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REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES 30 YEARS

SEPT 2006 ISSUE NO. 97

EDITOR PETE AGES

INSIDE

3 Annual Meeting

Highlights

4 30 Years of

Summer Camp

REHOBOTH

OFFICES

3920 - 49 Avenue

Stony Plain, Alberta T7Z 2J7

(780) 963-4044

(Administration Office)

Box 1312

Coaldale, Alberta T1M 1N1

(403) 345-5199

#106, 3505 - 29 Street N.E.

Calgary, Alberta T1Y 5W4

(403) 250-7333

Box 602

Three Hills, Alberta T0M 2A0

(403) 443-2239

9899 - 112 Avenue

Ste. 1063

Grande Prairie, Alberta

T8V 7T2

(780) 532-5611

Rehoboth, the Lord has made room”

He moved from there and dug another

well, and no one quarreled over it.

He named it Rehoboth, saying,

“Now the Lord has made us room and

we will flourish in the land.”

Genesis 26:22 NIV


REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES 30 YEARS

Membership Campaign 2006

Celebrating Rehoboth’s 30th Anniversary

In our 30th year, our goal is to reach

5000 memberships (at $10.00 per

membership = $50,000) and $250,000

in individual donations! (An average

donation of $50.00 per member)

Your Rehoboth membership can and

does make a difference! Your membership

along with your prayers, can and

does affect government decisions when

CEO/Executive Director, Wally Mulder

negotiates funding for the programs

Rehoboth Christian Ministries operates

in support of the individuals who

live with disabilities that we serve.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our volunteer

Contact Persons will be recruiting

volunteer canvassers to solicit memberships

and donations from thousands

of supporting members of over

60 supporting churches and individuals

from across the Province.

Please respond generously when a

volunteer contacts you regarding the

Rehoboth Membership Drive in your

congregation.

If you are not contacted by one of our

volunteer canvassers this fall, please

take a few minutes to fill in the form

on the back page of this Newsletter

and send it along with your membership

fee and donation to: Rehoboth

Christian Ministries, 3920 – 49 Avenue,

Stony Plain, Alberta, T7Z 2J7 – or you

can log on to our website at www.rehoboth.ab.ca

and make your contribution

“on-line.”

Rehoboth is truly blessed and continues

to expand and grow because of the

generous and faithful support of God’s

people throughout the province.

Annual General Membership Meeting Highlights

To celebrate Rehoboth’s 30th Anniversary

and the Three Hills program’s

10th Anniversary, the Rehoboth

Annual General Meeting was held on

Saturday, June 24 at the Three Hills

Community Centre in Three Hills. Following

is a brief summary of the day’s

events:

1. The Audited Financial Statement

for the fiscal year ended on

March 31, 2006 was presented. It

reported Operational Revenues of

$12,533,618.00 and Operational

Expenses of $11,911,418.00, or an

excess of Revenues over Expenses

from Operations of $622,200.00.

2. The Operating budget for the year

2006/2007 was presented and approved

by the membership in attendance.

It projects revenues and expenses

of $11,643,096.00 for the year.

3. Rehoboth acknowledged the commitment

and dedication of retiring

Board Member, Mr. Walter Noot

for six years of service. After serving

in the capacity of Rehoboth’s

Board Treasurer for over 25 years,

Walter Noot has indicated his desire

to retire from voluntary service at

Rehoboth Christian ministries. We

acknowledge Walter’s invaluable

service and leadership and thank

Mr. Bob Greig (left) presented Rehoboth

with a Certificate of Accreditation.

him for countless hours of volunteer

work on Rehoboth’s behalf.

Mr. Otto Salomons of Lethbridge,

and Mrs. Barb Slomp of Edmonton

Rehoboth Christian Ministries Mission Statement

In obedience to the will of God, Rehoboth shall convey God’s love

to persons with disabilities and their families by “making room” for

them through personal support, advocacy and public education and by

providing them with opportunities for personal growth and meaningful

participation in society.

Financial Policy

Spending of funds is confined to Board approved programs and purchases.

Each donation that is designated toward an approved program will be used

as designated with the understanding that when any given need has been

met, designated donations will be used where most needed. All donations

are acknowledged and receipted with a tax-deductible receipt.

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were both re-elected to a second

three year term to Rehoboth’s Board

of Directors.

4. Mr. Bob Greig, President of Alberta

Council of Disability Services presented

Rehoboth with a Certificate

of Accreditation.

5. Though not all were in attendance,

104 staff members were acknowledged

for Two, Five, Ten, Fifteen and

Twenty Year Staff Service Awards.

20 Years of Service – Alex Hann,

Cindy Steenbergen

15 Years of Service – Yvonne Krause,

Connie McEwan, Karen Faint

6. Greetings from invited

Regional Community

PDD Board

Representatives, including;

Linda Hiebert,

Community Supports

Coordinator for Central

Region PDD, Don

Risdon, Chair of the

Dr. Alex Hillyard Edmonton Region

PDD Board, Sharon

Rowntree, Chair of the South Region

PDD Board, and Dr. Alex Hillyard,

CEO of the Calgary Region

PDD; were offered to members,

staff and clients of Rehoboth.

7. Reports from the various regions in

which Rehoboth provides supports,

as well as from the Camp Coordinator,

Manager of Human Resources,

Director of Operations, and Executive

Director were highlighted.

Rehoboth

Golf Classics

Both the Coaldale and

Stony Plain tournaments

raised $30,000 – thank you

to all the golfers, sponsors,

and volunteers who made

these tournaments the

huge success they were…

Staff service awards

10 Years of Service – Paulette Goerz,

Minnie Depas, Jan Splane, Jessalyn

Smith, Teresa Elliott-Doersam, Gaylene

Archibald, Elizabeth Thompson,

Debora Dietz, Naomi Bauman,

Dorothy Hunt

5 Years of Service – 22 employees

2 Years of Service – 67 employees

Following the Rehoboth Annual General

Meeting, a Celebration Banquet was

held at the Community Centre – highlighting

the Handbell Choir, a Power

Point Presentation of the programs in

Three Hills, and greetings from Mr.

Richard Marz, MLA for the Old-Didsbury-Three

Hills constituency and Mr

Rob Lougheed, MLA for Strathcona

County, Ron Wilson, Deputy Mayor -

Town of Three Hills and also Chair of

2005-2006 Board of Directors

Richard Mraz, MLA, presenting 10 Year Anniversary

Plaque for Rehoboth Three Hills

the Premiers’ Council on the Status of

Persons with Disabilities. Certificates of

length of participation were presented

to the individuals receiving services in

the Rehoboth-Three Hills programs.

Richard Marz, MLA, presenting program

participation awards

John Bekkering, Lethbridge

Tony Bouma, Calgary

Mike Vos, Edmonton

Bert Kamphius, Edmonton

Al Brander, Calgary

Jane Brouwer, St. Albert

Marianne Penner, Three Hills

Otto Salomons, Lethbridge

Barb Slomp, Edmonton

Annie Visser, Lacombe

Wally Mulder – CEO/Executive Director

Office: 3920 - 49 Avenue

Stony Plain, Alberta T7Z 2J7

wally.mulder@rehoboth.ab.ca

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REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES 30 YEARS

30 Years of Summer Camp

Four friends at Youth Camp 2006

What did you do on your summer

vacation? Not an unusual question,

often heard around the office,

during break times and around the water

cooler. It’s the first question friends

ask after the ‘summer break’. Well for

191 Campers, 163 Volunteers and during

our Client camp 32 staff; Rehoboth

camp was their chosen destination.

Rehoboth Camp is not alone in offering

summer opportunities to disabled

persons in the province of Alberta.

There are half a dozen or so other

groups that support disabled individuals

however, Rehoboth is unique.

Rehoboth Camp depends on trained

volunteers to be matched up in a one

to one team of Camper and Volunteer

for the entire week of the camp experience.

Volunteers are trained by Directors

and Directors are trained by the

Volunteer Camp committee and the

Rehoboth Camp Coordinator. The

main objective for the Volunteers is to

assist the Campers in a safe, fun, clean

and friendly week of camp memories.

For 30 years, the disabled community

has had the choice to make Rehoboth

Camp part of their summer vacation.

For 30 years, Rehoboth Christian Ministries

has been offering a summer

vacation destination. For 30 years, volunteers

have been showing up, to assist

disabled persons to have the Rehoboth

Camp Ministry experience. It is my

prayer that Rehoboth can provide another

30 years of excellent summer

vacation opportunities for our friends

with disabilities.

Rehoboth Camp Ministry offers five

weeks of summer vacations. Out of these

weeks only one has paid staff assisting

Campers with their needs, the other four

are all staffed by volunteers. Next year,

in 2007 Rehoboth Camp will be hosting

a new Camp opportunity, call the ‘Supported

Camper Week’. This camp will

allow persons with high needs who are

outside of the Rehoboth family a choice

for summer vacation. They along with

their supports can attend a five day

camp during the week next September.

(more information will be on the website

soon.)

Submitted by Pete Ages

Camp Coordinator

Gifts Gratefully Received

Churches

Bethel Christian Reformed Church –

Bethel United Reformed Church

– Calgary

Brooks Christian Reformed Church

Burdett Christian Reformed Church

Coaldale Canadian Reformed Church

Covenant Christian Reformed Church


Emmanuel Reformed Church

– Neerlandia

First Christian Reformed Church

– Rocky Mountain House

Grace Reformed Church – Leduc

Granum Christian Reformed Church

High River Christian Reformed Church

Hope Christian Reformed Church

– Stony Plain

Inglewood Christian Reformed Church

– Edmonton

Iron Springs Christian Reformed

Church

Maranatha Christian Reformed Church

Neerlandia Canadian Reformed

Church

New Life Fellowship Christian

Reformed Church – Red Deer

Nobleford Christian Reformed Church

Orthodox Reformed Church

– Edmonton

Parkland Reformed Church – Ponoka

Providence Canadian Reformed

Church – Edmonton

SonRise Christian Reformed Church

– Ponoka

St. Albert Christian Reformed Church

Taber Canadian Reformed Church

Taber Christian Reformed Church

Trinity Christian Reformed Church

– Edmonton

West End Christian Reformed Church

– Edmonton

Groups/Clubs/Societies

Helping Hands – Trinity Reformed

Church – Lethbridge

Mr. & Mrs. Club – Lacombe

St., Francis Community Ministries Ltd.

– Donation for Stony Plain Outreach

Program

Dorcas Laidies Aid – Neerlandia CRC

Rehoboth Camp Counsellors – Weeks

2, 3 and 4

Edmontom Sheriff’s Posse

– donation for Glendale Group

Home – Stony Plain

Edmonton Sheriff’s Posse

Corporatations

Infolink Inc. – Edmonton

Decker Properties Inc. – Stony Plain

Northgate Industries Ltd. – Edmonton

Memorials

In Memory of Mrs. Coby Donkerbroek

In Memory of Mr. Ken Newton

In Memory of Mr. Derk Deboer

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30 YEARS REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Camp 1976

Brightbank

Opening

(first office)

A Trip Down

Memory Lane

The following pages reflect the rich

blessings of God on the work of

Rehoboth to make room for those

with special needs – 30 years to

celebrate in thanksgiving!

The pictures are colour-coded with

the dates of the events.

Camp 1977

Rehoboth Camp starts

with Kids Week 1976

Flagraising at first

Rehoboth office

and group home –

Brightbank

Grand Opening

Rehoboth Camp sleeps in

converted grain bins

Joyful Noise Choir

first album released

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985


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Coaldale Offices

Coaldale’s first

Pig Roast

Some of

Coaldale’s clients

Calgary’s first

two clients

Coaldale cient trip

to Waterton Park

Parking

problems!

Calgary-Gladstone

Residence

Sandy Joins Calgary

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990


30 YEARS REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Coaldale Auxilliary,

Advisory and Local

Board members

Opening of Coaldale’s

first expansion

Coaldale Dedication

Service

Calgary’s

first office

Premier Ralph Klein

visits Coaldale and the

Hann family

Joyful Noise

Choir releases

second album

Sonia at Calgary

Christmas Open House

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995


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Andrew signing the

guest book at the

Calgary Open House

Calgary moves office

to second location

Three Hills

Administration

moves to new

location

Kneehills Residence opens

Three Hills Grand Opening

1996

1997


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New building opens for

Provincial Administration and

Stony Plain Program

Coaldale – Friends forever!

Calgary office moves

to present location

Ken is the MC at

Calgary’s 10th Anniversary

Celebration

Sterling at the Calgary

Stampede breakfast

New covered firepit at Camp

– built by volunteers!

1998

1999

2000


Coaldale

Apprecia

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Three Hills

opens Barnabas

Residence

Three Hills

visit to Guzoo

Rehoboth

Three Hills

opens “New

to You” second

hand store

Chris helping to

rebuild the Coaldale

greenhouse

Calgary staff and clients

carolling at Deerfoot Mall

Calgary Capitol Hill &

North Hill Residence opens

Grande Prairie’s first home

– New Beginnings

2001

2002


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Calgary Rosscarrock &

Westbrook Residence opens

Three Hills client Andrew

at work for IGA

Three Hills clients

visit Markervile

Peter helps

out at the 6th

Annual Calgary

Golf Tournament

Calgary’s

Stampede

Breakfast

Grande Prairie opens outreach in Fairview

Staff

tion BBQ

Coaldale sod-turning for expansion

2003

2004

2005


REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES 30 YEARS

Camp cabin and

site upgrade – built

by volunteers!

Grande Prairie

Celebrates 5th

Anniversary

30th & 10th

Anniversary

Celebration in

Three Hills

Three Hills

visits Lake Louise

A Grande Prairie

Outreach client

Three Hills opens

the Caleb Residence

Client receives

certificate from

MLA Richard Marz

Grande Prairie opens a third

home – Twain House

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