What a fantastic season for the Kare Bears!
Our fundraisers were fun and profitable. Our loyal volunteers were enthusiastic and industrious, serving with poise and grace. The second annual golf tournament was an overwhelming success. Many thanks to Barb Dunbar and her team! The Kare Bear Faires were well attended, allowing us to donate generously to laudable community and non-profit agencies this year. Our memorial committee and volunteers have hosted numerous celebrations of life during the year offering compassion and assistance to SunBird families in their time of bereavement.
At the appreciation luncheon on April 6, we elected Linda Bengston, Shirley Goodman, Deanna Calvert, Margaret Speer and Carol Weatherbee as our new Board members. Larie Thibeault and Barb Dunbar will continue as Treasurer and Secretary respectively. Special awards of appreciation for service went to Nikki Hanley, Shirley Jackson, Bunny Bottorff, Marcia Mchugh, Ruthjon Wick and Barb Dunbar.
The 2016/17 committee chairwomen were announced:
Membership will be headed by Marilyn Miles
Phone calls/cards/address labels for the ailing by Sandy Patrick
Janice James will no longer create cheery mugs; Marcia Mchugh will no longer be delivering them
Kare Bear Faire organizer Ruthjon Wick
SunBird News article Rosie VanderVeen
Memorials Emily Hughes, Jeanne Domas, Margaret Speer and Rosie VanderVeen
Marcia and Janice’s positions are open! If interested in serving, please notify a board member.
Jackie Baker shared that a new Fire Department program was available which would allow access to medical data in emergency situations. The Fire Department would then notify the hospital. Deanna Calvert told the group that a two-page document must be completed and that data will be transferred to a thumb drive. The cost for the thumb drive is $5. Jackie suggested that Kare Bears might get involved in this.
Kare Bears birthday luncheons will take place in the Horizon room on the third Thursday of the month at 11:00 a.m. beginning in May and will continue throughout the summer.
Thanks to our wonderful SunBird community for your continued support!
We appreciate your participation and your generous donations.
Kare Bears year-end donations:
Hamilton Leos (Lions Club relay for life) $100
Clothes Cabin $700
My Sisters Place $700
Neighbors Who Care $600
St Vincent dew Paul (c/o St Mary’s Conference) $500
Matthews Crossing Food Bank $500
Sunbird Lions Club $200
Chandler Lions Club $200
Hamilton High School Homeless $900
Sunbird Garden Club $800
Sunbird PRC for security camera/Hunt Highway and 50 chairs for Ballroom $2,700
Sunbird Golf Club (Power Washer) $500
Chandler Fire Dept. for Christmas toys $400
Sunbird Employees ($480 in $10 Horizon Room certificates) $480