2023 Chapter President:
The next meeting is October 19th with the doors to be opened by 10:00 for the early social birds. The meeting will consist of playing bingo, our business meeting and elections, plus our annual Christmas party. This means there will not be a class or make-it/take-its taught. The board ask that anybody having items that can be used as bingo prizes please bring them. People can also still bring magazines, books, wood items, etc. to give away on an empty table.
In honor of our Christmas party, Susan will be having catered food ordered. She will have the usual drinks available. She asks members to bring a dessert and/or snacks that fits the Christmas theme.
More bags for the backpack Service project will be available at the meeting to take home and paint. The plan is to have a painted backpack with goodies (crayons, coloring books, colored pencils, etc.) for children in the hospital long turn such as for cancer. The painted bags would be donated to hospitals with children with long term illness like cancer. Anybody having any idea where we can donate to, please let Bill Habers or any board member know. If you took home any Service project items home from a prior meeting, don't forget to bring it back painted. Filling the bag is optional. We are also expecting more boxes like we had for memory boxes.
Rosemary is still asking everyone to save glass jars. At the July meeting, over 50 were donate alone with many more in September. November is the last chance for jars in 2023. Rosemary would appreciate that all labels and glue be removed, but it's okay if the label is still on. If you give us jars and you're not sure if it is usable, still bring it. If Rosemary decides it cannot be used, we will recycle it. In addition, Rosemary and Animal Friends will accept any monetary donations, small blankets, and any animal food. A big thank you to all who have and will support the dogs, cats, rabbits, etc.
The Chapter Banner with that scene of Pittsburgh on it is still hiding somewhere. If you have it, please bring it to the meeting. If you know where it might be, let any Board member know. Hopefully, doesn't have it for some reason considering.