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1000 Islands Social Club

  • Corporate body
  • 1974-2003

The inaugural meeting of the 1000 Islands Social Club was held on February 11, 1974. At the second meeting, Feb. 25, 1974, it was decided that the name of the organization would be the 1000 Islands Social Club. Chief Officers elected at the February 11, 1974 meeting were:
President: Harold DeWolfe, and
Treasurer: Bill McCloy.
Elected at the February 25, 1974 meeting were:
1st Vice President: Joan Boucaud,
Secretary: Hazel DeWolfe,
Treasurer: Mable Elliott,
Membership: Rachel DeWolfe,
Publicity/Social: Edith Williams, and
Public Relations: Ed Andress assisted by Marg Marton.

Other members at large or later officers included:
Agnes Kahnt
Dot Westall
Ethel E. Johnston
Lillian Massey
Marilyn Haskins
Joyce Turner
Jean Massey

The mandate of the Club was to provide the opportunity for all club members to meet with their contemporaries for friendship, companionship, and an exchange of ideas on matters of interest to senior citizens; to further the interests and promote the health and welfare of senior citizens of Rockport and the surrounding area; to study and consider ways and means by which club members can best serve the community; and, to unite and be able to speak with one voice to governmental bodies at all levels for betterment of all senior citizens through the United Senior Citizens of Ontario. The Club was registered with the United Senior Citizens of Ontario as Club 1219. They received a New Horizons Grant from the Health and Welfare Canada, Social Services Programs Branch (Government of Canada) in 1974 to renovate the Rockport Recreation Hall as a community and meeting space.
They did a number of organized trips as a group and held various social events. They hosted the Lansdowne Seniors Club on occasion. An organized trip occurred in 2003 and there is no further evidence of club activities after this point.

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