From the Centre – Strawberry Teas to Seniors’ Games discussed

The monthly report of activities from the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors Association.

Our chair, Pat Kirby, led the Apr. 18 meeting of the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Senior’s Association, and Donna Tetrault read the Minutes from the last meeting.

We had a discussion on how well our carpet bowling tournament went. All the players from the outlying districts were very happy with the organizing and the work involved in putting it on. Pat gave thanks to Muriel and Kevin Scallon, Victor Koop, Barb Shaw, Irene Trunman, Val Martin and also Berneice Lemley for her part in picking up the bread and buns.

Our Strawberry Tea will be held this Saturday, Apr. 27, starting at 1 pm. Please come out and support our seniors. Our place is located at 601 Bancroft for all you new to Ashcroft.

Treasurer’s report was given by Pat Kirby. We received a letter from the Cactus Strippers Quilt Guild thanking our group for our help in buying sewing machines. We also received a letter from the Desert Bells Handbell Choir: We will leave their request until the May meeting.

Our committees reported that they were all doing fine, except for our Saturday bingo. Weekend funerals are taking up a great deal of time for many of our members of late. Crafts are always looking for items for our table.

The Hospital Report says that Georgette Bewza is improving her mobility.

Isabel McGrath has signed up new members for the Seniors Games, and plans to sign up more. The Games are being held in Kamloops this year from Aug. 20-24. There is still time to get involved, so see Isabel for all of the particulars on any of the sports or on the many ways you can be involved.

Fritz Baatz gave thanks for all of the help and letters he received at his wife Marrion’s funeral.

April Birthdays were: Fritz Baatz, Marjorie Baron, Mary Edwards, Lorrie Girard, Patricia Kirby, Gail Koop, Emilie Monette, Glenys Murray and Kiyoko Teshima.

Our Annual General Meeting is in May. All members are encouraged to come to this meeting to give input on the group’s future.

Muriel Scallon

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