Fifty retired teachers and friends donned their best “ugly” Christmas attire and gathered at Fairwinds Restaurant in Nanoose Bay for some scrumptious food and Christmas cheer. The room was filled with festive fun and frivolity! Maybe even the best yet!!!
This year, everyone received their meal at a reduced rate, as we have a bit of extra money to spend on our members. We gifted a poinsettia to three life members: Betty Harrower, Eva Hilborn and Art Skipsey. Other poinsettias were delivered to the homes of life members.
Bob Taverner (Past President of BC Retired Teachers Association) gave us a brief run-down on the New Societies Act and the repercussions for BCRTA and its local branches.
Bill Cave provided the background Christmas music and accompanied our carol singing. Also, many lucky people received door prizes: angel decorations, star candle holders, poinsettias, Santa candles, seasonal table runners, a stacking box snowman, a Santa doll, and a box of Purdy’s chocolates.
Thanks to Barb and Al Brett for organizing the donations for Salvation Army. There was $760 in monetary donations and a very large number of food donations. The Salvation Army was thrilled with this contribution. What a wonderful group of generous people!
|Bill and Maddie Cave|
|Bob Taverner (Past President of BC Retired Teachers Association)|
|Christmas Carol Singalong|
|Daphne and Tom Manson|
|Elaine Young (Program Chair) with an array of door prizes|
|Elisabeth Pos, Jan Graham, Lorna Calder, Sally Hemingson|
|Laurel Johannson and Eileen Butts|
|PQRTA President Cathy Van the lit-up Reindeer|
|presentation of poinsettia to life member Art Skipsey|
|presentation of poinsettia to life member Betty Harrower|
|presentation of poinsettia to life member Eva Hilborn|