Walnut Potpourri. A miscellaneous collection of recent happenings for which there is no definitive theme or common denominator but which may provide amusement, entertainment, enlightenment, knowledge, or awareness, all dependent on the reader’s perspective and the editor’s mood at any given moment.
January 2014 Walnut Potpourri. Some of the above.
Happy New Year!
Member Meeting 16 January 2014
Three videos capture the first meeting for 2014. PCC CEO Rocco Rossi made the third presentation, after Dan Litten, Martien de Leeuw and Larry Peckford, presented a report from the Huntsville regional meeting.
But first, Frank Townson, of Motorcycle Ride for Dad, presented a plaque to PCCN Ottawa in recognition of our help with the Ottawa Ride last summer. (Videos on Huntsville and Rocco's speech will follow, below.)
Don't miss this opportunity to attend CCSN's Advocacy Toolkit webinar! This informative, free webinar will be of interest to patients, survivors, family, friends, caregivers, and any member of the community interested in ensuring the best possible care and follow-up for cancer patients and survivors.
Webinar attendees will:
Better appreciate the importance of utilizing key advocacy tools to effect change.
Be taken through the practical development and implementation of some of those key tools, including advocacy packages, petitions, postcards and collective letters.
Understand the practical steps to hosting a “Day at the Legislature”, one of the most impactful advocacy tools an organization can utilize.
Until November 9th only: Along with raising funds for research for all cancers, the Canadian Cancer Society provides transportation and support for those living with cancer. Our Wheels of Hope campaign raises funds to ensure that this program continues to support those in need. It is especially vital for people without vehicles or a license, with no local family or friends to help, nor the financial means to make the often daily trips to their appointments.
In order to continue offering this invaluable service to the Ottawa community, we need your help!
21 November Members Meeting
7:30 Frank Macmillan, a prominent Ottawa lawyer, gave a presentation on "Guarding your Family Assets. If you don't have a will the government decides how the estate is distributed."