Annual Report January to December 2015
Our year began with a "Ladies Night Out" in our Church hall. The evening was well attended with a beautiful meal and great entertainment and fellowship.
In February a workshop was held titled "The Five Languages of Love". It was very well done and members commented on how much information they took away from the presentation and were able to incorporate into their everyday lives.
Our regular activities of Masses, visits and cards for special occasions to those who are homebound, funeral luncheons, teas and bake sales, preparing school children for their sacraments, food drives, participating in The World Day of Prayer service and our monthly luncheon meetings continued.
Members from The Craft Group attended the volunteer appreciation luncheon at The Golden Manor for their donation of 35 adult apron bibs throughout the year.
Scholarships to The Catholic High School's Bursary program and the uniform fund continued as well as our "Adopt a Child" program, supporting a child each school year in our elementary Catholic School in the various programs such as the healthy lunch program, pizza and hot dog days, along with gifts for special occasions.
In the Fall we were busy preparing for the Bishops' visit with receptions after the Masses over the weekend. It was wonderful to see good turnouts at all the events.
Our Craft Group not only plays an important role in the donation of time and self within our community, but it is also a social outing for our members.
I was fortunate to make a trip to Dr. Simone's warehouse in Toronto with a truck full of items and a cash donation. A group of students were volunteering at the time, sorting and folding clothes, while a semi-truck was being loaded with crates of non-perishable food items. It was quite something to see. A total of 228 pneumonia vests had been made throughout the year.
Members were excited when my plea for a new president was finally answered with two ladies stepping forward to take my position beginning in 2016. I step down knowing that our CWL will be in good hands.
Janet Nikkel, President