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General News · 7th January 2014
There will be a General Meeting of the Whaletown Community Club on Monday, Jan. 20th, 7.30 PM at the Gorge Hall. The January meeting is basically a lead-up to the AGM on February 24th-mark these on your calenders. As you know the AGM is when we hold the election of officers and committee heads. If you would like to stand for any position, remember that that executive positions (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer) require you to have been a member in the previous year-you can buy a membership at the meeting in January. Committee positions-Social Convenors, Health and Welfare, House and Grounds, Members at Large-are not subject to this restriction. The Whaletown Community Club is the membership, and that is you. Join the Club, be a part of the decision making process; this is a true exercise in democracy. We need some young people to involve themselves with parties, dances, potlucks, and kids events. Consider becoming a Member at Large, then picking a group of friends to help you. We are all here to support new members and walk you through the details. Our Board, though young at heart, are mostly over 60, and here we are still putting on Easter Egg Hunts for kids.
We would like to thank everyone who volunteered in 2013 to make it another successful season. The Board are your elected representatives. Our duty is to take care of WCC finances and lands and daily business; but without the large group of community members who step up regularly to help out in so many ways, nothing could ever get accomplished, and all important Community decisions are made by the membership. I would like to mention that the Hallowe'en volunteers never got officially thanked-an unknown kind soul did write a public note of thanks, but with some omissions-We would like to officially thank Karen Lee and her team for the juice and cookies (and everyone who contributed goodies); Chris Napper and the firebuilding team, The fire department for setting off the fireworks, and last but very far from least the Gorge Marina for matching the WCC contribution in fireworks as they do annually, a very generous community service.
While we are on the subject of thanks; Catharine Bushe and Peter Henbury are stepping up to continue Mae Sherwood's concert series until Mae has her dancing shoes back on, and Rick Boas has taken on the task of taking care of the piano for the music teacher.
Lastly, we wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families of Alan Campbell, Sedley Sweeney, and Kirsten Hollier-dear neighbours and friends who will live forever in our hearts.
With warm wishes for a happy and satisfying New Year
Brigid Weiler for the WCC