This morning Laura Hare, Linda Connelly and Jane Taylor delivered your donation of more than eighty books to the main fire hall. These books will be added to the Belleville Firefighters’ Annual Toy Drive.
Top photo l to r: Brad Hopper, Greg Sullivan, Mike Foster, Kyle Christopher, Laura Hare, Linda Connelly, Rick Matthews
Report from Alison Brown
The silent auction and raffle at the Christmas dinner was a great success. Once again, baking was a hot item and resulted in some of the largest bids (and activity on the bid sheets). Thank you to all who donated items. This couldn’t happen without you. We raised a total of $1,215.00 ($1,031 from the bid items and $184 from the raffle).
As you know, this year’s auction was organized a little differently. If you have any suggestions for improvement, let me know.
Special thanks go to the team of volunteers who helped me pull this together – this really was easy with all your help.
Jane Anderson, Pat McLaughlin, Janet MacDonald, Karen Mouck, Katrina Cross, Debra O’Shaughnessy, Cathy Warren, June Town, Mary Miller, Debi Butler, Carol Sayeau and Marilyn Jackson.
Alison Brown reports that after some quick calculations, it looks like we brought in $1186.00 last night with the raffle and silent auction. Details will follow.
January luncheon tickets can be purchased at our annual CFUW Christmas Dinner. Tickets are $15.00 and the luncheon will be on January 18th, 2018.
If you are not attending the dinner but would like a ticket, you may purchase one from me (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or online at the CFUW website.
Thank you for your support,
Leona Skanes (Arts and Culture)
Two cheques were presented at the November general meeting of CFUW Belleville and District. Both grants were designated for the annual CFUW Belleville Family Concert which is held in March in co-operation with the Belleville Public Library.
City councillor, Mitch Panciuk, presented $2252.00 on behalf of the City of Belleville Arts and Culture Grant Fund. Mr. Panciuk is the chair of the fund and also chair of the Grants Committee.
Susan Walker presented a cheque for $300.00 on behalf of the RBC Employee Volunteer Recognition Grant.
Our guest speaker was Bayan Al Mansour, an extremely poised young lady who spoke to us about arriving in Canada from Syria by way of a refugee camp in Lebanon last February and adjusting to life in Belleville. She was introduced by Carolyn Ketcheson, the first person she met when her family arrived in Canada. Members of Bayan’s family and representatives of the United Syrian Family Support (Belleville) sponsorship group were also present.