PRESIDENT’S REPORT – 2018 AGM
As I prepare reports for our AGM, it’s hard to believe another year has gone by! I will highlight some of the activities and programs our Association (SBHAS-N) provided this year.
Para-Swimming lessons were offered again this year. We’d love to see more members get involved in this great activity. These are done in partnership with the Lasers and are held at Harry Bailey on Saturday mornings.. Sledge hockey, Wheelchair Dance, Basketball and Disabled skiing are all getting started this fall. Tennis, PAAL, Slyp Out, Kids of Note choir, Life Enrichment and other programs offered through agencies that support individuals with disabilities are also eligible for funding through SBHAS-N. We support these programs and encourage all our members to get active. Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association is a great resource and offers numerous programs, as do the Abilities Council and CLASI. Camp Freedom is a teen camp held in Alberta and organized by the SBHA – Northern Alberta Association that our group has funded for our members who choose to attend. It’s always a great time! If there are activities in your own neighborhood that you participate in, please submit your receipts to us. Funding is reviewed quarterly at the Board Meetings.
The SBHAC 2018 AGM and Conference was held on September 28 and 29 in Winnipeg. Jackie Jewell is currently our Board Rep with the National Association, but was unable to attend due to harvest. Shelley Elder and I attended representing our Association as Delegates.
I would love to hear from our members if they have ideas for our Association or would like to get more involved. We’d also like to see new families get involved. The staff at the Kinsmen Children’s Center offer our information to new families they see.
We currently do not have a Newsletter editor, so if anyone is interested in producing a newsletter, that would be appreciated.
We invite all members to make submissions to Dave Elder at firstname.lastname@example.org to post on our website.
I’d like to thank Shawn Scherr, our bingo captain, for his efforts. Our bingo revenues support all the programs and activities that we provide, as well as funding for families. We have been circulating our bingo dates to our membership, as we are required to have three members at every bingo we work. Thanks as well to Brenda Carter, who works many of our bingos.
In closing, I’d like to send thanks to all the Board Members, Cinnamon, Shelley, Gene, Brenda and Jackie who serve our members and to Dave Elder for maintaining our website.
President – SBHAS-N