MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
I am very honoured and excited to be this year’s incoming Present for the 2018 – 2019 term. We have an exciting year planned for our members and look forward to seeing you all at the events. Please save the date for our Past Presidents Night. We will be honouring those who have served our board in the past on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at BATL London for axe throwing! We are planning a casino theme Holiday Party this year which will take place on November 29, 2018 at the Lamplighter Inn. Be sure to save the dates for the Curling Funspeil on February 27, 2019 and the Tradeshow on March 21, 2019. Our April elections night and dinner meeting will take place on April 25, 2019. Finally, we end the year with our annual golf tournament on August 15, 2019.
I have chosen The London Food Bank as the charity for 2018/2019. The Food Bank is a local organization that helps many families in our community. In 2017, the Food bank distributed 40,415 hampers of emergency food to 98,303 people. 38% of persons assisted where children or youth aged 18 or younger. Our goal this year, in addition to monetary support, is to also have food collection at each event. For more information on this charity, please go to http://www.londonfoodbank.ca/.
I am very much looking forward to working with my friends and colleagues to plan an exciting year for all of our members.
Past-President, Peggy Way, had chosen My Sisters Place as her charity and with your support we donated $2,140.00 to them during the 2017-2018 year.