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LiveWorkPlay News AUGUST 2010 (Archived)

LiveWorkPlay News AUGUST 2010 (Archived)
IN THIS ISSUE…WELCOME BACK FAMILY FEAST & AGM
GOLF TOURNAMENT DELIVERS GREEN

PEOPLE FIRST & AL CONDELUCI
A LONG, HOT, FUN, PRODUCTIVE SUMMER!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

WELCOME BACK FAMILY FEAST & AGM

This is an abbreviated report on what was without a doubt the best Annual General Meeting in our 15 year history with over 200 enthusiastic supporters in attendance! You can can photos and videos of this event from our Facebook page (no account required).

Special guests inluded Noreene Adam from Community Living Ontario, who was also a guest speaker. There was a delegation of three representing Mills Community Support, who took it upon themselves to investigate all that is happening at LiveWorkPlay with respect to developing social capital for people with intellectual disabilities.

There were many other new faces in the room, including members who have just joined, as well as their family and friends. Everyone came together over a delicious meal, and it all got done in a little more than two hours, although many decided to stay after and continue socializing!

It was also time to formally say goodbye to Wendy Mitchell, who is retiring from the Board of Directors. Wendy has served as Chair for 5 years, but has been a volunteer for more than 10 years, and she will continue to be a strong LiveWorkPlay suppoter. Her board colleague Cecelia Taylor paid a moving tribute to Wendy in explaining what she has brought and will continue to bring to the organization.

GOLF TOURNAMENT DELIVERS GREEN

Some cheques are still rolling in, but it looks like the August 31 golf tournament presented by Marcomm at Greyhawk golf course will bring in close to $20,000 for LiveWorkPlay! Jack Murphy was once again lead fundraiser and recruiter for the event. A great job as always!

The money raised is important, but this event is also a great networking and awareness opportunity, with more than 144 golfers on hand, and very few of those being directly connected to the organization through a family member. This means people from all walks of life having the opportunity to learn about the organization and its work, which can open all sorts of doors, ranging from employment opportunities for our members to the recruitment of new volunteers.

A complete list of event sponsors is available here along with photos and a video showing some of the live action from the brief live auction at the banquet. Board Member Pennie Styan donate a week at her hacienda in Costa Rica that brough in $1200, top bid for the evening!

Special thanks to our MC Dan Mooney, and to our event volunteers Clem Chan, Jenny Dobson, Ivan Harris, Ian Murphy, Warren Murphy, and Ivan Harris. It was a long hot day out there and you were always smiling.

PEOPLE FIRST & AL CONDELUCI

LiveWorkPlay is pleased to be partnering with People First of Ontarion to host a combined People First of Ottawa conference and Social Capital workshop with Dr. Al Condeluci. The two-day People First conference starts at 5pm on Friday and finishes up with a dinner and dance on Saturday. Condeluci’s session (open to the public) is on Saturday from 9am to 3pm.

Self-advocates can register for the entire two days of the People First of Ottawa conference for just $75 (includes 3 meals). The session with Dr. Condeluci is open for registration by the general public at a cost of just $25 (includes lunch). Details (including hotel options for out of town guests) are available via the registration links above.

A LONG, HOT, FUN, PRODUCTIVE SUMMER!

Summer fun continued in August, with Constance Hudak and David Keay hosting yet another cottage getaway! Some members and volunteers also got together to get their groove on at the Ottawa Reggae Festival.

It wasn’t all play and no work of course. For example, member Caroline Matte started a new job at Tim Hortons, and the Board of Directors concluded their last meeting of the year.

For member Amanda Manuel, this summer will be remembered for saving the life of her Uncle Jack, who had a heart attack while spending time with Amanda. Amanda called 911 and had to apply her assertiveness training to convince paramedics of the seriousness of the situation. Click here to the list of those offering congratulations!

YOUR SUPPORT APPRECIATED

If you would like to make a donation to LiveWorkPlay, please click here to donate online or use our new PDF donation form, which now has options for credit card and pre-authorized withdrawals. You may also specify how you would like your donation to be used.

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