Thursday, March 19, 2015

AGENDA – Sunday, March 22, 2015


Meetings are normally held on the fourth Sunday of each month (but not this month due to the Health Show) near Hillside Mall. Email for directions.
Coffee and tea are provided free of charge.  Snacks to share are always appreciated.  We ask that you not wear any fragrances for those who are sensitive.
Please try your best to be on time so we can start right away.  
Let us know if there is anything you would like us to add to the agenda (news, discussion topic, etc) by emailing us at
PRESENTATION:  1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Darren Wagnor will tell us about how to apply for the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Savings Plan.  

NEW ITEMS and UPDATES:  3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
For Discussion
1.  Victoria Women's Spring Expo  - report and discussion about our recent awareness event.
2.  Victoria Pet Expo - need volunteers for our awareness booth on April 11/12 
3.  Let's Talk About Lyme in Metchosin! - upcoming awareness event
4.  Group organization, funds, and how you can help 
5.  Future Presentations - your ideas are welcome  

1.  "Let's Talk About Lyme" T-shirts.  We have men's and women's t-shirts for sale.  $10 each.
2.  Group Library.  Our group purchases and loans out books and DVDs on Lyme and co-infections.  Cost to join our library is $10.  Items can be borrowed for one month.  Please be courteous and return borrowed books on time.  Book donations are always appreciated.  Please let us know if there are any books/DVDs that you would like us to order.  *Two copies of Stephen Buhner's newest book on Anaplasma, Babesia, and Ehrlichia have arrived.
3.  Facebook Group.  Our Facebook group for people with Lyme disease on Vancouver Island is a great way to keep up to date on news and connect with others.  Log into Facebook, search for the Vancouver Island Lyme Group, and ask to join. The group is private – others can see who the members are, but only members can post and read posts, invite, and approve new members.   
4. Tick Test Kits from Janet Sperling.  Due to the new costs involved in tick identification ($30) and testing for ticks ($35) from veterinarians, Janet Sperling has sent us some more tick collection vials, complete with prepaid envelopes to mail live ticks.  She is doing research on ticks in Canada and would be happy to receive live ticks that you find on your dog, in the environment, or crawling on you (ticks cannot be feeding on you - those must go to the BC CDC).  Please pick up a few kits for your veterinarian.
5.  Group Financial Report 

NEXT MEETING:  Sunday, April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m.
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