Edmonton # 22
I have just past 30 years of being a member in the most awesome organization in Canada. I began my volunteer time in my hometown of Selkirk, MB where my sister and I were taught how to volunteer by our Mom, who was a wonderful volunteer. My husband Lyle and I moved to Edmonton in 1978 with our two kids, Lyle Jr. and Shannon and I volunteered with the various clubs they joined in their school years. Our kids have blessed us with 4 grandsons and a granddaughter, and so far we have a great grandson and a great granddaughter, with another on the way in August . We are also blessed to have another granddaughter added to our family through marriage.
In 1992 I met the ultimate volunteer by the name of Betty Leshenko and it wasn't long before she had me joining Edmonton Royal Purple. The first meeting I attended was a presentation by an ISTAR student, and I was hooked, to actually be able to meet the kids you help, amazed me. I am happy to be in this fabulous organization --- I absolutely love Royal Purple and have met many lifelong friends because of it.
I have been through the chairs at least three times, been on the Edmonton Patrol Team for about 25 years, served on many committees in our lodge and have served on the National R&R Committee several times. Many years of fun and volunteering.
My Theme: Dream big and dare to fail Norman Vaughn
I believe this because Canadian Royal Purple has the big dream to succeed and become the best known not for profit organization in Canada and with our help that will happen.
I thank you for the honor to serve as your ARPA President