A Message from our Executive Director, Carol Bartlett
It seems like every year the holidays are upon us before we know it. Although it can be a busy time I hope that everyone can create some time to slow down and enjoy!
As you can see, we have started our transition to a new newsletter format. The newsletter committee has been working hard with the goal to include the information you need in a clear and concise format. We would appreciate any feedback as we continue to work on improving communication to our members.
I would like to thank the membership committee for hosting a new member orientation on November 20th – we had 22 new GRAPE members attend and learn how to get the most out of their GRAPE membership! Thank you to the board/committee chairs for also attending and sharing information. We look forward to hosting more sessions like this in 2020.
A few reminders for December - December 3rd is ROC the Day, organized by the United Way of Rochester. GRAPE is fortunate to be one of the many not-for-profit organizations listed for gift giving. December 4th is the next Eldercare Fair at Highland Hospital, December 11th is the holiday breakfast at St. John’s Brickstone (registration appreciated for this breakfast) and December 13
the Holiday Gifts for Seniors Committee will pack 300 gift bags to be delivered to seniors in need. Of course most of our committees will continue to meet this month as well!
As I close out my fifth month as the Executive Director I want to thank the board, committees and all of the members for your support. May the peace and joy of the holidays be with you today and throughout the New Year.