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San Joachim Nursing Home

San Joachim Nursing Home

Mens’ Maintenance Group The bedrooms looks good, and will likely not need a second coat. So we’ll concentrate this week on painting the back courtyard yellow. There is a small office near our bodega, a section of the main hallway ceiling area, and the lower interior courtyard walls that need sealing and preparing for painting too. The back area looks really clean now, and the biggest pile of garbage has been hauled away by the town. Ixmael has started construction of the columns for the garbage area roof, and we may be able to place the main beam and joists this week. Our work season is drawing to a close. I am leaving on Mon, March 23, and a few others are leaving somewhere before or about that time.  We can discuss when we might have a last breakfast together, and what day will be our last. We’ll be giving the back courtyard area and the small medical office a second coat of paint this week. Placing the joists, beams and ceiling blocks on the garbage area roof is on the list and the back yard cleanup will continue. Prepping the lower courtyard garden area, and painting the front courtyard sitting area are possible chores as well. Tues March 17, 2020 will be our last day. After we have finished work that morning we’ll clean up and head to La Antigua Restaurant, calle 21 and calle 60, for a wrapup brunch between 10:30 and 11:00. I’ll reserve a table for us.It’s our last day of work at the Albergue this Tuesday. A few of us will be helping with...
Special Donation

Special Donation

Every donation is special and much appreciated. I hope I tell you how much the Food Bank is very appreciative of all you do. The Food Bank received a generous donation from a company in Chuburna, Emerald Coast Solar in Chuburna.  If in the market for solar panels give them a look. I received this email in my email box and I must say it knocked me for a loop!! “Hi Sharon  My name is Jo-Anne Hugh and I am with Emerald Coast Solar. We do solar installs throughout all of our beach communities. Whenever we finish an install, we make a donation to a charity within that community on behalf of our client. We also hold a customer appreciation dinner every year and raise some money there also, which we split amongst our charities. With that being said, I have some money for you – $4,575.00 pesos. I thought this might be a good time to get it to you.  Please let me know what you would like me to do with the money.” “We feel it is important as a company based here at the beach (we are in Chuburna), that we give back to the beach communities that support us.” Needless to say I responded very quickly and once self-isolation is done we will get...
English Class Andres Quinta Roo

English Class Andres Quinta Roo

What a wonderful experience we all are having again at Andres Quintana Roo Primary School in Chicxulub! For at least 10 years, snowbirds and expats have volunteered their time with the  afternoon students in grades 3 through 6, their Teachers, and the Directora, to promote and provide introductory English instruction one hour a week over 10 weeks from mid January through to the end of March. The curriculum at each grade level includes words and phrases for meeting and greeting people, family and friends. It builds year to year to include simple sentences such as ‘I have’, ‘I do not have’, ‘I can’, ‘I cannot’, ‘do you have’ etc. As well, the students get some practice in counting in English. The program is mostly oral. The students are encouraged to talk, talk, talk – to their teachers and to each other – through games and singing.The goal of the programme is to have the students become comfortable hearing andspeaking simple English words and phrases so that they may greet visitors to their pueblo and as a support for their future endeavours in the work force. This year, the students brainstormed with their classroom teachers to prepare thank you cards, in English, for us. They were all special and touching! Thank you, one and all, for this happy, productive, successful...
Special Visit – Madison International School

Special Visit – Madison International School

I received an email from a group of Grade 5 students who were interested in how the Food Bank operates.  Well, it turns out this group is interested in a project called Zero Hunger and wanted to better understand the workings of the Chicxulub Food Bank.  So it was time for a “show and tell” session. Jack Pearson, Edgar Ahumada Robles, Mia Stephani and Natali Bobadilla Ysidro with Carmita The group arrived and we spent a good 1 1/2 hours chatting about Zero Poverty and their involvement. We talked about how we selected the foodstuff received monthly and the importance of awareness in the community. They were interested in the new location and setup of the building. Before they left they had decided to look into how they might help the Chicxulub Food Bank. This group was interested and enthusiastic about their project. Will share more as they move through their...

Bingo Season

Feb. 12 and 26 were bingo days and each day is a pleasant surprise to see who comes to play.  On the 12th there were 33 players and on the 26th xx players. Lorraine did a great job of emceeing the event and especially when she introduced her team! February 26 It was a cold and bitter norte and in spite of that, 52 players came to play. Michelle HRachel VShari CSharon RSusan MHardy soulsHardy souls 2Jeanette BJulie ALouis...