PLYMOUTH-CANTON CIVITAN NEWSLETTER December 2015 Website: www.plymouthcantoncivitans.com one pound or three pounds for $13. Light or dark is available. Christmas Food Baskets Members can donate non-perishable food items, personal care items and monetary donations for the Cooke School family the Club will be adopting for Christmas. Mary will be collecting donations at the Club’s Christmas party on December 5th. Thanksgiving food items were delivered to Cooke School by Mary, Carol S. & friend Kay. Check out the picture on the Club’s website: www.plymouthcantoncivitans.com. January Dinner Meeting-January 21st 6 PM The dinner meeting location has not been chosen yet. The January newsletter will have the name of the restaurant. Business Meeting January 7th, 2016 Business meeting will be held on January 7th at 6:30 PM at the Salvation Army. Carson’s Community Days-Coupon Book Sales Report Our November fund raiser was a success! We sold 421 books ($2,105) and had donations of $54 for a total of $2,159. Not including a bonus check still to come from Carson’s. Thanks to Carol S. and her terrific crew in selling the books for a great success: Barb, Dianne G., Terry, Bill, Diana M., Corinne, Pat Bassett, Maureen and a special thanks to Diana S., Cheryl and Mary for their double duty of selling and doing all of the charge card transactions. We could not have done this well without the support of all these people. Salvation Army Bell Ringing Report Thanks to: Bob, Sam, Carol S., Mary, Susan & Donald, Cheryl, Hal, Diana S., Pat Bassett, Holly & friend, Bill, Terry, Bonnie & Allan, Kathy & Gary for coming out and ringing those bells! Christmas Party-December 5th The Club’s Christmas party will be held at Carol C.’s house (39714 Hillary Dr. Canton, MI 48187) on Saturday December 5th at 6 PM. A collection of hats, gloves and socks will be taken up. Contact Carol C. (734-454-4054) to sign up for a dish to bring. Fruit Cake Kathy and Gary have picked up the fruitcake order (77 cases or 1,848 pounds) and have delivered them to our retail outlets. Thanks goes to Hal for loaning his truck again this year. Contact Gary (734-459-1896) if interested in buying some fruitcake, cost is $4.50 for Operation Good Cheer The gifts are on their way all over Michigan to the 110 foster kids that the Club members, friends and family members adopted this year. Special thanks go to Cheryl who has undertaken this task year after year (somewhere between 13-14 years) and does a great job of organizing it and making it all work. It’s hard to believe that the Club has been involved in this project for over 25 years. Thanks to everyone who helped with getting the gifts to Cheryl and helping with the loading of the truck. Restoration Fund for Civitan International Headquarters The Club is undertaking a Restoration Fund campaign for the next year for the restoration of the Civitan International Headquarters building in Birmingham, AL. This building was built in 1974 and last updates were done over 25 years ago. Vivian has a container for the Restoration Fund for members to contribute their loose change and paper money too. This container will attend all Club functions for one year to help with the restoration project. This will be in place of the PSP (Pennies for Special People) that members have saved change for and donated to the Civitan International Research Center (CIRC) in the past. After a year, the Club will go back to the PSP fund. For further information concerning this, you can check out the article in the Fall 2015 Civitan Magazine (page 12 or go to the Civitan website (www.Civitan.org), under Fundraising in the Member Resource Center. Since September the Club has collected $116.92. Member News Welcome to the three newest Club members: Hal Hultman (sponsor: Cheryl VanVliet) 4452 Biddle Street Wayne, MI 48184 734-718-4802 cell [email protected] Maureen Posler (sponsor: Cheryl VanVliet) 30660 Grandon St. PLYMOUTH-CANTON CIVITAN NEWSLETTER December 2015 Website: www.plymouthcantoncivitans.com Livonia, MI 48150 734-634-5131 cell 734-524-9232 R [email protected] Claudia Sargent (sponsor: Carol Swan) 18281 Jamestown Circle Northville, MI 48168 248-238-2308 cell [email protected] Our very own Cheryl Van Vliet who’s the current North Central District Governor has just celebrated 30 years as a Civitan. Congrats and way to go Cheryl! What a pickle Kris found himself in when he underwent emergency surgery to have his appendix removed down in Florida. No pickle ball activities for him for 6 weeks! Kris has recovered and back to his crazy self! Birthdays for December/January Rosemary Garbarino 12/12 Corinne Collins 12/14 Carol Chanter 12/20 Cheryl VanVliet 1/5 Kris Krzyzanski 1/10 Maureen Posler 1/27 Club Dates 12/5 Christmas Party at Carol C.’s house 6 PM 1/7/16 Business Meeting-Salvation Army 6:30 PM 1/21 Dinner Meeting-Restaurant to be decided. Note from Membership Chair Wow 2015 has been a terrific year as membership has increased by six new members. The Club now has 38 members. Let’s keep up the momentum for 2016! Vivian Van Vliet Membership Chairperson See everyone in 2016!