May 2009 President’s Report

Well spring has arrived on the calendar but I am still waiting for the warmth of the sun to arrive and stay for a while. It is however so nice to see the lawns turning green and the trees buds turning to nice bright leaves of many colours.

It was so nice to see so many members at our last meeting. It was also nice to see the new members join us for the potluck and meeting. This is a great opportunity for new members to ask questions and get more information and help.

By now you will have received the Awareness Material for May. Our theme this year Eating Out And Feeling Safe is a good opportunity for you to contact your local Restaurants, Care homes and Child care facilities to give them the information that was in the package.

Here are some dates to remember that will help promote more Awareness for us:

May 12th. Choices Chef Antonio will be doing a gluten free cooking class. Cost $15.00  and well worth it, I attended last year and he is a very interesting person and had a lot of great ideas. Oh yes you do get to sample. Contact Nadene 250-862-4864 at Choices to sign up for this great event.

May 14th lunch at Okanagan Collage in Kelowna 1000 KLO Rd. Time 11.30 We will need numbers and payment by May 11th. Contact Ann Peterson to let her know you will be attending. 250-832-830.

We have two riders from this area that will be doing the Cycling for Celiac ride this year. Drew Petrie from Kelowna and Sara Mitchell from Salmon Arm. We need to support both of these people in the way of donations. I want to thank all the members that donated to the ride at out last meeting however they still need your help as they each need to raise $3000.00 each.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the Pot Luck meeting on May 10th. We will have a nice surprise for all the ladies as this is Mother’s Day.

Irene Thompson
President, Kelowna Chapter

PS: We will have Pledge sheets and income tax receipts for Drew Petrie’s donations at the May meeting!


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