By the time you read this commentary on the happenings at Indian Head Heritage Club, our farewell supper gathering bidding goodbye, to our most recent, past President, Jackie Mohr, will be in the history books. Many Members, Executive and Directors enjoyed our fellowship and great food, at China Gardens Restaurant, on June 19. We reminiscenced, told a story or two, recounted card games, chatted about our many workshop sessions, regular activities and how many things have changed not only for our club, but Indian Head in general. Jackie is a born leader, and during her time with us, she introduced many new activities and events. She spent hours and hours organizing and promoting our events and activities, many more hours and thoughts applying for grants, chairing meetings, leading our Forever in Motion exercise sessions, making coffee and washing dishes, stacking chairs and moving tables! Jackie is going to missed, no doubt about it!! Jackie Mohr is moving to Biggar Sk. ... where their signpost reads “New York is Big, but this is BIGGAR”!! I'm betting dollars to “Bart's donuts” she is going to miss us every bit as much as we will miss her! Sincere best wishes, Jackie, as your life adventure continues down another path ... with gratitude and sad hearts, Adieu! Fare Thee Well, dear friend. Our monthly cribbage tournaments will continue throughout the summer (thank you Claire VanMarion!!), every second Tuesday of the month, each and every month. Twenty registered and played their hearts out on June 12. Waving a banner high and pleased as peaches, Laura DeVocht and Gale Erickson finally found the cards they needed. The ladies lost their first 3 games, but skunked and won the remaining ones, each cashed in on $13 bucks for top prize. Audrey Lyke and Allen Braithwaite stumbled just once, picked up and carried on into second place, stashing away $9 each. It was a great race into the winners circle, for Lies and Claire VanMarion who snuffed Joyce Kattler and myself out of the race by a mere peg!! The winsome couple stashed away another $7 each.
June fun continued with our monthly, rain or shine, Canasta afternoon on June 18. We may have been small in numbers at just sweet 16 ... but oh my, the chatter, and laughter was high on the decibel level!
Sad to say, we are also bidding farewell to Shannon McIvor (employee of Tubman Funeral Home) as she tries on a different pair of boots and heads west to the Rockies at the end of summer. Although not a member of our club, (where age does have some benefits!), Shannon's love of cards and people brought her out to play many times. Our sincere best wishes young lady, and thanks for the memories! We are all going to miss your “sunny side up” attitude, infectious laughter and AAA personality. Be safe and happy as you explore another trail, or blaze a brand new one! A drum roll, please ... for team Joyce Kattler and Eleanor Wilson ended up in 1st place, followed by Ellen Varley and Laura DeVocht, a nose behind we see Kathy Kish and Judy Woidyla finishing the afternoon in 3rd place. And, bringing up the rear, Pinky Friesen and Linda Orban. We play again, Monday, July 16... mark your calendar, call me before I call you to get in on a fun afternoon.