Time to get caught up again with the news around Edam.
We will start with the April handi-van bingo that was held April 10. Cash games for $10 were played and the winners were Sandra Clarke, Elaine Wouters and Sandra Clarke split, Jean Pollard twice, Annette Blaquiere, Huguette MacGregor, Janet Cadrain, Tyne Cole, Teta Harty and Helen Hamel. Winning the 50/50 blackout game of $82 was Teta Harty. The kids’ prizes were donated by Annette Blaquiere and won by Zoey Pollard and Nevin Poole.
This brings us up to April 15 and the annual general meeting of Edam Credit Union Ltd. The meeting followed an excellent meal that was served by Marie Harty, Peggy Dunlop and crew. Gilbert LaClare, president of the board, called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
Guests from neighbouring credit unions were introduced. Those joining were: Turtleford CU – Ian Heggstrom and Noella Domotor; Goodsoil CU – Ron Inkster and Pat Sonntag; Debden CU – Bill Sanderson and Ken Sten; and Innovation CU – Darlene Dingwell, Jerome Bru, Chad Gartner, Nicole Melrose, Andy Garvik and John Jangula.
It was reported by Evelyn Cooper there were 49 members present therefore there was a quorum. This led into the reading of the reports and further business of the meeting.
It was agreed upon that the auditors for the next year would remain the same, being Cameron Odishaw and La Cock.
The nominations committee, chaired by Evelyn Cooper and joined by Andrea Harty and Gilbert LaClare, presented the names of those nominated. Larry McDaid, Lucie Baillargeon and Melissa Stuart were nominated to replace Larry McDaid, Lucie Baillargeon and Karen McCaffrey. The call to the floor for nominations brought no others so the directors were elected by acclamation.
Long-term service awards were presented to Karen McCaffrey for 20 years of service as a member of the board and Edith Shewchuk for 10 years of service as member service representative.
It was also reported there are two young members attending the youth camp this summer. These young people are Lindon Goodall and Brittany Nedelec.
The evening was brought to a close with the presentation of door prizes to Jim Mosimann, Nicole Melrose, Bill Williamson, Pat Sonntag, Walter Mosimann and Rose Anne Corbeil.
Judy Carignan and Huguette MacGregor, members of the Legion branch, were at the school April 17 to present awards to entries that moved on from the local contest to zone, district and provincial.
Placing were Trayton Troesch for junior essay, third in zone; Adriana Burgess for junior coloured poster, first in zone and third in district; Abbey Harty for junior black and white poster, first in zone; Candace Greening for intermediate coloured poster, second in zone; Aleesa Sharp for primary coloured poster, third in zone; Mia Weber for primary black and white poster, first in zone, first in district and third in provincial.
Congratulations to the winners and keep up the good work. It was stated by Judy Carignan that the Legion appreciates the work the students and staff put into the contest each year. Legion members are proud of the results and talent of these young people.
The final handi-van bingo of the season was held May 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the seniors’ centre. Those winning the $10 cash games were Herman Hoogland, Sandra Clarke, Brenda Pollard and Dave Benstead split, Bonnie Mosimann, Dora Greening, Ilene Foulds, Brenda Pollard and Ilene Foulds split, Kay Mannix, John Pollard and Carston Day. Winning the 50/50 blackout worth $75 was Brenda Pollard. Winning the kids’ prizes, donated by Carol Poole, were Cameron Becotte and Kye Thom. Congratulations to all the winners.
Caller Marilyn Mannix thanked all for attending during this season and invited all back next fall.