Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dinner, Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A welcome return to our monthly dinners and guest speakers this evening, and we hope you all enjoyed a pleasant summer!! How quickly we celebrate Fall!

Our dinner this evening, as usual, was delicious and consisted of a robust vegetable soup followed by baked salmon with hollandaise sauce, rice and vegetables. We left room for dessert, which was a delightful lemon sponge drenched in blueberries, followed by tea or coffee!

Muriel, our President, introduced the Head Table and welcomed our guest speaker, Brian Minter of the beautiful Minter Gardens in Chilliwack.

Towards the end of dinner, Mauriel led the AGM and introduced the committee members and directors who work to keep the Canadian Club of New Westminster and the Fraser Valley in top shape! Thanks to all involved for their hard work!

Following dinner we adjourned to the theatre to listen to Brian. What a magnificent presentation clearly outlined by Brian, who is eloquent, accomplished and such a professional! Thanks so much Brian for the delightful photography of plants and gardens throughout many of the major cities in Canada and the United States. Plant arrangement and design need not be complicated and can produce relaxing and attractive environments for all to enjoy! We are glad you found the time in your very busy schedule to visit us!

Just a reminder to the directors that the next meeting will be in the Plaskett Room at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30. Of particular note during this meeting will be the planning of the 40th Anniversary of our chapter of the Canadian Club, to be held on Thursday, December 4, 2008. More to follow on what's in store!

Our next dinner on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, will welcome our guest speaker, Margo Lupien, who is the Executive Director of the Royal City Manor, New Westminster. A beautiful facility and we look forward to learning more from Ms. Lupien.

Look forward to seeing you on October 28th!

Best wishes,