LETTERS: Big donations from stamp club

Penticton and District Stamp Club donations keep rolling in.

The Penticton and District Stamp Club held its annual general meeting on June 7 at the Penticton Golf and Country Club.

We were blessed with two guest speakers this year, being Janice Perrino, executive director of the SOS Medical Foundation and Randy Manuel, artist and historian.

Janice presented a slide presentation showing what impact the new hospital tower will have on the community at large both during construction and for the next many year as a hospital facility. She thanked the stamp club and its members for the generous contribution they were making towards the patient care tower in the amount of $6,935.69.

Randy Manuel explained to the membership why he had picked the ‘Caboose’ as subject for a stamp celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Kettle Valley Railway.

Both guest speakers were thanked for their contribution in making this year’s AGM memorable. In the past year the club, through generous donations from the public at large and the willingness of the membership to purchase the material, resulted in the following charity donations PRH Medical Foundation – $6,935.69, Cancer (Leukemia Research) – $1,153.30, Moog Hospice – $635.55 and the CNIB/White Cane Club – $665.90 for a total donation this past year of $9,390.44. Since 2008 the club has gathered and given a total of $18,695.99 to charity.

Although the club doesn’t meet over the summer my doors will always be open for consultation and stamp donations. I can be reached at gboersma@telus.net or 250-492-3875.

Gus Boersma

President, Penticton & District Stamp Club