CHIP Graduation

February 01, 2012 | Carlene Will

The Clark County CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) Association is proud to announce the graduation of 86 new CHIP participants at the Meadow Glade Church in Battle Ground, Wash., in 2011. Their graduation was a celebration with family and friends, with nearly 165 present for a banquet and ceremony.

A number of distinguished guests came to the commencement, including: Michael J. Ciraulo, Battle Ground mayor; Harold O. Burden, national CHIP director; and guest speaker for the evening Hans A. Diehl, Lifestyle Medicine Institute director.

In addition to words by Ciraulo, the evening included introductions, participants visiting and telling tales of "the rest of the story," and an inspiring presentation To Live is to Give by Diehl. The Philpot Trio of Lindsey, Stacy and Kelly sang, and Diehl presented CHIP graduation certificates. Other leaders presented CHIP pins and knives. Wayne Alaraz closed the evening with a prayer of dedication.

The church plans to conduct ongoing CHIP trainings.