ImageMajor Ken Kimberley provided the Club with his Christmas message and overview of the Services provided by the Salvation Army. His presentation was preceded by some reminiscing of his use of Christmas Ties.  The Salvation Army dress requires a Black Tie, but the Major always tries to liven his dress during the Christmas season with his collection of Ties with various Christmas and Cartoon themes. Major Kimberley spoke about the different triggers of "The Christmas Spirit" Many of his congregation feel that the putting out of the Red Kettles as their trigger, others it is snow, although not often here on the Wet Coast. For others it is Caroling or the lighting of Christmas lights throughout the community. Whatever the trigger, the Season is here and the Army is now in it's 76 th year providing various community services for those in need. The Major outlined where the funds raised in the Kettle drive are used. The money is used in many ways to help those in need including gift cards, toys, basic living supplies, food hampers community care for seniors and disaster relief to mention a few. This year's goal for it's fund raising drive is $140,000 but they currently only at $90,000 with a week to go. At the conclusion of the Major's presentation, the Club presented the Major with a contribution of $1400 which was received with much appreciation and thanks. 

"Merry Christmas to all"