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We’re happy the 2019 Polar Vortex is now over and we are ready to welcome Spring and the warmer weather, the return of songbirds and fresh new flowers. I want to thank you all for coming out and enjoying our activities; we had a successful Chili Cook-Off and Valentine’s Party. Our membership has surpassed the last several years. Thanks for coming to the Centre and adding to the fun.

Over the next few months we look forward to hosting our St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on March 16, a Card Party on April 6 and the Bailey’s Concert on April 27. We hope to see you there. I will also mention the Spring Murder Mystery Dinner at the Knox Church to be held on March 30.

I wish to acknowledge and thank the family of Donna Barrows for their generous gift from her estate. It was disheartening to hear from Trillium Ontario that we would not be receiving any money from them to make upgrades. Your support of our fundraisers can help top up our shortfall.

The Centre is now looking forward to viewing your submissions for painted murals on the outside of the west wall. We hope visitors to Leamington will enjoy the paintings which will represent our activities here.

 

From the Executive Director, Christine Lehn

How did everyone enjoy our cold blast in January? It won’t be long before the warm weather is here again. This is a busy time of year for us here at the Centre. Beginning March 8, we will again be holding our Income Tax Clinic. Low income people can bring their taxes in to be prepared by our dedicated volunteers. They spend countless hours helping others. Thank you to Lionel Aasen, Margaret Ketler, Jill Tracey and Mark Stevenson.

The Centre’s year end is March 31. Membership for next year is due then. We are also looking for four members to serve a three-year term on our Board. Have your say as to how the Centre is run. Please speak to any current Board member or myself if you are interested.

We have installed a new sound system. Everyone will be able to hear when we have events. Coming up soon are the St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage, followed by the Bailey’s Concert in April. Tickets are available.

May 3, we are hosting a Health Expo. There are exciting new changes this year. Special guest speakers will be giving us valuable information. Come and check it out and bring a friend. Admission is free.

Until the end of June, we will have a student here to assist anyone wanting to learn computers or tablets. Stop in and talk to me.