Seniors had a busy and enjoyable summer

Ashcroft executive looking for input on summer activities, and preparing for next events

After a tasty potluck lunch on Sept. 19, 11 of us gathered together for our new executives’ first official meeting.

Many thoughts were brought to the table for discussion and several decisions were reached after round-table opinions were heard.

We talked about how easy it is to just accept the status quo without thought, when with a little poking and prodding, something different may be a better way to go.

The first subject raised was how good being open during the summer months had been – due to the attention and repairs done to the air conditioner – and how we could carry on opening with extended hours as required.

Let us know when you might possibly be able to be at the centre.

All the different things we had done over the summer months had been successful, and now we are looking for more new things to do – for example all the many board games we own, or card games other than Wizard or Hand and Foot or Bridge, which we currently play.

What would your choice be?

Our jigsaws have been very successful, too, and will continue.

Saturday Bingo has done quite well with fairly steady numbers, and we hope this will continue. Our thanks go out to the “volunteers” who call for us – you are a great set of folks and we appreciate you very much.

We are hoping to arrange an “all candidates meeting” for our Oct. 18 business meeting and we hope all our members will make an effort to to be there to present their concerns to the candidates from Ashcroft and Cache Creek and hear their replies.

After all, seniors make up quite a large part of the local population, so come and be heard by everyone!

Potluck lunch is at noon and the Question-and-Answer session will follow at around 2 p.m. or earlier. More information will be posted once things are finalized.

Our next big event to plan for is the Harvest Tea and Bazaar on Oct. 27. Doors to open at 12:30 p.m. and Tea to be served at 1 p.m.

There will be a Bucket Auction and as usual tickets will be sold ahead of time for our prize draw. Watch out for our sales ladies around town!

More mundane things discussed included changing the date of the 80+ Tea to mid-February next year when we are less likely to be so busy.

The phone has not been working properly, so we are hoping it will be checked up on soon and service will resume.

Our dishwasher also is in need of some TLC and may soon need to be replaced. Like all of us it is showing its age!

We need someone to take over organizing Bowling Tournaments – there are two of them coming up in early October in Lillooet and Interlakes. Please contact Pat Kilt if you can help with this.

So, a new year has begun for us with good spirits and high hopes. Long may this last, so why no join us and help make it happen?

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