Airdrie Over 50 Club
“The Airdrie Over 50 Club provides the community a place, the resources and a warm respectful and welcoming environment in which to enable and enjoy social and recreational activities”
-- Our Mission
The Airdrie seniors first met at George McDougall School with the support of the City of Alrdrie Recreational Board on October 1968. The group was established with 33 members with the idea that the group would meet every Wednesday for films, cards, socializing with lunch. The group went for a trip to St. Georges in Calgary and held a Christmas Party that first year. They would be known as the Over 60 Club.
On January 1976, a certificate of incorporation was received from the Government and was now properly incorporated as “The Airdrie
Over 50 Club” under the Societies Act having a membership of 38 members. In 1977, the club had a grand-opening at the newly built Community Centre, which included the Town and Country Centre, Curling Rink, and a seniors meeting location. In past years, club members operated services to earn revenue for the operation of the club. Grants, along with personal donations plus a lease agreement of this building space from the City of Airdrie for one dollar per year plus the cost of utilities allowed the club to continue to improve its services to including regular card nights, organized games, general meetings and social events.
Club membership consists of approximately 275 annual members at the rate of 30 dollars a year per member. The club does have the reality of attrition, but even with that we continue to grow with full participation of events on a daily basis. The club has always had the policy of allowing the surrounding communities to join as members. We also have events where we invite other clubs to join and those events where non-members can participate for an additional fee. Many of our games and activities are participated by non-members of many age groups.
EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2020)
PRESIDENT: Doug Rothfus –
VICE PRESIDENT: Merv Blahey -
SECRETARY: Lynda Watfa -
TREASURER: Carolyn Graham –
HALL RENTALS: Dave & Norma Stevenson –
KITCHEN: Donna Rothfus –
MAINTENANCE: Jim Lynch –
MEMBERSHIP: Becky Hopkins -
PHONING: Dianne Durda -
ACTIVITIES: Carol Bucsis -
TRAVEL: Gloria Tomkin -
WAYS AND MEANS: Annie Kuznicki –