Ayer's Cliff Fifty Plus Welcomes Guests Speaker Sergeant Patrice Gregoire
It was a warm sunny day when the Ayer's Cliff Fifty Plus met on May 3rd, 2016, with the feeling that Spring was here at last. Linda greeted everyone with her usual friendly welcome and wishing all the mother's present, a Happy Mother's Day. Linda thanked May, Ben, Mel and Phyl for helping her set up and decorate. Also a big thank you to Tina Whipple for always playing selections on the piano for our enjoyment. Thank you Tina. To those faithful ones for cleaning up and washing the dishes. Thanks. A Get Well card was passed around for all to sign for Edna Meigs. We are hoping you'll be feeling better soon. As usual Linda found a few cute jokes. Especially the one that got us laughing was a little girl and little boy potato out on a date, getting advice from her mother. This is a keeper. Phil Kerwin asked the Blessing and then drew the table numbers We had four guests join us today. Barbara Brown, who is here visiting her mother Irene Brown, Geraldine Smith, Jim Mackay and also invited guest speaker Sergeant Patrice Gregoire. They were joined by forty nine members to a delicious meal prepared by Cindy from Bon-D Restaurant, which was enjoyed by all. Thank you Cindy. A Thank you card was signed and after lunch Linda called cindy from the kitchen and presented her with a beautiful hanging plant, and thanking Cindy for the delicious meals she's served for the past year. Our Club takes the summer off, but Cindy will be back serving us again in September. With Leta Dustin at the piano, we all joined in singing Happy Birthday to Tina Whipple, Lois Cooper, Ben Cunnington, Linda Grenon, Weldon Dustin, Elizabeth Redpath, Jean Cass and Jim Mackay. Then the lovely birthday cake made by Jean Cass was served with ice cream for all to enjoy. The half-and-half was divided and the first ticket was drawn by Sergeant Gregoire. The lucky winner was Mary Levasseur, second to Geraldine Smith and third to Barbara Smith. The door prizes were won by Lloyd Smith, John Hodge, Shirley Desruisseaux and Lois Cooper. The ladies wrote their names on a slip of paper and put in a little bag at the end of their table. Two names were drawn from each bag. The lucky winners won the pretty potted flower center piece on their table. Winners were Jean Cass, Marilyn Lawand, Lois Dobb, Pearl Goodsell, Norma MacKinnon, Dina Antink, Irene Brown, Beth Anderson and Christine Hodge. A special Mother's Day gift was won by Sandra Dezan. To conclude the afternoon, Sgt. Patrice Gregoire showed us a video and gave a talk on how Seniors can avoid being fraud over the telephone or computer. We were warned never to give out any information or numbers no matter how they try to scare or pressure you. Always hang up and call the credit card company or the bank you deal with. It was very interesting and information we all should know. Linda thanked Sgt. Gregoire and invited him to join us again with another topic. Congratulations to all our winners and Thanks to everyone who helped to make this a super enjoyable day. See you June 7th. for Bar B Q chicken, and don't forget your salads.