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September 2017 Newsletter

Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Posted by: Vera Perlin Centre


Labour Day Holiday
     - September 4th
Golf Tournament
     - September 14th
Special Olympics Registration
     - September 18th

Scheduled Holidays

     Please be advised that all offices of the Vera Perlin Society will be closed on Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day and on Thursday, September 14th, for the Vera Perlin Society Charitable Foundation Annual Charity Best Ball Golf Tournament.

Birthday Party

     Please be reminded that this month the September Birthday Party will be held on Friday, September 29th. Remember all birthday parties are best wishes only. This month the following individuals will celebrate their birthdays; Kayla Jordan, Stephen Bradbury, Jonathan Bridger, Clayton Maidment, Jim Vincent, Matthew Ryan and Lynsey Rose.

Car Wash

     Many thanks for your support of our car wash which was held on Thursday, August 10th in support of the clients’ recreation program. The car wash raised a little over $630.00. Thank you for your continued support. It is greatly appreciated.

Lunch Menus

     Please be reminded that we will continue with our lunch menu for the month of September. Cost of lunch is $4.00. Pizza lunch is held on Thursdays.

Recycling Program

     Many thanks for your continued support of the recycling program. This month, Tuesday September 5th, 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, September 5th, 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 it is greatly appreciated.
     On another note, I would like to remind you that if you are normally one of the customers who drops your Canadian Tire Money in the plexiglass drum on your way out of the store, why not donate your Canadian Tire Money to the plexiglass drum at the Perlin Centre? We use this much needed money to purchase program supplies. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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.

Social Program

     The Monday night social program will commence again on October 16th. This program is for clients who are not attending the Perlin Centre daily. Clients who attended the Summer Camp Program are welcome. For more information please call Gary King @ 579-2106. Thank you for your support!

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 Heather Mahon at the Vera Perlin Society’s Head Office, 739-6017, or you could reach Heather via e-mail,
     We would appreciate your consideration to provide your payroll services.

Candy Bar Drive

     Once again we will be seeking your support with our candy bar drive. The bars are scheduled to arrive after the 3rd week of September. Bars are $3.00 each. The continued success of our programs is dependent upon the support of our parents, volunteers and community sponsors. We appreciate your continued support and encourage you to assist us in maintaining the support we have within our membership and community. If you are able to assist with selling bars, please call us @ 579-2106 or head office @ 739-6017.

Golf Tournament 50/50 Tickets

     Once again, we are asking for your support to help with the sale of tickets on a 50/50 draw; minimum prize $1000.00. Tickets are $1.00 each and will be drawn on September 14th @ the Vera Perlin Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Bally Haly Golf and Curling Club. All ticket stubs and money must be returned no later than Friday, September 8th, 2017. Last year’s prize was $4425.00. The continued success of our program is dependent upon your support. We appreciate your support and encourage you to assist with the sale of these tickets in an effort to help maintain the high level of programming offered to the clients. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

Special Olympics St. John’s

     Please be reminded that Special Olympics will be holding Registration night at the Perlin Centre on Monday, September 18th, 2017 at the Perlin Centre, Pennywell Rd, 6:30-9:00pm, for the following Programs for 2017-2018 as follows:
          Monday - Athletics
          Tuesday - Rhythmic Gymnastics
          Tuesday & Wednesday - Bowling
          Thursday - Track
          Saturday - Snowshoeing & Swimming
          Sunday - Curling
     Power Lifting and Floor Hockey schedule to be announced.

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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