CCRA Centennial News Distribution Report for May 2019
By Wanda Wierzbicki
We want our volunteers to know we appreciate them
As I write this, the CCRA executive is preparing for the Volunteer Appreciation Event, which is to take place at the Port Union Community Centre on Thursday, May 2. This event is being held in conjunction with the 70th Anniversary of the CCRA itself, which was formed in 1949 by a group of community-minded individuals. We are expecting a large group of volunteers – past and present – to attend.
We have newspaper contributors, membership canvassers and box and carrier distributors coming. We are also expecting representatives from Toronto City Council and the provincial and federal governments to be in attendance. It is shaping up to be a memorable event. All volunteers will go home with a much-deserved thank-you gift.
I have often said that we live in an awesome neighborhood. I know that delivering the CCRA Centennial News is often a family affair. Sometimes parents introduce their children to volunteering. Sometimes children leave home and parents continue to deliver the CCRA News long after the child that was doing it for volunteer hours has moved on. Sometimes the name on the label is not the name of the person who is the main distributor. This month I want to give a shout out to Charlotte Pickett. Only Charlotte’s husband’s name was in the CCRA Distribution System, but Charlotte has been a distributor for more than 10 years. I suspect that there are other CCRA News distributors in similar circumstances. (Send me an email and let me know.) I want you to know that you are all very much appreciated. Thanks for volunteering! We couldn’t have done it without you!
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