Archive for July, 2011

Above and Beyond to Debut on Tuesday, July 12

July 7, 2011

   ABOVE AND BEYOND: CELEBRATING SELFLESS SERVICE blog talk radio show will debut next Tuesday, July 12, with two outstanding guests.  Susan Junck will tell us about NAMI, the National Association of the Mentally Ill, and their outreach to those whose families have been touched by mental illness.  NAMI is a nationwide organization with strong educational and volunteer programs in nearly every community.  Even if your family is not directly touched by mental illness, you will want to learn more about this organization.

Our second guest will be Vice-Mayor Joanne Osborne of Goodyear, Arizona.  You can read more about her below.  She will speak about a local program to provide water to the homeless during the severe Arizona heat.  Also, we will discuss the Homeless Youth Connection, a cause about which she feels very passionate. 

Here is a link to the Homeless Youth Connection for those who will want to learn more about this cause. 

Joanne Osborne was re-elected to her second four-year term in 2011 and through a vote by Council was elected Vice Mayor. She was elected to her first four-year council term in 2007.    
Long active in the community, Councilmember Osborne is serving on the board of the YMCA and is leader of the YMCA Teen Action Council. Currently she’s Chair of the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Continuum of Care Regional Committee on Homelessness and Vice Chair of their Human Services Coordinating Committee. Joanne is also a board member with Homeless Youth Connection.

As owners of Osborne Jewelers since November 1990, Joanne and her husband, Ken, have been active participants in the Goodyear business community and the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. Councilmember Osborne served as the Chairman of the Chamber’s Marketing Committee in 2003 and 2004 and was named the “Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year” in 2003.

 You will be able to listen to the program on the internet at  Also you can call into the program with your comments or questions or listen over the telephone by dialing 1-818-431-8518.