Following up on Evin’s story in our last Netletter, I am delighted to share his joy in finding his mother, now a refugee herself in another country. As well, because of his willingness to volunteer within our community, and learn from it, I am sure job offers will follow once his status is fully regularized. I must also mention the generosity of the members of “4ever4hymn” who sponsored his first month with us which had remained unfunded.
Celebrate Mothers with WRYM
This event is proving very popular. Please see the attachment and reserve, as well as pay for, your tickets very soon. About 50% of the seating has already been claimed for both seatings on Mothers Day. Remember that:
The tickets can only be reserved through me at 519 981 9917 or firstname.lastname@example.org, not Capone’s.
Meal selections must accompany reservations.
Payment, only by cash or cheque, must be made to WRYM by Monday, 7MAY18, or we will transfer your reservation to those on our cancellations list.
Garden Day at WRYM
You are welcome to join our guys at 10am on Saturday, 19May18, when we cleanup our yard and plant our gardens, including our vegetable garden. There is a lot of work needed this year as we recover from our drainage system replacement. Donations of bags of garden soil and hardy plants like hostas would be appreciated to replace our front garden as well as seed potatoes, onions, carrots, beans or peas for our “stew garden” in the backyard.
Check Out Our New Website at www.wrym.ca
It is very impressive! Click the “Menu” button in the upper left corner to fully explore it, (even past copies of my Netletter stored on it). The computer savvy of Brian Worrall and design skills of Susan Freeman, both past recipients of our “Heart and Soul Award”, are to be highly praised in this volunteer production.
Help WRYM to Help a Valued Supporter
On behalf of the WindsorEssex Community Foundation (WECF), a significant donor to WRYM, I am requesting your assistance on their Vital Signs Survey concerning a range of issues that are important to our local community. For the past five years the WECF has produced a Vital Signs® survey which asks Windsor/Essex residents a variety of questions on 11 areas vital to the quality of life in our community. Please help them, by taking and promoting the survey. Here is a direct link: https://wecf.wufoo.com/forms/z1rkosop15mdfcd/ If you’d like to read the 2017 Vital Signs® report, please visit http://wecf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Windsor-Essexs_2017_VitalSignsReport_Final.pdf
WRYM’s Present Needs for “Stuff”
A new dishwasher, 2 long vinyl couches to double as emergency beds, and 3 book cases. I am always impressed at how somebody knows somebody else who can provide for our needs!
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and he will feed himself for a lifetime.
Gregory D. Goulin, LSM, JD
Executive Director, (pro bono),
The Windsor Residence for Young Men
Gregory D. Goulin, LSM, JD