Trochu News October 22, 2014

TOPS Chapter AB 2833 Trochu hosted a very successful Fall Rally September 27, 2014 at the Baptist Fellowship Centre with 2011 TOPS members registered. Men and ladies travelled from Calgary, Cochrane and cities and towns in between with Trochu being the furthest north east Chapter. We enjoyed interesting speakers, several entertaining skits and many great draws donated by many local businesses. Special recognition to Cynthia Mack from Regina, Saskatchewan for coming so far to be our guest speaker.
Drop In news
Seniors and guests came out on a beautiful fall day, Oct. 9, to enjoy bingo and birthday celebrations at the Drop In. Ed Henkel has decided to call it quits and turned the reins over to Jim Deering, who called the numbers for ten games. Marj Deering was the lucky blackout winner. Happy Birthday was sung and those present to have their picture taken were Jim Christie, Garry Montgomery, Dorothy and Elvin Haller. Many good wishes were extended to Jim Christie on the occasion of his 93rd birthday. Birthday cake was enjoyed by everyone. The next bingo will be held on Nov. 18 as the second Tuesday is Remembrance Day. A Thanksgiving pot-luck,  held at the Drop-In Centre Oct. 16, was enjoyed by all seniors present.
Draw winners
Trochu and District Hall Development Society 300 Club winners for September were Barry Reder, Chris Reeds, Elvin Haller and Irene Diack.
Trochu Elks 200 Club winners for September were Jim Stirling, Sandra Guard, Sharon Davis and Doug Beierle.
OORP news
The regular meeting of Trochu OORP#71 was held Oct. 14 with 14 members and a visitor present. Lodge was opened in short form, followed by roll call. The minutes of the September meeting were read and approved, and both treasurer’s reports, and bills presented. Communications included information from Supreme Lodge and thank you cards from appreciative recipients. PHRL Irene Diack reported that awards were presented to Taylor McRae and Margaret Meehan. We will have a booth at the Flapjack Fiesta Oct. 29. PDD Pat Holowath reported on the success of the lunch box project, and the proceeds shared between Trochu and Three Hills Schools for lunch programs. As of Jan. 1/15 the name of our Lodge will be Royal Purple Elks.
Perfect attendance pins were presented as follows: Donna MacDonald - 1 year (not present), Ruth Gordon - 12 years, Barb Mancini 16, Theresa Adams 17, Wendy Christensen 23, Phyllis Fabian 23, Irene Diack 33, Jean Frere 34, Shirley Smyth 35.
The Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary’s Lodge on Oct. 27. Times and dates for Remembrance Day Services were named. Lodge closed and a lovely lunch enjoyed. Next meeting is Nov. 11, 2014.