Food for thought, Stacie

Well, spring has sprung and we have been enjoying some spectacular sunny days. I love spring as it offers the re-birth of the foliage, the greeting of new, the wildlife and the ever-present sounds of the song birds. For Semiahmoo House Society, it means the start of a new year for us and all the wonderful opportunities we have and share with the people that we support.

On April 9, we enjoyed hosting a dinner for our major supporters (donors and sponsors), an important segment of our ownership. What a wonderful time we had with them! The Treehouse, the room settings and the dinner were well appointed and we, the members of the board and senior staff, were able to meet, talk and get new ideas from our supporters. We gained further insights as to what some of our ownership group felt made up a healthy and inclusive community. We heard about ourselves and what we could continue to do and what new areas we could explore to help improve our programs. I, personally, was able to meet a number of supporters that I had not had the pleasure of meeting before. It was amazing to hear each one speak of their experiences and how they developed their relationship with Semiahmoo House Society. All the stories were very unique and each touched me in different ways as I listened to each of the supporters, heart-warming indeed. I was so impressed with the number of staff members who were in attendance, not representing the staff but rather as an invited supporter. These staff members put in a day’s work as employees, but also make up a significant percentage of our supporters. Now, that is true dedication.

As you are reading this newsletter, I do have one ask of each of you and that is, please consider becoming more involved with Semiahmoo House as a supporter. It is so rewarding. I can assure you that you will not regret it for a moment. Whether it is through your donation of time, ideas or money, it is all truly appreciated. You will get back more than you contribute and we will all benefit!

Semiahmoo House Society, a non-profit organization located in Surrey/White Rock, exists to provide quality services and supports to people with disabilities and their families in the community.The Semiahmoo Foundation exists to fund, support and enhance the programs and services delivered by Semiahmoo House Society.

Rich Gorman, Chairperson

Semiahmoo House Society

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