New Horizons Society October to December 2016
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all the new members, and returning members who came out to the on Thursday, September 29. Over 100 members came out and everyone appreciated the delightful food that was shared by all.
The New Horizons' Board realizes that the short notice of the User Fees for the 2016-2017 year has caused confusion and consternation. (see attached User Fee details in how it works, that was handed out at the Meet & Greet)
Please realize that the attendance sheets are just that – attendance – this is not meant as a record of payment of the fee. We do not expect the instructors/leaders to collect the user fee. Payment is on the honor system. All we are asking is that the instructors/leaders put the book and tin out at the beginning of class and return to the cupboard after class. We receive grant money to help run our sponsored programs, and when submitting our reports we need to be able to verify and justify how the funds were used and the number of participants for each sponsored programs. Any further concerns or questions please contact Verna Kimmerly or Mary Craig.
MEMBERSHIP Just a reminder that memberships’ run from Oct 1st to Sept 30th of the next year, so if you have not had a chance to renew, please drop your cheque into the Co-op Freepost box or mail to New Horizons at PO BOX 43, Hornby Island BC V0R 1Z0. Membership Fees are $25.00 per person. Cheques to be made out to New Horizons.
Contact – Jeanette Edmonds 335-3336.
LITERARY LUNCHES Lunches start on Thursday OCTOBER 13TH, We are always looking for people to make soup and desserts. Because we are a volunteer organization, we depend on YOU to help by making soup or dessert and/or by signing up to help prepare the lunches.
Literary Lunch, needs soups and desserts for October and November
Contact - Bev Lownie - 335-0017 or email email@example.com
GOLDEN LUNCH Golden lunches for seniors are offered bi-weekly started October 10th,
Contact - Gale Hanson 335-0355.
PROGRAMMES New Horizons offers programmes and events. Some programmes run for 10 weeks and include a paid instructor. For off island trips (such as swimming, bowling, golf and theatre) we subsidize the cost of fuel and reimburse the cost for the car on the ferry (provided there are 3 or more New Horizon members in the vehicle) along with admission fee to the event. Members have to pay for their own ferry fares.
|Meditation, 8:30am||Mette Wullum 335-2941 or Donna du Plessis 335-1152|
|Theatre Outings Occasional||Sylvia Abduraham 335-1341|
|Photo Club, 3rd Sunday of the month @ 7pm||Karen Young 335-2379|
|Golden Lunch, bi-weekly Starting October 10th||Gale Hanson 335-0355|
|Swimming in Courtenay, Alternate Mondays||Joyce Hookings 335-3085|
|Memoir Writing @ 2:30pm||Wendy Burton 335-1598|
|Gentle Yoga weekly @ 9:30am||Ambika 335-3097|
|Chair Yoga weekly @ 11:30am||Ambika 335-3097|
|Bridge @ 1:30pm – 4:30pm||Jean Christie 335-3011|
|Bowling in Courtenay, 1st Tuesday of the month||Christa Weiss 335-0578|
|Holistic Fitness (strength) weekly @ 12:30||Rachel Goodman 335-0493|
|Integrated Pilates weekly @ 1:pm||Rachel Goodman 335-0493|
|Book Club, 3pm last Wednesday of the month||Oakley Rankin 335-1606|
| Film Nights, Alternate Weeks @ 7:30pm
Dates to be announced shortly
|Oakley Rankin 335-1606|
|Literary Lunch weekly @ 12 Noon||Starts October 15, 2015|
|Scottish Dancing weekly @ 7:30pm||June Cannon 335-2841|
|Knitting Club: 1st Thursday @ 1:30||Lynne Carmichael 335-1360|
|Garden Club: 2nd Thursday @ 1:30||Joanne Wyvill 335-1508|
|Hiking Group @ 10:am||Diana King 335-3025|
PHONE BOOK 2016 Just a reminder that the 2017 Hornby Island phone book is underway and if you have any changes/additions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org" before November 15, 2016. We would like thank everyone for supporting the Hornby Island phone book, the proceeds helps sustain the programs that are offered at New Horizons.
SUNSHINE SERVICE Jean Christie (335-3011) are our “sunshine” persons this year. If you know of any member who is not well or celebrating a special date, please let her know.
Your Board of Directors;
Mary Craig – President;
Donna du Plessis – Vice President;
Carol Godwin – Secretary;
Verna Kimmerly – Treasurer,
Directors: Judith Lawrence, Jean Christie, Bev Lownie, Holly Morgan,
Lynda Parrington, Carol Quin, Gale Hanson
We welcome input from our members. Please email your ideas and comments to email@example.com
Why did the New Horizons Board implement user fees?
In the past, the Board has discussed whether to increase membership fees or come up with another way to generate revenue to meet the needs of the members.
Due to receiving gaming grants, New Horizons has been able to add new programs over the years.
Gaming Grants cover Golden Lunch expenses, instructors fees. We have been fortunate enough to receive grants for 2016 and 2017 fiscal years. This is all due to Mary's time and effort. There were no grants in 2013, 2014, or 2015 fiscals, and there is no guarantee that we will receive one for next year. (We are currently in 2017 fiscal year for info purposes)
At the end of 2014 fiscal year we had a total of $18,619, in the bank, at the end of 2015 we were down to $16,751 and at the end of 2016 the total funds available were $14,625. (This does not include designated funds)
As each year passes our limited savings for emergencies are decreasing. Replacing our ailing dishwasher (commercial kitchen grade) would cost in excess of $6,000, and the facility requires a number of other repairs/work to be done. We are also exploring rental rate increases to help cover costs.
I realize that this was presented in a hasty manner at the Meet and Greet, but ask you to understand that we are all volunteers and are trying to do our best.
The user fee implementation is a pilot project for one year and will be re-assessed after New Horizons' year end (March 31st)
Please feel free to respond to firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments or suggestions.
Hornby Island New Horizons Society
November 24th, 2016