Ashcroft seniors’ club may fold

Writer pleads with members to let their names stand for office.

Dear Editor

The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors’ Society (ACCSS) is rapidly approaching closing down, but with the members’ help,this can be avoided.

For the past 15 or 20 years, the governance of the society has been in the hands of the same elected executive, and membership has remained at over 100. This year far fewer members have signed up, and the majority are over 80 or soon will be. The present executive, as is to be expected after such long service, are tired of doing all the jobs they have done so faithfully, and would like to see some of the younger members step up and take over the reigns.

To this end, according to the by-laws, to be eligible for election, members should have attended at least seven of the monthly meetings prior to the Annual General Meeting. This year’s meeting will be held today, Thursday, June 20 at 1 pm in the Seniors’ Centre. Please attend.

The present executive may be willing to stay on in their present positions and mentor their successors, should new faces appear at the monthly meetings and be willing to take over the positions at next year’s elections.

If you are interested in being an active part of the ACCSS, please attend.

If you have any suggestions on how to make changes that will make the situation better, please attend.

If you would like to take a more active part in running the club, and have thought about what your expertise can bring to the group, please attend.

Think carefully and remember – no executive means no club. No club means no bridge, no carpet bowling, no card or board games, no bingo on Saturdays, no strawberry teas, no bazaars, no 80+ lunches, no Christmas lunch, no representation on many community comittees. Imagine all these empty spaces on your calendars!

Joyce West


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