There has been a change of date and venue for our Annual General Meeting. It will now be held on Friday, April 27, at the Kakabeka Falls Legion. Supper will be supplied at 5 p.m. with the AGM to follow. You need bring nothing but yourself so come on out and enjoy! As part of the meeting, we will be electing members to our Board of Directors, and we need more candidates to replace those Directors who are not returning. If you would be willing to run for a 2-year term, please submit your name and phone number to the board by April 5. We all owe a huge thank-you to those who devote their time to ensure the smooth operation of our Centre . . . so THANK YOU!!! A final reminder that your 2018 membership dues must be paid to permit you to vote.
Rural 60 Plus News
Eight people turned out for the first euchre games, and we've added more sessions. Euchre will be played at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 9-16-23. As the Centre will be closed on March 30, playing will resume on April 6 and 20. If you are interested in learning the game, please call or email the Centre and leave a message.
The wi-fi at the Centre has been upgraded. You can now connect anywhere in the building without needing a password. And speaking of upgrades, we will soon have new blinds in the library and carving room, as well as new flooring in the storage room.
And finally, we are accepting sealed bids for the 10" King Canada table saw that we purchased new in 2009. You can check it out at the Centre during normal hours of operation, and if you are interested, drop off your bid by the end of May with the envelope marked to the attention of Lloyd Hanton.
The Centre will be closed on the Family Day holiday, Monday, February 19. In the meantime, though, we have a lot going on. Disking and cribbage have already resumed on Mondays and Wednesdays respectively, and both yoga and water colour painting will start up again on Thursday, February 15; yoga, at 10 a.m., and water colours at 1 p.m. The quilting group is beginning their next fund-raising project as well. If you're a quilter, come on out and join them any Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
If you enjoy playing cards, you may want to join us at Rural 60+ to play euchre. If you aren't familiar with the game, don't let that stop you! The game is easy to master and co-ordinator Marie Mann will teach you the finer points. We will play at the Centre every second Friday at 1 p.m., beginning on March 2, then again on the 16th. As the 30th is Good Friday, the Centre will be closed and we will resume our games on April 6 and 20th. If you'd like to give it a try, there is a sign-up sheet on the front counter at Rural 60+.
Change of plans! Yoga classes have been postponed for 2 weeks and will now resume on Thursday, February 15, at 10 a.m. All other details remain the same.
The Centre has acquired a quilting frame and machine that will accommodate up to a queen-sized quilt. Barb Zettek will be giving a demonstration on how to use this machine and the associated computer and laser attachment. Please join us on Tuesday, January 30, at 10 a.m. to see this machine in action!
And our plans to include euchre in the Centre's activities are being finalized now. Stayed tuned for a date and time for the startup.
Those interested in improving their strength, posture, flexibility, or meditation techniques won't want to miss the yoga classes resuming on Thursday, February 1, at 10 a.m. You receive a full hour of instruction for $5 per session, so bring your yoga mat, a blanket, and a water bottle and come on out! All levels are welcome and no previous yoga experience is required. Chair yoga is also available for those less mobile.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Board and membership of Rural 60 Plus. The Centre is now closed until January 8. Hope to see you then!
We have a new activity at the Centre on Tuesday mornings--a few ladies have been getting together to play scrabble. If you would like to join in, bring your board and come on down! Also, yoga classes will resume in the new year, so if you would like to participate in that, please call the Centre and leave your name and phone number.
And a reminder that if you are joining us for Christmas dinner this Friday, ham, turkey, stuffing, and gravy are supplied. We ask that you bring your own plate, cup, and cutlery plus a toonie to cover the cost of the meat.
December is just around the corner, and our annual Christmas dinner is only 2 weeks away! If you are planning to join us at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 8, we now have a sign-up list on the blackboard of the General Purpose room so that you can indicate what dish you will be contributing.