March 23rd Luncheon News

March 23,2023 | London-Middlesex

This was our first luncheon of 2023.

Robert Pio Hajjar was our speaker on his recent book,  I Love My Life. He explained that when he was 2 days old the doctor told his parents that as a Down’s syndrome baby he would be unable to walk, talk or learn anything and should be put in an institution. His parents ignored that advice and consequently Robert has led a very productive life as outlined in his book. He recognized the contribution teachers made in his success in life.

Area 3 Director Lynn Sulman spoke to the group and urged us to continue our work of “Sharing and Caring”.

After Jane Williams announced the  Branch Financial report with a healthy balance, members voted to donate $2,000 to address homelessness in London.

We also welcomed Jane Roy of the London Food Bank and were pleased to present her with a cheque for $2,000 from the Branch as well as the donation of canned goods.

Pat Savage, chair of our Awards Committee, asked for nominations for our Shining Star Award that is given to members who have made outstanding contributions to our Branch and Community.

It was announced that Johanna Hurd will revive our Choir and rehearse songs for our May 25, 2023  Annual banquet. Any member interested in joining the choir may contact Johanna at 519-473-2650, rehearsals are on Tuesday afternoons at St John the Divine Church on Baseline Rd. West.

Irene Gauvin and her committee were praised for their work in making the delightful Easter-themed table decorations.