Friday, 15 December 2017 13:35

Sad day for Waldeck Golden Age Club

Written by  Submitted by Joyce Neufeld
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On Jan. 22, 1979 13 seniors met in Waldeck and formed the Waldeck Senior Citizens Golden Age Club. 

The first President was C. Berglind, Sec. Elda Dyck, and Treasurer Herb Ruf.  A position he held several times during the years.  Membership fee was $2.00.
Membership rose to an all time high of 75 in 1993.
Over the years, the Club participated in floor curling, darts, shuffleboard, pool, cribbage, and many other card games. 
Bingo, Whist night, pot luck and games nights were played ever Wednesday evening.  Also, the hall was open Mon.-Fri. for coffee, and whatever card games the members decided. 
Various members took turns making coffee and doing the janitor work for the week.  The hall was also used many afternoons for pool.
The members went on various bus tours as were arranged, and several times a winter they went bowling in Swift Current.
The hall has always been available for rent for various functions, from weddings, meetings, showers, family gatherings, to funerals.
Unfortunately, while there are still quite a few seniors in Waldeck, membership has been declining. 
On Dec. 13, 2017, the four remaining members of the Club met to disband the club. The Hall has been turned back to the Village, and anyone wishing to rent it should contact the Village office, or a council member, for further information.

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