National Service Group Appeals for Volunteers to Organize a Local Group

Tumbler Ridge- The Royal Purple of Canada, a National, Fraternal, charitable Women?s Organization that identifies and addresses Community needs through volunteer efforts of its Membership is hopeful of organizing a new group of their organization in Tumbler Ridge.

In a public meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2004 the National President of the Royal Purple of Canada, Shirley Gibson will be speaking to potential volunteers promoting the new group.

The Royal Purple of Canada has a membership of over 6,500 members in more than 200 Lodges across Canada. The members of the Royal Purple of Canada focus primarily on the promotion and support of community needs across Canada through the Local and National Programs. Some of these programs include: The Elks and Royal Purple Drug Awareness Program and the Elks and Royal Purple Literary and Poster Contest, each promoting a drug free lifestyle. As well The Royal Purple support their National Charity, The Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children. Our Charity?s mission is to help any child in need, with a special focus on those children with speech and auditory disabilities. Each year, Royal Purple Lodges across Canada donate over ten million dollars to community service and special projects.

Creating a greater awareness for woman and their contributions to the community is one of our goals. We also encourage and create opportunities for women to develop their leadership qualities and promote their growth in all fields of endeavor.

We invite the Ladies of Tumbler Ridge to an information meeting, hosted by the National President, Shirley Gibson of Virden, Manitoba to be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. Coffee will be served. Location is the Tumbler Ridge Community Center, 340 Front Street.

The Royal Purple are a charitable, not for profit organization that focuses on service to the community. Come be a member of the Royal Purple of Canada. YOU will help others, and have fun doing it!

For more information contact:

Beverley Dukart at (250) 964-7477