Centre News – July / August 2021

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Welcome to summer with flowers blooming, the sound of grass being cut and a Vaccine now in our arms to protect us moving forward! It has been a trying time but hope for all as we embrace the warmer weather. Our second Virtual AGM meeting was on Monday, June 7th at 10:00am. An incredibly positive meeting as we go forward with high hopes of reopening soon. We welcome Karen Francis and Judy Henderson on as Catering & Food Service. also, Lisa Berejiklian Cullen and Linda Simone onto our Program Committee Our online programs are working well and expanding each week. To hear the voices and laughter is a welcoming sound. The office staff and volunteers have done a tremendous job during this time and I thank you for all your efforts. Your kind donations to our building fund over the past few months is much appreciated. You will soon be hearing more about different events coming up which we hope you can participate in. Stay safe and let us hope we see many smiling faces back at the Centre in the coming months. Regards, Jane Chapman President PRESIDENTS CHALLENGE I am challenging all members to match my donation of $100.00 or better for the building fund expansion. We have over 800 members, so, hoping to raise big money for this challenge. The government is being generous to those 75 and over with a $500.00 subsidy in August and we hope you will share with the Centre. We have had some lovely prizes donated and there will be names drawn out at the Centre on September 16th. All donation amounts will remain confidential and a tax receipt will be given at the end of the year. PLEASE HELP YOU AND YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS MAKE THIS A SUCCESS FOR ALL

 

KRISPY KREME DONUTS: Thank you to the over whelming support we raised approximately $1893 which will be added to the Expansion Fundraising Campaign. Special thanks go to local business ‘Traction Visco’ owners Angelo & Cathy Visco for their generous donation.

 

RE-OPENING DURING COVID; Currently the centre will be open for outdoor activities, once more restrictions are lifted possibly indoor programs can resume we will inform the membership by robocalls, e-mail blasts and the website of the schedules.

PROGRAMS: View the event calendar

FUNDRAISING GARAGE SALE – NEW DATE T.B.A. Once 50 people can gather outside the sale will be scheduled. Ongoing the CSC are collecting wine, liquor and beer bottles along with cans as an ongoing fundraising initiative, tell your family, friends and neighbours, You can drop your empties by the kitchen door at Rotary Place behind the cedars in the blue boxes provided.

 

EXPANSION UPDATE: May 18th. Town Team reported under budget by $1.6M. June 8th. Annette Groves brought a motion to Council. “I would like to thank Heather Savage, Kevin Kyle and the rest of the staff team for their continued support of this expansion project. Motion ‘That the total budget for Capital Project #17-071 – Rotary Place Expansion be increased in the amount of $1,627,506 for the remaining Term of Council and funded as part of the 2022 budget: and That any shortfall from the Town’s current Development Charges (DC) Background study be recovered from a future DC Background Study.’ Motion passed unanimously. I wrote this email to Council, Mayor, and town staff. ‘Dear Mayor Thompson, Councillors and of the utmost important, Staff. On behalf of the Caledon Seniors Centre we want to express our sincere appreciation to all of you. You supported the motion put forth this morning by Annette Groves our Regional Councillor representative in Bolton. We know Annette consulted with senior staff to be certain this motion was prepared with all the correct protocols required to put the motion forward. We are proud of what we have accomplished as a community of like-minded seniors and supporters of the expansion of a facility that will bring so much to the increasing population of the 55+. We know the senior population will increase by at least 10,000 by 2030. We believe our facility along with our expansion of the Caledon Seniors Centre Satellite locations will serve our entire Senior population for many years. You have all contributed to the guarantee that we will celebrate the ’shovel in the ground ceremony’ in 2021. Please know our Seniors across Caledon celebrate this milestone and everyone looks forward to welcoming all into an expanded facility to continue a place of Fun, Fitness and Fellowship, and expanded Programs, Events and Catering. Thank you so much for your approval. Respectfully submitted Nora Martin, Chair