President’s Message for November 2023
Are you ready for winter? I’m not, but there were a few flurries at my place this morning!
Our first BINGO MARATHON IS THIS SATURDAY, OCT 28TH. Doors open at 9:00. See our facebook and website posters for details. Please remember:
1. We do not accept $50 & $100 bills. In fact, for this date we would be thrilled if you bring more $10, $5, $2, and $1 pieces.
2. The police have started watching parking in the area on Bingo days – do not block access to their parking, park along yellow lines or park where signs say don’t. They will ticket and tow. Do not park in the designated executive parking. We will ask you to move.
3. There will be food available through the concession all day, including hot dogs or soup and crackers at lunch and a lasagna or shepherd’s pie with coleslaw and garlic bread for supper.
I’m feeling a little better, thanks for all you concerns and best wishes. I’m slowly recovering from shingles and wouldn’t with this pain on anyone! Go and get vaccinated if you haven’t been!! My unending gratitude to Moira Bryce, our secretary, who has picked up my load and has helped me start to ‘work from home’ as I recover.
Our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING is Monday, November 20th at 1:30. Our guest speaker will be Kai Kaplan, the FireSmart Coordinator for Oliver, who will introduce the FireSmart principles and prepare us for a full FireSmart information session in January or February.
To our new members – 25% of our current membership – welcome aboard!! Come and join in. We look forward to getting to know you. To old members – remember to renew so you have your vote at the AGM. Every voice counts. We hope to see many of you here at the AGM and we hope to see many interested in joining our board.
Beginner directors are welcome, as are those who have already had board experience. We are a very busy Centre, with lots of activities and events and are 100% run by volunteers at all levels. We have had a lean board all year and look what we’ve accomplished! May I remind you of the Fugitives Dinner/Dance, Fashion Show, Seniors Week, Art Gallery, ShredIt! Day, new Games Day, plus all of our returning events and activities and plans for more! Please drop in or call Jeannett or Moira at 250-498-6142 if you will consider joining the board. We need you!
Our current Art Show is stitched/quilted art pieces by Double-O Quilters ending Monday Oct 30th. If you want a show in the future please email OliverSeniorCentre@gmail.com, with the subject “Art Show request” with your name and contact information.
The new art show being hung Saturday, November 4th, will feature about 8 Local Artists in all media and all pieces are for sale. A post featuring them, and their work, will follow.
We have a Pot-Luck dinner on Sunday, November 19th at 5:00 for members, and especially new members, to get to know each other – Come and join us! Bring a dish to share and $3 to join in. There will be 50/50 and lots of time to visit!
Julie Russell, President