Saskatoon Sport District
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FROM THE PRESIDENT’S PEN
The 2012 SSFA Provincial 55+ Games July 3-5th were very successful from the comments reported on the returned participants’ evaluation forms. Yes, we had a few problems, but that is acceptable when taking on a large event at such a late date. Your Saskatoon Sport District received the most medals. Congratulations to the medal winners and thank you to everyone for supporting the Games. A huge thank you must also go to all the volunteers who did such an excellent job of organizing and working with all the participants.
There were 472 registrations plus 106 guests. We anticipated 600 participants, but probably due to the higher cost of going to a larger center, the registrations from areas farther away did not materialize. From the Provincial Games, 15 members from Saskatoon to the 55+ Canada Games in Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia during August 29 to Sept. 1st. I did not win a medal (almost everyone else did!) but I sure enjoyed all that Seafood!!!!!
The 2012 Host Committee has completed the final report and submitted it to the SSFA Provincial Board and the Granting Agencies. An acceptable project was realized. There will be more details in the next newsletter.
A new “Marketing” position has been set up on the Saskatoon Sport District Committee. We are working on the job description and where it would fit in on the Committee. If you are interested, please contact Sheldon. The Provincial Board has also set up a Public Relations position. Our member Ron Spizziri (Treasurer) has accepted the challenge with Lorraine Garrett of Regina.
I announced after the Games that I will not seek re-election as President at the next Annual General Meeting. I will remain on the Committee as Past President and help wherever I can. Please read the newsletter carefully as there are several areas where volunteers are need to fill vacant positions. If you could volunteer to fill any vacant position to help your organization carry on the goals and objectives, it would be greatly appreciated.
On behalf of the Saskatoon Sport District Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone of you and your families a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I would like to thank the Saskatoon Sport District Committee members, the Event Coordinators and all the volunteers for the successful year. Without your help, it would not happen.
Committee: Brigitte Bursee, Pat Clarke, Joanne Sorenson, Al Wurst
Coordinators: Tennis – Sue Giesy, Scrabble – Ethel Mongovius, Tarabish/45’s – Christine Smith, Track & Field – Norman Cote
Committee: Don Featherstone, June Lamers
Coordinators: Contract/Social Bridge – Doreen Frederick, Scrabble – Shirley Woodward, Pickle Ball (Winter) – Rhonda Graves, Track & Field – Garry Gentle, Saturday Walking/Exercise Program – Norman Cote
SASKATOON SPORT DISTRICT COMMITTEE – 2012-2013
President: Sheldon Kraus
227 Saguenay Drive Unit 164
Saskatoon, SK. S7K 6G4
Vice President: Les Haugen
1619 – 9th Ave. N
Saskatoon, SK. S7K 2Z9
Secretary: Lester Hunt
320 Heritage Cr. Unit 105
Saskatoon, SK. S7H 5P4
Treasurer: Ron Spizziri
18 Kootenay Dr.
Saskatoon, SK. S7K 1J1
|Director of Programs:||VACANT|
Director of Progams: Walter McNabb
223 Chotem Bay
Saskatoon, SK. S7N 4M3
Director of Member Relations: Laurie Dunlop
615 Kenderdine Rd. Unit 220
Saskatoon, SK. S7N 4V1
|Director of Internal Affairs||VACANT|
Director of Courtesy & Recognition: Yvonne Pryor
201 Tucker Crescent
Saskatoon, SK. S7H 3J1
|DIRECTORS AT LARGE:|
103 Huron Place
Saskatoon, SK. S7K 4E8
930 Heritage View, Unit 114
Saskatoon, SK. S7H 5S6
610 Hillard Street West, Unit 412
Saskatoon, SK. S7M 5L5
409 -530 25th Street E.
Saskatoon, SK. S7K 7E9
SASKATOON SPORT DISTRICT COMMITTEE
ACTIVITY COORDINATORS 2012-2013
|Bridge: Contract-Social||Doreen Frederick||242-9493|
|Bowling: Carpet||Jack Wigham firstname.lastname@example.org||374-6114|
Sheldon Kraus email@example.com
|Bowling: Short Mat||Jack Wigham firstname.lastname@example.org||374-6114|
|Curling: Ice||John Wall email@example.com||931-4651|
Dawna Neilson firstname.lastname@example.org
|Pickleball:||Laurie Dunlop (Summer) email@example.com
Rhonda Graves (Winter) firstname.lastname@example.org
|Scrabble:||Shirley Woodward email@example.com||373-1674|
|Poetry/Short Story:||DonReimer firstname.lastname@example.org||374-2881|
|Shuffleboard: Bank||Tom Atkin email@example.com||384-3355|
|Slo-Pitch:|| Doris Croteau firstname.lastname@example.org
*Mryna Kydd email@example.com
|Snooker/8 Ball:||Dorothy Jendruck
|Track & Field:||Garry Gentle firstname.lastname@example.org||374-6093|
|Volleyball:||John Wall email@example.com||931-4651|
|Bean Bag Toss:||VACANT|
|Walking/Pole Walking/Fitness Walking:||VACANT|
SASKATOON SPORT DISTRICT COMMITTEE REGULAR MEETING
Scheduled for: Tuesday January 15 at 1:00 pm At Preston Park Retirement Residence. Committee and Coordinators please mark your calendar and plan to attend.
FIVE PIN BOWLING: The fun tournament will resume in February at Eastview Bowl 2929 Louise Street. Call Sheldon at 242-9452 for February/March Schedule.
FLOOR SHUFFLEBOARD: Every Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 am St Joseph Hall on Broadway and 7th Street
TRACK & FIELD: Walking/Exercise on Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the Saskatoon Field House on the following dates: Jan. 5, 12 & 19th. February 2, 9, 16, 23. March 2, 9, 23, 30. April 13, 20, 27 in Lane 6. For More details, please call Norman Cote (934-0579) or Garry (374-6093)
CARPET BOWLING: Partner with Fairfield Seniors on Tues. and Thursday at 1:30. $2.00/person. Contact Nellie (382-3234)
BANK SHUFFLEBOARD: Every Friday at 1:30 pm at Army, Navy & Airforce Veterans Club, 359 1st Ave. N. Tom (384-3355)
CRIBBAGE, KAISER, WHIST: partner with Fairfield Seniors, Contact Stewart (978-1882) $2.00 /person
SNOOKER/8 BALL: Every Saturday at 1 pm at Pacific Billiards, 609 1st Ave. N. $4.00 per person. Contact Dorothy (382-5183)
TENNIS: Played every day at Lakewood Tennis Club and Riverside Badminton & Tennis Club.
VOLLEYBALL: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 107 McWillie Avenue. John (931-4651)
WALKING PROGRAM: We encourage everyone to walk every day. We are looking for Coordinator. We would also like to start Nordic Pole Walking.
EXERCISE PROGRAM: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am. At Fairfield Seniors. $2.00 per person. Call Emma (382-6443)
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
At the SSFA Provincial Board Meeting in October it was suggested that all Districts hold their AGM’s in the fall. This would be beneficial to plan and organize plus approve the proposed budget for the following year. At the November Committee Meeting a motion was made to hold the AGM in mid September of each year. We would approve the year books on March 31 and approve the budget for next year. If you have any strong legitimate opinions, please advise a Committee member and/or your Event Coordinator.
NEW MARKETING POSITION
At this point we can only assume this position would develop media announcements, interviews, promotions, promote SSFA Saskatoon, update pamphlets, business cards, information sheets, public images, etc. If you have an interest please call Sheldon.
The Provincial Board has made a recommendation that all Districts prepare business cards. If you wish to design one, please call Sheldon. Some Districts have done theirs already.
Congratulations to our District for selling 348 memberships in 2012. It is the best total in years. A challenge goes to our District to exceed this number in 2013. New 2013 memberships will be available in February as our New Year starts April 1. Membership for 2013 is $10.00.
Thank you Event Coordinators for the excellent effort and Thank You members for joining. We hope you enjoyed our activities and the games and will participate in 2013.
The Saskatoon Sport District Committee passed a motion not to sell the CNIB car raffle tickets next year. We had too many problems getting volunteers to work the Friday’s plus CNIB are requesting that we must collect, balance and submit the money and tickets sold next day. The Committee felt this was not workable on a Friday. To replace this fundraiser the Committee has suggested other types of fundraising which will be presented in 2013. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please advise a Committee member or your Coordinator.
NATION SENIOR GAMES
The National Senior Games Association with headquarters in Kissimmee, Florida is dedicated to the health and wellness of athletes 50 years and older. Their games attract some 11,000 from around the world. Participants compete in archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, cycling, golf, horseshoes, pickleball, race walk, road race, racquetball, shuffleboard, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track & field, triathlon and volleyball. The 2013 National Senior Games will be held in Cleveland, Oh. from July 20th to August 1st. More information is available at www.nsga.com .
ANNUAL DINNER, DANCE AND SOCIAL EVENING
The annual banquet and dance held on September 27th at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall was another very successful event. There was good food, drinks, music, stories and draws.
The meat draws excelled our expectations and we raised $320.00. The Committee has changed the name of the function to ANNUAL SOCIAL EVENING and set the date for Thursday, September 19, 2013. The facility, food and music are booked with requests to expand the meat draw. Banquet tickets will remain at $20.00.
SPOTLIGHT ON SENIORS
This was a huge success at TCU Place on October 2nd with 1200 people attending. Our display was extremely busy and our table received a good response from the public.
SENIOR DAY WALK
There was a good response with 83 walkers along the Meewasin Trail from the Legion on Spadina to downtown and back. The Primrose Chateau Retirement Residence supplied a superb lunch. More Nordic Pole walkers attended this year.
Saskatoon Sport District Committee requires someone to look after the Archives that Brigitte Bursee has started. If you have an interest, please contact any Committee member.
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS REQUIRED
Volunteer Drivers are need to driver cancer patients from their home to cancer treatment and back. The Saskatchewan Cancer Society are very short of volunteer drivers with many people departing for the winter. If you are able to help out, please contact Gina Wimmer at 1-855-566-5717 or by email at GWimmer@sk.cancer.ca . She will provide you with all the information.
SENIORS HOME SECURITY PROGRAM
The Seniors Home Security Program is a safety program implemented by the Government of Saskatachewan. The program supports low income seniors (annual household net income is $35,000 or less) and seniors who have been the victim of a break and enter or home invasion.
The program provides free safety assessments and free installations of home safety improvements to increase the safety of their homes. Security equipment is provided and installed at no charge. Both seniors who own their own home or are renters are able to apply for the program.
For more information: Call Toll free 1-855-524-6034.
Or write: Seniors Home Security Program
100, 1855 Victoria Avenue
Regina, SK. S4P 3T2
The Service provider can install the following home security improvements: deadbolts, door viewers, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and smoke alarm batteries.