Congratulations to our new and returning board members who were elected at last Friday's Annual General Meeting! Tina Guzzel, Lloyd Hanton, Bob MacMaster, Oscar Mattas, and Etta Nowak will join Sharon Corrigan, Mary Germain, Lucy Kloosterhuis, Bernie Leger, and Ellen Olson to ensure the continued smooth operation of our centre for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The new board will meet on Friday, April 28, so stay tuned for more information to be posted following that meeting.
Rural 60 Plus News
The talented folks from the Rural 60 Plus art class will be showing their work later this month at The Eddy in Kakabeka Falls. Stop by on Thursday, April 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to meet the artists; a reception with refreshments and snacks will be available. The artwork will remain on display through the month of May.
Diabetes Health Thunder Bay will be at the Centre from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 7 and again on October 4. Please call the clinic at 344-3422 to make an appointment.
It's not too early to think about the 2017 Northwest Senior Games. In their 33rd year, the Games will run from June 6 to 9, offering those 55 years of age and older the opportunity to compete in over a dozen events from cribbage to bowling to golf. Registration will take place during the last week of May, and more details on this will follow in later posts.
And finally, a reminder that the annual General Meeting--including the election of board members--will take place at the Centre on Friday, April 21, following a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. In addition to a hot or cold dish, please remember to bring your own plate, cup and cutlery, and mark any dish that contains nuts.
The Rural 60 Plus Centre will reopen one week from today, on Monday, March 13. In addition to resuming all of our normal activities, we will be offering chair yoga with Colleen beginning on Thursday, March 16, at 10 a.m. A small participation fee applies.
The Centre will be closed on Monday, February 20, for the Family Day holiday. Then it's back to business as usual for the remainder of the week. Please remember though, that we have a scheduled 2-week closure coming up from February 27 to March 10, inclusive, while the flooring is being replaced.
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, April 21, following a pot-luck supper at 5:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to contribute to the continued smooth operation of your Centre, whether by raising issues of general concern, nominating someone for the Board of Directors, or allowing your own name to stand for that office. Five of the 10 board members are elected each year to serve a 2-year term, providing overlap and continuity in the Centre's management. For more information or to offer suggestions, please contact the Centre via email or by dropping a note through the mail slot in the office door. Only those whose 2017 membership fees have been paid will be eligible to vote in this election.
The Centre will be closed from Monday, February 27, until Friday, March 10, for the installation of new flooring. All regular activities will resume beginning Monday, March 13, when the Centre reopens.
Canada will reach a milestone this July, marking 150 years since Confederation. If you have any suggestions on how we could celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial at our Centre, please let us know. We are also looking for your ideas on how this web site could be improved to make it more responsive to members' needs. You can submit suggestions on both topics either by emailing the Centre at the link shown at the top of this page or by dropping a note through the mail slot on the office door.
Welcome back! Some of our normal activities have resumed at the Rural 60 Plus Centre, and some will start up in February.
Disking and cribbage are back on Mondays and Wednesdays, respectively; disking, at 1:30 on Monday, and cribbage, at 1:00 on Wednesday. The Good Company Singing Group meets every second Tuesday, with the next session from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24.
Watercolour painting starts a little earlier this year, on Thursday, February 2, at 1 p.m. with instructor Pat Izek. This course is usually quite popular, so please be sure you pre-register by calling Mary Germain at 475-9689. Yoga classes will return as well later next month, beginning Thursday, February 16, at 10 a.m. with instructor Colleen Dolce.
Please note that participation fees apply to some of these activities.
We had a great turnout for our potluck Christmas dinner on the 16th with over 100 people attending. Thanks to all whose contributions made this event a success, including Aury Murray for the pre-dinner piano music and the Good Company Singers, who led a Christmas carol sing-along after the meal. Congratulations to Rick Doswell, who won the door prize--a gift certificate donated by the Kakabeka Falls Hotel.
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Tickets are now available for our next raffle, this amazing Boston rocker made in our own Craft Room (Licence #M728887). Contact the Centre early in the New Year to get your chance to win!
If you are going to be around the Rural 60 Plus Centre this week, it would be a great opportunity to pay your membership fee for 2017, if you haven't already done so. Renewal forms are on the front desk, and--at only $10--it's sure to be the bargain of the year!
And a reminder for those planning to socialize with us at Friday's Christmas dinner, please bring your own dishes and cutlery plus a toonie to cover the cost of the supplied meats. Any sidedishes that contain nuts should be appropriately labelled. Hope to see you there.
'Tis the season! Our annual Christmas Dinner will be held on Friday, December 16, at 1 p.m. at the Centre. Turkey, ham, dressing, and gravy will be supplied, but please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share. Whether you're a member or an interested friend, please join us for an afternoon of good food and fellowship! And remember that the Centre will be closed between Christmas and New Years, reopening on Tuesday, January 3.