January 2019 Directory

Please note the January 2019 Directory is now available in the “For Members Only” section of the website under Membership and Directory.

Welcome to the four new members who joined us in January.  Pictures in the directory help us to get to know each other. If your picture is not in the directory, please see Judi Sherin in the church lobby at 9:30 am before the April meeting or before any meeting you attend. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the directory or your information is not accurate, please contact Darlene Hayes.

Thank you

Bonnie Porat


Scrabbling for Africa, March 7, 2019

Capilano Grandmothers to Grandmothers, Lions Gate Gogos and West Vancouver Gogos invite you for FUN! SCRABBLE, LUNCH and a SILENT AUCTION (cash or cheque only).

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019, 11AM—3 PM North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave, NV Tickets $30: call Marion Jackson at 604 985 7167 or Elizabeth Reilly at 604 929 4882.
All proceeds from this event are donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

Please click on the link below for details.

2019 Scrabbling for Africa poster

Oceanside G2G Meeting Agenda Tuesday, January 15, 2018

Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers
General Meeting Agenda
Knox United Church 345 Pym Parksville BC
Tuesday January 15, 2019
Social 9:30am Meeting 10:00am

Welcome – Carolyn Dodd

New Member/Visitor Introductions – Lorraine Vermeulen

Finance – Ruth Epp

Correspondence – Betty- Anne Hamilton

Extravaganza – Ann Tardiff & Pam Vest
• Knitting & Crochetting – Virginia Hama
• Preserves – Lorna Reid

Bag Ladies – Pam Vest

Publicity – Carolyn Dodd

Bottle Brigade/ Return It Program – Carolyn Dodd

Upcoming / Ideas – Open to the Floor

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 16th – 9:30 am (social); 10:00 am (meeting) at Knox.

Singing for a Healthy World

Mark Your Calendars!

Singing for a Healthy World

A Recital with Rebecca Collett and Jeremy Roszmann

Accompanied by Cheryl Satre and Pippa Williams

January 6, 2019, 2:30, at Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo

A Fundraiser for CLWR and Save the Mothers

Welcome in the new year with a wonderful concert by Rebecca Collett and Jeremy Roszmann, accompanied by Cheryl Satre and Pippa Williams, and support meaningful charities with your donations. They are preparing a wide range of pieces including classical numbers, some well-known, others less so, musical theatre, Canadian folk and some surprises to sing at Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo on January 6th, 2019 at 2:30.

Rebecca has sung with choirs and orchestras throughout Ontario and British Columbia, Toronto Operetta Theatre, independent opera collectives, and with the Canadian Opera Company Chorus. Currently, she sings with the Vancouver Opera Chorus and St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church. Rebecca studied at the University of Western Ontario, the Chautauqua Institute School of Singing, under tutors from leading American institutions, such as Juilliard, Curtis and the Metropolitan Opera. She earned a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto’s prestigious ‘Opera School’. Rebecca is currently the Director of Communications for Save the Mothers.

Nanaimo raised, Jeremy Roszmann has sung with several orchestra across Vancouver Island including the Sooke Philharmonic, UVic Orchestra, UVic Chamber Singers, Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society and the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra. He was a regular chorus member with Pacific Opera Victoria while completing his BMus in Voice at the University of Victoria under Benjamin Butterfield. He attended Opera Nuova’s summer program where he performed Le Roi in Massenet’s Cendrillion, Inquisitor and Croupier in Berstein’s Candide, and studied with John Fanning. Recent performances include Fauré Requiem with the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra, Opera in the Vineyard with Nanaimo Opera, the role of Don Alfonso in the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart and Young Student in POV’s Les Feluettes last spring. Presently Jeremy designs sails for a company in Victoria.

Canadian Lutheran World Relief is a federally registered charity with a 95% efficiency rating working with schools and hospitals in Jordan and Palestine, with food production in Ethiopia and Uganda, typhoon assistance in the Philippines, and internal displacement in Myanmar. Visit their website for more details at clwr.org.

In the 20th century, pregnancy and childbirth killed more than tuberculosis, suicide, traffic accidents and AIDS, combined. Globally, an estimated 303,000 maternal deaths occurred in 2015. The maternal mortality ratio in developing countries in 2015 is 239 per 100,000 live births versus 12 per 100,000 live births in developed countries. Save the Mothers was created when Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese, a Canadian obstetrician/gynecologist from McMaster University, was confronted with mothers in need in Uganda. She discovered many of the causes of maternal death went far beyond medical barriers. STM is recognized as a ground breaking program because of how it links leaders from various disciplines to form a network for lasting societal change. It is built on the truth that maternal mortality is not just a medical issue, but a societal problem. STM’s founders realized this early, that the need is to train not just health workers, but politicians, journalists, lawyers, educators, clergy, community activists and other leaders.

Admission is by donation at the door with all proceeds going to Canadian Lutheran World Relief and Save the Mothers. Tax receipts will be provided for donations of $20 or more and cheques may be made out to Hope Lutheran Church.

For more information: 250-753-9483

December Update

Hello BC Islands contacts!

Wow! December already!

As we near the Holiday season, I hope you will find time to celebrate (yes, celebrate) the good times and successes of the past year.

Groups have been busy this fall, with many events held and some still on-going. The events I was able to attend were varied and each was lovely. I want to thank you for welcoming me; every Granny I spoke to was warm and friendly. In words borrowed from my friend, Gillian, “I’ve never met a Granny I didn’t like!” Congratulations on all your successes. The campaign continues from strength to strength because of your commitment.

Victoria and the Comox Valley staged Flashmobs in November. They are well represented in the national compilation video produced by the SLF, which was released for World AIDS Day, December 1st.

The link to the Victoria Flashmob video is:

The link to the Comox Valley Flashmob video is: https://www.glaciergrannies.org/flashmob.html

The link to the national Flashmob video compilation is:

This month’s update is shorter than usual, but I’d like to hear your feedback regarding one item in particular. The idea of starting (or at least trying) a regional conference call appeals to me. The GRL from the region that has started having them says they are very successful. They have three per year.

Now, I would like to wish each and every one of you a happy, restful Holiday Season, and good health for the New Year 2019!





Message for those who have signed up to attend the G2G Christmas Lunch
Monday, December 10th at noon at Chameleons Restaurant 220 Island Hwy

30 people have registered to attend, so we have filled the place!!!!

If you now cannot make it, please let Rita Morin know by Saturday the latest in order to confirm numbers with the restaurant.

Some of you confirmed via email to Rita and others signed up at the Extravaganza.
Looking forward to seeing you there….

Rita’s email is morinco@shaw.ca

Pam Vest

New Oceanside G2G Directory November 2018


Updated G2G Membership Directory

Please be advised the updated G2G Membership Directory has now been posted in the “For Members Only” section of the website under Membership and Directory.   You will notice that the format is different but the revision allows for easier addition of new members and updating. Please review your own information as the data had to be re-entered into the new format. If there are any errors or omissions, please send the corrections to Darlene Hayes or if you have questions or concerns about the directory, please also contact Darlene. Her contact information is on the first page of the directory. If your picture does not appear in the directory, and you would like your picture included, please see Judi Sherin at the January meeting. Thank you in advance for your help in keeping our directory up to date.