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Conference is almost upon us! As I write this, there are only 123 days left till the Grand Opening Ceremonies. The newsletter has been greatly expanded these last three months to make sure all the conference information gets to you. New for this month are the Highlights of Conference (page 9 & 10) which outline all the activities, speakers and workshops that we have planned for you. I know you will want to experience an ostomy conference so make sure to take advantage of this 'once in a decade 'event offered to us.
I must thank the 'Stomas R Us' - our group of young ostomates. They have added a breath of fresh air into our planning with energy and ideas. Not only are they planning some great times for the 20/40 crowd during conference they will be approaching companies for donations of silent auction items and door prizes. This is where we need some of you to help too. If any of you have connections to a company who might donate, give me a call as I can give you a cover letter and information package to hand out.
My next request is for photographers. Would you or a family member be willing to spend 3 to 4 hours taking pictures of guest speakers/presenters, candid shots of attendees and the different activities that would be going on? This is a big job and we want to make it fun not work so we would like to have a group of photographers working together. Talk to me if you might be interested.
Sue Brechmann of the 'Stomas R Us' informed me that they're getting 'thousands' of hits on their Twitter site. People from the UK, India and Australia for example have been reaching out. Their name 'Stomas R Us' just begs for more information. This is just one more example of the things happening here in our chapter and beyond. Keep up the good work guys!
Our AGM and the elections are the main item for our April meeting. Don't let that keep you away as we run quick and painless elections and plan other good discussions for the rest of the meeting. We have most positions filled but if you really want to understand how our chapter runs this would be a good opportunity to find out by trying out a vacant position.
We're looking for luscious desserts for our May wind-up. See page 5. Last year's dessert party was a great success so we're going with it again.
One more issue before we're set to...
"Celebrate the Journey"Cheers,
Monthly General Meetings are held at Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Building (SMD),
rooms 202 and 203, 825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB.
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