North Granville Community Center

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Community Center Highlights
December 13, 2017 –


Coming Events

Thursday Night Cards, 7:30 PM
Card play (45’s) is each Thursday night at 7:30 PM, with prizes and 50/50 draw. All are welcome.

Annual Christmas Gathering, Sunday, December 17th,  – 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Our annual Christmas gathering for the young and young at heart.  Santa will be coming to the Christmas gathering. The Center will be open earlier in the day if parents want to make sure Santa knows to bring presents (items under $10) to their children. Light refreshments will be served and if you wish to bring something as a snack contribution that would be welcome. For any further information or questions please contact Kellie Saarloos at 902-886-2886. Hope to see you there as it is a great opportunity to wish community members a happy holiday. 

Ciao! Italian conversation with Giovanni for travel and fun.
Starting January 2018. Everyone is welcome! The course will take place if we get a minimum of 10 students/explorers. Basic level twice a week. For dates and prices contact: Giovanni at 902-916-3522

The North Granville Center held the annual general meeting for 2017 on December 4th (the Center’s business year runs from Dec 1st to Nov 30, each year) to provide an opportunity for everyone in the community to attend and see the presentation of the treasurer’s report, plans for the coming year and election of executive and board members. The Treasurer’s report stated for the period Dec , 2016 to Nov 30, 2017 there were credits (rentals and cards) of $6920.65 and expenses of $3998.26 with a bank account balance of $13,974.96. This year’s executive and board consist of Don Maynard as president, Kellie Saarloos as secretary, Clayton Smith as treasurer, and board members Rochelle Sullivan, Jessica McKenna, Dale Amundson, Dan Amundson, Sahra Courtney and Sandra Graham. Patti Hawkins and Shawn Hill have stepped down from the Board after many years of involvement at the Center and community and we thank them for their contribution.

Resources available at the Center

Bookings are being taken by Kellie Saarloos at 886-2886 to hold family events or other uses at the Center. Our objective is to have the center open, accessible and welcoming for community use. This spring we installed a keypad lock system at the Center. This lock system has the capacity to track when specific key codes are used to open the door. The objective of installing this lock system was to replace the need for keys to be copied and signed out specifically for those that wanted to use the exercise equipment at the Center (there never seemed to be enough keys). So we are encouraging any community members who wish to have access to the exercise equipment on a first come first serve basis, that they contact Kellie and she will get you to sign out an access number that is attributed to the person and can be tracked by the lock system when used. We have added additional security lighting for the door so as people can get easy access.

Exercise Equipment – Two treadmills and two recumbent bicycles
Available for use on a first come first serve basis during the day or evenings.  There is no cost for use. A key code can be obtained from Kellie Saarloos by contacting her at 886-2886 and signing out a code, then you can come and go as you please.

News Summary

COMMUNITY CENTER is on Facebook.
The North Granville Center now has a page on Facebook at @ Community of North Granville. We look for this page to help get info out and receive input for the Center.

IMPROVEMENTS in our water quality at the COMMUNITY CENTER
The North Granville Community Center is pleased to announce that we have invested in a water treatment system to remove the water dis-color and odor. While the previous water was safe to drink it was not very appealing. It is the Board’s objective to invest in these types of items to improve and promote the use of the Center.

The TREC staff have moved their office location for October to the basement of the Center with a mutual support arrangement for the Center where TREC is contributing to the Center operating costs.

Check our news page for more information.


Many thanks to all the volunteers that are providing support by taking their turn to cut the grass, open the Center and that have and continue to assist on Thursday night card play.