24 March 2016
GATELY ROTARY CLUB
Dear Andy and Gately Rotarians
You have no idea how you have blessed the impoverished schools in Newlands township with your generous donation of books and dictionaries.
Reading is the foundation of learning and these schools not only have a shortage of reading material, but also do not have a culture of leading. Your books will allow us to transform their learning culture and empower them to be useful citizens. We have a person to train the schools in library skills and teachers who will teach reading techniques.
Please know that your kindness and generosity is a gift that will keep on giving. It will have such a positive impact on the schools. Thank you once again for your willingness to share such treasure.
With sincere thanks
Small Projects Foundation
August is graduating this year and will be working at the camp over the summer. She also attended the Democracy in Action weekend in Victoria as our sponsored student.
David showed a short video of last year’s camp showing all the activities that the students are able to participate in, everything from swimming, kayacking, canoeing, rock climbing, hiking as well as the games and all other camp activities. It certainly showed a lot of happy campers.
David is going to provide us with some of the four way test sheets the Port Moody students complete when they are applying for the camp. The meeting for the parents and kids will be held in May at Moody Elementary, date and time to be advised.
A good event about 200 people, it was oversold but it all worked out.
We had a good time.
- The Fox Family
Our Chamber of Commerce wrote:
We are shocked and deeply saddened by the news and sudden death of New View Society’s Executive Director, Jill Calder. Jill was an instrumental part of the Tri-Cities community and was integral to the growth of New View Society. Her compassion and dedication was undeniable, she made remarkable gains to the improvement of community health by increasing the amount of resources available to people challenged by mental illness.
Our sincere condolences go out to Jill’s family and the New View Society. She will be greatly missed throughout the community.