Why a Compass lanyard pin?

Sailors had to keep the shore in sight so they could see landmarks, or they risked getting lost. Compasses made it possible for explorers to sail far out into oceans and away from land—no matter what the weather was like.

Given that we are, the Lake of the Woods, the compass is a fitting symbol of guidance and direction, similar to how healthcare professionals are critical navigators to enhanced wellbeing. The four points of

– north, south, east and west – represent the interconnectedness of all direction and similarly, the interconnectedness of our community. We are more alike than we are different.