Rockin and Talkin

Monthly community club news from the Clinton Seniors Association

Clinton Seniors Association extends a sincere thank you to all who worked to make the Nov. 5 Flea Market happen and to those who attended and made it a successful endeavour. There were many wonderful new and gently used items for sale and a good amount of home baking, jams, jellies, preserves and fudge available. Raffles and the concession added to the variety offered at the various tables.

The door prize was won by Jalean Blank of Chilliwack who was just passing through – so sandwich board advertising does help! Bruce Drewry won the Food and Kitchen Basket Guessing Game, Ann Brooks the Peel ‘n’ Pay Raffle, and the Merchant Appreciation Prize was claimed by the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Thank you one and all for supporting this Clinton Seniors Association event.

The Annual General Meeting was held on Nov. 17. Thank you to the outgoing Officers and Directors for a job well done in 2011. The new Executive is as follows: Chairperson Helene Cade, Vice Chairperson Loretta Ferguson, Secretary-Treasurer Zee Chevalier, and Directors Isabel Haining, Joyce Munro, Eleanor Pigeon and Joyce Witt. Villa Board Directors: Alice Crosson, Loretta Ferguson, Isabel Haining, Mildred Luce and Eleanor Pigeon.

Congratulations to Jim Rivett, incoming mayor for Clinton and to the newly-elected Council members – Susan Swan, Diana Guerin, David Park and Wayne Marchant. Sally Watson was re-elected TNRD director. We thank you all as you work on our behalf to make Clinton a safe, happy and prosperous community.

Congratulations to Loretta and Ardie Ferguson who recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary: a wonderful milestone!

Are your bird feeders full? My pet peeve – pigeons that upset the feeders and take over from the smaller, more vulnerable finches and sparrows.

Cold temperatures and snow… Winter has arrived, although officially the Winter Solstice does not occur in the Northern Hemisphere until Dec. 21 or 22.  It is sometimes referred to as midwinter, the longest night, or the first day of Winter. It seems like we’ve had winter weather for several weeks already.  Soon the local lakes will be frozen over to a safe depth to lure all those keen and often successful individuals who love to ice fish. Good luck! If you’re driving for the holidays, use extrteme caution. Weather and road conditions change quickly. Be prepared, and stay safe as you travel to be with loved ones.

December is the month for a week of special Hanukkah celebrations followed by Christmas. Teresa Whelan Lux offers some well-chosen words regarding Christmas: “Christmas is not just for one day; it’s for the whole year. Learning to live each day with patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-giving – this is the true gift of Christmas. May we commit ourselves anew to the daily challenge of passing on the gift of Christmas to our families, our communities and the whole world.”

December birthday greetings to Joyce Witt on the 8th.

“It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.” – R. Palmer

Zee Chevalier