july 12th updates

LWAB FOR July 12, 2019

Good afternoon:

Todays lunch is brought to you by the Letters “TNR” for True North Rotary. This amazing group comes in 3 to 4 times a year to serve and hang out with us at Lunch with a Bunch. Please give them all a warm round of applause.

If you get a chance, please walk through our garden. With the weather being what it has been, I think that things are coming along. The plants in the green house have come along. The tomatoes are coming along and starting to ripen. If you go on our website www.yksenior.ca you can see what the progress is. We need to thank Shirley McGrath and Ben Nind for helping and taking on the Garden this year.

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Things that are happening in the month of Aug

Aug 6th at 10:30am Tuesday Avens, Ecology North and the Baker Centre will be holding a composting information session here at the Baker Community Centre. With Avens getting a new green house and starting to compost, we at the baker centre are going to start with the products we use from Lunch with a Bunch each Friday.

Sincerely YK Seniors Society

#2 5710 50th Ave, Yellowknife, NT

867-873-9475

Ykseniors.ca

small update on our graden

This is the progress in the garden at the Baker Community Centre. These are seniors gardens. Things are looking all green and growing. Stay tuned for more updates as the summer goes on.

Thank you for Canada Day Breakfast

Good Morning Everyone:

I am just sending out a Huge THANK YOU to the following people for helping make the Canada Day Breakfast a massive success, without their help it would not have happened.


If you see these people this week please give them a Thank you.

John Soderberg, David Wind, Ann Wind, Joe Handley, Bill Graham, Carole Blachand, Patti Jasper, Joe Walsh, Pat Knutson, Carla Pagotto, Barb McDonald, Nicole (new volunteer), Pamela Murray

Thank you to everyone that also showed up to enjoy the food and the wet and cold parade.

Have the most amazing Tuesday and see you all Friday for lunch.

Sincerely

Kimberly Doyle

Executive Director

YK Seniors Society

June 28th Announcements

LWAB FOR June 28, 2019

Good afternoon:

Thank you to Northland Utilities for coming and serving Lunch today and always supporting the seniors of Yellowknife.

I need to give some people a big shout out for those that came out and helped me out on June 25th for the Tropical tea. NWTRPA and NWT Seniors Society for the grant money to make this happen.

Ann Wind, Patti Jasper, Marg Green, Helen White for coming and helping with the making of food and decorating.

Jeannie Rocher, Cathy Menard, Lori Piro, Shirley Fountiane, all these ladies took time out of their busy days to come and serve tea and sandwiches to everyone

Need people to help with the Monday July 1st Canada day Breakfast starting at 7:30am cooking and helping set up and clean up

Monday July 1st at 12:30 Ice cream Social to set up, serve and clean up. Ice cream and items will be provided for you.

If you can help with either of these please let me know. Without all your continued support we won’t be able to put on these events

Things that are happening in the month of June

MONDAY July 1st Canada Day Breakfast starting at 9:00am at the Baker Community Centre. Please bring your chair and stay and enjoy the parade from the comfort of right in front of the Baker Centre. The parade will be starting at the pool and coming down the street. 11:00 am start time

July 2nd, at 10 am the Stretch with Dawn is starting back for the month of July.

We are still looking for a couple of Teams or groups to do Lunch with a Bunch. If you can help let me know.

June 21st announcements

LWAB FOR June 21, 2019

Good afternoon:    

 JUST A REMINDER THAT WE ARE CLOSED TOMORROW JUNE 21ST FOR NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY.

 Make sure to get out and enjoy the sun, plant your garden or just sit and relax.

 We need help for up coming events here at the Baker Community Centre

 Need people to help to make snacks and or sandwiches for the Tropical tea we are having Tuesday June 25th at 1:30

 Need people to help with the Monday  July 1st Canada day Breakfast starting at 7:30am cooking and helping set up and clean up

 Ice cream Social to set up, serve and clean up.  Ice cream and items will be provided for you.

 If you can help with either of these please let me know.  Without all your continued support we won’t be able to put on these events

 

Things that are happening in the month of June

June 25th Tuesday. At 1:30 at the Baker Centre having our Annual Seniors Tea.  Going to change it up a bit this year,  Going to go with a tropical theme. Beach wear, flip flops, flower shirts.  We are wishing and bringing on summer and celebrating the end of seniors month.  Please come out and help us celebrate.

 MONDAY July 1st  Canada Day Breakfast starting at 9:00am at the Baker Community Centre.  Please bring your chair and stay and enjoy the parade from the comfort of right in front of the Baker Centre.  The parade will be starting at the pool and coming down the street

We are still looking for a couple of Teams or groups to do Lunch with a Bunch.  If you can help let me know.

 

 

 

june 14th anouncemnts

LWAB FOR June 14, 2019

Good afternoon:    

Lunch today is courtesy of the ELKS 314, Nicole Bonnell, Exalted Ruler, and all their amazing volunteers that come out each year to support the Seniors of Yellowknife and the YK Seniors Society.

Make sure to get out and enjoy the sun, plant your garden or just sit and relax.

We are looking for volunteers to take over the pickup of the FOOD RESCUE on Fridays, and bring it to the Baker Centre for the YK Seniors Lunch with a Bunch.  This would be every Friday.  If you are interested, please contact Kim at the YK Seniors and she will make arrangements with Marg at Food Rescue.

Things that are happening in the month of June

We will be closed Friday June 21st  (so no lunch with a bunch) fish fry at Somba Ke Park.

June 25th Tuesday. At 1:30 at the Baker Centre having our Annual Seniors Tea.  Going to change it up a bit this year,  Going to go with a tropical theme. Beach wear, flip flops, flower shirts.  We are wishing and bringing on summer and celebrating the end of seniors month.  Please come out and help us celebrate.

We are still looking for a couple of Teams or groups to do Lunch with a Bunch.  If you can help let me know.

 

Regular Business Hours

Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 4:30pm

Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm

Web site www.yksenior.ca

 

Remember to check the web site often for different events that might be coming up

April 26th weekly updates and reminders

LWAB FOR APRIL 12TH, 2019

Good afternoon: WELCOME TO OUR WEEKLY REMINDERS AND UPDATES

Lunch today is bought to you by True North Rotary

Events at the Baker Community Centre

Friday May 3rd Line Dancing is back in full swing, starting at 7pm. All Welcome come out and enjoy.

May 12 and 13th Volunteers needed to work the booth for the YK Trade show. Sign up sheet just outside my office.

May 2nd reminder NWT Seniors Games AGM starting at 7pm contact Joan Hirons at 669-0732. LOCATION BAKER COMMUNITY CENTRE

Monday May 20th the Baker Centre is CLOSED for Victoria Day weekend

Looking for a couple of Teams or groups to do Lunch with a Bunch in May31, We have a sponsor for this lunch just looking for helpers to cook and help serve. If you can help let me know.

Regular Business Hours

Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 4:30pm

Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm

Web site www.yksenior.ca

Remember to check the web site often for different events that might be coming up

march 29th announcements

LWAB FOR MARCH 29, 2019

Good afternoon:     WELCOME TO SPRING

 Lunch today is from Our Board of Directors of the YK Seniors Society.

 Tom Trecartin started the conversation about a travel club. He has arranged for Deneen Everett, Executive-Director of the Chamber of Commerce, to come to LWAB this Friday, March 29, 2019, to share information about travel. Please come out to learn about this initiative.

Tom also initiated the Dinner and a Movie night at the Baker Centre for March 30, 2019 at 6 pm. It is a potluck and the movie is Mama Mia. If you haven’t already done so please let Kim know to add your name to the list of participants. There is also a sign up sheet in the hallway.

 

Events at the Baker Community Centre

 Long John Jamboree is this weekend in the Field house parking lot.  Go and see the entertainment, ice carvers, and food.

 Starting Friday March 8th until Friday  April 26th, there will be NO LINE DANCING ON FRIDAY NIGHTS

 Yoga with Moyra starts Monday April 1st. at 10 am, this class will run Monday and Wednesday till May 29th

 Stretch class with Dawn is going to move to Tuesday and Thursday starting Tuesday April 2nd,  Class time will be at 10 am

 This Norther Conversation is “Caring along the Cancer Journey” Thursday April 4th at 7pm at the Baker Community Centre. Come out and Listen to amazing presenters.  This is a free event.  Coffee Tea and a light snack will be provided. 

 Looking for a couple of Teams or groups to do Lunch with a Bunch.  If you can help let me know.

Regular Business Hours

Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 4:30pm

Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm

Web site www.yksenior.ca

Remember to check the web site often for different events that might be coming up

march 27th reminders

Good Morning Everyone:

The message below is things that are going at at the centre.  Plese read and let me know if you have any questions.

Tom Trecartin started the conversation about a travel club. He has arranged for Deneen Everett, Executive-Director of the Chamber of Commerce, to come to LWAB this Friday, March 29, 2019, to share information about travel. Please come out to learn about this initiative.

Tom also initiated the Dinner and a Movie night at the Baker Centre for Saturday March 30, 2019 at 6 pm. It is a potluck and the movie is Mama Mia. If you haven’t already done so please let Kim know to add your name to the list of participants. There is also a sign up sheet in the hallway.


Yoga with Moyra will be starting again on Monday April 1st and running till May 29th.  Please let me know if you are interested and I will put your name down on a list.  Yoga is going to run on Monday and Wednesday at 10 am

The Stretch class with Dawn is going to continue but is going to be on Tuesday and Thursday at 10am for he month of April and May.  Please let me know.


Copy of March 8th announcements

LWAB FOR MARCH 8th, 2019

Good afternoon:

 Thank you everyone for joining us for lunch today.  Pot Luck lunches would not be what they are without the contributions and love that everyone puts into their dishes each month.

 PLEASE REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR CLOCK YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR ON SATURDAY BEFORE YOU GO TO BED. DAY LIGHT SAVINGS IS MARCH 10TH.

OK for the March 15th Lunch we will be doing a special draw for the most festive green St Patrick’s Day outfit.  Your ticket will be entered to win a $25.00 gift card.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

  

Events at the Baker Community Centre

 Starting Friday March 8th until Friday  April 26th, there will be NO LINE DANCING ON FRIDAY NIGHTS

 Looking for a couple of Teams or groups to do Lunch with a Bunch.  If you can help let me know.

 YK Seniors Society AGM will be held Thursday March 21st starting with dinner at 6:00pm. Location Baker Community Centre.  The Board has organized a Nomination Committee, if you thinking about becoming more involved or would like more information please do not hesitate to come talk to me about this.

  

Regular Business Hours

Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 4:30pm

Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm

Web site www.yksenior.ca

Remember to check the web site often for different events that might be coming up

 

March 8th announcements

LWAB FOR MARCH 8th, 2019

Good afternoon:

 Thank you everyone for joining us for lunch today.  Pot Luck lunches would not be what they are without the contributions and love that everyone puts into their dishes each month.

 PLEASE REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR CLOCK YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR ON SATURDAY BEFORE YOU GO TO BED. DAY LIGHT SAVINGS IS MARCH 10TH.

OK for the March 15th Lunch we will be doing a special draw for the most festive green St Patrick’s Day outfit.  Your ticket will be entered to win a $25.00 gift card.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

  

Events at the Baker Community Centre

 Starting Friday March 8th until Friday  April 26th, there will be NO LINE DANCING ON FRIDAY NIGHTS

 Looking for a couple of Teams or groups to do Lunch with a Bunch.  If you can help let me know.

 YK Seniors Society AGM will be held Thursday March 21st starting with dinner at 6:00pm. Location Baker Community Centre.  The Board has organized a Nomination Committee, if you thinking about becoming more involved or would like more information please do not hesitate to come talk to me about this.

  

Regular Business Hours

Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 4:30pm

Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm

Web site www.yksenior.ca

Remember to check the web site often for different events that might be coming up

 

Proposed By Law Update.

Please look these over. they are going to be the proposed By Law updates that will be coming forward at the AGM on March 20th.

Thank you

YELLOWKNIFE SENIORS’ SOCIETY

BY-LAWS

(As of October 19, 2007)

INDEX

1. MEMBERSHIP

2. MEMBERS MEETINGS

3. MINUTES OF MEETINGS; BOOKS AND RECORDS

4. APPOINTMENT OF ACCOUNTANT

5. BORROWING POWERS

6. RECEIPT AND DISPOSAL OF FUNDS

7. DIRECTORS

8. RIGHTS OF MEMBERS

9. WITHDRAWAL AND EXPULSION OF MEMBERS

10. SEAL AND SIGNING AUTHORITY

11. MAKING, ALTERING AND RESCINDING BY-LAWS

12. AFFILIATION

1. MEMBERSHIP

.1 Four types of memberships have been defined: Regular Membership, Associate Membership, Honourary Membership and Business Membership.

.2 Regular Membership is available to all persons, currently or formerly residing in Yellowknife, who are 50 years of age or older. Regular Memberships become effective for the current year upon payment of the annual membership fee.

.3 Associate Membership is available to all persons, currently or formerly residing in Yellowknife, who are 19 to 49 years of age. Associate Memberships become effective for the current year upon payment of the annual membership fee prescribed for Associate Membership.

.4 Honourary Membership may be granted to any person the Board of Directors deems worthy, that is, supported by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. Whether the Honourary Membership is for a specified period, or for an indefinite term will be decided by the Board of Directors in the same vote that grants the membership. Honourary Members shall have all the rights and privileges of Regular Members.

.5 Business Membership may be offered to Yellowknife based businesses, which are interested in supporting the objectives, programs and activities of the Yellowknife Seniors’ Society. Business Memberships must be individually approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors and becomes effective for the current year upon payment of the annual fee approved for Business Memberships.

.6 Annual membership fees shall be set by the Board of Directors for all membership types except Honourary Memberships, which shall have no annual membership fee.

.7 Each Regular and Honourary Member in attendance at an Annual or Special Meeting of the membership of the Yellowknife Seniors’ Society shall have one vote. Associate and Business Members are not permitted to vote at Annual or Special Meetings of the Yellowknife Seniors’ Society.

.8 The fiscal year of the Society shall be from January 1st to December 31st in the same year. The beginning and end of the Membership Year shall coincide with the fiscal year.

2. MEMBERS’ MEETINGS

.1 The Annual General Meeting of the Society shall be held within 90 days after December 31st each year, the fiscal year end of the Society.

.2 For all Annual and Special Meetings of the Society a quorum is defined as the presence of at least ten Regular and/or Honourary Members, who are not Directors, and at least fifty percent of the current Directors.

.3 Should the President, the First Vice-President and Second Vice-President all be absent from an Annual or Special Meeting of the Society, a Regular Member shall be elected to preside over that meeting only.

.4 Five Regular Members can request a Special Meeting of the Society by presenting to the President, the First Vice-President, or the Second Vice-President their signed, written request. The President, First Vice-President or the Second Vice-President shall call the meeting within 21 days of receiving the request.

.5 Notice of Meetings, with location, date and time shall be given to Members at least seven days prior to the date of the meeting. Notice will be in a form decided by the Board of Directors.

.6 Other than in Section 2.4 above, only the President, or in absence of the President, the First Vice-President, or in the absence of both the President and the First Vice-President, the Second Vice-President may call a meeting of the Society.

3. MINUTES OF MEETINGS; BOOKS AND RECORDS

.1 The Society’s Secretary shall be accountable to the Board of Directors for keeping minutes of all Board Meetings and all Annual and Special Meetings of the Society. The President and the Secretary shall sign all minutes after approval at a subsequent meeting.

.2 The approved minutes, books of account and records of the Society shall, at a minimum, be made available for inspection by the membership at each Annual General Meeting.

.3 The Treasurer of the Society shall be accountable to the Board of Directors for properly keeping and updating the books of account of the Society.

4. APPOINTMENT OF ACCOUNTANT

.1 Each year an external accountant, appointed at the Annual General Meeting, will examine the accounts of the Society. The report of the accountant shall be presented to the Society at the next Annual General Meeting.

.2 The Annual Financial Statements will contain the assets and liabilities of the Society as

they were at the end of the previous fiscal year (Clause 1.8 refers). In addition, the Annual

Financial Statements will report all the receipts and expenditures of the Society for the fiscal year just ended.

5. BORROWING POWERS

.1 The Board of Directors may, by majority vote, authorize the borrowing of funds for the

operations of the Society in the current fiscal year. However, the total funds borrowed

under this provision shall not at any time exceed one-half of the Society’s revenues in the

preceding fiscal year.

.2 The Board of Directors may, with the approval of a majority of the Regular Members

present at the Annual General Meeting, authorize the borrowing of funds for specific

capital expenditures.

.3 The Board of Directors may, with the approval of a majority of the Regular Members

present at a special meeting of the Society, where the proposal to borrow funds for

specific capital expenditures has been included with the Meeting Notice, authorize the

borrowing of funds for those capital expenditures approved by the Members.

6. RECEIPT AND DISPOSAL OF FUNDS

.1 All monies received by, or on behalf of, the Society are to be held in trust for the society and

shall be deposited in the Society’s account, at a chartered bank in Yellowknife as

determined by the Board of Directors.

.2 All disbursements from the Society’s bank account shall be made by cheque, signed by

any two of the following: the President, the First Vice-President, the Second Vice-

President, the Treasurer, the Executive Director or in their absence by some other Director authorized by a resolution of the Board of Directors.

7. DIRECTORS

.1 Election of the Board of Directors shall take place at the Annual General Meeting as

provided for within this section.

.2 The President of the Society shall be elected, by the general membership, at their Annual General Meeting, for a two-year term and serve as a chairperson of the Board of Directors. Commencing in 2008, ten (10) Directors shall be elected from the Regular Membership. The top five (5) candidates in order of finish shall be elected for a two (2) year term. The next five (5) candidates, in order of finish, shall be elected for a one-year term. Commencing in 2009 and thereafter, all candidates elected for vacant Director positions shall be elected for a two (2) year term.

.3 The Immediate Past President shall continue to be the Immediate Past President until a new President is elected.

.4 The President, Immediate Past President and the other Directors shall comprise the Board of

Directors of the Society and that Board is charged with the responsibility for directing the affairs of the Society. Each Board Member shall be entitled to one vote at all meetings of the Board of Directors except for the Board Member chairing the meeting who shall only vote in the event of a tie.

.5 No remuneration shall be paid to any Directors, or other Officer, in respect to their holding office.

.6 A Member of the Board of Directors must be a Regular Member in good standing.

.7 Following the Annual General Meeting, the members of the Board of Directors shall elect from the ranks of the Directors a First Vice-President, a Second Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The remaining Directors shall serve in other capacities as determined by the Board of Directors.

.8 No Regular Member shall serve more than two consecutive terms as a member of the Board of Directors, except the Immediate Past President.

.9 On the demise, resignation or removal of a Member of the Board of Directors, the remaining Board of Directors may appoint a Regular Member to serve the balance of the term for the vacant position until the next Annual General Meeting. At the next Annual General Meeting, an election will be held to fill the position for the remainder of the term, if any, of the vacated Directorship.

.10 The Board of Directors shall act according to the Objectives and By-Laws of the Society and deviation there from, as determined by the Board of Directors, may be sufficient grounds for expulsion from the Board of Directors.

.11 Any Director who is absent from three meetings of the Board of Directors may be subject to expulsion from the Board of Directors.

.12 The presence of five (5) members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for any meeting of the Board of Directors including all Regular, Special and other Meetings of the Board of Directors.

.13 The Board of Directors shall have the authority to hire, suspend, or terminate and otherwise deal with employees of the Society including, but not limited to, establishing terms of employment and remuneration.

.14 The Regular Members may, at any time, by resolution passed at an Annual General Meeting or Special Meeting of the Membership, remove a member of the Board of Directors. Notice of the intention to propose such a resolution must be provided in the Notice of Meeting

8. RIGHTS OF MEMBERS

.1 All members of the Society shall have the right to take part in all Society activities and to use all the facilities established by the Society for the promotion of its purposes, subject to such regulations and payment of such additional fees as the Board of Directors may, from time to time, establish for such activities and for use of the facilities.

9. WITHDRAWAL AND EXPULSION OF MEMBERS

.1 Any Member may withdraw from membership in the Society by giving notice in writing to the President.

.2 Non payment of annual membership fees on the part of Regular Members, Associate Members and Business Members shall result in the automatic expiry of the membership.

.3 Any Member, whose conduct is considered detrimental to the Society by the Board of Directors, may be expelled from the Society by revoking the membership of such a Member by means of a resolution passed by the Board of Directors.

10. SEAL AND SIGNING AUTHORITY

.1 The Seal of the Society shall consist of the word “Seal” in a circle formed by the words “The

Yellowknife Seniors’ Society.”

.2 The Secretary of the Society shall be accountable for the security and safe custody of the Seal. The Seal shall not be affixed to any instrument or document except by the authority of a resolution

passed by the Board of Directors. The Seal shall only be affixed to instruments or documents in

the presence of at least two Directors or employees as authorized by a resolution of the Board of

Directors.

.3 The President, the Secretary, and one or more other Directors or employees, authorized by resolution of the Board of Directors, shall have the authority to sign instruments or documents on behalf of the Society.

11. MAKING, ALTERING AND RECINDING BY-LAWS

.1 By-Laws of the Society may be rescinded, altered or added to at the Annual General Meeting or at

a Special General Meeting, but no revision, alteration or addition shall have any effect until it has

been registered by the Registrar of Societies for the Northwest Territories.

.2 Notice of Intention to propose the revision, alteration or addition of any By-Law shall be given in

Notice of Meeting pursuant to By-Law 2.5 – Members Meetings.

.3 Any specific item, procedure or matter not addressed in the By-Laws of the Society shall be resolved, where possible, in keeping with the latest edition of Robert’s Rules of Order.

12. AFFILIATION

.1 The Society may be affiliated with the NWT Seniors’ Society by accepting the objects of that Society and by paying the required affiliation fees.

.2 Affiliation with the NWT Seniors’ Society shall be approved by a simple majority vote of the Regular Members of the Society at the Annual General Meeting.

From the President regarding AGM

The Yellowknife Seniors’ Society will have the Annual General Meeting March 21, 2019. The Tai Chi folks will be providing dinner at 6:00 pm with the meeting following.

The meeting will provide the opportunity for the board to present the activity reports and the audited financial report for 2018. It will also give members the chance to raise issues to the board.

The board has a consolidated update to the Objects and By-Laws for member approval. A copy will be available on the website.

There will be the election of a president for a 2 year term, 5 board members for 2 year terms and 1 board member for a I year term. If you are interested in serving please contact Merlyn Williams or Jeannie Rocher of the Nominating Committee or contact Kim.

I hope to see you at the meeting.

 

Sincerely,

John Soderberg

President