Western Fair 2023 – Crochet Competition

Check out the Photo Gallery for all the Club entries – our members swept the Afghan and Scrapghan categories! If you would like a picture of your blanket, please send a request to schreindler@bell.net

The yard sale to raise funds held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 was a success! $1138.00 in cash sales!

Thank you to everyone who participated by making and donating items and to those members who set up, sold and packed up at the end. Special thanks to the Wortley neighbour who allowed us the use of their conveniently lawn.

MASKS UPDATE

Members in attendance at the March meeting were asked to vote on whether A) masks should remain mandatory at Club meetings or B) whether masks should be recommended but that it is up to each individual member to decide if they are comfortable attending without wearing a mask. At both meeting the majority vote was for option B. Members attending future meetings are asked to respect other members decision regarding masking.

Tru Earth Products

Please note, a new tab “Sponsors” under How Can You Help has been established to make access to this program easier.

GOING GLOBAL

Marion regaled us with her travel adventure stories from her trip to Costa Rica to visit friends and fellow crochet club members Chris and Cindy. Our Club has gone global as Chris and Cindy stay in touch and up to date with all our club’s activities. Cindy even had blankets ready for Marion to bring back with her in her suitcase. Luckily Marion packed light and returned with a few blankets and some lovies. Check out the photo in the Photo Gallery!

WHAT AN ACHIEVEMENT

The Crochet Club began in March of 2002. Now in it’s 21st year and as of January 2023 the Club has donated 3950 Baby Blankets, 6129 Lap Blankets, 6759 Full Size Blankets, 487 Silent Auction Blankets and 3098 Pet Blankets. We value the blankets at approximately the cost of the yarn used to make them. Therefore, the value of these donated blankets is $1,045,300! To all members, give yourselves a round of applause!

Heartwarming thanks

How the silent auction blankets help the community!

From Big Brothers Big Sisters

“I am writing to sincerely thank you for your generous contribution to the silent auction at this year’s Big Bash Casino Royale presented by Harrison Pensa. Your gift was part of an incredible array of items that brought excitement to our event and generated just under $9.000 for our organization.

It costs our organization $1,500 to match a child on our waitlist with a mentor and support the match for one year.

Thank you for this. And thank you for helping us to grow and enhance our mentoring programs. Your involvement in our 2023 Big Bash is igniting the potential of so many young people in our community.

With gratitude,

Janet.”

From London Central Lions & London East Lions Clubs

“I am writing on behalf of the London Central Lions & London East Lions Clubs to thank you very much for your generous contribution toward our “Colour the Night Gold” fundraiser for ChildCan. We are very pleased to tell you that the total amount raised was over $30,000.

ChildCan and Lions are very appreciative of your support.

Thank You!

Pat Nolan

London Central Lions Club.”

FROM BLANKET RECIPIENTS

Thank you so much, to ALL of you at the Crochet Club, for your generosity and kindness, to so many, for many years. I was able to choose a couple of your beautiful blankets, this past week. Cheers my heart, every day, brightens up, one of my chairs – red and blue, two of my favourite colors. I know from experience, that kindness and giving to others, brings a joy that we can not put a price on. Thank you, once again. Blessings to each and every one of you. Eunice. (May 2023)

Reported by one of our members who delivered one of our blankets to a Meals on Wheels client along with her meal at Christmas- “She was quite emotional when speaking of the lovely blanket she was gifted. It truly brought her comfort and a smile this holiday season. It was even great that the blanket happens to match her bedroom d├ęcor and colour.”

” I didn’t have anything left and then you gave me this blanket.”

Introducing our first annual fundraising campaign – for more information please refer to the Monetary Donations page.

Update !!! – As of July 2023 the total raised is $16,639.22 Thanks to all who have contributed to this campaign.

Working Committees

Clubhouse Committee – these members act as hosts to members visiting the Clubhouse when it is open for visits – Sian Roberts guides this Committee.

Fundraising Committee – these members address the continuing need for funds – Sian Roberts guides this Committee.

Materials Committee – these members sort and store yarn donations and prepare projects for distribution to all members – Marion Honsberger guides this Committee.

Pickup and Delivery Committee – these members pick up yarn donations and completed blankets as well as delivering projects to members who cannot attend meetings or visit the Clubhouse – Marion Honsberger guides this Committee.

Tax receipts for members purchasing their own yarn.

Effective July 1, 2022 Income Tax (In Kind) receipts are offered to members who purchase yarn to make blankets for the Club – please note, there is no monetary reimbursement for these purchases. Forms to submit receipts are available at meetings or through Contact Us to request a form.