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THANK YOU friends of Operation Red Nose (ORN)
The Rotary Club of Bowen Island (RCBI) completed the fourth annual Operation Red Nose (ORN) 2013 with the help of Rudy and his many friends and supporters on Bowen Island. We were enabled by The Snug Café and The Caring Circle, for providing space and a telephone for the operations office and volunteer lounge.
This year there were 37 volunteers. Members of The RCBI were joined by the following “Friends of Rotary”. Thanks so much to the Friends: Kim Brooks, Ann Campbell, Jason Campbell, Shaun Campbell, Terri Dewar, Casey Grundy, Lynne Hartle, Corrina Headley, Jayeson Hendyrsan, Adam Holbrook, David Jones, James Krohn, Portia Lynn, Anne O’Dea, Alfred Rahn, Bruce Russell, Maureen Sawasy, Susanne Schloegl, Michael Segal, Seanna Strubin, and Lynn Williams. We also thank Melanie McLeod at the RCMP Detachment for processing Criminal Record checks so efficiently.
We are grateful to the following Bowen Island businesses who provided gifts and/or gift certificates as “thank you’s” to our volunteers: Bowen Village Video, The Ruddy Potato, Bell Occhio, The Gym, Wren, The Bowen Island Golf Club, Cocoa West Chocolatier, Studio B, and Body Vitality Massage Therapy. Thanks to The Tuscany Restaurant, Mik’sa, and The Snug Café, our volunteers were well fed!!
Our sponsors are recognized for cash donations of $100.00 or more to the ORN program, which will be used by The RCBI to support youth programs on Bowen Island. We are deeply thankful to the following sponsors: the Bowen Island Golf Club, Bowen Irly Building Centre, The General Store, First Credit Union, Wolfgang Duntz, The Bowen Island Pub, and The Orchard Recovery Center. In addition to these sponsors, we are grateful to our clients who both responsibly took Rudy’s option of having ORN drive them home and also provided us with cash donations.
Overall, ORN 2013 raised over $2,500.00 to support youth programs on Bowen Island.
The RCBI is interested in receiving suggestions from the Bowen Island community on how these funds might be used. Please drop off your proposals at The Snug Café! Be sure to include your contact information.
With sincere thanks again to all involved,
Denis Lynn and Robert Ballantyne, RCBI Coordinators ORN 2013