The Durham Region East Chapter is growing and we welcome anyone from the Durham Region!
Our meeting nights have changed to Thursday nights, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, as it seems to be a better night for more people. We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at the Harmony Creek Community Centre. We moved to a new and bigger room on the ground floor as well so there’s room to socialize and for kids to play. Children are always welcome and we have games and other activities so that they can keep busy while parents have some “adult” time.
We had a couple of great activities in the summer — potluck barbeques where old and new members could relax and get to know each other or catch up on everyone’s busy life. That was followed by a great Family Activity at NEBS Fun World — bowling, pizza, & arcade — and it was enjoyed by the kids and parent alike.
We are always trying to plan activities for our members. We use Meet Up to publicize our activities so please join that site as well.
One Parent Families activities can also be found on the One Parent Families Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/oneparentfamilies/?ref=bookmarks
The Durham Region East Chapter, like every Chapter of the OPFA, is a semi-autonomous part of the One Parent Families Association. Each chapter has its own executive, bylaws and fundraising. Chapters do their own fundraising and can use the OPFA’s charitable status and charitable number to raise funds. The Chapters then spend those funds in a manner that the membership of the chapter determines is best for the chapter. Usually that means that children’s activities are subsidized but successful fundraising allows us to subsidize adult activities, offer bursaries and scholarships too!
Our fundraising has traditionally been our volleyball tournaments which are great fun as well. We are open to new ideas too!
Instead of investing time in Meet Up or other social organizations, invest that time in the OPFA and get the same social benefits and more! We are a volunteer organization — no one is paid — but the rewards are great!