HAPPY JANUARY 2022
Hello Fellow Syme Members,
Gosh where is the snow? As far as winter is concerned, this hasn’t been too bad although I think I remember the weather projections being for lots of snow. If it comes in February that will be fine as I am planning on watching the winter Olympics. As far as I am concerned, the best sports are spectator sports.
Have you noticed the days are getting longer? My bird bath is not heated so the water is frozen when the weather is in the minuses. I take the ice off and put in fresh water, weather permitting. I have noticed blue jays, cardinals, starlings and wrens on the tree branches outside my house.
Question: What type of nails do carpenters hate to hit?
I was expecting to cat sit my girlfriend’s 2 cats while she spent the winter in Florida. She did not go. I did not get her cats. I had prepared a second kitty litter container but as downstairs cat had already christened it, I decided to leave it until I could combine the two litters. It is taking a very long time as “Sweetie Pie” a.k.a. downstairs cat now uses them both.
I have signed up for 4 exercise classes; one each on Monday-Wednesday and Friday. Thursday is my day to go grocery shopping. I may be taking liberties saying groceries as I am a great fan of prepared meals like M&M or takeout meals.
My family had planned for a couple of months to celebrate Christmas on Dec.18th at Tapestry where my mom lives. There were 9 of us; my sisters, brothers, their partners, mom and I. It was delightful as I had turkey for the first time in 2 years. Last year we had Chinese food at one of my sister’s. It was good, but not turkey.
Answer to the question: Fingernails
Just a quick word about our upcoming election for our Board of Directors. There are four of us, including myself, who cannot run this year as we have maxed out our allotted time on the board as per our bylaws. I hope you will seriously consider offering to stand for election. It is an honour to be selected by your fellow members to be given the chance to chart the course of our organization. It will be a challenge coming out of this pandemic and re-invigorating Syme55+ Centre.
Our food bank continues to operate on Wednesday afternoons. If needed, one must apply and meet the criteria. Applications can be made by phoning Syme at 416-766-0388.
If you have a question, concern, issue or just want to chat with a friendly person, don’t hesitate to phone 416-766-0388 to speak with one of our staff. Under the current lockdown, staff have moved back to work from home but appointments are available.
Board of Directors,
***ALL IN PERSON PROGRAMS WILL BE CANCELLED FOR THE WINTER 2022 SESSION – SOME FITNESS PROGRAMS WILL BE MOVED TO ZOOM
Winter 2022 Class Schedule
These classes will run from January 4th – March 25th 2022
Please be aware there is a $33.00 charge per class for the Winter Session and a change to some of the class times,
Watercolour with Susan @ 9:30 am CANCELLED
Pilates with Diane @ 10:00 am (Zoom)
Euchre @ 11:00 am CANCELLED
Fit & Fun with Katrina @ 11:10 am (Zoom)
Cardio Boost with Halyna @ 10:00 am (Zoom)
Mah Jong @ 11:00 am CANCELLED
Co-Ed Fitness with Sylvia @ 11:10 am (Zoom)
Line Dancing with Karen @ 1:00 pm CANCELLED
Woodcarving @ 9:30 am CANCELLED
Osteo Keep Fit with Julie @ 11:00 am (Zoom)
Flex N Stretch with Gabriela @ 10:00 am (Zoom)
Bridge @ 11:00 am CANCELLED
Co-Ed Fitness with Luba @ 11:10 am (Zoom)
Yoga with Sandra @ 10:00 am (Zoom)
Scrabble @ 11:00 am CANCELLED
Sit & Fit with Connie @ 11:10 am (Zoom)
WINTER REGISTRATION WILL BE ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 2021 AT 11:00 AM. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR ALL PROGRAMS AND GAMES/CLUBS
Winter Registration Day: Thursday, December 9th, 2021 @ 11:00 am
ALL IN PERSON PROGRAMS WILL BE CANCELLED
SOME FITNESS PROGRAMS WILL NOW BE MOVED TO ZOOM
The Board of Directors
The Syme 55+ Centre is governed by a 10 person volunteer Board of Directors. Each director is elected for a 2 year term to maintain continuity on the board. Each year we elect/reelect up to 5 new directors. Each Director may serve 2 terms of 2 years duration on the board and must stand for reelection every 2 years. Directors on the executive have the option to serve a third term of 2 years.