Trochu News June 18, 2014

The abundant rain has certainly created a lush looking landscape. Perennials are showing their colours, gardens and annuals are coming along quite nicely and the birds are quietly nesting.
It was a beautiful day last Sunday for all you fathers to celebrate your day by maybe going for a leisurely drive, golfing or enjoying a barbeque with your family. Summer is just around the corner so hope for lots of sunny days to enjoy.
On Tuesday, June 10th, members and guests enjoyed an afternoon of Bingo and Birthday celebrations. The numbers for 10 games were called by Ed Henkel and Jim Deering ably assisted. Lorene Adolf was the lucky blackout winner. Happy Birthday was sung and those present to have their picture taken were Marj Deering and Margie Frere. Birthday cake and visiting was enjoyed by all. Take in the 38th Anniversary and Memorial service at the Drop-in on Thursday afternoon.
Trochu and District Hall Development Society 300 Club winners for May were Phyllis Steinbach, Jim Guard, Judy Downing, Agnes & Walter Meding and Anita Nelson.
Trochu Elks 200 Club winners for May were Darlene Winther, Dan Frere, Lorraine MacLean and Jordan Stankievech.
The regular meeting of Trochu OORP #71 was held on June 10, with 17 members present. Following the short form opening, the roll call was taken and the minutes of the May meetings were read and approved. Treasurers' reports were given. Members assisted with the memorial service, and flowers were distributed on June 4.
A 60 year pin was taken to Mabel Parker. The budget report was heard. Plans were made for decorating a float for the July 1 parade. Donations were made to two worthy charities. A fundraiser will begin in September. The officers for 2014-15 are as follows:
HRL - Ella Lammle; PHRL - Irene Diack; ARL - Pat Holowath; Lecturing Lady - Millie Penner; Loyal Lady - Audrey Nelson; Secretary - Jean Frere; Treasurer - Theresa Adams; Conductress - Sandra Beaver; Chaplain - Helene Dodd; Inner Guard - Phyllis Fabian; Outer Guard - Val McCullen; Pianist - Shirley Smyth; Historian - Ruth Gordon.
Lodge closed and a tasty lunch was enjoyed. The next meeting is September 9.