Sunday, October 03, 2010

Dinner, Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful summer and hard to believe that it’s already fall and time to get back into the routine of monthly dinners!

Tonight we welcomed members and guests who enjoyed a dinner of beef vegetable soup followed by salmon and rice, with mixed vegetables. The very light dessert of chocolate mousse with cream on graham crackers was delicious and rounded off the meal beautifully! Of course, orange juice, coffee and tea were also on hand.

Many thanks to those members and guests who brought non-perishable items for the St. Barnabas Food bank, for distribution this Thanksgiving.

The AGM took place this evening during which time Muriel Pearce, as outgoing president, thanked the members for their loyalty and the board of directors for their hard work during this past year. We join Muriel in welcoming Mike Redmond to the Board of Directors.

We too thank Muriel for her time and efforts as President.

Muriel passed the gavel over to the incoming president, Nick Cheng. We welcome Nick as our President this year and wish him much success. We know he will continue to promote the Canadian Club of New Westminster and the Fraser Valley and will demonstrate his professionalism and charm to members, guests, and guest speakers. Thanks Nick for taking on this role and we extend our best wishes to you.

We joined tonight’s guest speaker, Shelley Fralic, in the theatre and were entertained, enlightened and enamored by her charm and wit! Introduced by Paul Forseth, Shelly has a very impressive résumé including her long tenure as a journalist with The Vancouver Sun, and she outlined her career enthusiastically and clearly demonstrated her love of journalism and working with the media. Shelley engaged in a question and answer period, which was well-received. Mike Redmond thanked Shelley for being our guest speaker and we thank her too and look forward to reading her blogs and journalistic reports in The Vancouver Sun.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 for our next dinner.
Best wishes,