NEWSLETTER – June 2018


Mayoralty candidate Ken Popoff took part in the ALzheimers Walk

The ALzheimers Walk was a success!  

The Mayoralty candidate Ken Popoff was there as were about 100 other Chilliwack people. The event was well organized. Ron Angell and Shera Morgan and the Alzheimer Society can be proud.

Irene Lawrin at the Walk for Alzheimers display
Irene Lawrin attended our table display.


Irene Lawrin looked after our table. Bob Saucier and Susan Houle helped out as well. Great day!  

Joanne Granger
Joanne Granger – Volunteer of the month


Congratulations Joanne Granger our volunteer of the month.

Every organization needs a Joanne. Joanne Granger took the CSPC training course from Helen and Ingrid years ago. Joanne wanted to pursue employment involving the elderly. She receives so much joy in helping others. A genuine gem. The course by Helen got her motor running and she then applied for a job with “Nurse Next Door” as a caregiver. She then got promoted to Community Engagement Manager. Nurse Next Door now has 90 offices across Canada.

A serious accident at home sidelined Joanne from her employment which brought her back to CSPC in an active way. She has become our phone person; the ‘go between’ our  office and all our volunteers by phoning them all individually and providing the office with a written report. This helps to keep us all informed on everyone’s health and issues with clients. Joanne is key. She helps keep us all on the same page.



  • Linda Sutton
  • Sheila Gentry

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Don’t Forget!

CSPC Annual BBQ is coming up on August 17th.(More on this event next month)

For Info Call: (604) 793-7204

Crowd of people graphicA brief summary of the AGM held May 28, 2018

There were 18 people who came to the meeting. Reports were given covering activities of CSPS over the last year
as well as goals for the year ahead. There was a presentation given by Connie Stam of the CNHP Society. There was an update regarding the proposed merger with Senior Resource Society. There will not be a merger as CSPC wishes to retain autonomy. However, CSPC is still considering ways to work together with Senior Resource Society.

The Training report made note that this year there was a spring training class taught by Rachel Doucette this year which raised the number of training classes from 2 to 3. It was also the first evening class ever given by CSPC. The financial report: Helene reported that funding for the coming year has come through. Also, there is a plan in place to request more funding for the coming year as there are more training classes and the office is open more hours per week.

The office report made note that the office, staffed by Susan and Bob, is now open 5 days a week from 9 until 1. Hopefully, this will make the office more accessible to everyone.

David Parsons sent in a report about the Website and the office computer. From time to time there are glitches and David cheerfully fixes it. David’s business is in the computer world and he volunteers his time and energy to CSPC to keep all things cyber in order for the Society. Many thanks to David for this.

Doug gave a report on the upcoming fundraiser. There are several sponsors in place for the upcoming fundraiser. This includes the facility and the buffet as well as music. We will be thanking them publicly. There are still some challenges around the liquor license and security as well as silent auction items. The other big issue is the ticket price. This is a fundraiser and that has to be taken into account. The date has not been set as of yet and Doug will let us know.

Charlie’s report on volunteer hours indicated that we must be diligent to get the information to him. Charlie also reported on Operations. We need to work more effectively as an organization. A plan is being made to facilitate that goal.

Elections: There are two new board members.

  • Peter Duncan decided not to let his name stand for another term as Vice President.
  • Michael Scott also decided not to let his name stand for another term as Secretary.
  • Jan Miscich is the new vice president.
  • Kay Campbell is the new secretary.
  • CSPC would like to extend many thanks to both Peter and Michael for their service this year. We wish them well in their future endeavors.

The presentation by CNHP was very interesting. CSPC will consider ways to work together with them.

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