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September - October 2019

Front Row L to R: Carolyn Coad, Vice-President Roy Trowell, John Coggans, Treasurer Carmen Unsworth. Back Row: Brenda Zakal, Executive Director Christine Lehn, Carolyn Campbell, President Homer Vandervecht, Past President Cliff Hartwick, Secretary Gail Turk

From the President, Homer Vandervecht

The new Board of Directors meets every month and has been busy this summer caring for the needs of the members and monitoring the building renovations that are ongoing under the capable supervision of our Executive Director Christine. When the renovations and west wall murals are completed, I am sure that we will all be proud of the new facilities. We are considering an Open House type of event to show the members and the community what we have to offer them. It will be a great time to invite a friend to come and see what has been done. Thanks to everyone for their patience during the construction project.

Board committees have been appointed and have started their duties. Members are encouraged to bring their comments, ideas or suggestions to any member of the Board. Most of the special activities planned are detailed elsewhere in this Chatter. Be sure to get your tickets early for all the scheduled events, especially for Mystery Dinner on October 26. It is always a sellout.

Thank you to all the volunteers and those who participate in our programs for making the Centre an enjoyable place to be. We are a multi-purpose, community-oriented Centre aimed at keeping seniors active, well, and living independently by providing social, recreational, educational programs, activities, opportunities for volunteering, and services to persons 50 plus. If you are part of that age group and are not yet a member, please come in for a visit.

From the Executive Director, Christine Lehn

This has been a busy summer. We will be celebrating our renovations with a Grand Re-opening on Friday November 8 from 1-4. Invite your friends to see our changes. Thank you to all who volunteer and attend our fundraisers. The fundraisers along with grants and donations make all the improvements possible.

Our Comedy Show was a success beginning with the “Walkettes”. Thank you to all the performers. If you missed it, watch next summer for our next installment. (Maybe work on your own skit to perform.) We do have many laughs at the Centre.

Sharon, my receptionist has moved back to Guelph. She will be missed. Carmen is now volunteering two days a week. Thanks for all your assistance.