January 2008 Newsletter

“Happy New Year” to our Community!  A new year brings exciting new ideas; fun filled family events, new changes and upgrades to our hall, new membership, new friendships and a new G.C.A Executive!  We look forward to an exciting and eventful 2008!
President: Helen Dean (613) 623-0893
Vice President:   Michael MacHardy (613) 623-3653
2nd Vice President: Debbie Elliott (613) 623-5420
Treasurer: Carol Lacroix (613) 623-3051
Secretary: Lana Dean (613) 623-0113
Hall Rental: Eleanor Wallace (613) 623-3890
Directors:  Tony Crowe, Glen Eastman, Diane Egan, Bert Gardiner, David Jefferies, Peter & Mary Shoup, Ron & Eleanor Wallace
Rink Monitor &  Maintenance: Jeff Egan (613) 623-3905

What’s happening?
NEW-Galetta Community Association Website- www.GalettaCA.org. We’re LIVE ON JANUARY 15, 2008!!  Check out our website and enjoy all the recent up coming events, history on the hall and Galetta, recent and past newsletters, 2008 executive, contacts for renting the hall for a social, and much more. We appreciate your suggestions and ideas for our site. We’d like to extend a sincere Thank-you to Ken Holmes for all of his time and hard work preparing the website for the G.C.A. We really appreciate the hours he devoted and look forward to your feedback!

Galetta Community Association General Meeting January 28, at 7:00 pm

Held at the Galetta Hall- Come out and support your community. Bring your neighbor and a friend to find out what is planned for 2008!  New ideas are always welcome!

Galetta Fun Day February 3rd, 2008, 1-4 pm
Live Indoor Entertainment with Bernie Costello, and Duncan Robertson Group Outdoor Activities at the Rink Include: Skating, Hockey, Games, and Face Painting. Warm Beverages and Snacks available! A fun filled event for all ages! Make sure you attend!

Six Hand Euchre February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th at 7:30pm
Held at the Galetta Community Hall. Need a night out? Mark every Thursday evening in February on your calendar and join us for euchre.  It’s an evening of fun and laughter... both competitive and rookies feel free to try your hand!  Admission $4.00 Door Prizes and Refreshments Available.

G.C.A Membership
If you are not a current Member of the Galetta Community Association-We’re looking for you!
Support your community and be involved with upcoming events. Please contact Peter Shoup to confirm your membership today (613) 623-3562.

Fall Rummage, Flea Market, & Bake Sale
WHAT A SUCCESS! Thank you to all of the volunteers for over 1200 hours spent unpacking boxes and bags of donated toys, dishes, books, clothes, furniture, sporting goods, craft supplies, and much, much more to numerous to mention.  We certainly had a record year in sales and couldn’t have done with out all of the support of the local and near by communities. The old saying is “One persons junk is another’s treasures!” That was very apparent at this event as there was not a lot left behind. We look forward to reaching record numbers this year.

Looking Ahead-

Mark your Calendar for these Events:

  • MAY-JUNE - Lawn Bowling Opening. For more information contact:
    • Glen Eastman-President (613) 831-2568 or
    • Sandra Goffin-Secretary (613) 832-3098
  • JULY 5, 2008 - 2nd Annual Beef BBQ will be held at the Galetta Hall. We have lots of new ideas for this year; details will be in the next newsletter!
  • OCTOBER 24, 25, 26  - Fall Rummage, Flea Market, & Bake Sale

The Outdoor Rink is ready for you! Although we’ve had some challenges with Mother Nature and all of this snow, Jeff Egan has been working diligently to ensure quality ice for our skaters and hockey players.  The rink is open to the public with supervision:
  •  Monday to Friday 5:30pm- 10:00pm
  •  Saturday & Sunday 11:00am- 10:00pm
The hockey shinny schedule is posted at the rink for your convenience!

Friday nights are skating parties - if well attended!
If you are interested in booking the rink for a birthday party or event, please contact Jeff Egan (613) 623-3905 or Helen Dean (613) 623-0893