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On November 4th, the beautiful Rosedale Golf Club in Toronto was the site for the third bridge day to raise money to re-build the school in Cambodia near Phnom Pehn.
Barbara Seagram and Patti Lee again co-chaired the event.
The first was held in Toronto on June 24th, raised $9,365.00. The second was held in Chatham on Saturday, August 27th, raised $5,500.00!
Bridge, coffee and cookies, and some great door prizes were the order of the day.
116 people attended and contributed very generously. Some even brought door prizes as well as money for the school. About 30 other folks, who could not attend, contributed as well. Over $11,500 was raised by this event.
August 27, 2012: 2nd Fundrasier
The day consisted of a bridge seminar, a lunch, a bridge game, and lots of door prizes. 68 people played bridge that afternoon and almost all of them were able to attend the seminar in the morning. The day was considered a big success from the attendees' perspective, as well as from the organizers' perspective. In fact, consideration is already underway to have a similar event next summer. The attendees were very generous with their donations. As well, over 20 other groups and individuals, who did not attend, also contributed generously to the school project.
As with the previous June Fundraiser, Barbara Seagram and Patti Lee organized the event. However, three people from Chatham really ensured the success of the event: Keith Dawson (a Rotarian) spearheaded the event locally, organizing the location, creating the advertising, and emailing many groups to obtain outside interest; Joanne Dawson organized the food and coffee and was instrumental in the setup of the room; and John Verkaik helped organize the food, arranged for some door prizes, and encouraged people to attend. These three individuals were tireless in their support and advice and Barbara and Patti could not have run the event without them! Thanks so much to all three!!!
An anonymous donor matched the funds we had raised for that event and wrote us a cheque for $8,800.00. WOW.
Thanks to all of your contributions, the School is well underway and Patti Lee and Barbara Seagram attended the grand opening of the School on March 29th, 2012. View Photos