By: Cathy Waytiuk
The East Selkirk and District Seniors Club was organized on March 15, 1982 and was sponsored by the East Selkirk Recreation Association as part of their Community Centre Program.
The first meeting was chaired by Mr. Les Mazur, with guest speakers, Mr. Cal. Zacharias and Mr. Gerry Ham representing the Federal and Provincial Gov’ts. The officers elected were President; Mr. Fred Brown, Vice- President; Mr. Les Mazur, Secretary; Mrs. Catherine Waytiuk and Treasurer; Mrs. Elsie Nova.
The first Directors meeting was held at the home of Les Mazur on March 24, 1982 and the first membership meeting was held at the East Selkirk Hall on May 6, 1982. The first club event was a picnic at Bird’s Hill Park, on June 24, 1982.
The first meeting in the East Selkirk Recreation Centre was held on Sept. 2, 1982, when the club reorganized for the Winter Program and made plans to apply for a “New Horizons Grant” made possible by the Federal Dept of National Health and Welfare and in Feb.. 1983 funds were received for a Seniors Activities Program. With this program now in operation, and our membership at the present time being I 14, we look forward to a bright and interesting future for our Senior Citizen’.
The Club hosted a Christmas dinner on Dec. 1. 1982 attended by about 100 Seniors. Flowers donated by Searles Greenhouse were presented to the “youngest” lady and gent.
Weekly meetings on Wed. afternoons are spent playing cards, carpet bowling, shuffleboard, poo1, handicrafts and Bingo.
The present board of directors at April 1983 are: Fred Brown, Les Mazur, Catherine Wayriuk, Elsie Nova, Mike Gerylo, Carl Tarnopolski, Paul Boyko, Carole Obirek, Nettie Romaniuk, John Gloss, and Ida Rain.