Thursday December 11 10:00 a.m
CHRISMAS LUNCH DECEMBER 5, 2014:
The annual Christmas Lunch was held on Friday December 5, 2014 at the Elk's Club and was a huge success. A record number of one hundred and sixty members enjoyed a Christmas Buffet of turkey with all the trimmings, fresh vegetables, salads and desserts.
A message from the Social Director follows:
Thank you again for your outstanding support of our Christmas Luncheon at the Elk’s Club. As usual, we were treated royally by the staff and our own volunteers.
Thank you Tom for the pens and pins from the Calgary Poppy Fund. What a nice touch.
Thank you Keith for the great pictures. They always add so much to our special occasions .
Thank you members for your prize donations that were so appreciated by the winners.
A special “Thank you” to our board for subsidizing most of the ticket prices , for the four bus voucher prizes and for the lovely poinsettias.
The Calgary Poppy Fund was also very grateful for our generosity. Along with several bags of food, we raised $1,365.00 in cash and cheques. Great Job!
Continue enjoying your winter activities and have a wonderful Christmas!
PASSING OF HONORARY MEMBER LAURETTE ROTH:
Sadly our beloved Honorary Member Laurette Roth passed away on Sunday November 2nd, 2014.
There will be a Gathering to Celebrate her life at MCINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells) at 2720 Centre Street North on Thursday November 6th, 2014 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 24th Avenue NW on Friday November 7, 2014 at 12 noon followed by lunch.
Her obituary can be viewed at Laurette Roth Obituary.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com
In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be send to Agape Hospice, Rosemount Hospice, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.
As a tribute to Laurette, a selection of photographs of Laurette enjoying outings with the Club is included in the photographs section of this page.
City walks continue year round and, like our other activities, are very popular.
Check the Club hot line or email each week for details of the location of the upcoming Monday walk.
Our winter season started on November 26th with an outing to Lake Louise. Members enjoyed a great day of cross country skiing and snowshoeing with early season conditions. We returned to Lake Louise for our second outing on December 3rd. Conditions had improved since the previous week contributing to a great day out.
The outings are already proving popular. The bus was full for our second outing. Register early to ensure your seat on the bus !!
Hyperlinks to our growing repertoire of bespoke Summer SSOC maps are in the pages titled 'SSOC 'Maps'. To access this from the Menu System opposite follow the sequence which pops out sideways to the right:
The Club makes every effort to look after Members and Guests on outings, but the bottom line is that each person is responsible for him or herself.
Out-of-City Activities–>Hiking–>Trail Information->SSOC Maps
We urge all Members to come on outings armed with a downloaded and printed 'Map of the Day'. This is especially important when we are visiting a new or variant of a venue.
HOW TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A MAP:
This is for anyone having difficulty in viewing and downloading a map:
You are asked to 'click on hyper link'. Hyperlinks are links which take you to a document held on the website one is in. Links take one to a document on a different website. Both take the form of underlined red text, as per the example below:
CG49 Jumpingpound Loop
Once the map is open and displayed you must download it. Different browsers have similar Download control icons. Sometimes you will see a 'Download' button; sometimes this is shown as a 'floppy disk' icon. Identify and click on it. The maps are often a megabite or two in size so the time taken to download can be several seconds or more, depending on the speed of your internet connection. If you have cable it takes only a few seconds, but not all of us are so lucky. Be patient and watch your downloading progress indicator.
PHOTOGRAPHS for 'LATEST NEWS':
Photos from recent outings are always gratefully received. Would-be contributors please note, however, that photographs should be submitted FULL SIZE, as from your cameras – and that before sallying forth, cameras should be set to record as JPG fine, full size. This is because significant upscaling of photos even in Photoshop results in reduced definition and sharpness. Furthermore, cropping and / or re-sizing is often required before 'saving for web' which accentuates loss of resolution. A further point to check is that your email does not send them at a reduced size, e,g., 'Small', Medium' or 'Large', so confounding your careful work. Please send at 'Original size, without date, time etc included in the image itself. This allows us to accord full justice to your works of art! It is further helpful if the camera is set to the correct date and time!
If you would like to see your photographs so included, credit will be given to the Photographers as appropriate.
LOST AND FOUND:
Nothing again this time!