Let’s Get Away From It All!

……. we were a little low on numbers, but high in appreciation for our three Presenters who filled our heads with dreams of vacations, both near and far. The members welcomed representatives of Expedia Cruise Ship Centers, Cherry Bus Lines and Cambridge Travel, who entertained us with travel ideas to give us food for thought.

Our MC, Allan Ramsay, thanked the guests and he, and our Events Chair Susan Bridges, drew for the lovely door prizes provided by them and also by our generous Sponsor, Susan Kemp of 4Life’s Transitions Inc. Susan is a Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist, and sponsored this event at the great location in the new Cambridge Administration Building, downtown Cambridge (Galt). We are grateful to her, and to our guests, for their participation.

Upcoming events:

September 3rd, our friends at the Alzheimer Society are holding their 16th annual coffee break at 940 King St. East, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – funds raised during Coffee Break stay in our community and support programs and services for families affected by this disease. Stop by and have a coffee.

September 13th, our sister Chapter 25, K-W, is sponsoring an event at St. George Hall, 655 King St. North, Waterloo, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. when the speaker will be Wanda Morris of Dying with Dignity Canada, a program which offers the straight talk on dying, Canadians’ Choices at the End of Life. If you plan on attending please let CARP Chapter 25 know, by emailing [email protected] or emailing your own Chapter 41 at [email protected]. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., program 7:00 p.m.

September 24th, Volunteer Fair. We will be at the Cambridge Centre Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Come and meet us – we look forward to seeing you.

September 26th, Meet the Candidates. We will be hosting candidates running for the Provincial Election in a question and answer period. We are still looking for some questions from you, so please take a minute to respond with a question you feel is worthy of debate. The candidates will each be given two minutes to answer, and the questions will be forwarded to them ahead of time. This is being held in the Auditorium, Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Drive, and doors open at 6:00 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

October 29th and 30th, the National Zoomer Show. Toronto’s 2010 Zoomer Show was a huge success with over 250 Exhibitors, drawing a record-breaking attendance of 26,000 Zoomers and Seniors. If you are interested in attending and would like to join the bus with the KW Chapter 25, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected], or phoning 519-219-0470.

RENEWALS – Remember – if you are renewing your membership, please be sure to put Chapter 41 on your renewal, as this is a source of revenue for your local Chapter.

The Board has recently approved a Benefits program, and our Benefits Chair, Bill O’Neill, will soon be out and about looking for people in our community who are willing to discount their services to CARP members.

You can contact us any time by emailing [email protected], or by phoning 519 219 0470