Br. 71 Nakusp Spring Report 2019

6. Nakusp – Branch 71

Report to West Kootenay/Boundary Regional Meeting – Midway, B.C.
April 15, 2019
January: President Allan Hale took the chair.
Monthly brunch started – 3rd Sunday of the month, 12 noon.
Defibrillator inspected.
WiFi investigated for availability and cost.
February: Demonstration regarding the use of the defibrillator.
WiFi installed.
Rental Rates increased.
Incorporation – investigated the possibility of becoming a Registered Society.
Usual activities, e.g. Bridge, coffee, singing, exercises, quilting.
Legion Meat Draws run by the seniors every Saturday for the month of February.
Brunch – third Sunday of the Month.
Bridge players had a tournament in February as well as their regular bridge day.
March: Suggested we appoint a reporter to the Arrow Lake News.
Information re: Spring and Annual General Meetings.
Fire Extinguishers checked.
Notice Board at front of building replaced.
April: President Allan Hale attended the Spring Meeting in Balfour, BC.
Dinner at the end of the month to take the place of the brunch now.
Columbia Basin Trust Initiative Grants vote was successful and we were notified
that we would be receiving our grant.
Resolutions for Provincial AGM read and voted on.
Dawna Dinning donated a Swedish weaving afghan for the Provincial AGM silent
May: Allan Hale reported on his attendance at the Provincial AGM in Fruitvale on May
3, 4, 5. said he thought the meeting was very interesting.
Microphone system inspected.
June: Received Grant for new flooring from Nakusp Community Foundation.
Received Grant from RDCK, Paul Peterson for new flooring
Usual coffee, bridge, dinner, singing.
July/Aug. Met for coffee, bridge, and singing. No dinners during the summer.
Sept.: Three parties for various occasions.
Write up about Seniors Organizations done for the Arrow Lake News.
President Allan Hale attended a Climate Action Program meeting at Selkirk
New Flooring for the main hall was completed on September 18th, 2018. This project
was very large and quite a number of our members worked very hard along with
the contractors.
October: Month-end dinner.
Three members, Ann Livingstone, Allan Hale, and Doreen Desrochers drove to
Edgewood to attend the West Kootenay/Boundary Regional Fall Meeting.
Choose to Move Program to motivate elderly people was started at our Clubhouse
in October.
Municipal Election Candidates attended our Wednesday Coffee mornings to
answer any questions from the senior members.
Nominating Committee struck.
Month-end Dinner – Halloween theme – prize for best costume.
Bus trip to Revelstoke – October 25th for anyone that wished to go.
The committee struck to go over our bylaws and make any necessary changes.
November: Nakusp Village Council Member, Susan deSandoli, will be the liaison between
the Village Office and the senior organization.
The development of a new constitution and bylaws for the Seniors have been
completed and is ready to send to Ralph White, Secretary/Treasurer of the S.C.A.
of BC for review.
Election of Officers took place.
Because we received a grant from the Nakusp Community Foundation, one of our
members has to go to “jail” during the Fall Fair and solicit funds to get out of jail.
All monies received go towards the Nakusp Community Foundation.
December: December was busy with decorating the hall for Christmas parties, etc.
Installation of our new executive took place at our Christmas Dinner.
The usual coffee mornings, singing, etc. took place during the month.
Senior singers perform at the Rotary Christmas Concert every year. Also, sing at
the United Church once a year.
Respectfully Submitted:
Allan Hale
Nakusp Senior Citizens Association Branch 71