What a Party !
With Christmas at our doorstep, it was wonderful to see the crowd of members, both past and present, their friends and visitors who came to our club night. With a much smaller membership than in past years, it was incredible to have well over 50 people at our Christmas Party, both a formal meeting and our Christmas Gift Exchange night. As well, we raffled off the Christmas Bureau's Income Tax Receipt. To that end alone, a very big thanks to Jennifer and Santa A.K.A. Iain who sold the tickets and ran the draws.
The PSCer, their friends, and the locals who dropped in at our club night raised another $120.00. With the addition of three gifts which were brought along and the money raised on our annual Christmas Pub Crawl, the total is now over $300.00 - $318.00 to be exact!
Congratulations to Michael Webster, the winner of the tax receipt. We took the gifts and cash down on Friday, December 18th and these donations will certainly help in granting some unfortunate children a little cheer this Christmas. Great job.
Santa brought along his list, and the first 15 members who came by (and this was reached well before the meeting's 7pm start) were each handed their free gift. As the night went along, well over 38 guests joined in the gift exchange. Once the trading ended, each guest was called up and Santa handed them another wrapped gift. Again we were permitted to exchange these unopened gifts. Then, as the Whistler 2010 Olympic bell was rung, everyone opened up their gifts. Lots of fun, lots of new friends made and several new members were welcomed into our club. The demand for raffle tickets was so high, we ran out of tickets. Thanks also to Roger, from the I.E. club who was our sound man and helped out with the technical stuff every meeting needs. Santa handed him a gift for being sooo good.