Newsletter for November 2020
President's Report
Hi Everyone,

Our October opening was a success. Volunteers stepped forward to keep the kitchen open. We started with "coffee tea and muffins". After a few days we added "soup and sandwich". And recently we have enjoyed some hot meals too.

The Board thanks the volunteers who have made the opening possible.

Several activities are re-started already because we have a contact person and a written protocol for each one. The re-started activities are Canasta, Crafts, Euchre, Line Dancing, Mexican Train (Chicken Foot) and Pool.

The Board has decided to continue with the 3 days a week schedule - Monday, Wednesday & Friday, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. 

Some of our six 2-1/2-hour volunteer shifts are open, such as the Front Desk Receptionist and Entrance Hall Greeter (10 to 12:30 and 12:30 to 3).

I thank Arlene Matkin for inspiring the Campbell River Mirror to send reporter Mike Davies over for a visit. He wrote about the re-opening of our Center in an article that was published on October 28. The article can be viewed here.

Please know that the dedicated Directors on the Board have worked many hours to get the Center re-opened. We are all doing what we can to make sure everyone is safe.

I look forward to seeing you the next time you drop by.

Linda Tucker, President
Campbell River Seniors' Centre Society
Treasurer's Report - Maureen Nelson
Before the March 17 closing of the Center for public health reasons, we brought in $15,909 in 2020, mainly from food sales, but our expenses for supplies and salary were $18,805. At the end of February we had a loss of $2,896 that we covered by withdrawing funds from our savings account.

Since those two months, for the 7 months from March through September, we brought in a further $4,422 including a $500 donation from the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board.

Our expenses however for the 7 months ran to $13,851 in total, including $714 for plexiglass shields.

At the end of September we had a further 7-month loss of $9,429 that we have covered by withdrawing funds from our savings account.

We are pleased that the kitchen has started bringing in revenue again!
Masks
Our Craft group has produced cloth masks for sale at $3 each or two for $5.

Paper masks for sale at $0.50 each.

These masks can be purchased at the front desk.
Activities
Re-starting an activity needs two things:

  1. Name of a contact person
  2. A written protocol that describes its public health criteria.
The Center will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, Remembrance Day.
Kitchen
Your first cup of coffee will be served from the kitchen counter. Your refill will also be served from the kitchen counter. The price of every refill is $0.25 each.

Coffee or Tea is $1.25 - Large Muffin is $3 - Cake is $2 - Cookie is $0.50

Soup and a sandwich are available every open day.

A bowl of soup is $3 - a cup is $1.50
A sandwich is $3.50 - half a sandwich is $2

Entrees are described on the Kitchen Menu Page which is updated often.

An entrees is $6