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From the President, Cliff Hartwick

Welcome to 2019 and, if you’re a new reader, to the Leamington and District Half Century Centre. We would like to invite our community to come in and enjoy the many activities our Centre offers; Pool, Cards, Yoga, Board Games, Sewing, Darts, Shuffleboard, and more. New members are always very welcome — surprised at all we have to offer.

On behalf of the Board, I want to thank all of those who helped make our 2018 Christmas Dinner a huge success. Thanks to Christine, the kitchen staff, the young students, the bands and thank you Rosewood Erie Glen for the cakes. I would also like to acknowledge the late Fern Andrews for her many years at our Centre and thank her family for the generous gift from her estate.

One of our upcoming events is the Chili Cook-Off on January 12. This is always a popular event and is open to the general public so bring your friends out for a good time and to help pick the winning Chili. We will also be holding a Valentine’s Day party on February 14. Special games and a lunch are planned. We look forward to seeing you there.

The Centre will be closed for Family Day on February 18. Enjoy this opportunity we have to spend time with our families, and remember, your participation is what makes our Centre a vibrant and fun place to be. Happy New Year.

From the Executive Director, Christine Lehn

Happy New Year. I hope everyone had time to visit with friends and family. Let’s make this year even more fun than last.

There are two changes for you to note. The Coffee and Conversation for January is cancelled due to Senior Games and we will be moving the Diner’s Club to the first Tuesday for February due to Valentine’s Day. Come join us for a special luncheon on Valentine’s Day, followed by an afternoon of games and prizes. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

At our web site Halfcenturycentre.ca we post the Centre’s latest news and events. Also, beginning this January, we will be emailing to subscribers a shortened eBlast version of the newsletter. You can subscribe at our web site here.

I am excited to announce we will be hosting group sessions with Windsor-Essex Compassion Care Community. Please come talk to me to register. These sessions are free and open to everyone. You do not need to be a member to attend.

We will be holding a Health Fair again this year on Friday, May 3rd. Plans are in the works to make this a special event. Stay tuned.