In this issue:

- Message from Susan and Frank Janetti

African Dinner

Our fundraiser dinner has been cancelled this year due to Covid 19 restrictions.
Sue

Thank you for your support!

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Message from Sue and Frank

Good Day Friends, Donors, Church Family,

Hello Friends and Family,

What a year! In many ways it has been the best year ever. The containers all arrived safely and have been unpacked and distributed to the hospitals and clinics we support. They held great gifts, indeed! The face masks for the hospitals are a big hit, as you can imagine. Most hospitals are not working to speed due to doctors and nurses not having protective equipment. Karunda Doctors are at the point of exhaustion.
I have been working with Erick on our Rasper project and you will see from the attached PowerPoint that a lot was accomplished with extremely high standards. PLEASE CLICK AND WATCH
https://zimbabwegecko.com/ppt/zimbabwe.htm to see rolling link or https://zimbabwegecko.com/ppt/zimbabwe.pptx to see actual power point. If you have PowerPoint installed on your computer.

We have many plans about which I will give an update in the next newsletter.
Please be inspired by our PowerPoint. Why inspired? Because due to circumstances beyond our control, we are not permitted to have our annual fundraiser dinner but still ask for your support.
We have, in fact, been unable to have the garage sale, any speaking engagements, art sale or the dinner, all necessary to keep us functioning and encouraged.
We have by no means given up, however. Below are our current plans:
1. We encourage you to watch our PowerPoint and donate (instructions follow).

2. On Friday and Saturday, October 16th and 17th, instead of our traditional dinner, we will be at the church maintaining very strict protocols while providing a mini Art show, a gecko sale, our usual wine board and basket draws (fewer than usual) and our special doll, bed, and beautifully hand-knitted outfits. There will be table cloths, cards and even a few painted rocks for sale.

3. I will have available, by Preorder, meal dishes similar to what I usually serve. They will be ready frozen for pickup:
Curried Beef and Potatoes, Chicken Africa (breast), Chick Pea Sholay (Veg),
Mini Chicken Pies, Pumpkin Soup
Please See below for prices.

We will ask all our guests to wear a mask as will we will follow the 6-foot distancing rule. We are holding the event over two days to avoid crowding.

I do hope you like the ideas and will support us the best way you can.

Donations can be made to EFCCM online at www.zimbabwegecko.com There is a spot where you must Identify Susan and Frank Janetti 2-3255 or it will go to another source.

Alternatively, cheques can be made out to EFCCM 2-3255 and mailed to:
EFCCM
Box 850, Langley station LCD1,
Langley, BC.
V3A 8S6

Another option is to make out a cheque to Zimbabwe Gecko Society and mail it to our home:
Susan Janetti
102-1744-128th Street
Surrey, BC
V4A3V4
I will ensure it goes to the right place for a tax receipt.

Finally, you can also drop the cheque in a clearly marked envelope at the church hall on October 16th or 17th where we will gratefully receive it.

At the hall we will also be able to take Visa, Mastercard, Debit and e-transfer.

Please direct any questions to Susan 604-531-3654 Cell 778-228-7070 Please try the home number first.


Orders can be paid at pick-up by cash, cheque, credit, debit, and e-transfer
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BAGS AND WEAR A MASK. KEEP IT SIMPLE AND SAFE FOR ALL. BUT DO COME AND HAVE FUN. DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME I WOULD ASK THAT PURCHASE OF FOOD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SUBSTITUTE FOR A DONATIONā€”RATHER, IT IS MY ATTEMPT AT KEEPING THINGS NORMAL: šŸ˜Š

For PREORDERED FROZEN PICK UP MEALS please see attached order sheet which you can print and send back. Call it in to me depending on your computer skills.

CURRY BEEF AND POTATO - $ 10 - 4 CUPS (cooked and ready)
CHICKEN AFRICA - $18 - 4 BREAST (Ready to put in oven)
MINI CHICKEN PIES - $12 - 6 (Ready to put in oven)
CHICK PEA SHOLAY (MILD CURRY) - $12 - 4 CUPS (cooked and ready)
PUMPKIN SOUP - $8 - 4 CUPS (cooked and ready)

PREORDER BY E-MAILING zimbabwegecko@gmail.com (preferable)
If necessary, phone 604-531-3654 to place your order .With Sue
Thank you

Susan Janetti
Founder, Zimbabwe Gecko Society

To make a donation, please send cheque to:
EFCCM
Box 850, Langley Stn LCD1
Langley, BC. V3A 8S6
Canada
Please make sure your cheque or Credit card donation states
EFCCM account 2-3257