Dear Dedicated Members for Change,
Every year, Odd Fellows and Rebekahs from throughout California support the “Adopt-a-Resident” Program which provides some holiday cheer to the retired residents of The Meadows of Napa Valley and the Saratoga Retirement Community, our Order’s fine retirement campuses. The residents really appreciate the gifts and cards that are provided.
Our program this year languished, which resulted in my appointing a new Chair of the Adopt-a-Resident Committee on December 1. But better late, than never. Please see the attached letter, dated December 2, which explains how the program will be run this year, and how YOU and your Lodge can help. This year, the committee requests money donations, and the the committee will purchase gifts and distribute them personally on December 15 and 16 – so time is of the essence.
Every $15-$20 donation purchases a gift for a resident. To get the ball rolling, I will contribute $500 this week from the sales of my books directly to the Adopt-a-Resident fund. Also, my Lodge has stepped up with an additional $200 donation this week. I encourage, all California Odd Fellows and Rebekahs to help.
Contact Nancy Johnson, Grand Marshal, at 510-673-3958 if you would like to donate or help deliver gifts.
Season’s Greetings to all.
F – L – T
Jurisdiction of California-