Happy New Year. With a meeting of Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers coming up Tuesday, January 21, you can expect start-up messages shortly for another year ahead. But first, a catch-up moment!
If you haven’t already looked back through all the many Oceanside Grandmothers activities of Past Events 2013, you may want to take a moment to do so — particularly to watch the slideshows on the Extravaganza and see some photos of the Comfort and Joy Christmas concert. In fact, if you scroll back through the year’s events, you may find yourself smiling at all the creativity, energy, good organization and good will that characterize our group.
In fundraising terms, 2013 was also brilliantly successful. During 2013, we donated a total of $44,500 to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Since our group was started in 2006, we have donated more than $304,000. (You can follow the rising figure at the top of the website homepage.)
Before the next meeting, you may also want to check out the website page For members only. You’ll need your password, at least for the first time you sign in. If you’ve forgotten it, look back to the minutes of the last meeting. On this website page you’ll find information on how the group works and how to keep your address up to date on the mailing list.
You’ll also find today’s January 10, 2014 version of the Directory. This book of colour photos and contact information for everyone in our group is available there for you to download to your own computer, as long as you accept the privacy restrictions on its use. Feel free to print it out if you’d like a paper version of all of us smiling at you!
Shortly, we’ll be looking forward. For this moment, though, let’s look back with satisfaction!