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July 2018 Newsletter

Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Posted by: Vera Perlin Centre


Canada Day
- July 2nd
Orangemen’s Day Holiday
- July 9th
Car Wash
- July 17th

Scheduled Holidays

     Please note that all programs of the Vera Perlin Society will be closed on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 in observance of Canada Day, and Monday, July 9th, 2018 in observance of Orangemen’s Day.

Walk Around the Pond

     On behalf of the Walk Around the Pond Committee of the Vera Perlin Charitable Foundation Inc, let me offer my congratulations to everyone involved in making this year’s walk another successful event. The Silver Anniversary of the Walk enjoyed a year of great success. This past year is now over $45,600.00. This was a fantastic success and I would like to congratulate all of you on a great job.
     Your support will help keep the many programs of the Vera Perlin Society strong and enable us to continue offering quality programs and support for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The winning number for the summer fun package was #15,740 claimed by Ms. Bernadette Nolan. The winner of the print was Mrs Irene Coleman!

Lunch Menus

     Please be reminded that we will continue with our lunch menu for the summer. Barbecued hamburgers seem to be the meal of choice for lunch. Hamburgers will be the only choice on the weekly menu unless otherwise stated. Cost of lunch is $4.00. Barbecues are held on Thursdays.

Birthday Party

     Please be reminded that this month the July Birthday party will be held on Friday, July 27th. This month the following individuals will celebrate their birthdays; Tiffany Steele, Megan Arnott, Justin Ryan, Rachel Gorman, Brenda Williams, Patrick Sweetman, Andrew Abbott, Kim Collins, Randy Murphy, Shawn Jarvis and Bryan Parsons.

Coins for Prizes

     Many thanks to those of you who have sent in coins to help with the coin drive. We are continuing to collect coins for prizes for the clients Christmas Party and other events. On behalf of our volunteer, Jim Casey, I would like to thank you for your assistance with this project. Once again, I would like to kindly remind you if you have any loose coin lying around in your pocket, purse or drawer and would like to donate it; we would appreciate your kind generosity.

Canteen Items

     Please be reminded of the items that are available in the canteen. Chips, cheezies, bars, ice cream milk and/or drinks $1.00 each. Tons of Fun! Thank you for your continued support.

Birthday Party

     Please be reminded that this month the June Birthday party will be held on Friday, June 29th. All birthday parties are best wishes only. This month the following individuals will celebrate their birthdays; Mary Dinn, Tom Drover, Christine Sharpe, Scott Murphy, Scott Pinhorn and James Cooney.

Canadian Tire Money

     Please be reminded that if you are normally one of the customers who drop your Canadian Tire Money in the plexi glass drum on your way out of the store, why not donate your Canadian Tire Money to the plexi glass drum at the Perlin Centre. We use this money to purchase much needed program supplies. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Summer Activities

     I would like to remind you of the possibility of our clients and staff spending more time outside. Therefore, I kindly ask that you please ensure your son/daughter have the following items with them in their backpack daily?

  • -sunscreen

  • -hat

  • -water

  • -sneakers (please be reminded that sandals are not permitted)

  • -a change of clothing

  • -bagged lunch (nothing to be heated please). If you feel your son/daughter would enjoy something heated, than I would like to suggest that you use a thermos for hot items. I kindly ask that t-shirts be worn rather than tank tops as it is less risk for sun burnt shoulders.

     Thanks for your continued support of the programs.

Respite Payroll

     As you are aware the Vera Perlin Society is a non-profit, charitable organization which provides services and supports to individuals living with a developmental disability.
     As a charity we are always looking at new ways to generate revenue in order to support the services we offer. One area we are actively trying to develop is our Respite Payroll Service. We offer administration of payroll to individuals who require respite care.
     The payroll service is a benefit to the individuals who receive the respite funding as they do not have to worry about the administration or funding of the payroll. The Vera Perlin Charitable Foundation will also benefit as any revenues generated from doing this service are redirected to the programs we offer and then in turn benefit all clients of The Vera Perlin Society.
     This letter is to ask you to consider having the Vera Perlin Charitable Foundation as your payroll service provider. We currently administer a professional, dependable payroll service and would like the opportunity to do yours.
     For additional information on this service you can call Mavis Roberts at the Vera Perlin Society’s Head Office, 739-6017, or you could reach Mavis via e-mail,
     We would appreciate your consideration to provide your payroll services.

Parking Lot Rules

     Please be reminded of our parking lot regulations:

  • NO SPEEDING ONTO OR OFF THE PARKING LOT. Please, no passing vehicles that clients are exiting out off!

  • The Parking Lot is ONE WAY. Please Enter from Pennywell Rd. and Exit onto Ropewalk Lane. Please be reminded that when exiting the parking lot, right turn only. I ask all drivers to respect this rule as well as the idle free zone please!

  • Please respect the two lines of traffic. Please ensure you leave at least two feet between the vehicle lines so that clients have enough space to enter the vehicle they are getting in. The staff members on duty will alert and escort the client to the building in the morning and to their transportation in the evening.

  • For the safety of all concerned, I kindly ask that you please respect the staff members on duty and do not move your vehicle until directed.

Thank you for your continued support of our program.

No time to volunteer but would like to contribute?
Please contact us:
The Perlin Centre
P.O.Box 7114
St. John’s NL A1E 3Y3
(709) 579-2106
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Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer! ~Author Unknown

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