Our programs can only run as long as we have a minimum number of participants registered in them. Therefore, it is very important to register for programs at least a week before the programs start. Don't be disappointed, sign up early! In the event of severe weather, please contact the Centre at 905-615-3207. Please listen to the recorded message to ensure that your program will take plsace.
The Board thanks you for the confidence you have placed in the Centre by renewing your membership from year to year. We finished the year 2011 with 1710 membership registrations. Such confidence inspires your Board to aspire to greater heights. We achieve this with feedback from you, our members; and by introducing new programs. A warm welcome to all new members. The year 2012, the Year of the Dragon, is shaping up to be a challenging and exciting year.
Our current Director of Marketing is Linda Keen-Lausberg. Linda replaces Ajit Zacharias who moved to Markham. Ajit is still willing to share his talents with us as needed. Your Annual General Meeting is scheduled for June 28, 2012. At this meeting, the Board reports to the members; you are given the opportunity to elect a new Board of Directors and share your concerns and opinions.
As many of you may know, April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. We celebrate our volunteers without whom we could not function effectively. You are the ‘backbone’ of this organization known as Older Adult Centre. Please make an effort to attend this event.
Our Program Coordinator, Laura Surman, acknowledges the growth of the membership by introducing new programs which will delight and challenge our members. Some of the programs are: waltz round dancing, big band swing, and a return to tap, which take us back to ‘yesteryears’, smart phone and iPad workshops. Dates and times for these programs will be listed in the Brochure. Remember June is Seniors’ month, so look out for activities to delight and enhance your days. Keep Thursday, June 21 open for Amica’s annual ‘BBQ in the Park’.
Mississauga West is growing. It is a pleasure to welcome the Mississauga West members to the SOOAC family. Mississauga West is also offering some events that you will enjoy. Join your Mississauga West members for the St. Patrick’s Day Tea Party on Thursday, March 13, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon (there is a small fee) and the Strawberry Social on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Drop in any time and introduce yourselves.
Thanks to all members for giving so freely of your time and talents.