March 17th CB55+ celebrated a St. Patrick’s Day Ceilidh with our wonderful Blue Heron Singers. We were treated to lovely old Irish songs, many Irish poems and limericks and of course the audience was invited to sing along as well.
After our morning of music Val Baba and her crew of helpers treated us with a great lunch. The menu included Irish Leek and Potato Soup, a Ukrainian Easter Chick bun, a sweet and a beverage.
Thank you Pat Robertson and Val Baba – without these talented ladies there would be no singing and empty tummies at CB Place!!!
Important News for CB55+ members:
Our AGM is scheduled for March 24th, 2015. This is the time the Board is elected for the coming year. We are seeking nominations for new Board members. Rand Harrison has kindly agreed to Chair the Nominating Committee and is currently appointing a small committee to help. If you are interested in standing for the Board, you are invited to contact him and discuss it with him. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. We also accept nominations from the floor on the day of the AGM.
Each member with email will receive the official notification of the AGM along with the Agenda and Treasurer’s report. The phone committee will inform those without email, and information will also be in the Spring Blue Heron Newsletter. The reports from the President, the Treasurer, and the three Standing Committees (Programs, Services, and Governance) will be available in the Centre or on request at least two weeks prior to the AGM.
You will also receive notification of a Special Meeting, with a notice of motion, that will precede the AGM. Our Bylaws state that any expenditure over $3,000 must be approved by the membership. The Special Meeting will be to ask for approval of the purchase of a large television for the Big Room to replace the one that is there and move the television currently in the Big Room to the Studio. The motion and rationale will be included with the Agenda.
Don’t forget to register NOW for all the various courses that are being offered this Spring, and many will be starting early in March! If members don’t register soon, some of these courses will be cancelled. The prices are low and the quality is high, and they are offered right in our own Centre, so take advantage of this opportunity to learn something new! Ukulele lessons, Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), Microsoft Word and Excel, Stretch & Strength for Beginners, Portrait Sketching, etc. are just a few exciting courses being offered. Check the CB55+ courses under the Courses heading in this website for more information. Saanich Recreation also offers popular courses for our members and the general public, such as Chair and Gentle Yoga, Line Dancing, and Zumba. Check these out under Saanich Courses, as well.
Two new groups have started for CB55+ members: “Walking with Dogs” meets on Friday mornings at various trailheads, whose members walk with other members and their dogs off-leash, and enjoy a variety of parks across the Greater Victoria area. “Sunday Games” is a drop-in group for members to join others on the third Sunday of each month at the Centre to play card and board games and socialize with one another. For more information, see the Groups category on this website.
Happy New Years everyone!! Our CB55+ membership fees are due — please come to the office Monday – Thursday (9:00 am – 2:30 pm) or Friday (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) to renew your 2015 membership. Where can you get such a variety of activities and social times in one place, for only $40? You can take advantage of a wide choice of our winter courses and groups that are running at CB Place. It’s not too late to register for these courses – contact the office at 250-658-5558 for more information or to register.
Don’t forget our Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Cordova Bay 55+ Association on Tuesday, January 20th (9:30 – 11:45 am). The celebration starts with snacks (sweet & savoury), and tea and coffee. We will have dignitaries, music, memories, and lots of fun!! At 11:45 am there will be a grand cutting of the cake to culminate the festivities!! This event is free to all members.
December will be a very busy month for the Centre. On Dec. 2nd the Christmas Luncheon will be held at The Beach House. Tues., Dec. 9th “Christmas In the Bay” with our terrific Blue Heron Singers will take place at the Centre. On Thursday, Dec. 18 the Blue Heron Singers will hold the 2nd Annual “Community Christmas Sing” in the Big Room, with treats and mulled apple juice. Come one, come all!!! Our very active Garden Group will be visiting the “On the Go Again” group helping them make small Christmas arrangements in Christmas mugs.
The Studio Group’s Craft Sale held on November 1st was once again a great success. Thanks to the organizers Maura Dunn and Sheila Woloshyn and all their hard work. Also, thanks to the Men’s Group for help with setting up and putting away tables, and to all the volunteers who put up signs, baked, sold and generally helped to make this event possible and successful!! The visitors and members enjoyed the delicious scones and tea, while socializing with friends and of course buying lots of crafts!!
Our Annual Christmas Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, December 2nd at the Beach House. The doors open at 11:00 am and the buffet lunch is being served at 12:00 NOON. Tickets are only $30 and available at the Centre. If you are planning to come, hurry — the luncheon is almost sold out!!!