Winterlude Dinner, 2nd Annual

Menu:

Starter

Garden salad

Main Course

“Chicken Cordon Bleu”

 with steamed broccoli and carrots with a cream sauce (optional), mashed potatoes and a roll

Dessert

Choice of: Carrot cake or Plum pudding with hot sauce.

Cash bar will be available

Date: Saturday, December 1st

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: The Tara Lynne Community Centre

Cost: $25.00 per person

Tickets must be purchased by November 24th

Phone: Sharon @ 902-535-2512 or Rose @ 902-535-2141, or any board member

 

 

 

 

 

Chase the Ace July 21, 2018

Congratulations to Michael Landry who $3988.00 with the “Ace of Spades”, plus $201 for the daily 20%.

Next week, July 28th, the Jackpot will begin at $1000.00 +++.

Thank you to those who volunteered their time to help and to our community for your continued support.

RBCSS

Playground / Splash Pad Update

As many of you know, we originally purchased our playground equipment before doing the Splash Pad because we received an amazing deal on our equipment. Our playground equipment has a value of about $70,000 and we purchased it for $35,000. We are are happy to report that the playground equipment is now paid off and the plan initially was to install it with volunteers. What we did not realize is that the playground equipment is much more complex to install than we ever thought, and after speaking to many professionals, it is clear that we need to hire a company to install it. The best quote came from Eastern Fencing in Dartmouth at a price of $18,500. plus HST. Because of all the support we have received from everyone, we have enough money to cover this cost, however, it will take all the funds we have raised to date. Nevertheless, it’s amazing to think in this little amount of time we have raised over $50,000! The timeline for the playground is to begin installation in about 4-5 weeks.

This has always been a two stage project and we look forward to seeing the playground complete and beginning our work on the Splash Pad. With that said, the Splash Pad is going to be costly, but a valuable asset to our children and community. Our first quote for the Splash Pad was about $146,000. We are looking into a buildable Splash Pad that may cost us a little bit less. In order to accomplish the this, we are going to need volunteers, so any help anyone can give us would be greatly appreciated. Also, if anyone is interested in putting on a fund-raising event on our behalf, we would be more than grateful.

Heidi LeRoux Chairperson / Youth Development Committee

 

River Bourgeois 40th Annual Festival “Ruby Jubilee”

“RUBY JUBILEE”

40th Anniversary Festival – 2018

This year RBCSS celebrated our 40th anniversary.

The “Ruby Jubilee Festival” took place from August 25th to September 2nd.

A Big Thank You to all who participated and volunteered in the events, without you the Festival would cease to exist.

RB Senior’s 50+ Club 2018 Annual Minutes

Annual Meeting Minutes April 10/2018 

Attendance. There were 30 members in attendance 

 President Anne Sampson called the meeting to order at 12:25 pm 

 The League Prayer was read by Donna Babin 

 The minutes of the last annual meeting of April 4, 2017 was read by Donna Babin. 

Donna moved the minutes, 2nd by Jerry Fougere, so moved. 

Business arising from the last annual meeting: There was no business arising. 

The Treasurer’s report was read by Sharon Chilvers. There was a closing balance of $6001.63. Sharon moved her report, 2nd by Norma MacNeil. so moved. 

Nominations for the Executives: 

President:  Anne Sampson

Secretary:  Donna Babin 

Treasurer:  Sharon Chilvers 

1st Vice:     

2nd Vice:    

Maintenance:  Danny Landry and Kenneth LeBlanc 

Grounds:        Glyn Chilvers 

Cards:            Emily LeBlanc 

 Winner of the half and half ticket of $48. was Norma MacNeil 

 New Business:  

There will be a Merchandise Bingo on April 15th, we need member to make donations of 3 pies and 5 different cookies 

Next year we will be applying for the New Horizon grant for an electrical upgrade to catch up with the new fitness equipment. 

Anne Sampson was a recipient of the Provincial Volunteer Award 

 President’s Report: 

2017 River Bourgeois Seniors Club President’s Report 

At this time, it is necessary to thank all those who work so hard year after year in making the club a success. To our secretary Donna and treasurer Sharon for their continuous dedication to the club. Thanks to Danny and Kenneth for keeping our building in good repair, Glyn for keeping the pot holes in the driveway filled, and Emily who sends get well and sympathy cards. 

We held two Merchandise Bingos besides our regular weekly cribbage game. We are doing monthly TOCK games and also doing Mexican Train Domino’s games, the club and community member enjoyed the Chinese Christmas dinner. Donna Babin represented our club last year and Anne Sampson will be this year’s representative. 

We have 93 members now, but sadly since the last meeting we lost 4 members, Dave Clow, Vera Sampson, Joe Sampson and George St Louis. If we could have a moment of silence. 

Our heat pumps were installed and we have reeked the benefits. We received a $4300. Grant from New Horizon for equipment replacements for the gym. An incumbent bike has been purchased so all of you with new knees and hips can use. A rowing machine, balance balls and bands are now on route. Thanks to Glenn and Hazel who removed all of the obsolete and dangerous equipment and also doing much needed great spring cleaning downstairs. 

On behalf of the club I want to thank each and every one of you for being part of this great organization. 

Anne 

President Anne Sampson adjourned the meeting at 12:45 pm 

 

RBCSS 2018 Annual Minutes

RBCSS AGM Minutes March 28, 2018 

In attendance:  Rose Merrick, Donna Babin, Kathryn Groves, Sharon Chilvers, Glenn Pottie, Tanya Burke, Connie Stewart, Paul Martell, Marc Touesnard and Hazel Pottie. 

Absent with regrets:  Carolyn Fougere (away), Wayne Bona (Family), Ricky Stone (ill) 

Absent: Heidi LeRoux, Donnie Pottie 

Call to order: Rose called the meeting to order at 6:40 pm 

Approval of Agenda:  Sharon moved the agenda, 2nd by Kathryn, so moved 

Approval of the minutes: (AGM March 22/2017) Glenn moved the approval of the minutes, 2nd by Tanya, so moved. 

Business Arising from AGM March 22/2017: There was now business arising from our last annual meeting. 

Chairpersons (Rose Merrick) Annual report: 

Thanks to everyone for making 2017 yet another successful year. I will let each chairperson give you the details in their report. 

Heat pumps were a major issue resulting in heating expenses to be very high. It is somewhat resolved. 

As part of the Canada 150 project part two was the resurfacing of the Tennis Courts. Sharon will give details on her report. As a result of the courts expense, much of our fundraising went to subsidize this project. We need to curb any major project until we are back to where we were financially. 

Funeral Home name was changed on the sign to read “Visitation Parlour” Thanks to Boudreau Funeral Home for doing it no charge and for Albert Burke taking care of the maintenance. 

Our Chase the Ace and Café’ lasted from April 2nd to September. Lots of hard work goes into these projects and thanks to all who help each week. We can always use more volunteers. 

We were once again fortunate to have two students with us again for 8 and 10 weeks respectively. 

In closing, I wish a successful year in 2018 and many thanks to the Board of directors and committee chairs for their dedication and I welcome you all back. 

Rose 

CorrespondenceWe received our Food Handling Sticker 

Treasurer’s Report:  

Kathy submitted her report: 

We ended the year with a balance of:  ($9228.87) 

Kathy moved her report, 2nd by Connie, so moved 

Committee Reports: 

Bar: (emailed in) 

Feb 4-Trivia Night          Expense:   $144.46          Money taken in:     $309.00 

Jun 17-Trivia night                             413.44                                          464.00 

Jul 15-Wedding                                 803.34                                         1032.00

Jul 22-Dance                                     434.73                                           401.00

Aug 3-Anniversary Party                     00.00                                           358.00

Aug 5-Wedding                                  392.33                                        1295.00

Aug.12-Anniversary Party                  451.58                                          635.50 

Aug.26-Pub Night                             1246.92                                          203.75 

Sept 1-Trivia Night                                62.30                                          603.00 

Sept 2-Festival dance                         310.58                                        1264.00 

Dec.2-Trivia Night                               147.63                                          511.50 

Totals:                                                $4580.99                                       $7774.75 

Remaining Inventory: $500.00  

Submitted by Glenn (via email) 

                       

Festival/Fundraising:  

Canada 150 part two Project the “Tennis Court”. Cost of the Tennis Courts far exceeded our original expectation as a result of an error on the application and then the receiving of only 50% of the government funding instead of 75%. We received a lot of funding from the community but still had a shortfall of $22,000.00 of the total cost of $52,000.00. Much of our fundraising in 2017 went to cover the difference. On the positive side, we have a wonderful tennis courts for many years to come. 

We restarted our Chase the Ace in April and had two runs of it. One went after 12 cards and one after 13 cards. We had a profit but not as much as expected but those are the chances we have to take Revenue $7000.00. Meanwhile our Café’ that was opened at the same time did very well. Revenue $10,625.00. 

We held our Trivia Nights during the year that were successful. 

Our Canada Day Celebrations was successful as usual and well attended. The 39th Annual Festival was well attended and with a profit of $10,905.00. 

The Haunted House was cancelled this year due to exhausted workers. 

We decided instead to hold a “Winterlude Dinner” which far exceeded our expectations. We had exceptional help from our youth and the event was a huge hit. 

The year ended with our usual Community Christmas Celebration to thank our patrons for their assistance throughout the year. 

To a much better year in 2018. Thanks to your support. 

Sharon moved her report, 2nd by Glenn, so moved  

Property Services/Visitation Parlour: Not available  

Youth Development: Not available  

Tara Lynne Bursary: The recipients of this year’s Bursary’s are: Emilie Poaps & Aiden Samson  

Nomination Committee/Elected 2018 Board of Directors: 

Chair: Rose Merrick 

Vice Chair: none 

Secretary: Donna Babin 

Treasurer: Kathryn Groves 

Past Chair: Sharon Chilvers 

Property Services/Visitation Parlour: Ricky Stone 

Bar Committee: Glenn Pottie 

Event/Fundraising: Rose Merrick/Sharon Chilvers 

Youth Development: Heidi LeRoux 

Tara Lynn Bursary: Wayne Bona  

Members at large:

Tanya Burke

Carolyn Fougere

Paul Martell

Connie Stewart

Marc Touesnard

New Business: 

New members: Sharon moved the addition of two new board members, Paul Martell & Marc Touesnard, 2nd by Glenn, so moved 

The board has welcomes our new members.  

Next meeting will be: April 25th (4th Wed. Of the month)   

AdjournmentPresident Rose Merrick adjourned the meeting at 7:25 pm 

Year In Review: 2017

Events and Fundraising:

We had three Trivia Nights, Pub Night, July 1st, Winterlude Dinner and Community Celebrations.

We began a “Lotto 10/49 Fundraiser” on December 9th. We have netted $510.00.

We had two Chase the Ace this year. One from April to June and one from July to October. and netted $3596.02. (The Youth Development Committee netted and equal amount)

The Bourgeois Cafe’ ran for the same period as the Chase the Ace and netted $10,625.20.

The 39th Annual River Bourgeois Festival netted $10,905.07.

Upgrades:

The Tennis Courts were totally revamped. This was part two of the Canada 150 projects. The Parking Lot was given a much needed gravel uplift, along with the property around the courts and Hall.

The Youth Development Committee (who are under the umbrella of RBCSS’s but run completely independent) did some major fund raising. They purchased new playground equipment which arrived in November and will be installed in the spring. They continue to raise funds to eventually install a splash pad.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

from the Board of River Bourgeois Community Services Society

RBCSS Board of Directors: President Rose Merrick, Secretary Donna Babin, Treasurer Kathryn Groves, Past President Sharon Chilvers, Wayne Bona, Mike Fougere, Glenn Pottie, Ricky Stone, Connie Stewart, Carolyn Fougere, Heidi Leroux, Tanya Burke

 

Lotto 10/49 Fundraiser

RBCSS Lotto 10/49 Fundraiser

 March 1/2018

We have three winners:

Carman Fougere, Alice MacDonald and Janice Touesnard

Congratulations to the winners!

We will begin again in the Fall.

 

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