by Irene Wiseman
Sunday’s meeting was our AGM and elections for the 2015 and 2016 years. As usually the meeting started with a potluck lunch with all the members contributing many delicious dishes for everyone to enjoy.
The executive had a meeting earlier to try and come up with some ways to make the meetings more interesting and informative for the members. Due to the fact that the executive and our members are all very busy we decided to hold only two meetings a year: one in June and one in September. These will still be potlucks and will be held at the same great location. The executive will meet as needed either in person or via e-mail. Marie will continue to do the newsletter four times a year so that we can keep the membership informed and up to date on all the happenings within the chapter and the CCA.
There had been no change in the members on the executive for the coming term. We would really like to see some new members on the executive take over and come up with fresh ideas. This would be our hope for the next term.
Our dietitian Mary Hicks will continue doing the wellness education presentations at the Capri. The presentations are only one hour. The next one is on Sept 25th. At 7 pm.
The executive presented all their reports to the members.
Nicole from Four Spoons home based baker was present and gave us information about her product. Nicole the cinnamon buns were great! Four Spoons has their product at the farmers market in Kelowna so if you are in the area take a trip to see what they have. All Niccole’s products are gluten, dairy, soy and nut free.
As a group we talked about some new products that have been tried by members. We are finding that more and more products are coming on line and that a lot of them are CCA certified. This is our guarantee that the products are indeed gluten free and there for safe for us to consume.