September 2009 President’s Report

I hope that you all had a very nice summer. I know that some of the members in the Kelowna area had a problem with the forest fires and suffers from a lot of smoke in the area. We are very lucky that we lost no homes and best of all no lives, so far this year.

Personally, my summer has been very busy. We’ve met many wonderful B&B guests once again this year. We had no major fires in this region and only a little smoke now and then.

The cycling for celiac riders arrived in Salmon Arm on Aug. 10th. The Kelowna chapter hosted 21 cyclists and support people plus one sponsor at the Primavera Ristorante Italiano, for a lovely dinner. We dined on chicken cacciatore and lasagna, many wonderful salads topped off by desserts supplied by Irene, Rachel, and Norma from the Kelowna chapter. They closed the restaurant to the public so we had the entire place to our selves. We had 37 attend.
The next morning breakfast was hosted at the Thompson residents for 29 hungry cyclist and members. They all arrive at once and it is like a zoo, but so much fun. I want to say a huge thank-you to Bill and Norma Titheridge for staying over and helping with the breakfast. I also want to thank Eleanor Beattie, Angela and the girls for making the trip from Kelowna to attend. Rachel was also on hand to help out. Thank-you all for your help and support. I also want to thank my husband Reg for his support, once again.

We are once again having some changes in our executive. Angela is stepping down from membership. Elaine Lowe will take on this position. We will also be looking for volunteers to take on the jobs of Hospitality and Supplies. Please take some time to consider these positions.
I want to thank Angela for her many hours spent in the membership and supply positions. Well done Angela!!! Drew will be speaking at our meeting in Sept. He will be talking about the Cycling for Celiac ride that he participated in for the first time. I’m sure there will be lots of great stories.

I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting on Sept. 13th. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” from Maya Angelou

Irene Thompson,
President Kelowna Celiac Chapter


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