This year’s walk took place on May 29. Our UWCNY team had 12 participants and raised over $10,600 – that’s double our goal. We were the 2nd highest team in term of fundraising! This is the most money our club has ever raised for the Walk a Mile campaign. Thank you to our team and all our supporters.
The speaker at our annual dinner, Jim Hayhurst, kept the audience spellbound with his story of how he climbed Mount Everest in 1988, although he had never before mountaineered. At 47 Jim was the oldest member of his team, which included his son.
His harrowing climb up the mountain included a near miss with an avalanche, his son in danger of going over a cliff, and Jim’s suffering from the ill effects of high altitude. Because of the latter he had to stop short of Everest’s peak. Nonetheless he had proved he could do “the extreme.”
The life lessons he learned led him to found a disadvantaged youth-help organization – Trails Youth Initiatives – which has improved the lives of hundreds. He also wrote a book, The Right Mountain, about his experience.
with thanks to the club archivist
At the annual May dinner our speaker, Jim Hayhurst , will be selling his book “The Right Mountain – Lessons From Everest On the Real Meaning of Success” for $30 cash or cheque.
Read more about the Grandmothers campaign here
Fight Violence Against Women on May 29, 2019
Join our UWCNY Team as a walker and ask your friends and family to pledge support to end violence against women in Canada. Pledge Forms will be made available at the March general meeting.
If you prefer to “sit this one out”, please consider sponsoring one of our members on the UWCNY Team by signing their Pledge Form at the Walk A Mile table at the March and April General Meetings.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Speaker: Jim Hayhurst on “The Real Meaning of Success”
You can buy tickets to our Annual May Dinner at the March and April General Meetings. Deadline for ordering tickets is May 7, 2019.
For more details see the March newsletter.
Jill Reeve’s Favourite Book Sale
Our popular used book sale, to benefit our Scholarship Fund, will be held at
the March General Meeting. We want to sell current books, award winners,
coffee table books, books for which our members will happily spend $5.
Please bring your book donations by 6:45 pm if possible.
Books usually sell quickly so if you want to pick up a book or two for quiet
evening reading, or for your next vacation, come early. Thank you
in advance for your donations and your purchases.
You are invited to join us at this important meeting.
Current members got to know new members at the Welcome Party held just before our November meeting.
This is our fourth year preparing shoeboxes filled with small gifts, and we have completed 83 boxes! These are distributed to local shelters and other agencies and are very much appreciated.
Want more information? Please go to the Shoebox Project website or see our September newsletter in the Members Only section.