Government listens to OAPO

Someone said, I quote: “We were wasting our time with resolutions the provincial government doesn’t listen to anyway.”

Joy McCann (left)

Joy McCann (left)

Someone said, I quote: “We were wasting our time with resolutions the provincial government doesn’t listen to anyway.”

Whoever you may be, you are wrong.

In my June report I wrote that five of our members from Branch 93 were attending the conference in Naramata, B.C.

As a result there were 12 resolutions put forward.

The second vice-president and secretary Betty Bolton passed these resolutions to the minister responsible and in September 2010 they were accepted.

We received a letter with their responses, so they do listen.

Since November the Seniors’ Activity Centre and the Old Age Pensioners Organization have been very busy as usual. We enjoyed a great Christmas party.

Bouquets to president Pat Cassidy, her helpers, and those good cooks at the Catholic women’s group.

We were entertained by the Seniors’ Choir, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus with gifts.

The new year brought new changes to the centre. We welcomed Cheryl Engemoen as the new manager and Joanne Burroughford as the new kitchen chief.

Welcome to the centre, ladies.

We also held a very well-attended pot-luck supper, honouring retiring manager Jenny Brown.

Guess you could say retirement party.

Happy trails Jenny and Chuck. Come see us as members.

We will miss your lovely smiles. Good job, Pat. It was a nice party.

Mark your calendar for Feb. 13 and the Seniors Valentine’s Tea.

I hope members enjoyed a nice Christmas.

May 2011 bring you all of your wishes.