Happy New Year and New Decade to all members, leaders, facilitators, volunteers and the board of directors of the Brockville 50+ Activity Centre! 2019 was a successful year and early signs indicate that 2020 will continue that successful trend.
As the September semester came to a close, 95 members were able to come out and enjoy a wonderful Christmas dinner, catered by Cindy Croteau. Homemade turkey and stuffing with all the trimmings. Followed by a Sticky Pudding dessert that I can almost taste as I am writing this! There were door prizes and festive themed entertainment provided by Gael & Wayne Bullard and Conrad Guy…… Also, a selection of music by the Chimers. (including members from 50+) Very impressive I might add.
Debby Greffe, Director and Social Convenor has already booked the Legion and caterer for 2020.
January Registration day was well attended. Last January, there was a bit of a snowstorm out there on registration day. We were all very happy to see the snow hold off until after registration.
This semester, we are pleased to add 5 new activities. They are Basics of Painting, School of Rock, Seniors Warmup Exercise, Ukulele Practice and Writers Group. Descriptions of all activities can be found on the www.fiftyplusbrockville.ca website. Welcome and thank you to new leaders for joining the Brockville 50+ Activity Centre family!
Chair Yoga has been hugely successful for several years. Judy Volhart, who was the leader during the last semester was unable to return in January. We wish her well and hope that she will be able to return in the future. Ross Thomson will be leading the Chair Yoga this semester, starting February 3rd. Thank you Ross! Glad you are able to join us!
The current registration numbers are 454 members which includes 76 new members. Welcome all!
During our January board meeting, Barry Shaver indicated that he must step down from is position as director for personal reasons. I know that I speak for everyone, when I say, that we will truly miss you Barry! Thank you for all that you have brought to the Brockville 50+ Activity Centre during your 3 year tenure on the board. You are always ready and willing to get the job done, both at meetings and registration days. You are a positive and true team player. Best wishes to you! We hope to see you out and about at some activities.
At this time, we have an opening on our Board of Directors. We welcome applicants to submit a letter of interest and a brief list of skills and related experience that you feel would be an asset to bring to the team. We are 9 individuals on the board and meet once a month from September through May. Being a part of the Brockville 50+ Activity Centre is rewarding and very enjoyable. Email can be sent to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, on behalf of the board “A very Happy New Year” to all. We hope that you enjoy your activities during the upcoming semester, and I look forward to seeing many of you at weekly activities.