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May 2019 Newsletter

Fri, May 03, 2019

Posted by: Vera Perlin Centre


Victoria Day Holiday
     - May 20th

Scheduled Holidays

     Please note that all programs of the Vera Perlin Society will be closed on Monday, May 20nd in observance of Victoria Day.

Walk Around the Pond

     As you are probably aware, on Saturday, June 8th, 2019, the Vera Perlin Society will be holding it 26th Annual Walk-Around-the-Pond. The walk will take place from 10:00am - 11:00am. Any person who wishes to walk may do so. Registration will take place at St. Teresa’s School, on Mundy Pond Road from 9:00 - 10:00am.
     All walkers with pledges more than $25.00 will receive a T-shirt.
     Every dollar pledged entitles the sponsor to a free ticket on a Summer Fun Package which includes a Deep Freeze donated by Island Furniture, a Gas Barbecue donated by Kent, and a Sobeys Grocery Certificate valued at $250.00 donated by Sobeys.
     Every $10.00 raised entitles the walker to a ticket to win a framed Limited Edition Reproduction of a painting by Local Artist John Earles titled "Bellowing Bull".
     There are a number of additional prizes to be won however, for walkers to be eligible to win any of these additional prizes; you must be present at the St. Teresa’s School @ 11:00am on Saturday, June 8th, 2019.

2019 Lobsterpalooza

     Friday, June 7th, 2019 at the Comfort Inn, 106 Airport Road, beginning @ 6:30 PM in support of the Vera Perlin Society and Special Olympics NL. There will be Silent and Live Auctions, 50/50 Draw, Special Draws, including a feature performance by the Perlin Players. Tickets are $85.00 per Lobster Dinner (with all the fixings). This promises to be a great time. Why not plan to join the men of the Canadian Progress Club and support them as they support us. For tickets call Ann Marie @ 579-2106 or Mary Ann @ 739-6017. If you are able to purchase/sell some of these tickets, please let me know. Your support is greatly appreciated!.

Lunch Menus

     Please note a change this month to our lunch menu. We will begin the barbeque lunch for this summer, beginning on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019. The menu is hamburgers and chips, served with a choice of water, milk or a soft drink. This seems to be the menu of choice as dictated by the clients. Cost is $5.00. The last day for Bacon & Eggers will be May 16th. We will advise you of any changes to this schedule.

Birthday Party

     This month’s Birthday party will be held on Friday, May 31st. This month the following individuals will celebrate their birthdays; Natasha Murphy, Cathy Butler, Wayne Cousins, Dean Barton, and Jennifer Holloway.

Coins for Prizes

     We are continuing with collecting coins for prizes for the clients‚Äô activities and special events. As most of you are probably aware, this has been an ongoing campaign for us. 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.
     The same applies as well to the Canadian Tire Money. If you are normally one of the customers who drops 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 much needed money to purchase program supplies. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Dessert Day

     Please note that on Thursday, May 9th, we will be holding dessert day in support of the Vera Perlin Charitable Walk Around the Pond. Desserts cost $2.00 each or 3/$5.00. If you are in the area and would like to attend, we would love to have you; if you are unable to attend and would like to send along a dessert, please do so as all donations are greatly appreciated.
     If you plan to attend, dessert will be served at 10:30 AM.
     Many thanks for your continued support of our 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 to approximately 90 clients 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.

Recycling Program

     Many thanks for your support of the recycling program. This month Tuesday, May 21st, has been designated as a recycling blitz day. If you or any of your friends have recyclables that you might like to donate to the program, we would appreciate it. Recyclables can be dropped off at the Perlin Centre on Tuesday, May 21st, and we will take them to the recycling depot. All monies go directly to the client recreation fund. As per government regulations, please ensure to remove straws, bottle stoppers etc. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Volunteer/Client & Staff Appreciation Breakfast

     We would like to express our thanks to all who attended our breakfast. It was really nice seeing you and we look forward to seeing you at the Walk Around the Pond on June 8th, 2019.

Easter Basket Draw

     Many thanks for your support of the Easter Basket Draw raising just under $4500.00. Winning #1650 claimed by Kathy Dwyer.

Candy Cones

     The clients of the Button Shop would like to thank you for your efforts of their very successful Candy Cone Drive. They sold just over 600 cones. Your support is very much appreciated!

No time to volunteer but would like to contribute?
Please contact us:
The Perlin Centre
350 Pennywell Road West
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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