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December 2018 Newsletter

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Posted by: Vera Perlin Centre


Turkey Dinner
- December 7th
Christmas Tree Party
- December 21st at Knights of Columbus
Christmas Holidays Begin
- December 21st at noon
Vera Perlin Society Programs Reopen
- January 3rd

Scheduled Holidays

     Please be advised that all offices of the Vera Perlin Society will close for the Christmas Holidays commencing Friday, December 21st at noon and reopening on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019.

Pizza Lunch

     Please be advised that on Friday, December 7th, the clients at the Perlin Centre will be treated to a pizza lunch, and on Tuesday, December 18th we will serve Turkey Dinner. Would you please provide snacks for morning and afternoon break only please?

Birthday Party

     Please note the change to the December Birthday Party. This month it will be held on Friday, December 14th to accommodate the Christmas schedule. The following individuals will celebrate their birthdays; Holly Moss and Tony Wadden. We will serve hotdogs for lunch.

Coins for Prizes

     We are continuing with collecting coins for prizes for our clients for various events. Again, I kindly thank for your continued support and ask that if you have any coins you would like to donate, please send them along. Once again, Jim Casey, volunteer, has taken responsibility for this program. Thank you Jim! This year Jim collected $400.00. Your support and kindness is greatly appreciated.

Christmas Stocking Sweep

      I kindly ask your support once again with the help of our ticket sweep for our client’s recreation program. We are currently selling tickets on a Christmas Stocking valued at $2500.00 which includes a 50” electric fireplace donated by Crown Cabinets, Farm House Coffee Table donated by Row House Décor plus many other items. The proceeds from the sale of these tickets will go directly to our clients Recreation Program. Tickets are $1.00. All ticket stubs and money should be returned by Monday, December 10th. We appreciate your contribution and thank you for your kindness in your efforts to support us.

Recycling Program

     Many thanks for your support of our recycling program. This year we raised just over $2100.00 on recyclables. All money goes directly to our client recreation fund. As per government regulations, please continue to remove straws, bottle stoppers etc. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Christmas Tree Party

     On Friday, December 21st the Vera Perlin Society will host the Annual Christmas Tree party at the Knights of Columbus on St. Clare Avenue for all clients of the Perlin Centre. CEE Program and the Button Shop. The doors will open at 8:30am. The party will end at 12:00 noon.
     All programs of the Vera Perlin Society will be closing at noon on Friday, December 21st, for the Christmas break. The Programs will re-open on Thursday, January 3rd with regular hours of operation. If you have any inquiries, please call 579-2106 or 739-6017.

Christmas Candy Cones

     The clients employed at the Button Shop would like to thank you for your support of their candy cone drive. Your generosity is very much appreciated!

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.

Dessert Party

     Many thanks for your support of the Dessert Party which was held on November 3rd at the Knights of Columbus. It was a great success and the desserts were delicious. Many thanks to those of you who attended, donated prizes for the raffle, purchased raffle tickets, or volunteered at the event. The winner of the Sip & Scratch was claimed by Mr. Wayne Furlong of the Knights of Columbus. We really appreciate the support. The winning raffle numbers were as follows;

Merry Christmas

     The Christmas Season is a special time for remembering old traditions and starting new ones. As the holiday season quickly approaches we fondly reminisce about family, friends and loved ones. One of the joys of the season is the opportunity to say, thank you.
     During the Christmas Season our thoughts are of everyone who have contributed to making our progress possible. The lasting success of our program could not be what it is today without the generous support of our good friends and donors. Your commitment has allowed our programs to continue to grow and prosper.
     Our clients and programs are the greatest source of pride to us. As we continue our tradition of building and strengthening quality programs, supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and providing the best possible service, we look forward to working together with you and sharing exciting new ideas and challenges in the coming new year.
     May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright new year.
     In the spirit of the season, the Board of Directors, Executive Director, Management, Staff and Clients of the Vera Perlin Society, would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families, the very best for the Christmas holidays and the coming New Year.

     Merry Christmas!

Scheduled Holidays for 2019

     Please be advised of the following scheduled holidays for the year 2019. This does not cover weather or any other unforeseen days off.

HolidayDate of Observance
New Year’s DayTuesday, January 1st
Scheduled ClosingWednesday, January 2nd
St. Patrick’s DayMonday, March 18th
Good FridayFriday, April 19th
Easter MondayMonday, April 22nd
St. George’s DayTuesday, April 23rd
Victoria DayMonday, May 20th
Discovery DayMonday, June 24th
Canada DayMonday, July 1st
Orangemen’s DayMonday, July 8th
Regatta DayWednesday, August 7th (weather permitting)
Labour DayMonday, September 2nd
Thanksgiving DayMonday, October 14th
Scheduled ClosingFriday, November 15th
Remembrance DayMonday, November 11th
Christmas ClosingMonday, December 23rd (noon)

     Please be reminded that this is scheduled leave only and does not included storm days etc.

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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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