Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dinner, Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Good to see the members and guests come together for the first dinner following the summer break, and what a beautiful summer it has been! Perhaps with summer in mind, we enjoyed a Greek theme this evening.

Pita Bread and Humus with garden salad, followed by chicken kebabs and roast potatoes accompanied by green and red peppers, provided tonight's entree and a delicious three-tiered creamy dessert rounded off this most enjoyable meal.

Muriel Pearce in her comments reminded the board of directors that the next meeting will be Wednesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium of New Westminster Public Library.

On Saturday morning, October 17, Lorraine will lead her team in hosting another Citizenship Tea, which is becoming a very popular event at City Hall. Thanks Lorraine and your team for all your hard work in putting together this delightful occasion.

Following dinner we adjourned to the Theatre to listen to our guest speaker this evening, Adrienne Bakker, President and CEO of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation. With such eloquence and professionalism, Mrs. Bakker provided a wonderful PowerPoint presentation outlining the Foundation, its achievements and goals.

RCH cares for the most critically ill and injured patients in British Columbia, and as one of the finest acute care hospitals in the province, is exemplary in its fundraising efforts to purchase technology and equipment to save lives. But life-saving care isn't possible without financial help and Mrs. Bakker’s presentation outlined how the Foundation works tirelessly to raise awareness of its goals and achievements while developing funding for the hospital. Please
visit the web site to see how you can assist RCH in its fundraising endeavours. Thank you Mrs. Bakker for your hard work and efforts at the Foundation.

Again, thanks for joining us and we look forward to our next dinner on Tuesday, October 27 – please mark this date on your calendar!

Best wishes,