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November 2017 – President’s Message

A message from Gord Kruger, Evergreen Club president

Greetings once again everyone!!….The calendar tells me it’s time for another offering. Is it my imagination or does time actually fly as one progresses down the path of maturity…..seems to be a rather quick trip to me…..but I digress!!
The first thing to address is the number of shopping days until (ANOTHER) Christmas…….seems to me that we just had Christmas but now I’ve been told there are but fifty plus days until another comes around…..and the old credit card gets to serve maximum duty once more.

Even worse is the fact that most of our old shopping haunts have disappeared what with the demise of places like Woodwards, Eatons, Zellers, Target in the past, and now Sears…….but, they tell me that good old Sears will be around long enough to take from you as you fulfill your Christmas needs. It’s always nice to know you can lean on an old friend one more time. I suppose a newer option might be 7-11 or a Dollar Store, but the variety there seems somewhat limited….. anyway, GOOD LUCK with it all.

And now for the latest from the Evergreen. Our big “Membership Meeting” is just around the corner. Thursday November 9th at 10am in the Rotary Hall is the date, time, and location for the meeting and we encourage you to attend. Dave Snider, Director of Recreation and Cultural Services for the City of Courtenay will be our Guest Speaker and talk about the updated relationship between the City and the CRA/Evergreen Club. There are changes in governance that have come about with changes and updates in the provincial rules and regulations toward non-profit organizations like our own. Our Evergreen Club Coordinator Janet will also speak on club matters and put a wrap on her first year at the helm. There will be no election of officers at this meeting as that will take place at our next AGM in 2018. Refreshments will be served and there will be some door prizes that will be drawn for……….we would like to see as many there as possible….please be with us. Club activities will be cancelled that morning.

There are several events of note in November. “Memories of the War Years” will be presented on Sunday November 5th at 2pm in the Conference Hall and will include music from that era with rousing sing-alongs as well. Veterans of WW2 and the Korean War can sign in on arrival ad receive a free ticket. The Canada 150 Tea goes on Wednesday November 8th from 1pm to 3:30pm in the Conference Hall. Canadian themed entertainment will be included and refreshments will be served. And on Wednesday November 22nd it will be the “Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon” from 10:30am ’till 2:30pm in the Conference Hall. Bazaar entry is free and the luncheon is $10 at the door only.

Sending along a note of THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS to Nicky Arsenault and Naida Panchishin for their handling of our recent Evergreen Club Garage Sale.

And here’s a little food for thought……”Time may be a great healer but it’s a lousy beautician”…….’bye for now….gk

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