Br. 116 Passmore Spring Report 2019

8. Passmore – Branch 116

Report to West Kootenay/Boundary Regional Meeting – Midway, B.C.
April 15, 2019
We have 19 members and our monthly meetings are held on the second Sunday of the month at
12 noon, at the Passmore Hall, followed by a potluck lunch and a game of cards.
Our social activity is cards on Friday evening at 7 p.m. alternating each week between crib and
In April last year, we had two guest speakers, Theresa Buckner talking on “Driving After 80”
and Dana Burgess speaking on “Alternate Transportation Options”.
We have a picnic in June at Norm and Bonnie Essery’s, one of our members living along the
Slocan River in Passmore. A potluck barbecue with games such as croquet. We were rained out
last year, so hopefully this June the weather will be warm and sunny. We then break for the
summer until September.
In December we had a Christmas potluck dinner with our branch cooking the turkey and ham.
We had Mabel Kabatoff and her band entertain us. It was a very enjoyable afternoon in a very
festive atmosphere.
In March, we participated in the Pie Bingo sponsored by the Passmore Hall by providing some
of the pies. A total of 40 pies were made by various people in the community. We had a large
crowd filled with fun, laughter and of course the luck of winning a pie and a few door prizes.
On this Mother’s Day, we will be sharing the load of holding a Pancake Breakfast with the
members of Slocan Park Hall. A few of the men in our branch will be flipping pancakes and we
will be holding a raffle of 2 gift baskets, one sponsored by the Kootenay Co-op in Nelson and
the other by Slocan Park Co-op, and a child’s wicker rocking chair donated by Iris Parker, one
of our members. This raffle will be our fundraiser.
Our branch has become less active as our members’ age into their older senior years. We have
not been successful in bringing in younger seniors to fill the gap of energy that is missing, as
our older seniors want to socialize not fundraise.
We are planning to still come together to share in conversation, views, and news so that we do
not become isolated from each other. It is important to belong and be part of the community in
whatever way that we can individually and together as a group.
Respectfully Submitted
Linda Martin, President