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Woodpens’ Club Calendar of Events for 2013

 

have been set for the following events. Please mark your calendars now!

Coming up.... The dates

 

1)  Woodpens’ Club Day at the Races. Back by popular demand!

 

          Fifty-four Woodpens’ Club members and friends enjoyed another fun day at the Cloverdale Racetrack and Casino on Sunday April 7th. We had requests for 9 additional tickets, however, those members who left it to the last few weeks to order their tickets were out of luck because the Clubhouse was a sell out that day.

     The trotting horses were graceful and a beautiful sight to watch. Most of the races were very close, requiring a photo finish to determine the actual placing. The Woodpens, members and friends were seated in the Clubhouse with an excellent view of the track in every direction. Again, we enjoyed a wonderful buffet brunch and great service from the Cloverdale Raceway staff.

     The first race was dedicated to the Woodpen’s Club. After the race, several of our members were invited to the “Winner’s Circle” and they got to decorate the winning horse and have the moment captured in a photo. The members that are smiling in the photo must have bet on the winner! As usual, no one admitted to losing very much money, however, many thought that their horse could have been faster. Now we know how Peter McIlwee ($$$) can afford to go on so many cruises.

     We thank Ian Murdoch for arranging this popular annual event again this year! Win or lose, fun was had by all! We look forward to the next “Woodpens’ Day at the Races’ in the fall when we get together at Hastings Park Raceway and Casino for the thoroughbred horse racing. Watch for the date in a future Hotline.

 

 Ian Murdoch has arranged for another fun day at the Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino in    

     Cloverdale, especially for Woodpens’ Club members, family and friends.

     Date: Sunday, April 7th, 2013...cost $32.50/person... includes the Fraser Downs very popular

     buffet lunch, gratuity and taxes. Doors open at 12:00 Noon.....the ever popular deluxe buffet

     is open from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. and the races start at 1:45p.m. sharp! Arrange to

     carpool with other Woodwardites and friends. Plan to take in the fun and excitement on this

     special day! Only fifty tickes will be sold on a first come first serve basis....book early.

 

2)  Woodpens Club 2013 Annual General meeting. 

 

(There is such a thing as a free lunch at this year’s AGM)

 

 All Woodpens’ Club Members and fellow Woodwardites are invited and encouraged to attend. —Mark your calendar now on the new date of May 30th!

 

The 30th Annual General Meeting of the Woodpens’ Club will be held in the Oakridge Shopping Centre Auditorium, (located just off the west-side parking lot),  650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday, May 30th at 12:00 Noon sharp....followed by a complimentary lunch (sandwiches and sweets.......an Old fashioned tea party!)

 

We have changed the date of our AGM to Thursday, May 30th because Rick Hansen will be our Guest of Honour and this is the only date in May that he is able to join us.  He will be joining us for a buffet luncheon, followed by a short video of his “Man-in Motion Tour”.  Because Woodward’s staff and management were so supportive of his “Man-in Motion” tour, both at the start of his tour when he left Oakridge Shopping Centre in 1985, and when he returned to Oakridge in 1987 to finish the Tour, the Woodpens’ Club members and all Woodwardites and guests will enjoy having the opportunity to meet him at our AGM.

    A short business portion of the meeting will include the usual “stuff” i.e.  to receive the report of the Directors and the Financial Report for the fiscal year ending December 31st, 2012; to elect the Directors for the ensuing year and to transact other business as may properly come before the meeting.

    Following the SHORT business portion of the meeting Rick Hansen will be introduced.

 Lunch (including sandwiches, coffee, tea and sweets will be served buffet-style. Following lunch, we will watch a short video about Rick’s “Man-in Motion Tour” and have a brief question and answer period. There will be lots of time to enjoy visiting and reminiscing with old friends and colleagues and chatting with Rick Hansen.

    Mark your calendar now! The Woodpens’ Club AGM, Thursday, 30th at 12 Noon in the Oakridge Auditorium.  Enjoy visiting with fellow Woodwardites—old friends and colleagues. Remember, the AGM and lunch is absolutely free of charge!  Where else can you get a deal like that?  Please plan to attend (we need and appreciate your support)...bring a friend or fellow Woodwardite!

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To help with numbers for catering, please send in this mail-in reply to: Woodpens’ Club, Unit 513, Retail Level, 650West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 2M9 or e-mail John Bishop at bishophouse@shaw.ca

Name(s).......................................................(Total Number of guests....... Plan to attend the AGM

 

President’s Message for year 2012 at the AGM and Photos

 

 

3)  Woodward’s 32nd Annual Golf Classic Golf Tournament

 

      Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2013

      Time: 8 A.M. Sharp

      Place: Grandview Golf Club, Washington, U.S.A. (same place as in past years)

      Price: $60.00 CDN (Includes Green Fees, Gourmet Meal and Beverages.)

      Special Alert: Because of the limited supply of power golf carts, all golf carts must be 

       reserved through Joe Vanderkooy..call Joe at (604) 588-7031 or e-mail at:

      joevanderkooy@shaw.ca

       Cut off date for registrations: All registrations must be in the posession of Ian Murdoch

       By Monday, April11th, 2013. Please make your cheque out to “Bob Beach” and mail it to

       Ian Murdoch, 23212 Aurora Place, Maple Ridge, B.C., V2X 9P8.      

       Watch for more details in upcoming Hotlines.

 

          TOURNAMENT REPORT and Photos

 

4)  Woodpens Club Annual picnic

 

      Date: Thursday, August 15th, 2013

       Time: 11:00 A.M. ‘till 3:00 P.M.

       Confederation Park, North Burnaby

 

          PICNIC REPORT and Photos

 

5)  Woodpens’ Club Night at Theatre Under the Stars” in Stanly Park

                                                          

The Date is set for this summer!  Woodpens’ Night at Theatre Under the Stars in Stanley Park

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“HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING”

On Monday Evening, July15th, 2013 at 8:00 PM Cost: $32.00/person

 

Back by popular demand..... Peter Koel has again negotiated a special group rate for Woodpens’ Club members, family & friends! The cost will be $32.00 per person with reserved tickets for 50 people to be sold on a first come first served basis. Mark your calender now! Be the first to reserve your tickets and avoid disappointment.     The seats are director-style, located front and centre....it will be easy for everyone to see and hear the show! (We have never had rain on “our night” however, in case it does rain, our tickets include rain insurance which will allow us to use our ticket on another night.) As an added perk, each ticketholder will be entitled to a free cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Thank you, Peter, for making these arrangements for another fun “Woodpens’ Club Night at TUTS!  

 

2013 Show information:

 

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, written by talented Frank Loesser, filters the era of “Mad Men” through a wonderfully comic lens, and features some of the best songs ever written for the musical theatre. Recent revivals on Broadway have featured Matthew Broderick, Daniel Radcliffe, and Nick Jonas. The creative team for How To Succeed will include TUTS alumni Sarah Rodgers (director of previous TUTS hits such as ANYTHING GOES and THE MUSIC MAN), choreographer Shelly Stewart Hunt (BYE BYE BIRDIE, SINGING IN THE RAIN) and music director Chris King (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, THE MUSIC MAN)    

     “HOW TO SUCCEED” is a sharp and witty musical! It has incredible dance numbers and really carries the mantle of a Bob Fosse show—the dance numbers are worth the price of admission all by themselves but combined with great comedy and wonderful characters, this will be a TUTS most unforgettable season EVER!

 

Don’t forget! Mark your calendar and order your tickets now! We hope to see you and many other Woodwardites at the show on Monday, July 15th.

 

6) Woodpens’ Club Day at the Races

              ... Saturday, October 5th 2013

 

    Back by popular demand! Ian Murdoch, our Activities and Entertainment Chairperson, has organized and booked another fun day of thorough-bred horse racing at the historic Hastings Park Race Track and Casino especially for Woodpens’ Club members, family and friends.... to be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2013. We will be seated in our own special reserved area of the Club House and every table will have wonderful view of the track overlooking beautiful Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains!   Each table is equipped with closed circuit TV that will help us to keep tabs on our selections prior to, and during, each race. The cost per member or guest is $26.00 which includes the very popular deluxe buffet lunch in the “Silks Resaurant”, gratuity and taxes. Doors open at 12:00 Noon....the Buffet is open 12:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. and the races start at 1:15 P.M. sharp. Mark your calendars now! Cut-off day for tickets is Saturday, September 21st.  Tickets are limited...remember tickets sold our early last year ...don’t be disappointed...send in your order for tickets for the Woodpens’ Day at the races ASP... using the convenient order form below.

    Over 50 members and friends attended last year’s “Woodpens’ Club Day at the Races” and would like to do it again.  Arrange to carpool with other Woodwardites and friends, and look forward to attending another fun-filled “Woodpens’ Club Day at the Races” scheduled for Saturday, September 29th.  The weather should be good and it will be a great way to spend a beautiful afternoon in the early fall!

    We thank Ian Murdoch for making the arrangements again for this years fall outing!

    Please send your cheque to Woodpens’ Club, c/o Unit 513, Retail Level, 650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 2M9.

      Please plan now to join fun.......bring a friend!

 

7)  Woodpens’ Annual Xmas Lunch

     Saturday, November 30th, 2013.

          Photos