Our Chase the Ace which began on July 1st, 2018 came to an end on August 15th, 2019 with a record of going to the 52nd card before the Ace of Spades was chosen. Final payout for the 52 weeks was accumulative Jackpot of $141,910.00 + the weekly 20% for that week of $26,822.00 giving the winner Jean Pottie of L’ardoise a cheque for $168,732.00. RBCSS and Youth Development each received a total of $110,976.76 after expenses.
This funding assisted us on day to day operation, pay off our Heat Pumps and do some much needed repairs in the hall and the rest of the complex. Several other projects have been postponed until 2020.
Our weekly Café continues to be a big hit each week. It was in operation from January to mid-August.
Our 41st annual Festival saw the addition of a successful Dinner Theatre. Festival numbers were down from previous years but the success of the Chase the Ace ending just two weeks prior was most likely a factor.
We catered to the 150 Anniversary of St. John the Baptist Church celebration along with two meals for the Catholic Woman’s League.
Celebrations were held on Canada Day and our Annual Community Christmas
Three Trivia and Pub Nights were held along with three Concerts
The 3rd Annual Winterlude dinner was held in December with entertainment following.
It was a very busy year and so many of these events could not have happened without the huge support of the community.
Thank you to everyone
RBCSS Board of directors.
Saturday, April 25th, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
At the: Tara Lynne Centre
Host: Karl Nightingale
Battle of wits. “All categories of Trivia” Teams of 4 cost $40..
Prizes are: $120, $100., and $80.
Too book call Janice @ 535-2068.
Cash bar available. Must be 19 years or older.
A Big Thank You to all who participated and volunteered in the events, without you the Festival would cease to exsit.
Co-chairs: Rose Merrick and Sharon Chilvers
River Bourgeois Seniors 50+ Club
Annual General Meeting
April 23, 2019
Number of members in attendance: 20 members
President Anne Sampson called the meeting to order at: 12:03 pm
The League Prayer was read by: Donna Babin
The Minutes of the last Annual Meeting which took place on April 10, 2018, were read by Donna Babin, moved by Donna Babin, 2nd by Jerry Fougere, Motion carried.
Business arising from the last meeting:
-New Horizon Grant:
The electrician (V & L Electric), noted that the electrical panel was fine, an upgrade to a new one would require additional permits and costs. Instead we opted to apply for the grant to cover new chairs and a new floor.
Hazel painted the baseboards and electrical outlets to match the floors and chairs.
The old chairs are for sale at $10. /chair if anyone one wants one.
The Treasurer’s Report was read by: Sharon Chilvers. There was a closing balance of: $3138.03.
Treasurer’s report was moved by Sharon Chilvers, 2nd by Susan Boudreau. Motion carried.
2018/2019 Presidents 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 our 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.
Weekly cribbage games continue, Music is now done twice a month, Tock games are monthly and our gym usage continues to grow.
I we could have a moment of silence for our deceased members: Cathy Aikens, Joe Boucher, Ingrid Boutilier, and Gerry Casey.
We received a $4300. Grant from New Horizon for equipment replacements for our gym. This year we received $10,000. To replace our floor and chairs. Thanks to Glenn, Hazel, Kenneth, Danny and Glyn for installing the floor and new baseboards and Hazel for doing the painting.
On behalf of the club, I want to thank each and every one of you for being part of this organization.
Nominations for Executives:
President: Anne Sampson
Secretary: Donna Babin
Treasurer: Sharon Chilvers
1st Vice: Lucile Boudreau
2nd Vice: none
Maintenance: Kenneth LeBlanc & Danny Landry
Grounds: Glyn Chilvers
Cards: Emily LeBlanc
-New Horizons grant:
Applications go in every May. We are going to put the next application in for, expanding the gym by getting rid of the kitchen downstairs and get new music equipment.
Kitchen reno: Potential for a buyer for the kitchen cupboards.
The renovation will require removal of the current electrical and plumbing left behind after the kitchen is removed and extend the flooring.
The work required would be within the funds of the grant.
Previous repairs have been done by New Horizon with no objections.
Sharon Chilvers made a Motion to apply for this year’s New Horizon Grant to purchase more music equipment and the renovation costs to remove and repair the kitchen downstairs including the removal of the electrical and plumbing which will no longer be required and the extension and repair of the flooring after the cabinets have been removed.
Sharon Chilvers moved her motion, 2nd by Susan Boudreau, motion carried.
President Anne Sampson adjourned the meeting at: 12:32 pm 2nd by: Sylvia Allan
RBCSS Annual General Minutes – Mar 24/2019
In attendance: Rose Merrick, Donna Babin, Sharon Chilvers, Wayne Bona, Glenn Pottie, Kathy Groves, Ricky Stone, Heidi LeRoux, Carolyn Fougere, Marc Touesnard
Guest: Hazel Pottie
Absent with regrets: Connie Stewart, Tanya Burke, Paul Martell
Call to order: Rose Merrick called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm
Approval of Agenda: Kathy moved the agenda, 2nd by Glenn, so moved
Approval of the minutes: (AGM 03/27/2018) Sharon moved the agenda, 2nd by Ricky, so moved
Business Arising from AGM March 27/2018:
-Land parcel: find out what part of the ball field behind the cenotaph that we own. Check the dead and check with Ray MacRae or Kevin? Also check with the municipality.
-Send a letter to the county to ask that the old unsightly fencing around the ballfield be taken down.
_Kathy requests that all invoices for purchases be signed from Home Hardware. A plunger was purchased from Home Hardware and Kathy does not know who it was.
-Send Burke Brothers Trucking (Bernard Burke) a thank you letter for all the plowing and help with the playground. Glenn suggested a plaque of appreciation. Ricky said he would check into it.
-Tennis Court: Glenn suggested Pickle Ball. A stencil for the game will cost about $200.To be placed on just one of the courts for Sept to June.
-We have completed the application of the Provincial Student grant for the Hall.
-Good Friday: A cod supper. Cost of Cod $200., Hazel will check it out.
Chairperson’s (Rose Merrick) Annual Report:
Thank you to all, everyone worked extremely hard.
It was greatly appreciated.
Kathy submitted her report:
We ended the year with a balance of: $18,338.75
Kathy moved her report, 2nd by Wayne, so moved
2018 Bar Report
We had a total of 5 bar events this year
Total money taken in was: $ 1890.75
Total expenses: (1152.56)
There is approximately $500. In remaining inventory.
(submitted via email)
In 2018 we held the following events:
January: Trivia Night
February: 1049 Ticket draw
March: Cold plate take out dinner
Chase the Ace and Café Luncheon started April and the Ace went in the end of June and we restarted a new one the following week and it is still going.
Canada Day fell on a Sunday so we moved the Chase the Ace and Café to that day.
Festival ran from August 26th to September 2nd.
November, we had a Trivia Night.
December “Winterlude” Dinner and Community Celebration.
Total revenue from these events $61388.06 – $5044.00 (Chase the Ace Jackpot) = $56344.06
Total expenses $25816.95
Great year and thanks to all who took part in making this happen.
Sharon moved her report, 2nd by Glenn, so moved
Property Services/Visitation Parlour:
It has been a good year! Not to many major expenses, started out with hiring a great worker for the summer (Alex Poaps)
We had to buy a new bush hog, and lumber to repair decks and bleachers, pretty much everything got newly painted. We also did plumbing, and replaced one of the toilets up at the canteen, also repaired canteen roof. We burned all old wood and brush that was left up at the canteen.
We hired a worker and had him cut the trees across from the hall making it more visible. Which has been good as being we haven’t seen any vandalism since having it done.
I was asked to contact a welding company to make and install a rail for up at the funeral parlour, which has been completed!
Over all the snow plowing went well and didn’t need to many plow jobs.
Ricky moved his report, 2nd by Kathy, so moved
-Continuing fundraising efforts
-Current fundraiser is a Gift Card Survivor and proceeds from Chase the Ace
-Meeting to discuss summer fundraisers coming up
-Playground installed this summer by Eastern Fencing
-Bernard provided services for prepping and gravel, donated what he could
-We were able to fund raise the money to pay off the playground and installation
-We are currently fundraising for the splash pad.
-Fundraisers past & current:
Ball field Canteen
Heidi moved her report, 2nd by Ricky, so moved YDC Report 2018 – year end
Tara Lynne Bursary:
There were two bursaries at $200 each
Wayne moved his report, 2nd by Kathy, so moved
Nomination Committee/Elected 2019 Board of Directors:
Chair: Rose Merrick
Secretary: Donna Babin
Treasurer: Kathryn Groves
Past Chair: Sharon Chilvers
Property Services/Visitation Parlour: Ricky Stone/Paul Martell (co-chairs)
Bar Committee: Glenn Pottie
Event/Fundraising: Sharon Chilvers/Rose Merrick (co-chairs)
Youth Development: Heidi LeRoux
Tara Lynn Bursary: Wayne Bona
Members at large:
Carolyn Fougere, Tanya Burke, Connie Stewart, Marc Touesnard
New members: No new member
Board members to complete the Membership and confidentiality agreements for 2019.
Hire someone to do the clearing and yard work, make an itemized list of jobs to be done. Hire the first of April? Specify how long on hire for.
Next meeting will be: April 24th (4th Wed. Of the month)
Adjournment: President Rose Merrick adjourned the meeting at 7:25pm
Welcome to “Gerry’s Music Circle” 2020, carrying on the tradition of live music performed by local musicians. All ages and skill levels invited. If you just want to come and listen or dance that’s great too.
The circle will meet on Wednesday, March 4th and every second Wednesday thereafter.
Gerry’s Music Circle is now under the direction of John Digout.
Refreshments will be served.
“Everyone is always welcome and any suggestions to enhance our enjoyment is welcome. Diverse music interests in selections was our first eye opener so if you can help us with songs that I can acquire lyrics and chords to and have them printed for all to share would be greatly appreciated and should enhance our musical enjoyment.” John Digout
Hope to see you there!
Hosted by: John and Alec Digout
When: March 4th and every second Wednesday thereafter.
Time: from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
refreshments will be served.
Where: at the Anne Sampson Building in River Bourgeois next door to the Tara Lynne Recreation Centre.
Cost is good with offering (donation)
In 2018 River Bourgeois Community Services Society accomplishments:
The Youth Committee saw the installation of their new children’s playground. Thanks to the Municipality of Richmond for the $7500. grant. They also continue in their quest to raise funds towards the splash pad.
The 40th Annual Festival celebrated their “Ruby Jubilee” anniversary. Net income was $11798.95.
Tara Lynne Bursaries were awarded to Jaden Bona and Emily O’Brian.
Chase the Ace and the Cafe’ began in April and is continuing. The Ace was drawn in July, so we started again the following week. The current jackpot is now $4800. plus. The profits from this successful project has enabled RBCSS to pay our day to day operational expenses.
We had several other fundraisers during 2018 including: the Robert Bouchard Concert, Trivia Nights, Cold Plate takeout, and our Winterlude dinner.
Summer Student Grants from the Provincial and Federal Government allowed us to hire Emilee Poaps as our Festival Co-ordinator and Alexander Poaps as our Property Caretaker.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
From the Board of River Bourgeois Community Services Society
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