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From the President's Desk"Passing the Gavel" October 2016 Inside Out
After eleven years serving as your president I finally let go of the gavel and I'm pleased to say that I have handed it over into the capable hands of Fred Algera. I thought it would be a lot more difficult than it has been but the fact that Fred has been filling in for me while I've been busy working on conference has slowly loosened the reins for me bit by bit. These past years have been very fulfilling and rewarding but I could not have done it without your support and encouragement and I thank you all for that. I still plan to be fully involved in matters of the chapter as I will be sitting on the board as Past President and am continuing as Editor of this newsletter. What I am looking forward to is the opportunity to stretch and use my skills in other areas of our chapter programs. Refresh my ideas and energies so to speak.
Fred brings with him a passion for all things to do with people living with an ostomy. I feel very excited about Fred's leadership and look forward to working with him on many different levels within the chapter. Our first Executive meeting with Fred as our leader was very productive and we all left with positive and invigorated feelings. Fred suggested that he & I meet once a month prior to the Executive meetings to go over details and ideas to ensure a smooth transition of duties and programs.
This summer, at Fred's suggestion, we travelled to Lena & Ed Harder's home to take part in a BBQ and an informal get-together. Although our group was small that day we are still talking about the success of that wonderful day and we are hoping to do a similar event in the future.
Donna Suggitt was welcomed on board as a Member-at-large on the Executive. Donna has stepped into this role after being in the group for just a short time. We are thankful for her participation and willingness to take part in the running of the chapter.
ETs, Bonita Yarjau and Nancy Vokey will be our guests this month. Fred would like you to be ready with some prepared questions for these ladies to make good use of their time and provide beneficial information for all.
Christmas Lunch tickets will be available at the next two meetings. More details will follow about the menu and entertainment once they've been confirmed. Don't miss out on this one. Stay tuned for more.Cheers,
Monthly General Meetings are held at Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Building (SMD),
rooms 202 and 203, 825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB.
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