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Galetta Community

Association Newsletter

September 2011


If you have any questions or would like to volunteer in your Community please don’t hesitate to contact the Galetta Community Association Executive and Directors listed below:


President:   Jenn Spratt (613) 623-4846                   

Treasurer: David Jefferies (613) 623-4579

Vice President: Debbie Elliott (613)623-5420            

Secretary: Lana Dean (613) 623-0113

Hall Rental:  Eleanor Wallace   (613) 623-3890         

Memberships: Peter Shoup (613) 623-3562

Directors:  Tony Crowe, Glen Eastman, Diane Egan, Bert Gardiner, Thomas Elliott

     Peter Shoup, Ron & Eleanor Wallace, Carol Lacroix,


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What’s happening?


Annual Rummage, Flea Market & Bake Sale- October 22nd 23rd , 24th & 25th  at the Hall:

Well it’s the most wonderful time of the year….in Galetta that is because the G.C.A Executive and Directors are gearing up for what looks to be a large sale event!!  By far this is the largest fundraising event we organize and we really can’t do it this year without your help!  So, it’s time to clean out your closet, organize the garage, box up the seasonal decorations not being used year after year, and clear out the kitchen tools you aren’t using!  That’s right we need all of your items that you no longer use or need!  Please feel free to drop off all items on the back veranda at the Galetta Community Hall, 119 Darwin Street in Galetta or call any of the Executive listed above to make arrangements! Every year we just keep getting more unique items and couldn’t be happier for all of the Community support!  We really appreciate your donations however we do ask that the donated items be clean and in good working order!  Do you like to bake??? Perfect we need your help too!!  Please donate baked items for our delicious Bake Sale area on Friday October 21st 1pm-3pm or 6pm-8pm.  Every year we’re amazed by how many wonderful treats we receive-thank you! 



It takes time to organize and display the donations properly!  Please see the below volunteer schedule and the details on the event!


Set-up in the basement: September 28th, 7pm

Sort, Display, and organize Donations:


1pm-3pm ~ October 3rd, 5th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st

6pm-8pm ~ October 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st


Final Pricing: October 21st 6pm-8pm


Please Note: There is no advanced viewing of the donated items!



The Big Event:


      8am-3PM ~October 22nd- FULL PRICE DAY

      1pm-3pm ~October 23rd- HALF PRICE DAY

      6pm-7pm ~October 24th- FILL A BAG OR BOX THAT WE PROVIDE FOR $2.00

      9am-5pm ~October 25th- FREE DAY!  EVERYTHING MUST GO!!!


For further information contact: Lana Dean (613) 623-0113 Email:


Six Hand Euchre Every Thursday Night in November, 7:30pm at the Galetta Community Hall

Euchre….a game for rookies or seasoned card players..…everyone is welcome to join us in Galetta!

Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss out because these are evenings filled with fun, laughter and it only costs $4.00 to play!  There are refreshments served and prizes to win!


Annual General Meeting November 28th, 7:00 p.m at the Community Hall

Please plan on attending our Annual General Meeting and make sure you bring your friends!!  We’re always looking for new ideas and feedback from the events that we host.  There will be an election as we have to replace members of the Executive, so if you’re interested and want to be involved in your community, don’t miss this important meeting. 


G.C.A Membership

Come out and support your Community Association and become a member!  It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends, help organize Community events and fun for all ages! Become a member today by contacting Peter Shoup at (613) 623-3562.


Looking Back ~ 

2011 Annual Beef Diner - CANCELLED:

As you may or may not be aware we had to make an Executive decision and cancel the Annual Beef Dinner this year!  This decision was based on the lack of Community Volunteers to organize and manage the event which is unfortunate for your Galetta Community Association as in the past this was a very successful fundraiser.  We do hope to have enough volunteers in the future to assist and move forward to host it in 2012!


Galetta Lawn Bowling:

Congratulations to the Lawn Bowlers for hosting another very successful season of day & evening bowling and tournaments! 

Please see the Club News below provided by Kin Dillane highlighting the club achievements!  Thanks Kin for this wonderful information and we hope that the club grows again next year!




As the season begins to wind down the Galetta Lawn Bowlers once again had a successful season and are already looking forward to next year!


Competitive Competitions:

Sandra and Dave Jefferies on their respective Ladies and Men’s 4-bowler teams won the District competition and went on to the Ontario Play Downs.  Grant Fletcher and Ted Tozer won the District Men’s Pairs and went on to compete at the Ontario Play Downs.  Sandra Jefferies and Joelle Russell won the District Ladies Pairs and went on to compete at the Ontario Play Downs.

Grant Fletcher and Edith Pedden won the District Mixed Pairs and represented the District in the Ontario Play Downs. Grant Fletcher was runner-up in the District Singles Play Downs.

John Bennett, John Stevenson and Andy Tait performed gallantly in the District Novice Triples.

Sue Smith, Sandra and Dave Jefferies on their respective Ladies and Men’s 4-bowler teams won the Ontario Governor Generals and represented Ontario in Montreal against the best from Quebec.   Sandra and Sue’s teams were winners over their Quebec rivals.


Galetta Competitions:

MacHardy Mixed Pairs – John Stevenson and Jennifer Dugal were runner–up’s to the respective winners, congratulations!

Sadler Mixed Pairs – Ted Tozer and Lorraine Wright won their 3 games and were runner-up’s.

In-house Mixed Triples – Won by John Stevenson, Andy Tait and Carol Stephenson.

In-house Mixed Pairs – Jim Bos and Jean McCarron (a new member) won the tournament.

West Carleton Seniors Tournament – Won by Jennifer Dugal, Mary-Jane Strelbisky

and Karen Wilson.


Novice Practicum:

This was the Club’s first time hosting and running this event. Led by John Stevenson, the Club’s Vice President, coaches from Galetta and several other clubs in the District, led District novices (5 or less years of bowling experience) in a series of skill-testing exercises. The day finished off with two competitive triples games.  By all accounts the event was a complete success. Congratulations to John and his team for putting on this day program.

These are only highlights…there were many more events throughout the District where members of the Club were prominent in the tournaments. Congrats!