The Charbonneau Villager Newspaper 2020_Jan issue Villager newspaper - Page 12

12 THE CHARBONNEAU VILLAGER January 2020 CCC Activities Letter to the editor By KIM HOSFORD Sign up for one of our new activities Red Cross Blood Drive By donating blood, you are actively making a difference in your community, allowing patients to receive cancer treatment, surgery and the gift of life in the case of an accident or a medical emergency. Your blood donation pro- vides units of blood products that are promised to hospitals. ■ Drive date: Friday, Jan. 3 ■ Blood Drive Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ■ To schedule your appointment or for more information, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.red- crossblood.org; Sponsor Code: Charbonneau Thank you for your support of the American Red Cross. Thanks, Annex Task Force I COURTESY PHOTOS Charbonneau residents participated in the outing, “Christmas in the Garden.” Fourth Friday at Five social event Another “Fourth Friday at Five” social event is happening on Friday, Jan. 24, at 5 p.m. At the event, residents will enjoy a light supper from one of our approved caterers. Be sure to bring your own beverage and enjoy the company of your fellow Char- New “Get Fit Lite” Chair Class bonneau neighbors. If you know someone Our popular aerobics instructor, Jill who has recently moved to Charbonneau, Walker, is offering a new class for men be sure to let them know about this event and women. This is a head to toe work- and how they can buy tickets, which are out in a chair and behind the chair. The $5. It would be nice to invite newcomers to focus will be on balance and light sit with you, make them feel welcome and stretching, all while listening to fun mu- introduce them to others. sic. This is a “work at your own pace, To attend, you will need to purchase no pressure workout.” a ticket, which go on sale at 9 a.m. Jan. This 45-minute class will be held 2. If you put it off, you risk the chance of Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15-10 a.m., the event selling out. Only 150 reserva- in the Charbonneau Clubhouse fire- tions are available and tickets have place room. been known to sell out in one day. The cost is $30 per month for two class- As an added plus, CCC board mem- es a week or $5 for drop-ins. Questions? bers will be on hand to discuss the lat- Contact Jill Walker at 503-989-1211. est Charbonneau news and answer any questions you may have. Bingo at CCC Tickets for the February “Fourth Fri- Announcing a fun new event at Char- day at Five” event will go on sale Feb. 3. bonneau... Bingo! Hold the date of Tues- day, Jan. 14, on your calendar. Come to Group travel the Clubhouse at 4 p.m., bring your bev- Two group vacations were offered in erage of choice and an appetizer to 2020. One of them, Celtic Highlights, is share. Bingo will begin at 4:30 p.m. sold out. Canned food donations is how you will However, there may still be room on acquire your Bingo cards. Register in this wonderful vacation: The Blue Danube Discovery with 2 the CCC office to attend. Spencer and Robin Groshong. Nights in Budapest & 2 Nights in Prague: 12 Day River Cruise ■ 2020 Vacation starts Sept. 1: Budapest ■ 2020 Vacation ends Sept. 12: Prague This timeless Europe river cruise va- cation begins with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and end with two nights in Prague — the capital of the Czech Republic. If your New Year’s resolution is to travel more, stop by the CCC office to pick up a travel catalog and see what destinations spark your interest. want to thank the Char- bonneau Country Club Board’s Annex Task Force for taking on a challeng- ing task and carrying it through despite much hysteri- cal blowback. Initially, I resist- ed the idea of expanding the Country Club footprint (and yes, an increase in my dues) but that was before (1) attend- ing an exercise class in which participants were packed in the room like sardines, making aerobic exercise difficult and possibly unsafe and (2) attend- ing a drawing class in the base- ment where lighting was inad- equate. These experiences con- vinced me that we need to move forward to create suffi- cient space not only for the ac- tivities currently offered by the Country Club but to com- fortably add to them. I intend to stay in Charbon- neau indefinitely (hopefully as long as my 96-year-old neighbor has been doing with gusto). As the years go on, I expect the CCC will play even more of a central role in my community life. I am glad the Country Club is moving in the direction of growth and creativity, which must be done in order for Char- bonneau to remain vital and vi- brant. Again, thank you Annex Task Force for your perseverance in leadership, your calm and capa- ble planning, your focus on the future of our community. — ELISA DALE