Serving the Calgary Ostomy Community

President’s Message June 2019

President’s Message June 2019

Hello Friends,

The last few days the city has turned green with the budding trees and green grass. Such a welcome sight from the snow and cold.

Our Annual General Meeting is coming up at the June meeting.

Attached to the newsletter you will find our financial statements for our fiscal year. Please take a moment to have a look and if there are any questions, please let us know or bring your concerns to the meeting in June.

The Ostomy Youth Camp is coming up July 7-12. We will need drivers to transport kids from the airport to Wellspring on July 7 and back to the airport from Camp horizon on July 12. If you can help out, please sign up at the meeting or let me or Lisa Gausman know.

COS also requires a volunteer for the Secretary position. This involves taking meeting minutes for the AGM and executive meetings. Knowledge of Microsoft Word or similar software is required. Please contact me if you are interested.

The Educational seminar that a few of us attended in Saskatoon was a great experience. The speakers were wonderful with much good usable information. The Saskatoon chapter put on a great day.

AADL and private insurance coverage issues have come up again. Please read the newsletter or this blog post for more information about how it works. Please bear in mind that when you sign your re-assessment sheet given to you by an ET, you accept all terms and conditions including the disclaimer on the back of the document. Please take a moment to read carefully what you accept and are responsible for.

We will be holding another FOWC pack on Tuesday, June 4 at CB Medical. If you would like to volunteer your time, please let me know. We work from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Lunch is provided.

Our speaker in June is Rory Hornstein, a registered dietician, on the topic of Nutrition For Ostomates, which is an education session offering more than just dietary advice. It focuses on providing the missing nutritional links for Ostomates that support overall health and vitality. This is an opportunity to discuss specific concerns such as dietary limitations leading to reduced nutrient intake, or output issues that are causing distress.

We hope all of you enjoy a safe, healthy summer with family and friends.

Pat Cimmeck

 

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