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October/November 2018 News Letter

 

The fall season is upon us, along with a new season of fun at New Horizons!
We had an awesome turn out at the Meet & Greet in September. It was a
packed house, filled with conversation, camaraderie and delicious Hornby
fare to share. We have sixteen new members. All of the programs are now
up and running. For more information on them check out our website
https://hornbynewhorizons.com. And, by the way, you can purchase a
book of 12 Program tickets for $10 at Literary Lunch or Bridge, or by
contacting either Holly Morgan or Jean Christie.

On a business note, if you have not yet remitted your Membership Dues
($25 per member – a veritable bargoon {if I ever saw one!) please contact
Diana King or drop off your payment in the New Horizons box at the Co-op
Free Post. Please and thank you.

Movie Night starts up on October 24 with the hilarious “A Fish Called
Wanda”. Doors open at 7PM and the movie starts a half hour later. Don’t
forget to bring your popcorn tub! Theatre Outings have already started,
with “The Ladies Foursome” or “Enchanted April”. The next pièce de théâtre
is “A Christmas Carol”, playing on Saturday, December 29th at 2PM in
Courtenay at the Sid Williams Theatre. If you want to attend, please contact
Christl Hansen at 335-2666.

Literary Lunch is as popular as ever, but we need help! If you are interested
in helping out in the kitchen or can provide a pot of soup or a yummy
dessert, please contact Bev Lownie. On Thursday, October 25, Andrea
Kaback will be updating us on how things are working out for the school.
And, remember, everyone is welcome to Literary Lunch, not just members.

Speaking of food, we are resurrecting Pot Luck Dinners!! Yay! Come out on
November 3rd with a dish to share and join in on the fun! From there we roll
right into the holiday season with the annual Christmas Party! Please mark
your calendars for December 15th – details to follow. Anyone interested in
helping out email hornbynewhorizons@gmail.com

2019 is feeling very close at hand so we are starting work on the new
Telephone Book. Please contact Don Geppert at 250-335-2636
or email hornbyphonebook@gmail.com to be added and/or to advise of any
change(s) in address and/or phone number.
From the Board of New Horizon

 

Our Newsletter Guru, Lindsay Allen was not available to put his normal flair to this newsletter. Anita Lewis and Holly Morgan stepped in and write they did.

Thanks
Mary Craig

September 2018

Wow! That was fast.
Who told summer that September was here? And where are my wellies?

First up: the Meet and Greet, 4:00 pm September 30, 2018. Come out, renew your
membership, sign up for the wondrous activities and excursions we have to excite your mind,
body and spirit. Bring an appetizer to share, refreshments will be served. Have a wee bite
and refreshment as you reconnect with friends and neighbours and reminisce about that
fabulous summer and delightful ferry lineups. It’s our 40th anniversary so there will be
balloons, cake, door prizes and more!

A list of this year’s activities is attached. From bowling to yoga and quantum entanglement
seminars – just look at the fun you can have.

Literary Lunch starts Thursday, October 18. (We’re starting late to accommodate
the municipal elections – I know voting only encourages politicians but what can you do.) Bev
Lownie will be our coordinator again this year and she will be looking for assistance, people to
help in the kitchen and make soups and desserts. I would suggest that you volunteer before
she tackles you and beats you with a soup ladle (for a small person she can be painfully
persuasive).

Golden Lunch begins Friday October 12 and every other Friday through
December 21. Verna Kimmerly is coordinating this year and she will be calling you if you’re
lucky enough to be on her list – and there will be a sign-up sheet for help and desserts. This a
catered lunch for our elders and shut-ins, our more esteemed Islanders – the rest of you can
just be steamed.

Off Island Theatre Outings begin October 6 with Courtenay Little Theatre’s
production of The Ladies Foursome, a touching and hilarious play involving a round of golf.
Qualicum’s ECHO Players follow with Enchanted April – four women rent an Italian castle,
what could go wrong? – on October 21. If you’d like to join the group you have to notify our
coordinator, Christl Hansen (250-335-2666). The deadline is September 22 for The ladies
Foursome and October 7 for Enchanted April.

POT LUCK DINNER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 2018, move details to follow.

And last of all, for your travelling edification, we’ve attached an October 9, 2018 to March 31,
2019 ferry schedule to guide your meanderings among our islands. This schedule indicates
connecting ferries, something the official schedules tend to render rather inscrutably. And no,
we make no promises the schedule won’t change.

Summer 2018

Summer! At last! Let the overloaded ferries, C0-0P lineups, fire bans
and the general mayhem of visiting grandkids begin!
More s’mors, please!
And bless every sticky finger.

Thanks to all who came out to the AGM May 26 – and were gentle with us. For those who missed it financial reports and the 2018-19 budget are being circulated to all. Jean Christie and Jeanette Edmonds are retiring from the Board after years of much appreciated service and we welcome Alison Stevenson and Bonnie Dickie as new Board members and delegatees of blame.

A few New Horizons sponsored programs continue into the summer months. Chair yoga stretches with Ambika Tuesdays at 11:30. The bridge group bids in Tuesday at 1:30, the golfers will keep losing balls until June 18th. Meditation melds with the universe Sunday morning at 8:30 and the camera club focuses at 7:00 pm. Other activities using the Centre include pilates with Patrick 9:00 Mondays and 9:30 Thursdays, yoga with Ambika 9:30 Tuesdays and yoga with Eila 10:00 Saturdays. Keep moving and meeting – the two best ways to stay alive.

The summer solstice, Thursday June 21st, is more than simply being the longest day, it’s the official opening of the Hornby Island Community Archives. Join the fun 2 to 4 pm

Please welcome our new Sunshine Person, Kathy Mukui, spreader of goodwill and pixie dust. If you know of someone enduring a broken leg or celebrating a new hip, please pass a message to Kathy ( 250-335-2721 or tribunequeen@hotmail.com )

We are seeking a special someone who might be interested in taking on coordination of the Golden Lunch Program. Essentially, this means organizing, with a rock star group of volunteers, a catered lunch for our most esteemed Islanders twice a month October thru April. If you’re interested or simply want more information, call Mary at 205-335-2636.

Have a great summer and we’ll see you September 30th at the Meet and Greet.

April 19, 2018

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz.
I wonder where the flowers is.
Anon

You may feel a bit cheated by spring’s slow arrival but compared to anywhere else in Canada
maybe we shouldn’t gripe too much.
And with spring most of our sponsored programs are winding up – we do have to get out there
and grub around in the dirt. A few programs are continuing including chair yoga and of
course the bridge fanatics, both on Tuesday. Wednesday movie nights are still on and the
book club will meet until late May. Golf trips (a nice walk ruined) will start soon and the last
theatre outing is this coming Sunday. You can get info on all these activities on the website:
hornbynewhorizons.com.
The summer break means there are even more opportunities to rent the New Horizons Centre
for your own private event. Think about it: a sensibly sedate get-together or a boisterous
(within reason) bacchanal celebrating a birthday, marriage, divorce, whatever. Rates are
reasonable. Call Lynn Nunley 250 335- 2101 for info and bookings.
People have been asking about the new deck covering on the north side of the Centre. It’s
about the rain, that falls all winter, that collects on the deck, that insists on running down the
north wall and into the lower storage room/office space. We’ve replaced the door and are
repairing the walls and flooring, but the only long-term solution was to cover the deck. Steven
Harrison has done a super job keeping it “Hornby” and – bonus points – we now have a great
protected barbeque space.
Thanks to all who turned up last month, March 8th, for our special meeting revising our
Constitution and Bylaws to comply with changes to the Societies Act. We can now file the
changes with the Registrar of Companies … but first, we have our Annual General Meeting.
YES! Another good reason to get together in a spirit of heartfelt fellowship and joy, or a
chance to grill your long-suffering Board of Directors – your call. Mark your calendars now so
you won’t miss this exhilarating event:

Hornby New Horizons AGM
May 26, 4 to 6 pm at the Centre.
Appies and refreshments to follow the meeting.

January 2018

All the New Horizons activities and programs are up and running this week. Flatten those abs!, Stretch those muscles! Get out and join the crowd before winter dust balls infect the belfry. Attached is a program listing all our activities complete with times and contact info. So, no excuses!
Literary Lunch for 2018 launches this Thursday, January 11, with a presentation from Ellen Leslie on the Hornby Island Water Plan. Sounds promising … or is it ominous? Come and see. By the way, Judith Lawrence is always looking for speakers and presenters. Got a story to tell, rumours to start, interesting people to finger? Call Judith 335-0751.
And Golden Lunch starts Monday, January 15. A catered lunch, a glass of something, a scrumptious dessert and fine company. Beats a peanut butter sandwich at home, doesn’t it.
Ron Edmonds is the recently appointed representative from New Horizons on the Ferry Advisory Committee. By now you’re aware of the new ferry schedule. How wonderful! Almost the same as what we had 5 years ago. Whoever it is we have to thank for finally acknowledging how counterproductive those service cuts were, well, thank you. Bonus! Attached is a schedule for you to print formatted to show connecting ferries. Still some wrinkles but so much better.
The New dishwasher has been ordered and will be installed soon. We’d dearly like to get a better fridge at the same time but we’re also facing some unanticipated electrical renovations so we’ll have to see.
Okay, you waited for it. Here it is. January 25 – The other major winter celebration! Yes, its Robbie Burns Day. Doors open 5:30, dinner at 6:00. Tickets are $15, available at Lit Lunch or by calling Verna Kimmerly 335-0630. Honour bar, and yes, there will be scotch. More details to follow

Submitted by Lindsay Allen

November 2018

Firstly, many thanks to HICEEC (Hornby Island Community Economic Enhancement Corporation for the acronymically challenged) who have given us a $2000 grant towards our dishwasher replacement project. Woohoo!
Christmas Party! Yes, there is one and its on December 15th! See attachments for details and rules. Of course there are rules – what’s a party without rules? One of the key rules is that there is limited seating so you have to phone Jeanette 335-3336 to sign up. (Hint: avoid disappointment, do it now.)
And speaking of Christmas, we’re collecting non-perishable food items for the Hornby-Denman Community Health Care Society’s Christmas hamper program. Please bring contributions to New Horizons where there will be a basket available.
Thank you, Elspeth Armstrong, for years of service being the representative from New Horizons on the Hornby Denman Ferry Advisory Committee. Now we need some brave soul to replace her. If you would like to volunteer, call Mary 335-2636.
Next stage of renovations in our downstairs office is to remove carpeting and lino flooring. If your holiday stress is building and feel an urge to rip and tear something we could use you. How does next Wednesday 10 am November 27th sound? If willing, call Mary 335-2636. We’ll buy lunch. Also, if you’d prefer outside work, we’re planning a grounds clean-up and burn the following Wednesday, December 6th. Sign up your inner pyromaniac by calling Lindsay, 3351200.
Thursday’s Literary Lunches – nourishing food and food for thought – are continuing. Coming up this Thursday, Graham Herbert will enliven things with “Funny Sailing Stories”. Last Lit Lunch before Christmas is December 14th and will resume January 11th, 2018. And don’t forget Golden Lunches (catered by sweetcheeks Ben) every second week. Next one is December 4th. While principally for our most respected elders, all are welcome, even if you’re less respected or less elder – but you have to pre-register by calling Gale 335-0355 a week before.
All our programs and activities are humming along and positive vibes are reported all ‘round. Some reminders: Check out Oakley’s NFB movies on Wednesday nights (this week, the Canadian classic, Mon Oncle Antoine). Next Thursday, the 29th, is the November Book Club’s ‘gentle’ discussion of The Possessed, Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them. And those of you signed up for Off-Island Theatre Outings should have received a notice about The Christmas Express in Qualicum, December 17th and Anne of Green Gables in Courtenay, December 30th
As always, more details, contact numbers and a complete explanation of string theory can be found on our award-winning website, hornbynewhorizons.com.

 

 

October 2017

(About this time every month this is where you’ll find announcements of upcoming events, reminders, and generally bits and pieces of information covering activities for the coming month.)

Coming up fast! Saturday, October 28, our first Pot Luck Dinner of the season. Doors open 5:00pm. Not to worry, you’ll easily get to the Halloween Dance in time to get your ghoul on. New Horizons provides the main, we ask members to bring desserts, veggie dishes, appetizers. Please contact Verna Kimmerly (335-0630) who’s tracking numbers and balancing contributions. 
Who uses phone books anymore? Duh! Everyone on Hornby!  The 2018 phone book is about to go to press.  The deadline is November 15. If you’re new to the Island, in a witness protection program, got a new boyfriend or have other reason to add or adjust a listing please email changes to hornbyphonebook@gmail.com
Haven’t paid your membership for 2017-18? Please note that memberships run from October 1st to September 30th, and you must be a member to participate in any program sponsored by New Horizons.  The annual membership fee is $25.00 per person (a bargoon!) and you can drop payment for membership off at the free post Attn: Jeanette, or mail to New Horizons, Box 43, Hornby Island, BC, V0R1Z0.
Literary Lunch has started and the third lunch is coming up on Thursday, October 26, doors open 11:30 am. Kent Lukinuk will be giving us a Portugal travelogue. We’ll try to post speakers and topics in advance but Judith is often as surprised as we are….
Check out our slick new website, hornbynewhorizons.com. Please, we’re delighted to get feedback and suggestions.
Bored, lonely and coming down with SAAE (seasonally affected autumnal ennui)? Check out the activities page on the website. There’s lots happening and the contact numbers for the program coordinators are right there. 

Lindsay AllanVice-President