Trochu News September 17, 2014

On Sept. 7, friends and family gathered at the Drop In Centre to help Bill Green celebrate his 90th birthday. Congratulations, Bill. We wish you many more.
Also on Sept. 7, members and guests enjoyed a Volunteer Appreciation dinner at the Baptist Fellowship Centre. A delicious home-cooked meal, prepared by Mary Newton, was enjoyed by all.
A cold and wet day, Sept. 9, didn't discourage members and guests from coming out for the monthly bingo and birthday celebrations at the Drop-In. Ed Henkel, with assistance from Jim Deering, was on hand to call the numbers for ten games. Marj Deering was the lucky blackout winner. Music was provided for the singing of Happy Birthday to those on the birthday calendar. Present to have their picture taken were Bert Adrian, Bill Green and Ruby Sailer. Birthday cake and visiting was enjoyed by all.
Trochu Elks 200 Club winners for August were Brenda Dowell, Jack Christie, Paula Kowalchuk, Cheryl Keila and Ken MacDonald.
The Trochu and District Hall Development Society 300 Club cash draw winners for August were Martha Doerksen, Roy Enzie, Phil Frere, Brian Riep and Bert Adrian.
A baby girl, Londyn Allison (Lundy) was born to Tiffany and Dustin Scott of Grande Prairie. She weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and was 20 inches long. Andrea and John Kadar are excited to be grandparents and Debbie Jensen now has the honor of being a great-grandmother.
Tro-Val Alumni
Three Tro-Val High School graduates of recent years have had major impacts on their respective college sports teams and will continue to do so this year again. It seems quite amazing all coming from a 1A Classification High School (high schools with less than 100 students). All three girls were the MVP for their respective teams, all three received the All-Canadian Academic Excellence Award and all three were the Alberta College Athletic Conference (ACAC) Athlete of the Week at some point in their career.
Amber Adolf, Red Deer College (RDC) Womens' Volleyball, was the ACAC Female Athlete of the Year across all sports. She was also the RDC Female Athlete of the Year. Her team, the RDC Volleyball Queens were the ACAC champions and Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) National champions. She again was the MVP for this national tournament.
Kari Kubinec, at the University of Alberta Augustana campus in Camrose, was the Womens' Basketball MVP, Augustana's Female Athlete of the year across all sports, and Defensive Player of the Year. Augustana Women's Basketball were Silver Medalists in the ACAC championships and reached seventh at Nationals.
Rachael Hoppins, Red Deer College Womens' Hockey, was the MVP of the team, received the Al Ferchuk Leadership Scholarship for Academic Excellence and was her team's captain. Rachael's team picked up a Bronze medal in the ACAC playoffs.
This year Amber and Kari have moved up to play at the Canadian Inter-University Sport (CIS) level. Amber with the University of Calgary Women's Volleyball team and Kari with the Grant MacEwen University Women's Basketball team. Rachael will play one more year with the RDC Queens and will once again wear the Captain's badge.
Way to go girls! Good luck this year! Your town looks forward to hearing more of the success stories of our many young adults, of which we all are proud!
OORP news
The regular meeting of Trochu OORP#71 was held on Sept. 9 with 17 members and two visitors present. Lodge was opened in short form, followed by Roll Call. Minutes of the June meeting were read and approved and both treasurer's reports were given. Communications were read and bills presented. PHRL Irene Diack reported that Gail Ashcroft had received our award at the Trochu Flower Show. Calendars will be distributed soon. PDD Pat Holowath reported on the box lunch project with funds raised to go toward School Lunch program. Awards Night at Tro-Val will be Oct. 3. A discussion led by Gail Schrock and Cathy Lindsay took place and a decision has to be made by the November meeting. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary's Lodge on Sept. 29. Lodge closed and lunch enjoyed. The next meeting is Oct. 14.