LAST “MEETING” – COMBINATION SUMMER PICNIC, NEW MEMBER INDUCTION AND OFFICER SWEARING IN CEREMONY:
Once again this year, Bernie and Brenda Kropp generously opened up their back yard to accommodate our club’s annual Summer Picnic. Attendance count estimated 75 souls were present. Due to the Covid pandemic restrictions that we have faced for the past 20 months it also afforded us the opportunity to have the coming year’s club offic- ers installed and two new members formally inducted before a group of real live people rather than virtual ones.
After an original Zoom induction some time ago, District Lieutenant Governor, Sid Slade, performed a live, in person one for two new members, George Huybregts and Nestor Slipchik. He then formally installed the new executive officers:
Past President: Allan Bleiken
President: Ted Ewanchuk
Vice President: Bruce Copeland
Director: Art Merrick
Director: Jack Beattie
Director: Bruce Schelske
Director: Nestor Slipchuk
Secretary: Ray Davis
Treasurer: Erik Braun
Upon completion of the formalities attention turned to the picnic part of the day, enjoying the sunshine, visiting and consuming food and beverages. The Kropps had rented a 20’ x 20’ tent in case of wet weather. It served a better purpose as a source of shade on the sunny and very warm afternoon. Bernie and Don Grieg did the major lifting to put the event together and did a great job.
The picnic included a catered meal of perogies, garlic sausages, meatballs, cabbage rolls and cottage cheese crapes from The Purple Perogy. A fun time was had by all.