GOLDEN SHEAF WINTER EDITION – 2021
President’s Message: Winter has officially begun and the challenges, disappointments and frustrations of this Covid-19 pandemic is still with us. No family gatherings at Christmas nor New Year celebrations could take place, Religious celebrations virtual for many, Stay-at-home orders throughout the nation were issued. 2020, a year we most likely will never forget. Many, including myself, would like to be in a warm climate for a short while but restrictions have halted this dream. Many of our Chapter’s Snowbirds have had to cancel their reservations. How much longer can this go on? Well my friends, a small bit of relief is on it’s way. Vaccines are on the horizon and optimism arises that this new year will eventually start to return to normal. It will take time but patience and understanding is essential. Together we can and will survive.
For a moment let’s review what this Chapter was able to accomplish this past year:
– Annual meeting was held in February with a luncheon, reports, elections along with comments and suggestions. Our chosen Charity also had an extension given towards it’s term.
– The Golden Sheafers participated in a virtual Alzheimer’s walk in May which thanks to Sharon Palka, Betty Jackson and myself $815 was raised to help Sask. Alzheimer Society in it’s work.
– Bingo halls remained open despite the pandemic until a few weeks ago and George Totten and myself continued to help Central Lion’s in it’s work which raised more funds for our charity account.
– Santa recruited a number of our members to answer his many letters received from children. Seven of us answered 3900 letters along with 149 school posters.
– Eleven of our members manned the Salvation Army kettle at the Southland Mall on Dec. 19.
So despite having to cancel our annual visit to the Floral Conservatory, our annual Banquet, our Summer Social, our Christmas Party, our Appreciation Luncheon, and our monthly Coffee Socials, we were not entirely idle. When we are able, these will be planned again in a gala fashion. Our Charity St. Paul’s Cathedral Luncheon Program has been shut down since the pandemic began and when it’s able to resume, a huge financial presentation is ready for them.
Chapter Membership dues are now up for renewal. For those who have forgotten to respond, $15 should be sent (payable Golden Sheaf Chapter) to Betty Jackson
7054 Wascana Cove Dr. Regina SK S4V 3E9. Not only does this entitle you to our quarterly newsletters with news and subsidized rates on all our planned events, but it continues your discounted benefits you receive from Johnson’s home insurance, Medoc health and travel, Good Life fitness, Good Choice hotel rates and Collette Tours. National office still continues to negotiate with even more venues. Annual seed money we receive from National office is dependent on active membership so please respond.
SCHOLARSHIPS: This past year I was fielded with some inquiries towards the Scholarship Program sponsored by the Heritage Club which has just completed it’s third year. Over this period it has had the privilege of assisting nine deserving young people with their university education and supporting them in their future endeavours.
This Scholarship program is open to dependent children and grandchildren of all active (dues paid) members of any Heritage Club Chapter. The full application package is available on the website, heritageclub.ca under links. Closing date for applications for the 2021 Program is June 30, 2021.
Heritage Club members and their families are also eligible to apply for scholarships from Johnson Insurance. Information is available on our website as well. Please note that you do not have to be a customer of Johnsons, just an active Heritage Club member.
CANADA POST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION has a vision to ensure every child in Canada is happy, healthy and surrounded by a caring community. The foundation (a registered not-for-profit foundation, operated at arms length from Canada Post with an independent board of trustees) is dedicated to improving the lives of children by building the capacity of local registered charities, initiatives and school programs that support them. Whether it’s through increasing access to healthy food, libraries and play areas, enhancing support for special needs and education, or aiding the recovery from abuse, neglect or conflict, the foundation believes that a strong community connection helps develop happy, healthy and resilient children.
How can you help to deliver a brighter future to Canadian children?
– Visit canadapost.ca/community online and select “Donate Now”
– Donate by mail sending a cheque payable to Canada Post Community Foundation to their address Box 90007, Ottawa ON K1V 1J8
Tax receipts will be issued for all donations over $20
Buy a booklet of the Community Foundation fundraising stamps and one dollar from the purchase of each booklet will go directly to the Foundation.
Golden Sheaf Chapter Executive
President – Conway Crozier-Smith 3810 Robinson St.#101 Regina SK S4S 3C6 306-586-2704
1st Vice President – vacant
2nd Vice President – vacant
3rd Vice President –Mervin Palka 2311 Windsor Park Rd.#105 Regina SK S4V 1S2 306-522-9319
Secretary – Betty Jackson 7054 Wascana Cove Dr. Regina SK S4V 3E9 306-789-2618
Treasurer – Elffie Zimmer Box 693 Regina Beach SK S0G 4C9 306-729-2456
Member at large- George Totten 35 Spiess Bay Regina SK S4R 7N9 306-545-0089
Past President – Laird Wilson 127 Merlin Cres. Regina SK S4R 3E6 306-543-0739
BEST WISHES FOR A SAFE, HEALTHY, and
HAPPY NEW YEAR.