From the Centre – Seniors expecting good turnout this year’s Games

The Seniors' Games are being held in Kamloops this year and the local seniors' group is hoping for a large turnout of athletes.

Our January meeting was chaired by Pat Kirby with a small number of members attending. Some on holidays and others sick with the flu. Hope you are all back with us soon.

We had one minute of silence for the passing of Barb Rimmer.

Meeting Minutes were read by secretary Donna Tetrault.

There was some concern over Cache Creek opting out of the bus service for the seniors.

Treasurer’s Report by Pat Kiby. Our Bazaar report was read and met with a find response. Our committee reports were read and we are starting slow in all of our events. Bingo is still going great Bridge is down but some are still away on holidays or illness; Carpet Bowling is still one of the popular games and lots of fun over which side wins. Victor’s wife has reached the entry age for our seniors, so she is learning the knack of carpet bowling. I think she will be someone to look out for in the weeks to come. Crafts gave their report and it was very good for the year 2012. Hope to see some members tat would help out this year.

Seniors Games Report was read by Murial and because they will be held in Kamloops in August this year, we are  hoping to see more seniors qualifying for the different events. Phone Isabel McGrath at 250 453-2427 for more information.

Eleven Sunshine cards were sent with love and concern to members who were sick or grieving.

Barb Shaw asked us to keep Feb. 4 open for the Variety Bingo in the Cache Creek hall at 6 pm. The Christmas Dinner held at the Under the Bridge restaurant was enjoyed by all attending. The music was lovely and thanks goes out to all who made it a success. We are already getting plans together for our Strawberry Tea and Bazaar.

The bus trip to Anglemont in April is planned. Only 30 seats left, so get your names in early. The plays are wonderful!

Members agreed to raise our membership fees, so bring an extra $5 for that when you come next time.

Jokes by Joyce Freeman and Donna Tetrault.

Happy Birthday to Mary LaPointe, Helen Sheppard and Merry Teshima.

Muriel Scallon