Carpet Bowlers at the tournament in Cache Creek last year. This year’s Carpet Bowling tournament in Cache Creek is coming up on April 11. Photo: Barbara Roden.

Carpet Bowlers at the tournament in Cache Creek last year. This year’s Carpet Bowling tournament in Cache Creek is coming up on April 11. Photo: Barbara Roden.

Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors: Carpet Bowling tournaments coming up

Plus volunteers wanted to serve on the group’s executive.

Here we are in 2018; where did 2017 go?

After the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors’ Group re-opened on January 2, we held our first business meeting of the year on Wednesday, January 17, preceded by a potluck lunch. Though only a small number—nine—were present, we made short shrift of the varied dishes, and marvelled once again at how we manage to avoid duplication.

During the business part of the day, all the usual topics were covered, and we heard that things have begun rather slowly, with four tables for Bridge, smallish teams for Carpet Bowling, average numbers for cards, and average to mediocre numbers for Bingo.

It is time again to renew memberships. Up to the time of the meeting, 38 members had signed up, so we hope that the rest of the members will sign up soon.

This raises another question which haunts small groups like ours: how many members are prepared to accept the responsibilities of helping to keep the seniors’ group alive? We need some volunteers, as we may have to find a new secretary, and definitely a new president, for the coming year. Elections are due to be held in May, so please consider running for office.

In the meantime, plans are being made for Carpet Bowling tournaments in Little Fort on February 14 and in Cache Creek on April 11. Isobel McGrath reported that she will be representing us at the organization meeting for the 55+ Games in place of Maria Russell Martin, who will not be able to be there. As the location for the 55+ Games changes annually, all sports are not always included. This year there will be no Horse Shoes, no Table Tennis, and no Carpet Bowling due to lack of facility space.

We had some preliminary discussions as to whether to continue our previous practice of fundraising at our various functions. For example, since so few of us bake nowadays, what should we use to replace the bake table? It was agreed that the Bucket Auction has been very popular and successful, and that we should carry on with that.

The meeting ended with the reading of some humorous items which had been sent to Donna and Muriel, and which we thoroughly enjoyed hearing.

A parting request to all members: please consider becoming part of the executive for the coming year, or even just attending the monthly meetings, and working to keep the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors’ Group alive and well.

Best wishes for good health and wellness in 2018 to all our members and friends.



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