Raffle and Fundraising

OBEY’s fall fundraiser is complete.  Congratulations to our raffle winners:
The first prize – G. Houser
The second prize – N. Halpert
The third prize- S. Preusentanz
A BIG THANK YOU to ALL for supporting OBEY Fund Raising.
There were 1792 tickets sold x $2.00 = $3584.00.  Including ticket printing expenses and prize money, the total profit for OBEY is $2352.89.
 
The Bothwell cheese is to be delivered on Tuesday, November 5th.  If you are unable to pick it up, please make arrangements with Leanne.

Notice of Annual General Meeting for OBEY

The Oak Bluff Early Years (OBEY) Board of Directors is hosting our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 5th, at 7:30pm in the Oak Bluff Community School library. We would like to take this opportunity to invite each of you to our AGM to learn more about OBEY’s organization, strategic planning, programming, finances and plans for the current school year.

OBEY is seeking volunteers to join our Board of Directors.

There are open positions on the Board that require volunteers.  It is vital that the Board obtain new members to ensure the longevity of the organization. Positions that require members include: President, Vice-President, Fundraiser and general board position(s).

We are a dynamic, forward thinking organization seeking fresh perspectives and insights from parents and community members who have an interest in making a meaningful contribution to childcare in the Oak Bluff community.  This is a great opportunity for OBEY families, new and old, to become more involved in your child’s early childhood education.

If you want to learn more about what joining the OBEY Board of Directors would involve, please contact us for more information.  We would be happy to provide additional information and answer any questions you may have.

Expressions of Interest to join the OBEY Board can be made to the Board Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson

We hope you see you all on November 5th.

Sincerely,

OBEY Board of Directors

 

Jennifer Houser

Chairperson

Contact:  jennhouser7@gmail.com

 

Nancy Zettler

Vice-Chairperson

Contact:  nancyzettler@hotmail.com

 

Welcome back to another school year!

Welcome back OBEY families!

We hope you have had a wonderful summer filled with friends, family and adventures. We, the Board of Directors, are pleased to offer two fundraising events for the 2019-2020 calendar year.  In addition to these events, we will continue to offer family favorites that have been successful in the past.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for generously supporting our efforts in past years, as we continue to work towards our need for the OBEY expansion project.  In doing so, we want to ensure that your efforts continue to be evident in the classrooms and programming of today.

Going forth, our plan for the year will include:

Event 1: A Fall Cash Draw raffle!  Prizes will include $500 cash, $350 cash and $150 cash.  Tickets will be distributed early September.  Families will have close to a month to sell/network 50 tickets. The draw date will take place October 18, 2019.  Our goal will be to sell all of the tickets printed (3000)!  In addition to the raffle, we will offer families the opportunity to order from Bothwell Cheese.

Event 2: In light of our successful spring raffle last year, we will once again roll out our “Spring into Summer” beverage raffle in early April.  We will be looking for donations of your favourite seasonal summer beverages, with raffle tickets being distributed soon after.

Once again, we would like to thank you for your time and commitment to OBEY, and we look forward to working with you again this year.

Sincerely.

The OBEY Board of Directors

 

Spring Fundraiser

Fundraiser Profit Report

The OBEY Board of Directors would like to thank families for generously supporting and participating in our annual spring fundraiser.

Through your efforts, our Spring Raffle drew in a profit of $3,852.65!

We would like to thank you for your time and commitment to OBEY, and for your generous contributions of wine and spirits towards our raffle prizes.  In addition, we would like to thank Qualico for their generous donation to the draw, and for their continued support of our expansion project.

The draw took place at school on Friday, May 11, 2019.  The winners were as follows:

1st prize – David Storozuk ticket #0495 – $100 LC GC & $100 Costco GC

2nd prize – Sharon Somerville #0323 – Assorted Beer, Wine & Spirits

3rd prize – Glenn Houser #0562 – 10 bottles of Wine

4th prize – Larry Eloy #2084 – 6 bottles of Wine

Congratulations to the winners!

Sincerely,

OBEY Board of Directors

Important Notice

It has come to our attention that an email from OBEY’s Director may have been hacked and sent to families asking for money via eTransfer.  PLEASE BE ADVISED that OBEY will NEVER ask you for money over email, nor will OBEY send you links to complete eTransfers.

While OBEY has recently been working to incorporate the ability to accept eTransfers for payment of parent fees, the system is not yet up and running.  When it is, instructions will be sent home to families by paper.

If you have received any such email from OBEY or Leanne Derlago in the recent past, please advise Leanne immediately.

Thank you.

OBEY Board

Fundraiser Profit Report

The OBEY Board of Directors would like to thank families for generously supporting and participating in our annual fall fundraisers.

Through your efforts, our 50/50 draw raised $2017.88 and the Bothwell Cheese orders raised $1106.00.  Combined, we are off to a healthy start with a total profit of $3123.88!

As we continue to work towards our need for the OBEY expansion project, we want to ensure that your efforts continue to be evident in the classrooms and programming of today.  Over the next few months, OBEY staff will evaluate what new tools and supplies will be needed to continue to grow and provide high quality programming for our children.  In the past, your fundraising dollars have been used to purchase art supplies, toys, books, outdoor equipment, and bussing for field trips.

Once again, we would like to thank you for your time and commitment to OBEY, and we look forward to your anticipated support with our spring fundraiser.

Sincerely,

OBEY Board of Directors

Congratulations to our 50/50 Raffle Winner!

Congratulations to our 50/50 Raffle Winner – Meagan Mathews of Winnipeg.  Meagan won the max-payout of $2000.00!

We’d like to thank our OBEY family for their hard work and support in selling 50/50 tickets for our first fundraiser of the year.  We were successful in selling our goal of 2000 tickets.  Final numbers regarding profits for the raffle will be announced soon – stay tuned!