Hopefully, our summer will start soon. I am a dragon boat paddler and it has been very, very cold and windy almost every time we have gone out and sessions have been cancelled due to weather. Hopefully too many of our members didn’t lose their plants to the frost after the May long weekend. As I write this (June 24th), the weather is beautiful.
Our Mother’s day tea and fashion show on May 7th was a resounding success. Everyone had a fabulous time. Thank you to Season’s Dufferin for hosting and to Off the Hook and Red Stone Clothing for providing the clothes. Thank you to our models and door prize donations.
We are pleased to announce that our Chapter was successful in receiving a grant application from the Seniors Community Grant program. The Seniors Community Grant Program supports initiatives by not-for-profit community groups that help seniors stay connected, active and involved in their community by encouraging greater social inclusion, volunteerism and community engagement.
This will assist us in providing these upcoming events to our members.
Social Mix & Mingle BBQ Lunch
Saturday, July 18, 2015. 12 noon-2 pm Chartwell Bayview Retirement Residence
435 Dundas St. West, Belleville, Ontario
CARP Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, August 24, 2015. Tee Off 8:30am- 2pm
Oak Hills Golf Club, 1538 Frankford Stirling Rd, Stirling
We are so excited about our upcoming golf tournament. We have a GOLD sponsor from Amica at Quinte Gardens.
We have two Bronze sponsors
We have two Bronze sponsors — Thank you to Mary and Bob Wernhardt from MB Automotive in Brighton and Laurie A. Alton from Expedia Cruise Ship Centers, Kingston & Belleville. This is going to be an exciting day— Register early!
2nd Annual Golf Tournament
18 Holes of Golf
Lunch / Prizes
Individual entry fee is $80 Rate Your Golf Skill ‘A’ to ‘D’uffer
Name of Individual _________________________ _____
Team of 4 entry fee is $300
Captain Golfer #1
Name: ___________________________________ _____
Golfer #2: ________________________________ _____
Golfer #3: ________________________________ _____
Golfer #4: ________________________________ _____
Please provide payment by August 1, 2015
Come join us on the green! Breakfast 7:30 am followed by a shot gun start and tee off time at 8:30. We thank you for your participation.
Please make cheques payable to:
CARP Chapter #39 and mail to
Denise Franklin, 68 County Rd 5, Wooler, ON K0K 3M0
We have also set up a payment method through PayPal for those who wish to pay electronically.
Social Mix & Mingle w/ Speaker Christian Jaehn-Kreibaum “The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall”
Wednesday, September 23, 2015. 1-3 pm Chartwell Bayview Retirement Residence, 435 Dundas St. West, Belleville, Ontario
Thursday, October 1, 2015 National Seniors Day
The Community Centre at Wellington on the Lake, 14 Empire Boulevard, Wellington, 9:30 to 3:30
Remembrance Day Event Nov.11, 2015. CARP Representative to lay a wreath at the 4 municipalities of Brighton, Quinte West, Picton & Belleville
Intergenerational Christmas Concert
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 2pm-4pm Final Details & Location TBA
Please save these dates for possible all candidate debates for our ridings – Sept. 15th in Brighton for the Northumberland-Peterborough South riding; Sept. 9th in Thurlow for the Hastings, Lennox and Addington riding and Oct. 1st in Wellington for the Bay of Quinte riding.
Our volunteers have organized these events at different times of the day, different locations and days of the week. We have had a cast of fabulous speakers. We advertise them on our CARP website http://www.carp.ca/groups/ch39/forum/ on FaceBook – www.facebook.com/carpbbq, on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/groups/CARP-Greater-Bay-Quinte-Chapter-3628264, in the local newspapers and on our local radio stations. We have over 2200 members in our Greater Bay of Quinte Area Chapter. Sadly, we only have a handful of people who attend these events.
Please do something for me? Please send me an e-mail at [email protected] and let me know what topics of interest you have; what location you desire; what day of the week you prefer and what time of day works best for you.
Our Greater Bay of Quinte Area Chapter #39 is full of educated, experienced, talented people who care about community. You are passionate about causes. And you are willing – even yearning – to contribute your expertise and skills to our organization. You are looking for meaningful, time-specific projects. You crave opportunities to show off your talents.
It’s time for non profit leaders to begin to think differently. It’s time to embrace the competitive advantage of our geographic area: our ability to engage talented people and pay them with meaning (we don’t have any dollarsJ).
It’s time to redefine volunteerism.
It’s time to challenge conventional thinking in our area.
Let’s stop bemoaning our lack of resources and start thinking about how to ignite the passion and talent in our community. Let’s engage the abundance of talented people that are yearning to work with our organization.
Together, let’s replace scarcity with possibility.
Are you ready to join us? Please call me at 613-967-9479 or e-mail me at [email protected]
We are looking for local sponsors
Our chapter is one of 60 across Canada offering educational programs, events and other meaningful opportunities to our members. Topics include enhancing their health & wellness, preparing for retirement, advocating for health and pension reform as well as connecting older adults with technology.
Currently, there are 2200 CARP members in our area and while they already reap benefits from CARP’s Affinity Partners, we encourage local businesses to engage with our chapter to build a new vision of aging in our community.
There are many opportunities for you to engage with our members through promotion and advertising on our electronic newsletters as well as our chapter webpage on www.carp.ca/bbq and by participating at our open, public meetings.
We have planned many exciting events in 2015. Hope to see you there.