Thank you to everyone who came out to join us for the Annual Christmas lunch on December 22, 2012. We had a wonderful afternoon spent with members and volunteers as we celebrated the upcoming holiday season. Guests were treated to a tasty Turkey dinner, raffles, door prizes and entertainment from the Durham Community Choir.
This year we continued the Chapter’s second nominated Volunteer Awards. In September we asked community members to nominate volunteers in three categories.
The 2012 Chapter Volunteer Award recipients:
Fundraising Acheivement Award ~ Maria Horvath
MS Community Leadership Award ~ Elaine McDade
Inspirational Spirit Award ~ Gary Johnson
Certificates of Acheivement were also handed out to key volunteers for years of service with the Chapter.
Dorothy Brown & Eleanor Nicholas ~ 35 years
Marguerite Brown & Penny Bannister ~ 30 years
Michelle McMartin ~ 25 years
Voilet Creamer ~ 20 years
Auguste E. Ginstl, Jane Van Allen, Lynn Hawley, Liz-Anne Kalafatis & Michael Roche ~ 10 years
Anne Pietrow, Bonnie Benedet, Danielle Gillis, Maria Horvath & Glenda K. Wright ~ 5 years
Keith Telfer ~ 15 years
Yvonne Riopelle-Brooks ~ 5 years
Special Thanks Vandermeer Nursery for graciously donating our beautiful poinsettia centrepieces. Also, the Moose Lodge volunteers for hosting our event every year, Durham Community Choir, everyone who contributed to the raffle basket items, Chapter Board, volunteers and everyone who attended and helped make this year's Christmas Party a true success!