December 2015, The News Room from Vicky

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not
giving it – William Arthur Ward.

Thanksgiving is around the corner and I am grateful to be a member of
this Auxiliary whose primary goal is to support Community Gatepath
and its Participants.

Holiday fun and gift giving will be the order of the day for the Participant Holiday
Party on December 1st at St Paul’s. Sara and Susan will have games with prizes;
lunch; the elves and clowns; holiday music, dancing, and singing; and Santa and
Mrs. Claus giving special gifts to all the Participants. Hope to see everyone there in
their green aprons helping with the festivities. We are grateful for everyone’s help in
making this a special day. Remember to bring a friend who may want to be a
Provisional next year.

Thank you for taking all the ornaments on the Giving Tree. Please bring your
wrapped gift with the name tag for the Participant, and add your name inside the
tag.

Our final meeting for 2015 will be held on the day after the Participant Holiday
Party, on December 2nd at Jeanne Pope’s home. One of our agenda items will be to
vote on the 2016 Slate of Officers. We do not have a General Meeting in January,
but there will be a Joint Board Meeting for the current Board Members to work
with the New Board. The Annual Meeting will be Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
at Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae. I hope to see you all at these meetings
and events.

Even though the year is winding down, there are still meetings scheduled to plan
our 2016 fundraising event as well as discussions and research around a possible
future Resale Shop. As plans are considered I will continue to
keep you informed. I am grateful for your patience in this year
of change and transition as well as everyone’s input and ideas.
I am thankful for everyone’s support this year.

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving and Joyful Holiday Season!

– Vicky