Wednesday, May 5, 2010

President’s Message - May 2010

Ladies we are looking at a summer with a number of projects needing our attention and our time. A top priority has to be from now to the ballot boxes; first in June and then in November That means the need to staff the office, work as needed on phone calling, helping on candidate fund raisers as individuals, registering voters, and helping to get out the vote. Please call me at 268-0101 or Debbie Walker at 441-1126 and tell us what you would like to do and what times suit you best We have kicked off our Big Ticket Sale. This event drew a lot of interest last year when we offered for the first time a gas grill as a Grand Prize. Again this year we have exceptional prizes offered in first, second, and third places. First Prize is an overnight stay at Benbow Inn and two rounds of golf, Second Prize is a gift basket from Blue Lake Casino, and Third Prize is a gift basket from Cher ae Heights Casino. Tickets sell for $15 and the funds are targeted for our scholarship fund and for community outreach projects. Drawing will be held at our June 17 gen- eral meeting.

Consider the possibility of giving our cookbook as a thoughtful gift for summer birthdays. This is a gift with a long life. Books will be avail- able at the May20 meeting Call if you need copies: Kathy Rodriguez @839-8105, Lynda Pozel@ 442-1283 or Colleen Hedrick @268-0101.

Our coupon collecting for military families is an ongoing project that is booming. Please bring your coupons to the next meeting and give them to Chris Wennerholm, our Americanism Chairman. She not only sends them to military bases but does a tally on the dollar amount the coupons offer to families that in some cases function below poverty level. Lend a hand if you can please. You are sure to like yourself better for the ef- fort.

Our business directory project and the care home project will be getting underway in the near future. If there are jobs you would be willing to lend a hand please do call me. We will be much pleased to have your help.