Our Harvest Party was a resounding success. Many members suggested the meal prepared by Nanaimo's Big Apple Catering was the "best ever" and the new, two-piece band played great music and was enjoyed by all. These dinner & dances are costly to host, so it is encouraging for the Board to see a good turnout that makes the event financially viable. As Treasurer, I want to encourage members to continue their support and to bring your friends to these functions. Our most recent event was the November Æbleskiver & Andespil which was combined because of their closeness on the calendar. Judging by the turnout, I think it was a popular decision. We filled the room and were delighted to see so many wonderful youngsters at this event. In the future, we will try to "enhance" our prizes and provide more "youngster-oriented" items on the menu. Congratulations to the young lady that won the "Enamelled Cast Iron Æbleskiver Pan" door prize! We are trying to encourage our members to get their sons, daughters and friends to join our Club. If we do not enlist younger members now, the future of our club is doomed. So, if you have a friend (with or without Danish heritage) or family member that "should" join our Club, please encourage them to do so. There is a Membership Application Form on our website or you can get a copy from any Board member either by email, give us a call or pick up a form at any of our events. If you have an email address and you're not receiving any periodic messages from me, it is because we do not have your email address, so please call me at 250-390-2388 or email me and I will add you to our distribution list. I will also add any "non-members" that would like to receive Club Event notices. Our next event will be the Christmas Party on Sunday, December 10th. Please mark your calendars now and enlist some friends and relatives to come along and fill up a table. See you there!
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Board,
- Tom Hedekar, Treasurer.