The “Trooper”

She is a small one but strong as an oak. She is a trooper in my book, meaning there’s no way she’ll ever be knocked down and stay down.  Give her a job, and she will take it on with or without the necessary knowledge, unafraid to take on unfamiliar tasks and conquer them. Being a good student and a quick learner, she has always managed to become good or excellent at whatever challenge she undertakes, never average.

She came to us in the early fifties as a child, but even then, she had those qualities. And, then and now, she had her own voice. It was our good fortune to have her with us for all those years. She remained with us as an adult staff member and with YSU, our umbrella organization, through 1974.  

As an adult, various relationships came and went until she met the “right” guy. They have two wonderful children, and grandchildren all with well-established roots.  She deserves it all. Her beauty is her strength to stand against what she considers wrong or evil, and her voice remains her voice.

Her husband, an oil geologist, worked in the middle east and earned his Ph.D. and prominence in the field. He has retired now, in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, after many years of living in the middle east and other parts of the world with their children. They grew as a family unit and remain so to this day. 

We consider her and her family. Through many a storm, she has remained strong and true to those she loves. She is a love. 

A child comes to us—As best we can we grow them—They give back to us


Author: Sy Ogulnick

Sy Ogulnick received a BA from UCLA, Teacher’s Credential from Los Angeles Board of Education and completed phase I (Master’s portion) in a Doctor of Behavioral Science program at California Coast University. Sy leased and operated a summer day camp in LA. He and his wife then purchased virgin wilderness land in Northern CA, where they built and operated a coed summer camp. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, and purchased, built and operated a community children’s program for families staying in a major resort casino in Las Vegas. They have created programs for children nationwide that employed many people and in the process developed successful training programs for personnel. This led Sy to lecture on how to train staff and the creating of community within the workplace. Sy was then invited to speak at professional conferences on how best to hire and train employees, which led to his becoming a consultant in the art of improving relationships in a work environment and eventually to his epiphany that “Leaders are the primary problem and the answer to the personnel issues that arise in the workplace.” Sy has written numerous papers on the subject of interpersonal relationships, leadership and power. He has lectured throughout the United States, has been interviewed by the media and has appeared on many radio and TV talk shows

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