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Welcome to Beachcombers Seniors Centre

Beachcombers is a place to make new friends, meet old friends, have fun, learn new skills, develop hobbies, enjoy interaction with others, find help/support and attend special dinner events, movie nights and pot lucks every month.

Our Centre is a not for profit charitable organization run by an elected board, president and directorship. We own and manage a modern, well equipped, functional club building in Ridgeway, Ontario.

Check out our Monthly Calendar for dates and times of our programs/events as well our weekly newsletter for club and community news items.

History

A Little about the Beachcombers Seniors Centre

History

A Little about the Beachcombers Seniors Centre

Our club began when Conrad (Connie) Schlifke, a retired Buffalo Firefighter who made his permanent home in Crystal Beach, approached Margaret Clark, then a councillor, as to how to go about starting such a group.

Margaret got to work and obtained the necessary papers. Ten signatures were needed to do so. Connie got busy and got the signatures which were forwarded to Toronto. The first constitution was drafted in September 1974, with a small but active membership. Our first meeting was held in Connie’s family room. This room was our home in the early days.

Temporary executive was:

  • President – Conrad Schlifke
  • Vice President – the late Charles Weiss
  • Treasurer – the late Marguerite (Greta) Jansen
  • Secretary – the late Mrs. Charles Weiss

Margaret Clark was an advisor as she wasn’t old enough to become a member.

We’re Always Looking for New Friends to Join! Interested…?

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Beachcomber Board of Directors 2024

Board of Directors 2024
Back row L to R:  Gary Anderson, Don West (Chairman), Tom Tomblin, Catharine McFadden (Treasurer), Greg Smith
Front row L to R:  Jacqui Budd, Reta Malton, Anne Marie Lodomez-Miller (President),  Heather McLeod (Secretary)
Absent:  Mike Brice

A Message from the President

COMMUNITY: A group of people with diverse characteristics who are linked by
social ties, share common perspectives, and engage in joint action in a
geographical location or setting. (As per Wikipedia, January 2024)

As your President this definition identifies Beachcombers to me. The aim of our
Board of Directors is for our organization to continue to thrive, grow and improve
as a community. All our membership contributes to this goal in many different
ways. I thank you in advance for your participation in ensuring the on-going
harmony and success of our club.

Anne Marie Lodomez-Miller–  President

A Message from the President

COMMUNITY: A group of people with diverse characteristics who are linked by
social ties, share common perspectives, and engage in joint action in a
geographical location or setting. (As per Wikipedia, January 2024)

As your President, this definition identifies Beachcombers to me. The aim of our
Board of Directors is for our organization to continue to thrive, grow and improve
as a community. All our membership contributes to this goal in many different
ways. I thank you in advance for your participation in ensuring the on-going
harmony and success of our club.

Anne Marie Lodomez-Miller – President

Beachcomber Board of Directors 2024

Board of Directors 2024
Back row L to R:  Gary Anderson, Don West (Chairman), Tom Tomblin, Catharine McFadden (Treasurer), Greg Smith
Front row L to R:  Jacqui Budd, Reta Malton, Anne Marie Lodomez-Miller (President),  Heather McLeod (Secretary)
Absent:  Mike Brice

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