Legion September update

  • Sep. 27, 2004 2:00 p.m.

Submitted by Shirley Kricheldorf-A big thank you to everyone who came out to the legion this summer, and especially this past month. We had great bar sales and a lot of fun! Mary Frick took over as president on the departure of Vince Kluke; she’s a powerhouse of energy, and the reason the steak nights are such a success. When she took a couple of weeks off this summer, it took a crew of seven to do what she and a couple of her faithful do. Thanks to her and to all her elves, especially the other Mary (Rutledge), and Roberta McFarlane for their continued assistance and support and the volunteer dishwashers and BBQ shed maintenance crew.
A huge, huge, bouquet to Paddy and Paul and Ethel for organizing the best event of the month, of the year for that matter. The Holdem Tournament was a great success with 56 people playing poker and more than twenty spectators. It really felt like an all-island community event with people coming from Charlotte, Skidegate, Tlell, and Port to take part. At the end of the night, it got down to seven players and no-limits. It was tense at moments but it sure was exciting. Ron Williams came out on top and took home $1,000, the others at the last table included Terry, Jacinthe, Gary, Mark, Pauline, etc. Congrats to all the winners and thanks for coming out for the fun.
Thanks always to the regulars who provide us with a steady source of income and have supported the legion through thick and thin. To all the smiling bar staff and our hardworking manager Ethel, for their continued efforts at making everything run smoothly, especially during those busy, busy nights. To the dart players welcome back, your presence is much appreciated. To everyone who came
to steak night over the summer and this month we’ll keep them going as long as you keep coming to eat. To the credit union for letting us host their manager’s meeting. Thanks to Linda Rowbotham for sewing up the window toppers for the lounge. They look fantastic.
The first artist’s night was September 13 with eight women perusing assorted books and deciding the format they’d like the evenings to take.
There’ll be books and magazines to view for inspiration, the occasional guest artist will show their work and then everyone will get down to doing whatever craft they have brought or whatever is available to work on. The next Monday several collages were created by those in attendance. There are several wallpaper books, as well as lots of white glue, and backing boards at the legion that can be used for starting material and everyone is invited to bring their glue guns along with suitable material for collaging – buttons, ribbons, beads, old jewellery bits, etc. We’ll be doing collaged wall hangings, book marks, book covers, and cards for the month of October (except Thanksgiving Monday). Come out and get inspired to get your Christmas gifts taken care of.
The newest member to get initiated was Lorne Boudreau. Several more new members will be initiated at the next meeting October 27th. We did not have quorum for our September meeting, please come for the next one so we can take care of business.
Upcoming steak nights October 1 and 15, and a Halloween dance is in the works for Saturday, October 30.
Lots of talk of another Holdem tournament, so watch for news, and I’ve heard that a euchre and pool tournament are also going to be organized for the fall. Poppy Campaign and Early Bird Campaigns are also taking place right. Renew your membership for 2005 and save $5.00 and be eligible for a prize draw.

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