Posted by Chantelle Meriam on Mar 12, 2018
Thank you to everyone who came out for our annual Rotary Senior Pioneer Tea that took place this past Saturday! We had close to 60 pioneers join us at the Summerland Legion as we celebrated a spring/St. Patrick Day's theme.
Thank you to Alyson Lindsay and the group from SADI Youth Club who did a tremendous job setting up, serving and cleaning up at the tea. Inbound Rotary Exchange Student, David Wu, from Taiwan and soon-to-be Outbound Rotary Exchange Student, Jacob Acheson, helped out as well.
Thank you to Miss Rotary, Jessica O'Gorman, and Miss Zia's, Tianna Ferlizza, for greeting guests as they entered and for providing the afternoon entertainment. Jessica shared with the group her speech about Rotary that was presented at the Blossom Tea held in January. Tianna performed two songs.
Thank you to Summerland Rotarian, Sharon Lusch, and her team at Retirement Concepts for providing the beautiful luncheon. Melissa in the kitchen at Summerland Seniors Village really outdone herself.
Thank you to the Summerland Museum for the photos provided on each table. Each year they contribute new photos to the Pioneer Tea as a way of bringing back those great memories.
Thank you to Zia's Stonehouse Restaurant for providing prizes to our most senior male and female. Donald Nelson and Glenys Clark each walked away with a $25 Zia's gift card.
Thank you to District of Summerland Councillor, Janet Peake, for making an appearance at the event.
Thank you to those Rotarians and friends who assisted on the day setting up, serving tea and cleaning up at the end of day including Shawn Hume, Michael Zang, Preston Mott, Nancy Wilson, Mike Kosmack, Tina Gowing, Ann Kemp, Don Gemmell and Bob Van Balkom.
As well, a special thanks to Lisa Jaager and Carol Van Balkom for doing a fabulous job organizing this year's Pioneer Tea.
All in all, the Pioneer Tea was a wonderful event. Thank you to everyone who came out to make this year's Pioneer Tea another successful event!