Gecko Today

APRIL 2016

In this issue:

INFORMATION EVENING - May 15

ANNUAL GARAGE SALE - May 21

MORE UPCOMING EVENTS

LETTER FROM ZIMBABWE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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INFORMATION EVENING - May 15 

Hello to all, 

We are back from Zimbabwe. Thank you all so very much for making the past 3+ months in Zimbabwe possible.     I can’t say it was all easy going but I can certainly say on reflection that it was all worthwhile.   I do hope that most of you can join us, and hear and see pictures of all that was achieved through your donations and efforts.   

Sunday 15th May, 6:30 pm

WRBC1657 140 St, Surrey

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 ANNUAL GARAGE SALE - MAY 21

ANNUAL GARAGE SALE  WRBC  1657 140 St, Surrey, BC.

Drop off  - Friday May 20th , 2pm to 7pm. We accept new and gently used items. Please no large furniture or electronics.

  SHOP – SHOP – SHOP   - Saturday May 21st , 8 am to 2pm.    Come see our collection and enjoy some lunch! 


    

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MORE UPCOMING EVENTS

AFRICAN DINNER: Saturday, Oct 15. Yes, you can reserve your tickets now. Last year, they sold out early!

ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFT SALE: Saturday, Nov. 6. Ocean Park Community Hall. Lots of Recently brought items from Zimbabwe!

CHRISTMAS ON THE PENINSULA: Saturday, Nov. 26

Mark these dates on your calendar!

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LETTER FROM ZIMBABWE

The letter received below expresses what just one item in the huge container we sent to Zimbabwe meant to  a family.

Letter written by Judy Travers  Imire Rhino and Wildlife Conservation:

Towards the end of last year, Imire attended a funeral in the rural area of one of our very much respected rhino handlers Tafadswa Gosho.
The funeral service was held in the rural lands of Merewa,a dry, parched and arid area.
The community in which Tafadswa’s family live, attended a very special meaningful heart rendering burial of a brave courageous man, who gave his life to protect the rhino he so dearly loved.
On arrival, we met the Grandfather of Tafadswa, a man without the use of his legs. His only way of being mobile, was to pull himself over this rough terrain, or to be transported in a wheel barrow.
Imire, has been so blessed to be recognised by Zimbabwe Gecko Society, a wonderful and most remarkable family who uplift and help alleviate the lives poverty stricken people.
We would like to thank Susan and Frank Janetti in assisting Imire and the Gosho family in donating a wheelchair to the grandfather of Tafadswa.
His life, and the life of his immediate family has been made so much by the gift of a wheel chair.
Thank you Zimbabwe Gecko Society.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Many thanks go to Dell Marie Wergeland of Compassionate Warehouse for the container full of medical supplies,  as well as a multitude of handy items.  All  were distributed by us in Zimbabwe during our 3 month visit January to April. What a blessing to so many communities.

Our thanks also go to Harry McClelland who with Frank converted the container into a ECD school and ladies sewing centre.   Such a joy and benefit to the community.

Thank you to Ray Markham and a team of teachers, doctors and nurses, as well as medical students who came out for 6 weeks.  Much was accomplished and many relationships built.   More news to follow when  the impact report has been put together.     What I can say for now is both Canadian and Zimbabwean lives have once again been impacted and changed.  

Thank you to all our donors who supported so much and benefited so many.   Farming courses, start up seed goat keeping, chickens, education, bee keeping, soccer team support, a wellness center,  a nursing team.   I do hope you can make it out to our information evening  to  see and hear all that was accomplished  because you cared.

See you soon.     Susan Janetti.

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Thank-you for your support!

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