EMERGENCY LUNCH BOX PROGRAMME
Convenor: Sue Cummings
In 1994, the Association encouraged all its member clubs to focus on “Nutrition Programmes in Elementary School”. The May Court Club of Chatham presently provides nutritional snacks to twenty-six elementary and secondary schools in Chatham-Kent. It is now referred to as the “Emergency Lunch Box Programme”.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAMME
Convenor: Edwinna Rawlings
For years our members assisted with various programmes at Victoria Park School, such as the Breakfast Programme and Reading Programme. May Court also donated funds to purchase books and tapes for the library. When the school closed, these services were transferred to the Queen Elizabeth II School and the “Breakfast Programme” still continues today.
Other projects include: Knitted Winter Wear and Operation Cover-Up.
In 2018 The Women of Excellence event will again take place. This wonderful event honours women, who have lived or worked in Chatham-Kent, and have reached a high level of accomplishment or expertise in their chosen fields, locally, provincially, nationally or internationally. This year there are 6 categories: Arts and Culture, Business and Professions, Community and Volunteerism, Education and Training, Health Science and Technology and Young Woman of Excellence.
The Good Health Walk took place in September. The weather cooperated and it was a very enjoyable day for people of all ages to take part. A fun event.
The Bingo Committee, convened by Wendy Bloomfield runs all year long and is a great fundraiser for the club.
Major changes occurred within the club in the early 90’s, with a shift away from a more structured organization to one which combined an emphasis on both service and social activities and doing away with mandatory hours. The Honorary Life and Associate Members’ Tea started in 1988 and was changed in 1998 to Members’ Appreciation Tea. As well a golf scramble (hopefully to be resurrected this year) and the Christmas Party are occasions not to be missed.
On June 19, 2015, convened by Margaret Thompson, the 80th Anniversary Dinner took place at Maple City Country Club. A video highlighting activities of the last 80 years was presented along with awards for many long-time members.