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August 2018 Newsletter

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Posted by: Vera Perlin Centre


Regatta Day Holiday
- August 1st
Charity Golf Tournament
- September 13th

Scheduled Holidays

     Please be advised that all offices of the Vera Perlin Society will be closed on Regatta Day (weather permitting) Wednesday, August 1st.

Car Wash

     Thank you for your continued support of the car wash which was held on July 25th in support of the clients’ Recreation Program. The day realized $1090.00. Everyone involved had a great day and they are looking forward to the next one. Please note that the final car wash for the summer is planned for Tuesday, August 14th. Once again, a minimum donation of $5.00 would be greatly appreciated. We plan to serve barbequed hamburgers/hotdogs for $2.00 each and pop/water $1.00; we will serve hotdogs for lunch to our clients.
     Tuesday, August 14th, has also been designated as a recycling blitz day for the program. If you or any of your friends have recyclables that you might like to donate, we would appreciate them. Recyclables can be dropped off at the Perlin Centre and the clients and staff will take them to the recycling depot. All monies go directly to the client recreation fund. Please be reminded, as per government regulations, please remove straws, bottle stoppers etc. Your continued support of our programs is 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.

     As well, would you please ensure your son/daughter wears a t-shirt with some kind of cap sleeve? It is very difficult to ensure that sunburn doesn’t take place, no matter how much sun block is applied. A sleeveless or tank top/strap shirt seems to slip down the shoulder rubbing the sun block off.

Birthday Party

     Please be reminded that this month the August Birthday Party will be held on Friday, August 24th. Remember all birthday parties are best wishes only. This month the following individuals will celebrate their birthdays; Dick Murphy, Barry Driscoll, Randy Piccott, George Rose, Robyn Kenny and Eric Cook.

Charity Golf Tournament

     Please be advised that the Vera Perlin Charitable Foundation Inc. will be holding its 23rd Annual Vera Perlin Charity Best Ball Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 13th, at Bally Haly Golf and Curling Club. Registration for this year’s event is $125.00 per golfer. Tee time is 8:00AM. Please note that all offices of the Vera Perlin Society will be closed on Thursday, September 13th, to accommodate the golf tournament. Currently we are seeking donations of items to be offered as prizes at the tournament, monetary donations of $20.00 as a friend of Vera Perlin and sponsors for the various holes. The continued success of our programs is dependent upon the support of our parents/ guardians, volunteers and our community sponsors. We appreciate your support and encourage you to assist us in maintaining the support we have within our membership and community. I would also like to encourage you to continue working with us to broaden our network of support which is vital to the operation of the Vera Perlin Society and its programs. If you are able to assist us with our Charity Golf Tournament by filling a team, please call Joe Squires at the VPS Head Office @ 739-6017.

Lunch Menus

     Please be reminded that we will continue with our lunch menu for the summer. Barbequed hamburgers seem to be the meal of choice for lunch. Cost of lunch is $4.00.

Coins for Prizes

     We are continuing with collecting coins for prizes for the clients’ activities and special events. Once again, I kindly thank you for your support and ask that if you have any loose coin laying around in your pocket, purse or drawer that you would like to donate, please send them along. Your kind generosity is greatly appreciated.

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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