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General · 3rd October 2009
Bob Lasby
Congratulations to Catherine Smith for winning the trip to Mt. Washington and the $100 gift certificate. Thanks go to DragonFly Suites and all those who contribute their spirit points to senior housing at the Heriot Bay TruValu store. Our summer raffles have raised a few thousand badly needed dollars, to help advance our project.

Advances are being made in firming the plans & layout for the first duplex, and we look forward to obtaining the blessing of the Regional District for the improvements. Thanks to Bill O’Connor for mowing the lot….. A decision was made to begin installing drain pipe and washed rock, and filling in the trench through the middle of the property. Grant Hayden and Rolf Kellerhals have kindly offered to supply machinery to accomplish this work, at fuel cost only. A big thank you! to them both. It appears that Quadra contractors and businesses are continuing to generously volunteer.

It is sometimes hard to see any progress, but it is happening. A reminder that fundraising of a least $75,000 is needed to start construction, so philanthropists are still needed to come forward.

The Society has applied to the Quadra Section of Coastal Community Credit Union for some of the annual $50,000 available in the legacy fund set up during the merger between QCU and CCCU. Our project will certainly be a big benefit to the community, so we are hoping for the generosity of the Legacy Committee at decision time.

Submitted by Bob Lasby 3501