Newsletter November 2021

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President, Pat Robitaille

October was a great month for FOCUS.    While we continued our incredible work in supporting the San Diego kids in need, we also had four wonderful opportunities to come together as an organization.

New Member Happy Hour

On October 7, the board hosted a New Member Happy Hour at my home.   It was a delightful evening and we were very excited to meet new member Denise Donato-McConnel and her husband Patrick.   We look forward to having them join us for subsequent events.


On October 21, Sharyn put together a great mini-fundraiser with shopping at Sea La Vie and wine/shopping at Vom Foss.    It was enjoyable to see so many FOCUS members come out and help us raise some money.    Many thanks to Sharyn for her creativity and countless hours creating new opportunities for fundraising.   Incredible job!

Halloween Candy Bagging Party

October 26th was another fun day at the Cay Yacht Club.  So many (25) showed up to help put together candy bags for the Coronado Halloween event.    It was great fun to see so many, ready us for a community event, and have a few laughs.   We put together nearly 500 bags to hand out.    Thank you Lisa Storey for creating the venue for us.

Coronado Halloween Party in the Park

And finally on October 29th, we had so much fun in the FOCUS Booth at the Coronado Halloween Party in the Park.     Special thanks to so many members who showed up in costumes and helped with handing out candy and organizing the games.    Special thanks to Ed Robitaille for making the Halloween themed “bean bag toss” and “ring toss” games.   Excellent participation by FOCUS at a community event!