Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Ontario Nurses for grandmothers Group

Resource Type: 
Political Action

We know that as retired or active nurses with actual or "metaphorical" grandchildren that together we can increase awareness, educate the public, and raise funds for grandmothers and orphans in Africa who have been affected by HIV/AIDS.
Get involved! New members are always welcome!
Upcoming Meetings:
The next meeting scheduled for the group will be on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. You are welcome to join the group in person at RNAO home office or via teleconference. Please feel free to bring a friend along with you.
To view a schedule of upcoming meetings, please click here.
Past Minutes:
The most recent minutes will be posted on our website monthly.
To view the minutes from our past meeting on August 12, 2009 please click here.
To view the minutes from our past meeting on July 15, 2009 please click here.
Summer 2009 Logo Contest Information:
Logo Contest Details:
The Ontario Nurses for Grandmothers Group would like to invite RNAO members and Ontario Nurses for Grandmothers members to submit a logo that you have designed to represent the group.
You are welcome to use your imagination! Think outside the box as you create a logo that captures the essence of what it means to provide support for grandmothers and the young ones they care for who might be AIDS/HIV-affected living in Africa. You may submit a photo, sketch or picture etc. Your logo would appear on cards, t-shirts and other materials. All proceeds raised will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.     
Submissions:
Logo submissions will be accepted up until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2009. Ontario Nurses for Grandmothers members will vote for their favorite logos. The top three entries will be printed on fundraising material.
If you will be doing a photo submission, it must be in high resolution digital format (Hint: select the “high” resolution setting on your digital camera).
Please send in a brief explanation (no more than 100-150 words) describing your motivation behind the logo that you have designed.
Additional Information:
For additional information and to submit your logo, please email kscott@rnao.ca or contact 1-800-268-7199/416-599-1925 ext. 214.  To download a poster about the contest, please click here.

Current Activites and Request for Your Participation:

Collection of Gently Loved Jewellery
We are currently collecting any gently loved jewellery that you might have as we are looking to sell these at fundraising events. All proceeds from the jewellery will go directly to the Ontario Nurses to Grandmothers Group to go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Mason Jars
We are also collecting mason jars for the purpose of decorating and collecting funds for the Ontario Nurses for Grandmothers group. If you have any clean jars that you would like to donate, please let us know as this is a wonderful way for the group to generate funds.
Quilt patterns
We are also collecting $1.00 for a quilt square to make a "CRAZY QUILT" that will be auctioned off at our upcoming fundraising event in September. If you would like to receive a quilt square, please let us know! Or if you have any quilting expertise, we would love to know about it!
If you would like to participate in any of the activites or to make a donation of a mason jar or jewellery, please contact kscott@rnao.ca or 416-599-1925 ext. 214.
Activities Needing Leadership
We are currently seeking assistance and leadership for the following activities:

  • Logo design

  • T-shirt sales

  • Other fundraising ideas

If you would like to take a lead on any of above activities, please let us know.
Stephen Lewis Grandmothers to Grandmothers Initiative
To learn more about the the initiative please visit the Stephen Lewis Foundation webpage.

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