CLARA Had a Party
Yes, we did. The official party started July 18 and ended on July 20, 2017. One of our guests arrived in Winnipeg on July 16th, and proceeded to tour the city. I arrived also on the 16th, but went to visit family for the day, and finally made my way to the hotel on Monday, July 17th. Then the work started.
In the evening of July 17th, several of our guests had already arrived at the hotel, and they gathered for supper in Dalton’s Restaurant and then around 7 pm they made their way up to the Party Headquarters Room 644 and oh, for me meeting this first group was absolutely awesome and a wonderful experience.
So, we proceeded with lots of chatter and laughter to fill the Treasure Bags. Oh, the laughter was wonderful. Soon all the bags were full, and someone said, “Oh Val, you have so much left over”. So, we just kept adding more treasures to the bags. Once the bags were filled, we then had snacks, Saskatoon Champagne (non-alcoholic) and some of us had white wine, as well as Girl Guide cookies, that had absolutely no calories. Besides, we were not worried about calories, we were there to party.
Tuesday, July 18th, I was up early and went to the banquet room to start decorating and getting ready for our guests. The guests who arrived on Monday, took off on tours of Winnipeg. The rest of the guests started to arrive and there were many cheers and hugs going on in the lobby. I am sure the staff were greatly amused by our antics.
Now how do you spell CLARA ***** Well we spell it this way
Cheryl, NØWBV; Lois, WB3EFQ; Anne, WB1ARU; Rose-Marie, KB4RM; Anne VE3AXJ
Our Guest speaker David Rosner, VE4DAR carried on the theme of our AGM, with so many ideas that we were just thrilled and we hope to implement many of his outlines into CLARA.
Friday, July, 21st saw many of our guests with packed bags, and then into the restaurant for a final good-bye to the old friends they knew and the new friends they made. A couple of our guests were staying on for another day or two.
Thank you everyone who came, thank you also for the wonderful door prizes that you donated, nobody went home without at least 2 gifts each. For those of you who could not come******* You Missed a Great Party. Oh well, there is always another YL convention someplace.
Lastly, thank you to my executive without whose support this party would not have happened. To Pat VE4PLG, Pat VE4PEH, Pete, VE4PH (photographer) who were my feet on the ground in Winnipeg, my brother and sister-in-law who also did lots of running around for me, and my Aunt Muriel and Uncle Gordon for their support as well. Oops forgot the most important person was Harv, VE5AC who is not only my OM, but was my main supporter and GOPHER!
Till we meet again
33, 73, 88 as the case may be. CLARA Executive
Val, VE5ACJ, Ann, VE3HAI, Heather, VE3HQH and & Helen, VA1YL