I’m happy to report that the Huff N’ Puff office is “back home” at NLOCC after being temporarily located at CHOCC for 3 weeks. A big THANK YOU to Susan Stepien and staff at NLOCC for arranging alternative sites for us and to Sally Thomson and staff at CHOCC for making us welcome in our “branch office”. There are still some construction issues at NLOCC as they complete major changes to the “locker/shower “rooms. The staff there ask for your patience and we will continue to work together to make sure we all have a safe environment to enjoy our HnP activities.
As I write this, we are getting ready to welcome the “Winter Season” back into our lives, and just like the seasons, Huff N’ Puff SFA is always in flux. Some of our changes are internal and go unnoticed but some can affect us all. One change is the addition of a “debit” machine in our office. It will allow our members another option when joining or renewing their memberships. Starting in 2018, in an effort to reduce our large mailing costs, we hope to offer email renewal notices.
Our online store has become a huge success with new items being added regularly. Check it out on this site under "Our Store". For more information contact Lloyd Sutherland at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Trip Committee arranged for some fantastic “getaways” for our members and friends this year. The highlight was a 13 day trip to Spain and Portugal. The committee is always looking for new ideas for trips, one day or longer, that we can offer. If something comes to mind, please get in touch (names & contact info. can be found in our newsletter).
The Annual Huff N’ Puff picnic was once again very successful, with many of our members enjoying an afternoon of good food and good company. Thanks to Doris and the Social Committee for all their work and time put in organizing this for us.
The “Fall” activities have begun, and all are proving to be very popular again this year. In fact, maybe some are too popular. We have decided that, as of now, Aerobics is closed to any new participants. Anyone wishing to join Aerobics will be placed on a waiting list until further notice. Huff N’ Puff Hockey is off to a good start and offers co-ed pickup hockey twice a week at the London Sports Park (99 Brookside Street).
During this Festive Season I hope we all take time to reflect on how lucky we are to be part of such a great organization and enjoy such wonderful company. On behalf of the Huff N’ Puff Executive and Board of Directors, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
President of Huff N’ Puff Seniors Fitness Association