The Generous Hearts Food Drive was a resounding success due to the efforts of Brian ,Trudy, Jeannie, Peter, Alan , Dan and Kerry , and Bill and of course the generous hearts of the shoppers at Thriftys who donated 30 boxes of food for a value of $985.51 and 1,690 lbs. of food.
We received a glowing note of appreciation from Michelle Murray of the Share Society saying “It means the world to me, to the food bank, and the clients we serve to receive such fantastic support from our community.”
She extends her thanks to the club.
Coreen Moroziuk on behalf of Cleone Todgham
Kudos to Brian heading up this years Food Drive
- Youngest of 4 children
- Mother of 22 year old
- Works as a Benefits Broker
- Founding Director of Global Change for Children
- Director of Watershed Watch Salmon Society
- President of her Strat
- Past President of the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise
- Membership Seminar – February 18
- District Training Assembly – April 1
- Rotary Leadership Institute – March 4
- District Conference – May 5 – 7
- Rotary International Conference June 10 - 14
Greetings from the Woods!
On Thursday, February 23rd each of our senior students will be demonstrating his/her accomplishments in a presentation to complete the Graduation Transitions requirement. We have approximately 350 students who will be ready to speak about their proudest accomplishments from their school and community experiences and their future aspirations. We would like a member of our community to participate in each of the presentation panels. This is the reason we’re writing to you!
We would love to have you, and any of your staff who wish to take part, be a panel member for all or part of that day. We plan to have about 28 students presenting at a time, with six presentation sessions in the morning and six in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided.
We’re confident that our students will amaze you and we’re pleased to invite you to share this positive experience with us.
Would you please extend this invitation to any members you feel might want to take part in this activity?
Please email me (email@example.com) by Friday, February 10th with the names and email addresses of the people in your organization who would be willing to participate on this day.
Thanks for considering this!
Ingrid Gay/Marilyn Nunn
Dan Gallant did the Rotary Minute and talked about Vocational Service in Rotary and how it impacts the world. Excellent Job Dan.
Alan Feb. 18th - 1PM at City Hall. We should attend and support Community Organizations with Grant requests under $5,000. And vote for them.
Cleone and Danne got Ribfest Sponsorship for $10,000. From Nu-Floors and the Children's Zone. Congratulations.
Pub Night Wednesday Feb. 1st. at 6:30pm at St James Well to support Days for Girl's in Kenya.
Peter talked about SFPP to be held May 11th at City Hall with 600 tickets available this year at $45. Last year we made $27,000 from this event and it is so important for our fundraising. He will be calling a meeting soon.
Brian talked about the Generous Hearts food drive on Feb. 11th at Thrifty"s and is asking for volunteers.
Trudy asked members to support Port Coquitlam's Blues Music Festival On Feb. 26th, Help them be successful.
Special Guest Sandy Burpee
Currently in the Tri Cities there are around 80-90 people Homeless.
And a great deal has been done to help these people.
A Homeless Shelter has been built in Coquitlam at 3030 Gordon Ave.
This Shelter was opened last year and has:
30 beds in 30 rooms for stays up to 30 days.
30- Bachelor suites to give help to learning to live by themselves
Plus 30 shelter beds for extreme weather, which were filled over limit this winter
Lots of safety for those that live there.
Built by BC Housing Corp.
For People 19 and over no children in this shelter.
The facility will accommodate people Mentally challenged.
Since OCT. 2015 HAVE HAD 150 people.
Oldest person staying there was 84 year old along with her daughter 60 years old.
What is needed:
Affordable Housing in the Tri-Cities
Additional Homeless Supplements
Opportunities to Volunteer
Needed at 3030 Gordon
Food Services, Laundry, Gardening, Community Cleanup, at the building they have a BBQ and would love for us to do an evening event.
Also would like help with the Homeless Count in March 2017.
- on the website you can take a pledge, share your story, take a ‘stigma free’ test to determine how free of stigmas you yourself are
- resources to receive help
- to read more stories http://stigmafreezone.com/stories/