionals who are in frequent contact with grieving families are also welcome to join. San Diego Chapter PO Box San Diego, CA PHONE Support Group meetings are usually the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 8:00 PM located at: TOBY WELLS YMCA 5105 Overland Avenue San Diego CA ADULTS ONLY PLEASE! (Because of the subject matter) Our next support group meeting is June 5, 2014 There is no need to RSVP. We are open to all families and friends of those who have died by violence. Professionals who are in frequent contact with grieving families are also welcome to attend. No dues or fees. San Diego Chapter Board of Directors: Chapter Leader: Diann Bauer (619) Chapter Co-Leader: Donna Hawthorne (619) Secretary: Janell Telles (760) Treasurer: Sandy Schlehr (619) Board Members: Dan Bauer (619) Clay Hawthorne (619) Sharon Horan (619) Bonnie Tomeoni (858) Please contact us by March15th for items to be published in the June newsletter.
2 San Diego Chapter POMC Page 2 of 5 Thank You for your kind Donations!!!! Lois Kolender: In memory of her beloved son, Emil Karas Jr. Sharon Haron: In memory of her beloved daughter, Kate Haron. Survivors Newsletter Subscription (from our National office in Cincinnati OH) is available for only $10.00 per year. It is a wonderful way to stay connected, keep informed about POMC nationally, and also to support POMC financially. Survivors Newsletter Subscription Form POMC, Inc. Mail to: 4960 Ridge Avenue, Suite 2 Cincinnati OH Please find enclosed $10.00 for my annual subscription (three issues) for the Survivors Newsletter. Please consider adding an extra subscription fee to help defray costs for someone who cannot afford it. Name: Address: City: State/Zip: Phone: ( ) Enclosed is my check, money order, in the amount of $ for year(s) subscription. Please charge $ for year(s) subscription to my: Visa or Master card. Card Number: Expiration Date: Yes, please give a gift subscription to someone who cannot afford their own! COURT ACCOMPANIMENT PROGRAM Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material June not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ShareThis Posted: 08/27/2013 Last Updated: 1 day ago Please us if you would like court accompaniment! Ways we can help..we can support you; we can share information that might help you to understand the process. We can talk to people, when you might not feel like talking. We can be there for you to lean on, we Melissa can Mecija be there for Me you to talk to, or just say nothing at all. Our focus is supporting you!! SAN DIEGO - A local woman is searching for her sister's killer more than two decades after her death. Diann Bauer looked through old photo albums filled with both fond memories and sad ones. We currently have two court accompaniment members to support our members thru the trial process. Mike and Penny Moreau have given great support to our members who want court accompaniment. If you would like to volunteer to help in this area, please contact: "When the anniversary comes and holidays, you always remember them all the time. I always remember my sister every day," said Bauer, who lives in Normal Heights with her husband. On Aug. 10, 1991, Bauer's sister, 41-year-old Eva Rondon, was found on L Street and 30th Street with multiple stab wounds. Police found the man she was walking with suffering from a stab wound nearby. He survived. Rondon did not. Diann "I thought it was my fault because I wasn't there to take care of her," Bauer said. Since her sister's death, Bauer has visited the gravesite weekly. It is a ritual she still does to this day. "What I want is people to come forward," Bauer said during an interview with 10News in 1993.
3 Page 3 of 5 San Diego Chapter POMC The First Support Meeting: The first support meeting with new people can make others a little apprehensive. You re not sure who will be there, will you feel comfortable with a new group of faces. Some of them you know, but most you do not. It s fine to talk, or it s fine not to talk. We want everyone to be comfortable! Listening can be very therapeutic as well as verbally participating. I want you to know that you are welcome, no matter what! I m hoping that we can all support one another down this very long and dark path. We can be each others strengths when we need someone to lean on. Our varied circumstances that have led us to this group, have given us different views. There will be different sources of information that we bring to the table. Everyone has something to offer! Please realize that there is no right or wrong thing to say, as long as we show respect toward each other. I will be available to talk with you privately if you prefer not to talk in front of the group.. Important 2014 Dates: 2/06/2014-Support Group 3/06/2014-Support Group 4/03/2014-Support Group 5/01/2014-Support Group 6/05/2014-Support Group 7/03/2014-Support Group 8/07/2014-Support Group 9/04/2014-Support Group 09/25/2014 DOR National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims 10/02/2014-Support Group 11/06/2014-Support Group 12/04/2014-Support Group Love Gifts and Special Donations are tax deductible and may be mailed to: POMC San Diego Chapter. PO Box 17161, San Diego CA Love Gifts are a living memorial to our children, siblings and grandchildren, usually given on anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, etc. There is no charge for our newsletters or meetings. Donations are always appreciated. (Receipts provided!) 1295 Convicted murderers denied parole through POMC s Parole Block Program! I wish to make a donation in memory of: Amount Enclosed $ Make tax deductible donations for 2014 DOB: / / DOD: / / Donated by: Relationship to: Please make your tax deductible check payable to: POMC San Diego Chapter If you have any parole block petitions you want started, contact POMC.
4 San Diego Chapter POMC Page 4 of 5 People who help: Opportunities to volunteer will be printed in Bold Lettering throughout our newsletter. Sandy Palmer & Janell Tellas who brought refreshments after our May support group meeting in memory of their loved one, Joshua Skare. Thank you!. Our board members have volunteered to alternate in greeting our members each month at the sign in desk. Anyone wishing to come early to help move chairs in a circle, or stay after to help us put things away would be very much appreciated. Would you like your loved one added to our San Diego Chapter Memorial Tree?? Contact: INFORMATION: Were you the victim of a crime and the court ordered you restitution? The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation may have collected money for you. Contact the Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services to inquire if you have unclaimed money from a direct order of restitution. To update your address or to obtain additional information, call us toll free at Sheriff and DA Join to Provide Automatic Offender Information to Victims (written by Richard Luczak, San Diego Sheriff s Department) On July 6, 2009, the San Diego County Sheriff s Department became a participant in the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) Program. In compliance with Marsy s law, which requires notification of inmate release or escape, VINE was introduced in San Diego County through a grant from the California State Sheriff s Association. VINE is an anonymous and free service that provides registrants with a notification when significant changes occur to an inmate s custody status. VINE enables users to voluntarily register one or more addresses and/or telephone numbers in order to be notified when an inmate is released, is pending scheduled release, or is transferred to a facility in another county or state prison. The public can register by calling , or by visiting The most effective way to register in VINE is using the inmate s booking number. That s available from the Sheriff s web site Who s in Jail Page. The Sheriff has added a link that passes the selected inmate s booking number directly to the VINE registration page. The web site is at This new VINE service in San Diego pertains only to inmates in Sheriff s custody. Currently inmates detained in State Prison (e.g. Donovan), by CCA for Immigration and at MCC for Federal inmates are not covered by VINE. Therefore victims must contact those facilities directly to check on inmate status. The State hopes to adopt VINE at some point in the future for their State Prisons. From: Katie James, Manager Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (916) MADD Empty Cradle: Jenna Druck Foundation Survivors of Suicide: Therapy Changes Rochelle Perper, Ph.D The Compassionate Friends: San Diego Hospice:
5 Page 5 of 5 San Diego Chapter POMC Charles Poag 3/30/1977-6/2/2000 Shannon Mahoney 2/16/1987-6/6/2009 Justin Richardson 12/22/1983-6/19/2004 Gregory Lynn Smith 3/17/1987-6/19/2007 Tony Reed 10/21/1974-6/20/1994 Cordell Harris 6/5/1974-6/29/2004 If you would like your loved one added to our Birthday list, or their picture added to our Anniversary list, please fill out the Chapter member information form and send with picture to: POMC San Diego Chapter, PO Box 17161, San Diego CA 92177or Murder Wall Honoring Their Memories. If you would like to have your loved one added to The Murder Wall please contact our National Office at (888) 818-POMC. It is the only National monument in the United States for those who have died by murder. It is a tribute that guarantees the memory of those we love so deeply will survive forever. It is a powerful statement of our need to stop the violence. It cries out silently for awareness, justice and We dedicate our June support group meeting to these birthdays: Du Vall L. Cross (55) 6/03/1959 Chuck Crow (31) 6/03/1983 Cordell Harris (40) 6/05/1974 Jerry Moriaty (46) 6/18/1968 Maxim Dudinov (29) 6/20/1985 Brandon Duran (34) 6/24/1980 Martin Tamplin (50) 6/26/1964 Luis Santos (28) 6/27/1986 prevention. It brings comfort, hope and understanding.
6 JUNE 2014 NEWSLETTER San Diego Chapter POMC PO Box San Diego, CA PHONE We re on the Web! See us at: /sandiego_chapter/index.htm Access our newsletters on the web site too! PHONE SUPPORT PERSONS: Diann Bauer (619) Reba Gordon Matthews (619) Message phone: (619) Help support your San Diego Chapter of POMC. We currently have two fundraisers with local stores, Ralphs and Food4Less! Just register your Ralphs card online with our identification number 94120, and then a percentage of your purchases will go towards our Chapter!!! If you shop at Food4Less, we have a separate card you scan when you make your purchases, let us know and we can mail it to you. This is a no cost way you can help!!!! Share your memories on our memorial page: If you provide us with a picture or two, and write about your loved one, we can post it on our San Diego Chapter web-site, which is linked to National at Also, please bring a few pictures of your loved one for our group photo album. We will bring the photo album to each meeting. It s a nice way to share each others memories. PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN, INC. SAN DIEGO CHAPTER PO BOX SAN DIEGO, CA ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
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