Archive for April 2010

Fundraising Dinner for the Sta. Rosa Preschool

April 11, 2010

About a week ago, I sent out an invitation to all my Northern BC contacts to come to a turkey dinner fundraiser for Take A Stand for Kids, organized by the Houston Early Childhood Educators, to help support the preschool in Santa Rosa del Peñon, Nicaragua.

Last night was the big event!

First of all, I would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Catherine and Eva, for initiating the idea, to Marlee and Sara who joined in to support the idea, to Lois and all the others who volunteered to help make it such a success! In addition, I would like to THANK all those who attended. In spite of a number of other events going on last night in Houston, BC, it was an amazing success with almost all the tables filled, and other participants, who couldn’t come to the dinner, receiving a take-out. The participants were graciously presented with a DELICIOUS turkey dinner and all the trimmings, hot and ready to serve precisely at the posted time of 6 PM. Everything about it was expertly accomplished! At the end of the evening, after my photo presentation, with the expenses taken care of, the organizers presented me with an envelope containing $920.00!!!! It was truly unbelievable and I can hardly wait to tell the Santa Rosa del Peñon committee that I work with, about this good news.

One of my favourite quotes certainly applies here:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

This “small group of thoughtful, committed citizens” will change the world of the preschool children who attend the nutrition program in Santa Rosa del Peñon,Nicaragua.

There were whispers at the end of the night that they might think about making this an annual event, and if that comes to pass, I encourage all of those in the vicinity to come another time and enjoy the superb talents of these expert hostesses, and at the same time support the activities of TASK.

(L to R) Sara, preschool assistant for teacher Marlee, and teacher Catherine with her assistant Eva, ready to serve the dinner.