March 2009 President’s Report

What a nice couple of days we have had sunny warm so nice. Am I ready for spring you bet I am and I am sure you are too. It will be so nice to see everyone again at the meeting in March. I have missed our pot-luck lunches.

I am very happy to report that Drew Petrie will be riding in the Cycling for Celiac event this year. Drew will be making the long ride from Victoria to Edmonton. Who knew we had an athlete in our midst. In order to do this Drew is required to raise something like $2.500.00. We are hoping that the MEMBERS will get behind this event and SUPPORT Drew with DONATIONS and PLEDGES. This is an event that raises awareness and support for Celiac Disease right across the country. (THIS IS OUR DISEASE)

May is Awareness month this year. I have asked Angela to chair this committee again this year. At the National level we are working on the awareness package that will go out to all the chapters. I can tell you our Theme this year is Eating-out and Feeling Safe. We will be targeting Restaurants, cooking schools, care homes, day cares. We will need everyone to get involved and help get the word out. That being said it is totally unrealistic and unfair to expect the Executive to do all work of organizing and making sure that these events happen. We all have family and commitments and time constraints as I know you all do. I would ask you to step forward and offer to help in any way you can.

I would like to thank all of the, Executive for another great year. It is so nice that we all seem to work well together and get things done. I also want to thank the members for their support and encouragement. (We are a good team)

I look forward to seeing you all in March. Take care and be good to each other.

Irene Thompson
President, Kelowna Chapter CCA

PS: We will have Pledge sheets for his ride to the March meeting!

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