Island Gathering

Only 10 days to our get-together (event May 9) and the NanGo catering group are washing out their pots and pans to start to make African Soup and Stew, please register before Tuesday 5th if you want to make sure there will be enough for you for lunch!

Ida Mukaka will be arriving on Friday, and Betty Anne Hamilton is opening her house for the evening of the 8th so we can get together with those who are arriving the day before. We especially hope that the group contacts will come, so we can have a chat about the ‘lunch discussion groups’ and who will volunteer to be a facilitator for each table. Remember the subjects: How to get the greatest impact from the Tribunal Film;  Websites and other Social media for GGroups; Ideas for celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Campaign in the Islands Region; Insurance for Grandmothers events (I hope Campbell River will take the facilitation on, since they raised it).

Please register for the Gathering via the NanGo website:  , or directly via email to Marlene Skett . If you are coming on the 8th, please let Betty Anne know directly, .

Cost for the gathering is $12.50 and can be paid on arrival, place: Brechin Church, Nanaimo. Start 9.00 am doors open for Craft table set-up, program starts at 10.30 and finishes at 4.00 pm. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards, Elsie and Paxie.


Posters for upcoming events: As many of you know Yvette Freeman is retiring from her duties as poster coordinator. She has done many years of valuable service and we are very thankful and grateful to her. We need someone to step into this very important position.If you can fill this position, please contact me ASAP.(250-752-1553) We have a few big events coming up and posters are a vital part of making them a success. Thank you.


Monthly get-togethers for sewers of our group

10:00 – 3:00 (either drop in or stay all day!)

Meet at: 652 Morningstar Drive (French Creek area)

Tuesday, April 28
Tuesday, May 12
Tuesday, June 23
Tuesday, September 8
Monday, October 19

All sewing machines, fabrics, and notions provided
If you are not a sewer, also needed will be pinners, pressers, cutters, and most important of all, moral support and serving nibblies!
A fun day of camaraderie while producing home grown works of art for our big fund raiser of the year

Donna Ross Colleen Lucas Virginia Hama
250 248-3535 250 468-7465 250 821-4221


Agenda: G2G Meeting April 21st, 2015

Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers Meeting
Knox United Church, Pym St. Parksville
9:30am-social time; meeting 10:00am, Tuesday April 21st 2015

Please print a copy of this agenda if you wish to have one at the meeting.Thanks

Welcome: Carol Lundine

New Members: Louise Maguire

Financial Report: Pam Vest

Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives: Julia Cairns report: Ann  Tardiff

Raiders of the Lost Art: Colleen Lucas et al

Kazuri Jewellery Report: Heather Thompson

Island Gathering: Betty-Anne Hamilton

August Bottle Drive: Lorna Reid

Fabric and Wool Sale: Pam Vest


Extravaganza: Ann Tardiff

Crafts/Poster Coordinator/St. Marks Fair: Carol Lundine



Note: Needed urgently: someone to take the minutes at this meeting and someone to take over the making of coffee for the June meeting. Please call Carol at 250-752-1553

If there is anything else for the agenda, it’s not too late. Submit before Sunday April 19th
Request from Doreen Hayward: If anyone has spare plastic totes for storing material, please bring it to the meeting. We also need storage space for about 10 totes.
New member name tags have been printed. These come in a plastic sleeve with a pin. If you wish another type of holder please purchase one of your own choosing
Knox is a scent free building.