Group 74 News
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Me to We Project
Group 74's mandate is "A Better Community" and what better way can we inspire our community than helping a young student with their own project. We are pleased to partner with Sarah and look forward to having her be apart of our Santa's Snowmen Workshop and our Victorian tea. Through her hard work with us we will then provide her with an honorarium to help her with her fundraising. We are looking forward to working with you Sarah and getting to know you better.
Seventeen year old Sarah Mulcahy will be embarking on what she hopes to be her first of many large outreach projects next summer. In July of 2014 the grade 12 Brooklin resident and All Saints Catholic School student will be travelling with "Me to We" to Ecuador where she will take part in construction of a new school, work with women's shelters and be immersed within the local culture. Me to We, whose motto is "We Live the Change" is part of "Free the Children", an international charity devoted to working both domestically and internationally to empower and enable youth to be agents of change.
Brooklin Library Mural Project
|Children's illustrator and author Loris Lesynski|
The mural is completed and dedicated to the community! Thanks in large part to the generosity of Group 74, last Friday saw a dream come true with the official presentation of children's illustrator and author Loris Lesynski's alphabet mural at the Brooklin library branch. Loris and renowned illustrator Michael Martchenko (of Robert Munsch fame) were on hand to beguile visiting Grade One students. After the program Loris wrote: "Today was incredible! I was very moved by the wall and so happy with it, I couldn't put it into words. Then when the children really liked it as much as they did, my gratification quadrupled!" Thank you, Group 74, for your on-going support of the Library. It really is all about community! With your help, dreams can come true!
CEO Whitby Public Library
Help us help families this Christmas Season
Group 74 has teamed up with the Brooklin Town Crier and Keller Williams Energy to make sure families this Christmas enjoy a Turkey Dinner. Each turkey dinner is $35.00.
Will you join us in our mission to feed 1500 families a full turkey dinner this holiday season?!?!?
Whitby Bridge Project
Group 74 was proud to help make a donation to the Whitby Bridge Project - Over $54,000.00 was raised by the community to produce and install two plaques on the Brock Street commemorating our Canadian Soldiers and their families. Group 74 President Sue Pitchforth was honoured to represent Group 74 at the official ceremony.
Pitch-In Brooklin 2013
Under the leadership of Group 74 member, Monica Williamson, our members, along with community volunteers were once again pleased to participate in this year's Pitch In Brooklin. We were out early in the morning at a Senior's home in Brooklin where we spent some time cleaning up the front and back yard areas. It is always a pleasure for us to get involved in making our community a better place to live. Thanks Monica for organizing this annual Senior's Clean Up!
Thank you Gloria!
At our Group 74 meeting held on February 26th, our long time Treasurer - Gloria Jackson - was presented with a bouquet of flowers and a special card of thanks from members for her long time dedication and service as our Treasurer. Gloria has passed the torch on to Danielle Menard Jacob, who is excited to take on this new role. Thanks Gloria and welcome Danielle!
Windreach Farm Painting Makeover
Group 74 members were pleased to help out with the Windreach Farm painting makeover. Members were on site working hard with other community volunteers. The group also made a monetary donation to purchase items for the makeover.
Group 74 Featured in Brooklin Town Crier
Thank you to Rhonda at the Brooklin Town Crier for featuring our events and sharing the good work we do in the community. Special thanks to Lorri Busch, Group 74 member and reporter for The Brooklin Town Crier for her wonderful photos and help with the article.