I hope you all had a wonderful summer filled with a variety of activities with family and friends. This summer had numerous beautiful days. Great for us and our plans, but the lack of rain took its toll on farmers and the grass. I was busy over the summer, but I regret one thing. Not being able to attend the concerts at The GreenFields. I especially wanted to see Terry Buchwald. I hear the concerts are great and well attended. Hope you had a chance to enjoy them!
The wonderful Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon was held at GreenField Manor in August. Those that were present help in so many ways, such as transporting residents, aiding in activities, and helping out with church services. Others help with mailings, clerical work, and work in the gift shop, just to name a few. Anyone you know who might be interested in volunteering can call 684-0202 ext. 1801 or click here for more information. Volunteers are currently needed at the gift shop. A need for volunteers at our memory care unit, GreenField Terrace, has also been brought to my attention. It can be a wonderful couple hours of fulfillment.
The motto for Niagara Lutheran Health System is “Caring Heart & Soul”, which is what we do as the Guild. Therefore, two times a year the Guild does a work service project. In June we create birthday cards and in October we create Christmas cards for the residents. At our last meeting we had the pleasure of having our speaker, Fran Peterson, help us accomplish our birthday cards along with her presentation on pressed flowers. She donated all of the card making supplies and also had an awesome array of handmade cards for purchase. All sales she donates to charity. What a wonderful person and a delight to have at our meeting. At that meeting, CEO Chris Koenig presented a check for $3,500 to the Guild from the proceeds from the gift shop. How wonderful and many thanks!
In September, we will have Guy Quatrani performing the music of Frank Sinatra and other well-known artists that I’m sure we all remember and love. Not to be missed! It will be an entertaining afternoon.
The Guild Executive Board met in August and are working on ideas for fundraisers, programming, and yes, already Christmas gifts for the residents. We also agreed to participate in the Holiday Bazaar on November 12, with a baked goods table. We did well last year. A sign-up sheet will be available at our next two meetings for those interested in baking or working the table. It’s a great event to check out! As soon as we have our agenda set, we will let you know more of what is happening. Keep reading the blog for updates, and hopefully join us for some fellowship and fun at our meetings. See you in September!