Sylvia Dwyer has a lot of green tomatoes and would like to know if anyone would like them. Please contact her at email@example.com
Publicity: Morganne Pickering is asking for help with publicity. She is in the process of writing up a description of what that job might look like. There are several events in 2017 therefore we are looking for several grandmothers to help out so the work load won’t be so great. If you think you could help even a little, please contact Morganne for more information.
Please be advised the minutes from the last meeting, September 20, 2016 are now posted in the members only section.
Thanks to all who attended. From now until the Extravaganza is over we will be busy.
For those of you who weren’t there,a list of projects to be involved in for this event will be on the website along with the name and email address of the contact person.
Morganne Pickering has 2 volunteers for the coordinators job but she needs more people as most can only commit to part time. If you can help in any way or need more information, please email Morganne at harmony firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, The NanGo Grannies are having a giant fabric sale Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10-2pm at the Nanaimo Curling Club, 106 Wall St. 250-753-3371. www.nangogrannies.org
More information to follow in the minutes.
If you have an agenda item for the upcoming meeting would you please email it to be by Friday, September 16th.
I do send out most of the posts but for some bizarre reason, I do not receive them. Do you know anyone else who might have this problem?
Please email your agenda item to email@example.com
This weekend the Victoria Grandmothers will be holding their annual Cycle tour. This is a major fundraiser for them raising approxdimately $45,000 for SLF.
They start their tour in Campbell River, overnight in Qualicum Beach, overnight I believe in Duncan and then onto Victoria.
Each year they ask us to have a refreshment break for them at Nanoose Place.
They will be stopping at Nanoose Place on Saturday, Sept 10 at approx. 9:30 am. There will be 29 cyclists and 5 support drivers.
This is a very grueling ride for them so it would be nice if we could support and cheer them on.
They will be travelling along Hwy. 19A and then turning off onto West Bay Road (by the Museum) at approx 8:30- 8:45am. It would be great if any members of our group could meet at the Visitor Information Centre (back) and show our support, or better yet, come to Nanoose Place and chat with them.
“This has been a good summer for fruit and vegs and Lorna Reid would like to remind all the Grannies who are making jams, pickles, chutneys, relishes etc that we need your contributions to the “Preserves Table” at the Christmas Extravaganza. Customers often ask for the old traditional goodies that their mothers and grandmothers used to make so if you have mustard pickles, dill pickles or traditional jams and jellies please put some aside for us. We sold 3 dozen jars of pickled beets and 30 jars of strawberry jam last year! We don’t need a huge amount but anything you can spare will be most welcome and of course you can reclaim anything unsold after the Fair.
We have a very talented Granny – Jan Korvemaker who designs and prints the labels for our jars. If you would like her to make some for your contributions please let her know the name of your product, the ingredients and how many labels you need (firstname.lastname@example.org). Lorna will be away from Sept.24-Nov 6th so she’s really busy right now preserving madly!”
Thank you Lorna Reid
News Flash from the Bottle Brigade: Carolyn Dodd
We’re excited. Thought you’d like to know. The mid-year cheques from the Return-It Bottle Depot arrived.
Here are Results:
We’ve just deposited into the g2g bank account, $1,829.95 from the g2g Return-It Depot accounts . So year-to-date in 2016, which includes the earlier bottle drive, we have deposited $3,113.50.
During 2016 in that total, the Lefty’s collections by the Bottle Brigade, raised $603. Both Lefty’s in Qualicum Beach and Parksville have been wonderful supporters. In 2008 we started the accounts at the Return-It Depots. Just from the Return-It program, we have raised $26,900.31.
Awareness is growing in the Oceanside community about our g2g Return-it Depot accounts. Spread the word with your neighbours. Those nickels and dimes make a difference.
Bottle Grannie Carolyn
Congratulations to everyone involved in this effort and a special heartfelt thank you to Carolyn Dodd who started this amazing project in 2008.
It wasn’t as busy a St Marks as we’ve seen over the years however we are pleased to say we have $766.00 to add to the enormous amount of money we have raised for the Stephen Lewis Foundation and grandmothers and children in Africa.
I would like to thank all those that helped out today and of course to all those wonderful people who make it possible for us to have beautiful products to sell.
My heartfelt thanks to Ann Tardiff, Pam Vest, Rhoda Perron, Kate, Mitchell, Lorna Reid, Judi Sherin, Cindy Winkle, Moira Beauchesne and grandother Dan Lundine.
To anyone else who may have been there today to help in small and large ways, thank you. It was great to see many members come and visit the booth and of course buy “stuff”!
Thanks very much to those that responded to my email.
We are in need of helpers for Saturday July 23rd. We need one person for the 10:30-1:30 shift. We need one person on that shift who can do cash.
We need one more person for the 1:30-4:30 shift. We have someone on that shift who can do cash.
Please, if you can spare 3 hours to help out let me know as soon as possible,
Good Afternoon everyone,
St Marks Fair is this weekend as as I have been away for 6 weeks, I would be very grateful if those of you who have signed up for a shift, would send me a quick email to verify that you are in fact still willing to work a shift and what time you will be there.
Thanks so much,