by Roxanna Mandryk
Yes, it’s that time of the year again! The Denman Seniors and Museum Society (DSMS), also known as the Denman Activity Centre, is holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the lounge at the Activity Centre.
In case you are not sure of what happens at the Centre, here goes: We play pickleball, table tennis and poker. You can belong to a fully equipped fitness facility for just dollars a month, and of course, a wonderful, recently renovated and re-invigorated museum tells the story of the history of Denman Island. The Centre is also used for many community events, including the Christmas Craft Fair, the Readers & Writers Festival, Islands Trust meetings, Blackberry Fair Run, Easter Egg hunt for the kids, the lunches for Seniors monthly, Remembrance Day ceremonies, Nia, ballet & yoga classes, celebrations of life and parties, too. Denman Works and the Job Shop share an office in the Centre to serve members of the community.
And, who does it all? Many, many volunteers are responsible for everything that happens in the Centre. Whether it is the board of directors who oversee the building, the Friends of the Museum who care lovingly for that function, or the organizers of events, volunteers are the core of the operation. Much of the maintenance and operation of the Centre fall to volunteers who weed, mow, paint, change lightbulbs, and so much more.
Join the board and many of these volunteers on October 24 to learn more about what the Centre does for this community and what you can do for it. We’re always looking for board directors as well as people who will take on a role without having to attend the meetings. Come on out!