On Saturday, May 6th, PLAN hosted the first Spring Membership Meeting in 3 years! We gathered at the Bonsor Recreation Center in Burnaby and spent some time being together, sharing food, thinking about PLAN and shaping our future together.
We started with a delicious pancake breakfast cooked and served by Jule, Nellie, Terry, Steve and Phyllis! Over breakfast, we reconnected with one another and meeting new friends and seeing old ones was as nourishing as our breakfast! Rebecca put together a wonderful program which included telling some stories of the things that are bringing us joy as well as some time to think about moving forward as an organization. Our longtime Connector Karl Perrin who is retiring from PLAN was the keynote speaker and Karl brought a light note with humour and memories of his nearly 30 years working for PLAN.
Quotes that stand out (so many good quotes):
“My mum passed away recently and I miss her but I want you to know that I am ok and my PLAN network has helped me so much”. – Rose
“I thought I was going to become a part of Robert and Craig’s network and spend a bit of time involved – well a microboard, a network and years of friendship and fun later… here I am!” – Nellie
The best part? People!! We laughed and visited, we shed a few tears and savoured every moment!