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We held our Annual General Meeting on April 5, 2005, and said goodbye to Board Member Mildred Ramsden, Director of Travel and Cafeteria. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank her for her valuable contribution and wish her well. We welcome our new Director of Administration and Secretary to the Board, Marion Duff. Our Board of Directors are committed to keeping the Centre running in an efficient and economically feasible way, and thank you for your contributions, be it as a volunteer, member or guest. As a non-profit organization, we need your assistance to stay within our budget restraints.
Our two previous "Tea with the President", with Sue and myself, have been very successful and we look forward to our third Tea on July 8, 2005. Remember, it is your Centre and we need your suggestions on what programs, bus trips and activities you wish to enjoy, so bring your ideas and your appetite!
Our Tree of Sharing is now in the lobby, and we need your help to keep this annual event "growing". Your purchase of a leaf is your commitment to the Centre and we welcome everyone to participate.
Watch for our tree, located in the front lobby. It has started "growing" its leaves of support. Members and friends can purchase leaves anytime between April 22 and June 3, 2005.
Purchase a Bronze Leaf for $25, a Silver Leaf for $50, or a Gold Leaf for $75.
Each leaf will be embossed with the donor's name. This year, our goal is to fill the tree and riase $4,000.
We recognized our 125 volunteers and many sponsors on Friday, April 22, 2005. The event was a great success and one of the highlights was the presentation of our Long Term Service Awards. Congratulations to the volunteers who received their 10 Year and 5 Year awards. Your dedication and commitment to the Older Adult Centre is incredible. Last year, our volunteers contributed almost 21,000 hours of volunteer work. Thank you all so much!
There are some changes taking place with our Staff at the Older Adult Centre.
Please fill out the membership survey (available at the Centre) and return to the Administration Office for a chance at a box of Purdy's Chocolates.
Did you know you can donate all or part of your HBC Reward points from The Bay, Zellers and Home Outfitters? The points will help us purchase needed items for our Centre. Please inquire at the Admin Office.
We now have a selection of books on tape (both CD's and tapes) available for our members to borrow, as well as over 100 movies. Check out the binders in our library!!
For more information on our bus trips, call the Travel Office, Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at 905-615-3208.
Our New Fundraiser up in the mall.
Early Bird Special: $4 for Members, $6 for Guests 55+
After June 23, 2005: $5 for Members, $7 for Guests 55+
Celebrate Canada Day and join us for an afternoon of Bingo! Plenty of great prizes and refreshments. Game cards are purchased at the event.
Join us for a relaxing afternoon and check out the latest Spring & Summer fashions from Zacks. Light refreshments.
Thank you to our sponsor Regency Retirement Home for their generous support!
Early Bird Special: $5 for Members, $5 for Guests 55+
After May 6, 2005: $6 for Members, $8 for Guests 55+
Join Shirley and Sue on Friday, July 8, 2005 at 2 p.m. for tea (or coffee) and goodies. Share your ideas suggestions and concerns.
Tuesdays 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
May 17 to June 21, 2005
Sign up at Admin Office.
Hosted by Trillium Health Centre's Senior's Health Initiative
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at Oasis Convention Centre
1036 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Join us Fridays at the Central Lions Club Farmers Market
from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 24, July 8, July 15, 2005
Early Bird Special: $6 for Members, $8 for Guests
After May 27, 2005: $7 for Members, $9 for Guests
Volunteer Board of Directors
Shirley Corbett - President
Peter Hancock - Past President
Lewis Lawrence - Vice President, Facility Operations
Pat Fyffe - Vice President, Human Resources
Rick Wilson - Controller
Marion Duff - Administration/Secretary
Alice Dods - Programs & Cafeteria
Rina Kukde - Volunteers
Esther Williams - Special Events/Fundraisers
Peter Hammond - Director at Large
Linda Keen-Lausberg - Liaison, Square One Shopping Centre
Wendy Murdock - Staff Liaison, City of Mississauga
Sue Hesjedahl - Executive Director
Laura Surman - Acting Program Coordinator
Karmela Buzdon - Volunteer Coordinator
Anne Norman - Saturday Receptionist
Claudia Arboleda - Saturday Receptionist