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September 2017

September 1st, 2017 at 8:35 am

Sept Ryder 2017

Tim Horton’s SMILE Cookies This could be one of our biggest fundraisers ever!

The Ryde Co-op has been selected as the recipient of the funds from SMILE week, September 11 to 17. Available at Tim Hortons on Talisman Dr (in town) and on Hwy 11 South Gravenhurst. It is vital that we encourage everyone we know to purchase cookies because all of the money raised goes to our Co-op! Please spread the word! Bulk cookie order forms can be obtained from any Board member, or at Scotiabank in Gravenhurst.


Meet The NeedsMeet the Needs Day-Friday, September 15 -10 until 2

Thanks to funding from the Senior’s Secretariat through the OACAO, we are pleased to announce our 5th annual Senior’s Fair. This event is entirely free and features great speakers, displays, door prizes and a free lunch! Everyone is welcome (not just seniors) and no pre-registration is necessary. Also thanks to a grant from Shopper’s Drug Mart, we will be able to offer Foot Care and Blood Pressure Cafes at a reduced rate. Learn more at our Meet the Needs Seniors’ Fair on September 15.


Clean out the Cottage Garage Sale – Saturday, September 23 from 7 am to Noon.

Save those surplus treasures for our Fall garage sale! Donations gratefully accepted on Friday, September 22, from 1-5.


Co-op Bottle Drive -Saturday, September 30

Save those empties for a good cause! Bring your empties to the Co-op Saturday morning between 9 and noon. The Ride for Refuge will also be taking place on this date, so please watch for (and cheer on) the cyclists.


Welcome!

  • Our new Board member, Lars B. D. Kristjansen. A professor of Automation and Robotics at Humber College, brings valuable experience with not-for-profit governance, and a wealth of enthusiasm. He says, “I believe that when members of a community participate together to empower one another, individual’s personal and unique talents can fulfill their true purpose.”
  • Our newest Ryder sponsor, Kubota North! Drop in and visit their fine showroom at 1677 Winhara Rd.
  • Pastor Tim Richards, his wife Melanie and their children to Ryde Free Methodist Church!

Raise the Roof Raffle

We are having our first ever raffle, with three great prizes! All proceeds will go to our building campaign. Tickets are only $5 each, and are available at Scotiabank in Gravenhurst. The draw will be held at our fund-raising dinner on Saturday, November 25. Can you help out by selling a book of tickets? Please contact any Board member.


Ryde’s Heritage Day

Thanks to everyone who helped with Ryde’s Heritage Day: sponsors, volunteers, displays, vendors, and most of all, those who came out to enjoy the fun! Preliminary calculations at press time indicate that we made over $1400 for the Co-op! Thanks to Cruise n’ Country for their great music, sponsors Riverside Rentals, Blooming Muskoka, Terry Pilger, AAAA Sanitation, Foodland Ontario, Frank Cooper Construction, Muskoka Carpet, Gidley Insurance, Sofa Communications, Scotiabank in Gravenhurst, and Hammond Transportation Ltd . Thanks to Home Building Centre Gravenhurst, Wayne’s Tire Discounter, Town of Gravenhurst, Gravenhurst Fire Department, Muskoka Springs, Muskoka Brewery, Saving Turtles at Risk Today – START, Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre Kid Zone, Muskoka Sea Flea and  Master Movers & Storage. Vendors included Sherrie Pilger, Christina Irwin and Jennifer Daoust of Tote Bags 4 U. Volunteers and helpers included Kayla Lloyd, Jill, Spike, and Tracy Lynn Barkshire, Peggie Beattie, Diane Bradley, Doug and Judy Campbell, Joan Clifford, Louise Cooper, Myron Cooper, Willa Cooper, Mike Crosby, Gail Dalziel, Derek, Diane Duffy, Rebecca Fitchett, Jonny Godfrey, Barb Hallet, Jan Havenaar, Linda Hearne, Richard Hearne, Amy Heighington, Lois Irwin, Bill Irwin, Gerrard Newman, Janice Masters, Janet Merkley, Blair Merkley, Anne Myshok, Jennie and Rick Nice, Larry Peck, Lois Park, Ben Peters, Brian Robertson, Janis and Wes Ryan, Jennifer Paterson Sanderson, Jim Sanderson, Bruce Stephenson, Louise Taverner, Andrew Taylor, Barb Taylor, Chris Taylor, Sue Ward, Joanne Washburn and Dallas Yule. Some names may have accidentally been omitted. Please inform a board member if we forgot you! You can see from this list what an awesome community we live in!


Food Baskets

$20 due to Summerland General Store by 9 am Tuesday, September 5; pick up day Thursday, September 14. Note: Orders for October Thanksgiving basket must be placed by Thursday, September 26 for pick up on Thursday, October 5.


Early Years at Ryde Co-op?

We are investigating whether there might be enough interest in having the District of Muskoka bring their free Early Years program to the Co-op. We would need to present a strong case with a commitment from parents and caregivers of children 0-6 years of age. Please call Katrina Langtree at 705-687-0008 if you are interested.


 Ryde into Winter Fundraising Dinner

A wonderful team of volunteers is hard at work planning a fantastic gala event for Saturday, November 25. $60 per person. Tickets will be available Oct 1


WISE Senior’s Clubhouse -Friday, September 1 at 12:30pm

Theme is Broadway and the special guest is Diane Baranik with a presentation on balance boards and a free lunch. For info call Nancy Gosse at 705-645-2100.


 Congratulations

To Barkway’s Sue Duncan, who really does have the Top Dog! Take it to the Moon Alice, (Allie) won a champion title at the District of Muskoka Kennel Club’s CKC show with handler Sherrie Pilger. Visit Sue at her new location at 365 Bethune Dr. N. Unit B, Lester Square Mall.


 Upcoming Events

  •  Bid Euchre – Every Wed at the Co-op from 1pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30am. Note : no class Mon Sept 4th
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – Friday Sept 1st 12:30- 2pm & Oct 6th
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thurs 10:30 – 11:30am – $2
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10am – $2
  • Raffle – Get your tickets for the wonderful prizes – tickets $5 ea
  • Board Meeting – Mon, Sept 25th at 10:30 am at the Co-op
  • Meet the Needs Seniors Fair-Fri, Sept 15, 10am – 5pm – free lunch and great displays-everyone welcome
  • Tim Hortons SMILE Day – Sept 11th – 17th. Proceeds going to the Co-op
  • Co-op Bottle Drive-Sat, Sept 30.
  • Diabetes Clinic – Wed Oct 18th 9am-1pm 705-325-7611 to register
  • Octoberfest Dinner –  Sat. Oct 21st 5:30pm
  • Fundraising Dinner – Sat, Nov 25th

 COMMUNITY NOTICES

  • Holy Manger Anglican Church

1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 1 pm.

  • Summerland General Store

September monthly $20 food basket is due Tues 5th by 9 am and picked up on Thurs 14th. Download schedule here: http://bit.ly/2vKbXz6

  • Ryde Centennial Free Methodist Church

The congregation is happy to introduce Rev. Timothy Richards, daughter Kelsey, son Ben and his wife Melanie. Welcome to Ryde Township,            Richards family! Everyone is invited and welcomed at Ryde Centennial Free Methodist Church Sunday mornings, 11:00 AM. Please watch for the        announcement about Sunday school starting.


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Ryder for August 2017

August 1st, 2017 at 5:00 pm

 Ryde’s Heritage Day

Saturday, August 19 from 12 until 4

Don’t miss our annual celebration of all things Ryde! There will be live music from Cruise n’ Country, displays, vendors, food and a beer tent.

We need your help to make this day successful. Volunteers Needed!

We simply cannot run this event without your help. We need help at the beer tent, bake table, bouncy castle, parking lot and the food table. To volunteer, please contact any Board member.

 We are always humbled by the generosity of Gravenhurst when we ask for help. So far these sponsors have stepped up to support Heritage Day: Riverside Rentals, Foodland Ontario, Muskoka Carpet, Blooming Muskoka, AAAA Sanitation, Frank Cooper Construction, Gidley Insurance, Terry Pilger, Sofa Communications, Dave Cruise Auto Sales, Muskoka Brewery and Scotiabank. More sponsors ($100) are most welcome, but please contact Judy before August 8.


 Grant News

The Ryde Co-op has been successful in two more grant applications. We received a Foodland Ontario partnership for $250 towards the purchase of local food for our Heritage Day, and a grant of $500 from Canada Post for patterns and yarn for the Ryde Knitters and Hookers. The intrepid knitters meet at Summerland General Store every Friday morning at 10. With this funding baby layettes will be lovingly created and donated to the hospital. We are very grateful to these funding agencies.


 Raise the Roof Raffle

We are having our first ever raffle, with three great prizes! All proceeds will go to our building campaign. Tickets are only $5 each. The draw will be held at our fund-raising dinner on Saturday, November 25.

Prizes are:

  •   A live-edge pine coffee table donated by Richard Break
  •   A 4 x 4 Barn Quilt
  •   A deck box donated by Home Building Centre

Can you help out by selling a book of tickets? Please contact any Board member!


Our newest Barn Quilt!

Thanks to Muskoka Community Foundation, we have funding to create a spectacular new 8 x 8 barn quilt in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Designed by local artist and Co-op member Sue Ward. This will be a stunning tribute to our country and our community. We are very grateful to John Livingston of Dulux in Orillia for donating the paint.


 Radio Interview about Ryde Co-op

Tune in to Hunter’s Bay Radio 88.9 FM on Thursday August 10. Sue Kelly’s Sweet Spot will feature a story on the Ryde Co-op! The show airs at 10:30 am.


Thank you!

  • Kim Beighton and Kevin Doucette for generously arranging for a cover charge donation to go to the Ryde Co-op from their Birthday Bash. $663 was collected!
  • Bruce Stephenson and Gerrard Newman for cutting the grass  at the Co-op
  • Sue Ward for donating back her 50/50 win at the June BBQ dinner
  • The family of Lorraine Masters for memorial donation to the Co-op
  • To the Town of Gravenhurst for hosting a BBQ at the Co-op for the Communities in Bloom judges, and for donating the BBQ!
  • To Rod Swartman for diagnosing the fatal illness of our lawn tractor. Rod works on marine and small engines and can be reached at  705-205-9799.
  • To Ian McNaughton of Home Hardware in Gravenhusrt for signing on to be our newest Ryder sponsor and also for volunteering at Station 3!
  • Thank you to Ted Redpath, Richard Hearne and Doug Campbell for making a horseshoe pit for the Co-op!

Summerland General Store

While you are at the store, don’t forget to order a Fresh Food Basket for $20. Orders must be in by 9 am on Tuesday, August 8th and pick up day is Thursday, August 17th.


SMART and Tai Chi

Join our fun fitness classes. These are offered by trained volunteers and provide not only a great workout, but a social time as well.

 Wise Clubhouse – No class this month

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors For more information, please call Nancy at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


 Upcoming Events

  •  Bid Euchre – Every Wed at the Co-op from 1pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30am.
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – No meeting this month
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thurs 10:30 – 11:30am – $2
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10am – $2
  • Raffle – Get your tickets for the wonderful prizes – tickets $5 ea
  • Hunter Bay Radio Interview – 88.9 FM – Thurs Aug 10th at 10:30am
  • Heritage Day – Sat Aug 19, 12 – 4pm
  • Board Meeting – Mon, Aug 21 at 10:30 am
  • Meet the Needs Seniors Fair-Fri, Sept 15, 10am – 5pm – free lunch and great displays-everyone welcome
  • Tim Hortons SMILE Day – Sat Sept 16th. Proceeds going to the Co-op
  • Co-op Bottle Drive-Sat, Sept 30.
  • Diabetes Clinic – Wed Oct 18th, 705-325-7611 to register
  • Octoberfest Dinner –  Sat. Oct 18th 5:30pm
  • Fundraising Dinner – Sat, Nov 25th

 COMMUNITY NOTICES

  • Holy Manger Anglican Church

1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at

1 pm.

  • Summerland General Store

May monthly $20 food basket is due Tues August  8th by 9 am and picked up on Thurs August 17th. Download schedule here:

http://bit.ly/2vKbXz6


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July Ryder

July 1st, 2017 at 8:37 am

July Ryder 2017

 

Welcome!

It is a great pleasure to welcome so many new neighbors to our community. We are experiencing a renewal as more and more people are choosing Ryde as their happy place! It is exciting to see plans going forward for renovations and new builds. We hope that you will become members. The very best way to meet new friends is to join the Ryde Co-op. The Co-op’s Building Committee is very pleased to welcome Richard Break as their newest member.

Please consider joining one of our great committees: Building, Special Events, Meals, Heritage and/or Accessibility Advisory. There is also room on the Board of Directors!


Grant News

We are happy to announce that we have been successful in three applications: We were awarded $6000 from Cooperator’s Insurance to make a promotional video for the Co-op, $2000 from Shopper’s Drug Mart’s SHOPPERS LOVE YOU fund to run eight Foot Care Cafes in the Fall and Winter, and $500 from the District of Muskoka’s Pay it Forward Fund for two age-friendly chairs for our Terence Haight room. We are very grateful to these funding agencies.


Town of Gravenhurst Council Meeting and BBQ Dinner – Tueday, July 18 at 5:30. Council Meeting at 7:00 pm.  We are pleased to host the Gravenhurst Town Council for their annual visit to Ryde. No tickets are required for this event. $10 for BBQ dinner.  There will be a deputation and display about turtles from START Muskoka.


Ryde’s Heritage Day  Saturday, August 19 from 12 until 4

Don’t miss our annual celebration of all things Ryde! There will be live music from Cruise n’ Country, displays, vendors, food and a beer tent. We need your help to make this day successful. To volunteer, please contact any Board member.


Ryde Home Improvements!

We were very lucky to have the services of Beaver Creek, which sent us skilled workers to assist with some dangerous tree removal, painting and landscaping. You will notice that the Terence Haight room and the kitchen at the Co-op have been freshly painted and the ceiling in the computer lab is no longer a sickly shade of green! We also thank Joanne Washburn, Nancy Cronin, Richard Hearne, Sterling Cooper and Richard Break for help with the Beaver Creek work crew. Ryde Free Methodist Church offered us the use of their premises while the Co-op was closed for renovations. Another great Ryde team effort!


 Announcement:

Reverend Sterling Cooper and his wife Cheryl are retiring from their ministry at Ryde Centennial Free Methodist Church. You are welcome to attend his last official service on Sunday, July 30 at  10:30 am. A reception will take place that afternoon between 2:30 and 4:00 at the church. Best wishes only.


 Thank you’s:

  • Superior Home Health Care (Grant Wager 705-571-4830) for a generous loan of a scooter to a Ryde resident at the District Senior Fair
  •  Richard Hearne for Ryde shed roof repair and scrap metal run

Horseshoes Anyone?

If enough people are interested, Ted Redpath will donate two sets of horseshoes, help to build horseshoes pits at the Co-op, and organize games for men and women. If interested please contact Ted at 705-687-2500, or ted@tedredpath.com


Diabetes Clinic and Wellness Day

Wednesday, July 19 from 9:30 to 1:00. Our second free event. You do not need to be a client of the Diabetes Clinic to attend the Wellness Day, which includes meal preparation, a health topic, and a free lunch. To register for either or both activities, please call the Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital Diabetes Centre at 705-325-7611 ext. 703, or sign up at the Co-op or Summerland store.


Summerland General Store

While you are at the store, don’t forget to order a Fresh Food Basket for $20. Orders must be in by 9 am on Tuesday, July 4th and pick up day is Thursday, July 13th.


SMART and Tai Chi

Join our fun fitness classes. These are offered by trained volunteers and provide not only a great workout, but a social time as well.


 

Wise Clubhouse Picnic-Friday, July 7 at 10:30 at Gull Lake Park in Gravenhurst

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors winds up with a free picnic in the park!  For more information, please call Nancy at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


 Upcoming Events

  •  Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1pm.
  •  VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30am.
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse –  July 7 from 10:30 at Gull Lake Park in Gravenhurst. $3/person.
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays  10:30 – 11:30am – $2
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10am – $2
  • Diabetes Clinic and Wellness Day – Wednesday, July 19 from 9:30 to 1:00
  • Town of Gravenhurst Council Meeting and BBQ Dinner $10- Tuesday, July 18 at 5:30. Council Meeting at 7:00 pm.  No tickets required for this event.
  • Next Board Meeting – July 31 – 10:30am. At the Co-op.
  • Heritage Day – Sat Aug 19, 12 – 4pm
  • Meet the Needs Seniors Fair – Friday, September 15 -free lunch and great displays-everyone welcome
  • Co-op Bottle Drive – Saturday, September 30.

 

NoticeCOMMUNITY NOTICES

  • Holy Manger Anglican Church

1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 1 pm.

  • Ryde Free Methodist Church

Thank you Sterling and Cheryl! Regular service July 30th at 10:30am , then join us for a reception at 2:30 – 4pm.

  • Summerland General Store

May monthly $20 food basket is due Tues July 4th by 9 am and picked up on Thurs July 13th. Download schedule here: http://bit.ly/1zYziH2


 

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June Ryder

June 1st, 2017 at 8:00 am

Annual General Meeting Saturday, June 3 -10 am

Show your support for our Co-op by attending this important meeting. The Agenda will feature a financial report, update on grants, a report on the Solar Projects and a fire drill.


Farewell Jennie

The Ryde Co-op owes so much to Jennie Nice, who is stepping down after many dedicated years of service. We would not be in the strong position that we enjoy today were it not for Jennie’s

patient and wise leadership. Through the darkest days of the school board’s announcement of the sale of our building, it was Jennie who laid out the steps to guide us forward to our present state of ownership. Jennie made sure that our governance was in order; working many long hours on finances, Charitable Status documents, our Business Plan, minutes and agendas, insurance, The Ryder, our websites, social media accounts and so very much more. She has left us in a good place to go forward and make sure that we honour her legacy in continuing to improve and grow our lovely Co-op. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Jennie!


Fundraising Update:

Our first ever Pub Night raised about $700 and our Garage Sale netted $750. Thanks to all members for your support! A special thank you to the Garage Sale crew: Brenda Bates, Barb Hallet, Lois Irwin, Evelyn Ketching, Janet Merkley, Anne Myshok, Sharon Newman, Lois Park,  Janis Ryan, Wes Ryan, and Joanne Washburn.


June  BBQ with live entertainment from Cruise n’ Country! Saturday, June 24 from 5 to 9

We are delighted to welcome Dave Cruise and his talented band back to Ryde! They have agreed to play for us again, so come on out and support this meal. Tickets are $10 at the Summerland General Store and Scotiabank (Thanks to Scotiabank for matching ticket sales!!) and go to support our Raise the Roof Campaign. Cold Beer will be available for purchase courtesy of Muskoka Brewery.  Only 60 tickets will be available and they will go fast!


Co-op Permits and Property

Just a reminder as better weather finally arrives; the Co-op is private property. We do not allow motorized vehicles of any kind on the back field or pavement without express permission from the Board of Directors. If you would like to look into a permit for the Co-op property, please inquire.


Thank yous

Dap Thach and Associates for advice and filing help

 Grant Morris Power and Pipes for installing our new pressure tank, hand-washing sink, GFI receptacles and back-check valve

 Gravenhurst Plumbing and Heating for installing our new heating/cooling units and thermostats


 Horseshoes Anyone?

If enough people are interested, Ted Redpath will donate two sets of horseshoes, help to build horseshoes pits at the Co-op, and organize games for men and women. If interested please contact Ted at 705-687-2500, or ted@tedredpath.com


Diabetes Clinic and Wellness Day – Wednesday, July 19 from 9:30 to 1:00

Our second free event. You do not need to be a client of the Diabetes Clinic to attend the Wellness Day, which includes meal preparation, a health topic, and a free lunch.


 Summerland General Store

Carrie and Ron would like to thank the community for their strong support with regard to the Housey’s Rapids bridge closure this summer. While you are at the store, don’t forget to order a Fresh Food Basket for $20. Orders must be in by 9 am on Tuesday, June 6th and pick up day is Thursday, June 15th.


SMART and Tai Chi

Join our fun fitness classes. These are offered by trained volunteers and provide not only a great workout, but a social time as well.


 Wise Clubhouse-Friday, June 23 from 12:30 to 2:30

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors offers a great program and a nutritious free lunch! There is no charge for the WISE Clubhouse. This month’s special guest speaker is Nancy Gosse, our own Seniors Outreach advisor, with a mini-workshop on self-healing. The content would be an instructional on chakra awareness, color therapy, developing intuition and awareness of self through body, breath and meditative techniques. For more information, please call Katelynn at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


SaveDateUpcoming Events

  •  Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30am.
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse –  June 23 from 12:30 – 2:30pm. $3/person.
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays  10:30 – 11:30am – $2
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10am – $2
  • NIA Exercise Classes – 10 sessions on Tuesdays – 10 – 11am
  • Next Board Meeting – June 12- 10:30am. At the Co-op.
  • AGM: Saturday, June 3 at 10 am at the Co-op.
  • Saturday, June 10 -Knit in Public Day!
  • BBQ & music – Sat June 24 – 5-9pm Tickets $10
  • Diabetes Clinic and Wellness Day- Wednesday, July 19 from 9:30 to 1:00
  • Town of Gravenhurst Council Meeting and BBQ Dinner- Tuesday, July 18 at 5:30. Council Meeting at 7:00 pm.  No tickets required for this event.
  • Heritage Day – Sat Aug 19
  • Co-op Bottle Drive-Saturday, September 30.

NoticeCOMMUNITY NOTICES

  • Holy Manger Church

1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 1 pm.

  • Ryde Free Methodist Church

              ~Sun. June 4, Noontime: Pot Luck Lunch.  Please  bring a dish to share and join us.

              ~June 10, 4:30 PM: Family BBQ; Pastor Len Crow who did a fund-raising ride from northern Canada down to Mexico in support of orphanages. Mr.Bruce Stephenson will show his nature slides

  • Summerland General Store

May monthly $20 food basket is due Tues June 6 by 9 am and picked up on Thurs June 15. Download schedule here: http://bit.ly/1zYziH2

 

 

 

 

 

May Ryder

May 2nd, 2017 at 7:27 pm

canada 150

Grant News! The Ryde Co-op has been awarded two grants from the Muskoka Community Foundation’s Canada 150 fund! These will be used to update our Barn Quilt rack cards and website, and to create a beautiful new 8 x 8 barn quilt in honour of Canada’s birthday!


Welcome to new Board Member and Special Events Committee!welcome

We are delighted to have Andrew Taylor join our group as our new Director of Information Technology. Andrew is a long-time cottager in the area who helped us establish our computer lab. As well, we now have a Special Events Committee! Welcome to Janis and Wes Ryan, Tracy Barkshire and Dave Pegg. This team did an amazing job organizing our first ever Pub Night!


AGMNotice of Annual General Meeting Saturday, June 3 -10 am

Please attend this important meeting. We have made some updates to our bylaws which need to be approved by our members. Important information will be shared. Our dedicated Board of Directors encourages you to join our team. Do you have expertise in governance, accounting, fund-raising, or history? Are you a person who loves Ryde and wants to see our Co-op continue to grow and flourish? Speak to any Board member for more information.


Garage Sale:  Saturday, May 6 – 7 am-Noongarage sale

Please bring your donations to the Co-op after 2:30 pm on Friday, May 5.  This is a big fundraiser for us, so please be generous when donating and shopping! If you can help with this event please contact a Board Member.


VacancyAdvertising with us

Do you have a business and want to get the word out about it? We have two advertising spots available in our Ryder, one for September and one for October. Only $175.00 for a year (eg. September to September). Your ad will be present every month in our Friends of Ryde column and a bigger ad in the month you choose. The Ryder is mailed out to over 300 people each month plus emailed out and posted on our website. If you are interested please contact one of our Board of Directors.


food basket 17Summerland General Store

Carrie and Ron would to like thank the community for their strong support with regard to the Housey’s Rapids bridge closure this summer. While you are at the store, don’t forget to order a Fresh Food Basket for $20. Orders must be in by 9 am on Tuesday, May 9, and pick up day is Thursday, May 18, in time for your May long weekend company.


thank-youPub Night and More Thank yous!

We are so lucky to enjoy generous support from our community! This month we extend our heartfelt thanks to Muskoka Brewery for their generous donation of beer for our pub night, Gord McNeice at Scotiabank for matching ticket prices, Sofa Communications for their poster, and of course, Dave Cruise and his awesome band for donating their musical talents! As well, we thank Jeff of Giant Tiger, who discounted the price of soft drinks. Our Special Events Team of Tracy, Dave, Wes and Janis went above and beyond to make our first Pub Night a great event! Thanks to Chris Brunton of Muskoka Thunder Motorcycle Riders for donating his 50/50 winnings of $102.00 back to the Co-op. We also were gifted folding tables and a toolbox by Blake and Erin Tavener and contributions to our Bottle Drive from Chris and Ron. Thank you to Sterling and Cheryl Cooper for the use of the Church during our renovations.


healthSMART and Tai Chi

Join our fun fitness classes. These are offered by trained volunteers and provide not only a great workout, but a social time as well.


WISE LogoWise Clubhouse-Friday, May 5 from 12:30 to 2:30pm

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors offers a great program and a free lunch! There is no charge for the WISE Clubhouse. This month’s special guest speaker is Jim Gilette, a honey producer from Orillia. He will be offering a presentation on honey bees and the process of collecting and producing natural honey products. For more information, please call Katelynn at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


 SaveDateUpcoming Events

  •  Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30am.
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse –  May 5th from 12:30 – 2:30pm. $3/person.
  • Change in Date – WISE Clubhouse-Friday, June 23 from 12:30 to 2:30
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays  10:30 – 11:30am – $2
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10am – $2
  • NIA Exercise Classes – 10 sessions on Tuesdays – 10 – 11am
  • Garage Sale: Saturday, May 6 from 7am until noon.
  • Next Board Meeting – May 8th – 10:30am. At the Co-op. All are welcome.
  • AGM: Saturday, June 3 at 10 am at the Co-op.
  • Saturday, June 10-Knit in Public Day!
  • Heritage Day – Sat Aug 19th
  • Co-op Bottle Drive-Saturday, September 30. Save those empties for a good cause!

 NoticeCOMMUNITY NOTICES

  • Holy Manger Anglican Church

1st Sunday of each month at 1 pm.

  • Ryde Free Methodist Church

The Mother—Daughter Banquet will be held Sat. May 27th at 4:30pm. The theme is ‘New Beginnings’. Please bring a favorite dish to share, dessert is provided. Dress is ‘dressy/casual’. If you don’t have a mother or daughter to bring feel free to bring a friend or neighbor.

  • Summerland General Store

May monthly $20 food basket is due Tues May 9th by 9 am and picked up on Thurs May 18th. Download schedule here: http://bit.ly/1zYziH2


 

The Ryder this month is brought to you by:

Gravenhurst KOA Campground

KOA Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Ryder 2017

March 29th, 2017 at 3:01 pm

 April Ryder 2017 

Exciting News!

Our Co-opservice canada has been successful in two grant applications that will make much-needed improvements to our building. We received $2,600 from the Town of Gravenhurst’s Terence Haight Fund for upgrades to our water delivery system and a much-needed hand washing sink in the Terence Haight dining room. As well, we received $22,000 from Service Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors program to install new heating and cooling systems in the building. Thanks to our hard working building committee for their guidance on these grants. We expect this work to begin soon, which will cause a bit of disruption to our programs.


Much work goes on behind the scenes to sustain and grow our Co-op. The Building Committee has been diligently upgrading our building to make it Fire Code compliant. Your Board of Directors has been meeting to update our original bylaws in time for our AGM in May.  We would very much welcome volunteers to take on projects including planning upcoming fundraisers like our Heritage Day, Christmas Bazaar and Fundraising Dinner. Please speak to any Board member!


Our membership numbers are down so far this year. For a very small fee, you can show your support for our programs and boost our credibility when we approach funders. There is a form available on our web page, at the Co-op, and at the Summerland Store.


Pub Night, Saturday, April 22 from 7pm until 11:00pm

We are trmuskoka breweryying something new at the Co-op! We are proud to present our first ever Pub Night! Come out and enjoy some live music provided by Cruise n’ Country. We strongly encourage you to line up your designated driver, who will enjoy free non-alcoholic beverages on the house. We will also be notifying the OPP of our event. Snack foods are included with your ticket and a cash bar will be open featuring fine products from Muskoka Brewery. We will be running a 50/50 draw with proceeds going to our Ryde to the Future Fund. Tickets are $10 and will be available until April 18 at the Summerland Store and at Scotiabank in Gravenhurst. Once again, Gord McNiece of Scotiabank will match the price of every ticket sold from the bank. Note: Must be legal drinking age to attend this event.


Diabetes and Wellness Clinic! – Wednesday, April 19, 9:30am – 1pm

The Adult wellnessDiabetes Education Centre from the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital will be offering free one on one counselling with a dietitian and nurse for people with diabetes and also for those at risk. After VON SMART class and the clinic, we will be holding a free healthy cooking class where a group meal will be prepared and enjoyed. This program is available for all adult residents and is presented by the OSMH and the North Muskoka Nurse Practitioner led Clinic in Huntsville. To register for either activity or both please call 705-325-7611 before April 12th.


Road Closure Information Meeting – Tuesday April 4 at 6pm

The Distriroad closedct of Muskoka is making some much needed safety improvements to Muskoka Road 6 and the bridge between Bass Lake and Kahshe River this summer, which will cause some major diversions when the road is closed. There will be an open house meeting Tuesday April 4th at 6pm at the Co-op. Please RSVP by emailing publicworks@muskoka.on.ca or phone 705-645-6764.

 


Earth Day Work Crew, Saturday, April 22 9am– 11am

Witearth day (1)h Spring comes the need to refresh our grounds and gardens. Will you volunteer some of your time to spruce up our Co-op? We need to move some of the wood chips from the back to the Muriel Fitchett Memorial Garden before the tulips bloom, and weed and rake a bit. With many hands, a few wheelbarrows, it won’t take long at all! And best of all, you can look forward to relaxing that evening at our Pub Night!


SMART and Tai Chi

Makhealthe your New Year’s Resolution to come on out and join our fitness classes. These are offered by trained volunteers and provide not only a great workout, but a social time as well.

WISE Senior’s Clubhouse- Friday, April 7th, 12:30-2:30pm

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors offers a great no fee program and a free lunch! This month a visit from Linda May Williams to speak about therapy dogs. Linda will bring a furry friend along! Everyone is welcome! For more information, please call Emily at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


Sustainability Workshops Return to Ryde

Wsustainabilitye have a great line-up of wonderful speakers for you. Each workshop is offered on a Sunday from 1:00 pm until 3pm. Admission is $15 for members of the Ryde Co-op and $25 for non-members. Membership for the Co-op is $10 per year. You do not need to live in Ryde to be a member! Call 705-687-2406 to register.

 The Many Uses of Hemp – Sunday, April 2 from 1 until 3pm

Greg Herriott has 24 years of experience in pioneering the industrial hemp and medical cannabis industries in Canada. He launched Hempola® in 1995, after two intense years of research. Greg Herriott will discuss the many virtues of hemp, covering topics ranging from food, to bio-fuel, to fibre, to medicine. He will also describe his view to the future and how cannabis will play its role.

 Herbal Remedies for Your Pets and Livestock Sunday – April 9 from 1 until 3pm

Penelope Beaudrow a certified herbalist, will discuss how to incorporate herbs into the lives of pets. Whether for an illness, cuts and scrapes, fly spray, fleas and/or even to line your nesting boxes, herbs work amazingly for all types of animals. Whether your pet is a dog, cat, mouse, bunny, goat, sheep, horse or cow (to name a few), herbs will be a real asset in your home apothecary. Level – Beginner


Upcoming Events

  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at 1pm.
  • VOSaveDateN SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30am. No class Easter Monday
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse –  April 7 from 12:30 – 2:30pm. $3/person
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays  10:30 – 11:30am – $2
  • Ryde
    Knitters and Hookers
    – Fridays at Summerland – 10am – $2
  • Sustainability Workshops: 1 – 3pm
  • Sunday, April 2, Hemp with Greg Harriet
  • Sunday April 9, Herbal Remedies for Pets with Penelope Beaudrow
  • NIA Exercise Classes – 10 sessions on Tuesdays – starts March 28 – 10 – 11am
  • Road Closure and detour meeting – April 4 at 6pm at the Co-op
  • Diabetes and Wellness Clinic – Wed April 19, at 9:30am – 1pm
  • Earth Day Clean-up – Saturday, April 22, 9am – 11am
  • Pub Night – Saturday, April 22, 7pm – 11pm
  • Garage Sale – Saturday, May 6 from 7am until noon.
  • AGM – Saturday, June 3 at 10 – 11:30am

COMMUNITY NOTICES

  • HolNoticey Manger Anglican Church
  • 1st Sunday of each month at 1 pm.
  • Ryde Free Methodist Church
  • The Mother—Daughter Banquet will be held Sat. May   27th at 4:30pm. The theme is ‘New Beginnings’. Please bring a favorite dish to share, dessert is provided. Dress is ‘dressy/casual’. If you don’t have a mother or daughter to bring feel free to bring a friend or neighbor.
  • Summerland General Store
  • April monthly $20 food basket is due Tuesday 4th by 9 am and picked up on Thursday 13th. Download schedule here: http://bit.ly/1zYziH2
  • Carrie and Ron would like to send a huge thank to everyone who came out to support the spaghetti dinners at the Summerland Store!


 The Ryder this month is brought to you by:

Call Of The Wild Inc.

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The Ryder for March 2017

February 28th, 2017 at 1:54 pm

springSpring Brings New Programs and Opportunities at the Co-op!

Your Board of Directors is small in number but huge in ambition. We are very proud to be expanding our programs with the help of some wonderful community partners and individuals. Please support our free and low-cost classes.


 

NIA classNIA Classes Coming to Ryde! Begins Tuesday, March 28th 10am

We received some exciting news from the Seniors Programs and Services department of the District of Muskoka: They are going to bring us free NIA classes for older adults! NIA is a very popular form of gentle exercise that incorporates dance, martial arts and meditation. It is suitable and adaptable for all ability groups. Classes will run for ten sessions on Tuesdays from 10 until 11 am, beginning on March 28. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, please call Emily at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


chili dinnerChili Dinner- Saturday, March 25 at 5:30pm

Join us for a lovely Chili dinner served with garlic bread, salad and a pecan butter tart!! Where else can you get such a comforting meal, and help support your co-op too! Tickets will be available until March 23  at the Summerland Store. Prices are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.


tulipsCommunities in Bloom

The Town of Gravenhurst is entering the

National Communities in Bloom competition as part of our celebration for Canada’s 150th birthday. Let’s pitch in with a strong showing in Ryde. We have our display of tulips to look forward to. Do you have plans to create a garden showpiece for this summer? Take lots of pictures, as the Town will be creating a book and we want Ryde to be in it!

On our garden, we will need some volunteers to pitch in to beautify the grounds around the Co-op this Spring. If you would like to organize a work crew, please contact any director.


Diabetes and Wellness Clinic – Wednesday, April 19, 10:30amwellness

The Adult Diabetes Education Centre from the Orillia Soldiers Memorial

Hospital will be offering free one on one counselling with a dietitian and nurse for

people with diabetes and also for those at risk for diabetes. On the same morning, after VON SMART exercise. Also a free healthy cooking class will be held, where a group meal will be prepared and enjoyed. This program is available for all adult residents and is presented by the OSMH and the North Muskoka Nurse Practitioner led Clinic in Huntsville. Make a day of it and stay for Bid Euchre after lunch!

This is a pilot program and needs your support to continue. The plan is to offer the clinic four times a year.


healthSMART and Tai Chi

Make your New Year’s Resolution to come on out and join our fitness classes. These are offered by trained volunteers and

provide not only a great workout, but a social time as well. Please note that there will be no classes if the school buses are cancelled due to weather.

 

WISE Senior’s Clubhouse- Friday, March 3rd – 12:30-2:30pm

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors offers a great program and a free lunch! This month will feature a representative from the

Alzheimer’s Society. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please call Emily at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


sustainabilitySustainability Workshops Return to Ryde

We have a great line-up of wonderful speakers for you. Each workshop is offered on a Sunday from 1:00 pm until 3pm. Admission is $15 for members of the Ryde Co-op and $25 for non-members. Membership for the Co-op is $10 per year. You do not need to live in Ryde to be a member! Call 705-687-2406 to register.

  • Basic Digital Photography – Sunday, March 12 from 1 until 3pm

Fred Schulz, a local Photographer, will focus on the basic operation of Digital Cameras with both point-and-shoot and more advance Digital Cameras. Areas to be covered will include fundamentals of composition to create more interesting photographs, lighting, exposure, portraiture and use of flash. Basic digital camera techniques will be practiced and discussed.

  •  Year Round Gardening Sunday, March 26  from 1 until 3pm

Colin Sober-Williams a local farmer and innovator, and founder of Eat Local Muskoka.He will teach us, cold tunnel and cold frame design, indoor Sprouting and Microgreens, panting dates, and best varieties for season extension, overwintering crops in the field, storage crops and how to keep these fresh in your basement or root cellar.

  •  The Many Uses of Hemp – Sunday, April 2 from 1 until 3pm

Greg Herriott has 24 years of experience in pioneering the industrial hemp and medical cannabis industries in Canada. He launched Hempola® in 1995, after two intense years of research. Greg Herriott will discuss the many virtues of hemp, covering topics ranging from food, to bio-fuel, to fibre, to medicine. He will also describe his view to the future and how cannabis will play its role.

  •  Herbal Remedies for Your Pets and Livestock Sunday – April 9 from 1 until 3pm

Penelope Beaudrow a certified herbalist, will discuss how to incorporate herbs into the lives of pets. Whether for an illness, cuts and scrapes, fly spray, fleas and/or even to line your nesting boxes, herbs work amazingly for all types of animals. Whether your pet is a dog, cat, mouse, bunny, goat, sheep, horse or cow (to name a few), herbs will be a real asset in your home apothecary. Level – Beginner


SaveDateUpcoming Events

  •  Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1pm.
  •  VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am. Note: in the event of school bus     cancellations, there will be no SMART classes held that day.
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse –  March 3rd from 12:30 – 2:30pm. $3/person
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays  10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10 am – $2
  • Chili Dinner — Saturday, March 25th at 5:30pm
  • Sustainability Workshops:
    • Sunday, March 12th: Digital Photography with Fred Schulz
    • Sunday March 26th: Year Round Gardening with Colin Sober-Wiliams
    • Sunday, April 2nd: Hemp with Greg Harriet
    • Sunday April 9th: Herbal Remedies for Pets with Penelope Beaudrow
  • NIA Exercise Classes – 10 sessions on Tuesdays – starts March 28th – 10 – 11am
  • Diabetes and Wellness Clinic – Wed April 19th—10:30am
  • Garage Sale— Saturday May 5th
  • AGM— Saturday May 5th

 NoticeCommunity Notices

  • Holy Manger Anglican Church
    • March 5th at 1 pm and thereafter to end April the 1st Sunday of each month at 1 pm.
  •  Summerland General Store
    • The March monthly $20 food basket is due March 7th at 9 am and picked up on March 16th. Download schedule here: Click Here
    • Spaghetti Dinner at Summerland – Wednesdays at 5pm

The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

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The Ryder for February 2017

February 6th, 2017 at 11:21 am

Ryde Rocks!

We want to share some very happy birthday news with you. On the first anniversary of our building purchase, made our mortgage payments in full. We owed $15,000 plus interest to a private individual, and $5,000 plus interest to the Town of Gravenhurst. Going forward, we will owe $5,000 plus interest to the Town of Gravenhurst for the next four years. This happened because of our community’s hard work and generosity. Everyone’s support, through donations, memberships, and attending our events has carried us this far.

Our goals for 2017 include meeting our obligations; bills for hydro, insurance, fees and other day-to-day expenses are on-going. We also need to focus on improvements to the building to protect our investment. We want to build our Ryde to the Future account. Grants will come available this year, but many of them require that we put up 20-25% of the funding ourselves. For large, but necessary projects like a new roof, new windows and a heating/cooling system, this is a big chunk of money. We will therefore be looking at serious fund-raising events.


 

Pot Luck Dinner – Saturday, February 25th at 5:30

We invite you to prepare your favourite dish, which will serve at least four, and bring it to the Co-op for an old fashioned Pot Luck. We will be charging $5 at the door to cover beverages and overhead. Please note that this is members only event, but memberships are available at the door. If you are willing to bake a birthday cake for this event, contact a Board member.


 

NIA Classes Coming to Ryde! Starts March 28th on Tuesdays

The Seniors Programs and Services department of the District of Muskoka: They are bringing us free NIA classes for older adults! NIA is a popular form of gentle exercise that incorporates dance, martial arts and meditation. It is suitable and adaptable for all ability groups.

Classes run for ten sessions on Tuesdays from 10 until 11 am, begins on March 28th. In order to run the course, we will need at least eight members to register. If you are interested, please watch for registration instructions coming soon. For more information, call Emily at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


 

Announcement: Diabetes and Wellness Clinic! Wednesday, April 19th 10:30am

It is so rewarding when outside agencies recognize and support what we are trying to accomplish for our residents. As a direct result of our outreach, we have been offered a wonderful free program to promote wellness in our community. The Adult Diabetes Education Centre from the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital is offering one on one counselling with a dietitian and nurse for people with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes. After VON SMART, a free healthy cooking class will be held. This program is available for all adult residents and is presented by the OSMH and the North Muskoka Nurse Practitioner led Clinic in Huntsville. This is a pilot program and needs your support to continue. The plan is to offer the clinic four times a year. More information will be available in the next Ryder.


 

Thank you!

  • The Gravenhurst Legion, Sawdust City, Sofa Communication, and Dave Cruise of Cruise Car Sales, donated space, product and talent for our Birthday Bash Dance attempt. We appreciate their generosity.
  • Cliff Fitchett did an emergency repair of our water filtration system to keep the taps open!
  • Ron Hummel does a fantastic job of keeping the driveway at the Co-op plowed and sanded so that we can safely access the building during the winter. He is still accepting new customers and can be reached at 705-684-9710 or 705-644-1731.
  • Suzanne Hummel is our hard-working custodian, who keeps the building clean and polished. She is available for cleaning and de- cluttering jobs at $10 per hour. Suzanne is also our Senior Community Advisor, our liaison with the District of Muskoka’s Seniors Services Outreach. Contact her at 705-205-3718.
  • Thank you to Mr. Traynor for donations to our bottle drive.
  • A big thank you to Anne, Janet and Doug for work on our museum.

Board of Directors

There are a minimum of two openings on our Board; we have an exciting year ahead with some responsibilities and opportunities. We are always alert to grant and funding agencies that will benefit us, we need to update our bylaws, and we look to growth planning. Where will the future take us? Step up and serve and be part of the process!


 

Call for Committee Members:

As you know, we are an entirely volunteer-run organization. We are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish over the years, including purchasing our building, running successful Heritage Days, bringing in new programs, lobbying for our residents and creating our beautiful Barn Quilt Trail. Our strength is in our generous and hard-working volunteers. Will you consider joining our ranks this year?

  • Canada’s 150/Heritage Day Committee
    This is a big year for our country! We need to make our Heritage Day celebration extra special. Will you consider joining our Heritage Day Committee this year?

 

  • Fundraising Committee
    Now that we have our lottery license, we can apply to run raffles and 50/50 draws. This is a great opportunity to raise money for targeted projects: a new roof? Windows? We are allowed to raise 50% towards a capital improvement through lotteries.
    A small group took on the organization of the recent fundraising dinner that raised over $2,500! We know that we have many talented and creative people out there. We can’t wait to hear your ideas! If you are interested in joining any or all of these committees, please contact any Board member.

 

SMART and Tai Chi

Make your New Year’s Resolution to come on out and join our fitness classes. These are offered by trained volunteers and provide not only a great workout, but a social time as well. Please note that there will be no classes if the school buses are cancelled due to weather and that there will be no SMART class on Monday, February 20, Family Day.


 

WISE Senior’s Clubhouse- Friday, February 3rd -12:30-2:30pm

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors offers a great program and a free lunch! This month will feature Art and Calligraphy with artist Diannah Benson. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please call Emily at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


 

Barn Quilt Trail Included in Winter Carnival!

This year our Co-op will be a sponsor of the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival. Our beautiful quilts will be featured in tours offered on Sunday, February 26. Check out the Carnival brochures for details.


 

Community Alert!

Just a reminder to keep an eye out for suspicious activity. Items were stolen in the Germania Rd area. A lime green Arctic Cat 2016 ATV & 2 dirt bikes.


Upcoming Events

  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday At the RCC from 1pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am. Note: in the event of school bus cancellations, there will be no SMART classes held that day.
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – February 3rd from 12:30 – 2:30pm. $3/person
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10 am – $2
  • Pot Luck Dinner – Sat. Feb, 25th at 5:30 – $5
  • Sustainability Workshops: ~Sunday, March 13: Digital Photography with Fred Schulz ~Sunday, April 2: Hemp with Greg Harriet~ Sunday April 9th: Herbal Remedies for Pets with Penelope Beaudrow
    ~ TBA: Year Round Gardening with Colin Sober-Wiliams
    NIA Exercise Classes – 10 sessions on Tuesdays – starts March 28th – 10 – 11am
  • Diabetes and Wellness Clinic – Wed April 19th

Community Notices

Holy Manger Anglican Church

  • February 5th at 1 pm and thereafter to end April the 1st Sunday of each month at 1 pm.

Ryde Free Methodist Church

  • Weather permitting, the annual winter picnic and tobogganing party will be held on Sunday Feb 12th at 2:30pm meet at 1586 Barkway Rd. Dress appropriately and bring your sleds. Call 705-687- 3005 if you plan to attend.

Summerland General Store

  • The February monthly $20 food basket is due Feb. 7th at 9 am and picked up on Feb. 23rd. Download schedule click here. (Please note that the pick-up date is a change from the original schedule).
  • Spaghetti Dinner at Summerland – Wednesdays at 5 pm

The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

Ryde Centennial Free Methodist Church

Ryde Free Methodist Church

The Ryder for January 2017

January 5th, 2017 at 10:51 am

birthday-bashA New Year … New Adventures!

Your Co-op is dancing into the New Year by celebrating its first birthday of ownership of the building. Help us celebrate by getting your tickets for our first ever dance at the Gravenhurst Legion! Tickets are available at Scotiabank, who once again will be matching the ticket price of $35. The dance will feature live music by Cruise ‘n Country and a buffet meal, complete with birthday cake! The dance will be held Saturday, January 21st from 7 pm until midnight, with a buffet lasagna dinner served at 7:30. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 draw. All proceeds will benefit our building fund. Attend the dance worry free: a bus will be available to take you from the Co-op and back for only $5. Call Judy at 705-687-2406 to reserve a seat on the bus.


 

we-need-you-to-join-our-crew-11Call for Committee Members:

As you know, we are an entirely volunteer-run organization. We are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish over the years, including purchasing our building, running successful Heritage Days, bringing in new programs, lobbying for our residents and creating our beautiful Barn Quilt Trail. Our strength is in our generous and hard-working volunteers. Will you consider joining our ranks this year?

  • Board of Directors

We have a minimum of two openings on our Board. We have an exciting year ahead with some responsibilities and opportunities. We are always alert to grant and funding agencies that will benefit us, we need to update our bylaws, and we look to growth planning. Where will the future take us? Step up and serve and be part of the process!

  • Canada’s 150/Heritage Day Committee

This is a big year for our country! We need to make our Heritage Day celebration extra special. Will you consider joining our Heritage Day Committee this year?

  • Building Committee

We rely on our Building Committee team to keep everything moving along and functional at the Co-op. It a solid building, but needs some updates. If you are a hands-on person with some expertise in maintenance, please consider joining this committee.

  • Fundraising Committee

Now that we have our lottery license, we can apply to run raffles and 50/50 draws. This is a great opportunity to raise money for targeted projects: a new roof? Windows? We are allowed to raise 50% towards a capital improvement through lotteries. A small group took on the organization of the recent fundraising dinner that raised over $2500! We know that we have many talented and creative people out there. We can’t wait to hear your ideas!

If you are interested in joining any or all of these committees, please contact any Board member.


WISE Logo WISE Clubhouse for Seniors

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors is generally held on the first Friday of each month. Pay Attention to Keep Safe presented by Danielle

The goal of this class is to discuss the importance of planning ahead and avoiding taking risks. Key information covered in previous units will also be reviewed. Please call Emily at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


 happy-new-years-resolutionsSMART and Tai Chi

Make your New Year’s Resolution to come on out and join our fitness classes. These are offered by trained volunteers and provide not only a great workout, but a social time as well.


SaveDateUpcoming Events

  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1 pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am. Note: in the event of school bus cancellations, there will be no SMART classes held that day.
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays – 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – Jan. 6th from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Free lunch will be provided.
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10 am – $2
  • Ryde’s Birthday Bash Dinner and Dance – Jan. 21st starting at 7 pm at the Gravenhurst Legion. Tickets $35 – available at Scotiabank in Gravenhurst from Jan. 3rd until Jan. 19th.

NoticeCommunity Notices

Holy Manger Anglican Church

  • January 8th at 1 pm and thereafter from February to end of April the 1st Sunday of each month at 1 pm.

Summerland General Store

  • The January monthly $20 food basket order is due in cash on Jan. 3rd at 9 am and picked up on Jan. 12th. Bring boxes or bags. Download schedule here: http://bit.ly/1zYziH2

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The Ryder for November 2016

November 3rd, 2016 at 12:27 pm

member-meetingCapital Fundraising Campaign – Member Meeting

We are very pleased to announce that Ryde Co-op has received Charitable Status from the Canada Revenue Agency. We can now issue tax receipts for your generous donations to the Ryde Co-op. As you know, we have a hefty loan repayment coming due in January. The community came together to make history a year ago, when the membership voted overwhelmingly in favour of purchasing the building. We knew this would entail added expense and responsibilities. Will you step up to get us over this hump? The Board would like to provide details and answer questions about our finances at a membership meeting on November 23rd at 7 pm.


 

 online-auctionFacebook On-line Auction

We will be holding an on-line auction from November 12th  – 26th.
We are looking for donations of quality items, such as collectables, one of a kind, etc. Pictures of the items will be posted on a Facebook page for bidding during the auction. Please email photos of your donation(s) to Diane Duffy at  or contact her for more information.


 

Soup-and-SandwichSoup and Sandwich Lunch/Christmas Bazaar/Canada 150 Celebration Garden!

We have Sunday, November 13 all planned for you! Right after church, join us for the first of the season’s Soup and Sandwich lunches. Lunch is only $5 and no advance tickets are required. We will ask you to step outside and pose for a picture by the Muriel Fitchett Memorial Garden at 1, then please shop at our very first Christmas bazaar. Santa’s helpers have been busy crafting and creating wonderful items for your gift list. Christmas BazaarAll proceeds go to the Ryde to the Future campaign, so invite your friends and neighbours!

 


dinnerNovember Fundraising Dinner

This is the extra special dinner that you have been waiting for! Our talented chefs and sous chefs are putting together a special menu for our fund-raising effort November 19th at 5:30 pm. 40 tickets will be available at a cost of $35. The Scotiabank in Gravenhurst will be selling these tickets for us and generously matching the price of every ticket sold! Don’t miss out on a fabulous evening, and a chance to help us Ryde to the Future. Tickets will be available starting the week of October 31st until November 16th.


 

bottle driveRyde’s Fundraising – Bottle Drive

Our hard-working building committee has come up with an idea to bring us revenue. On Saturday, November 26, from 9 until noon, bring your empty and sorted beer and LCBO bottles to the Co-op, where the building committee will take them off your hands and convert them to much needed funds. Start saving those empties now! We don’t have storage at the Co-op, so please hang on to them until our collection date, or as several people have done, take your empties back and donate the money. So far we have raised $191.70! Thanks to Barb, Marilyn, Jim and Rob T. and his neighbours for generous donations. If necessary, pick-up can be arranged on that date. Call Doug at 705-687-2406 to help or donate.


 

paletteYWCA Women and Art: Free Lunch and Painting with Nancy Hunter

Monday, November 7th. This class is filling up very quickly! Please call Judy at 705-687-2406 to register.


 

WISE LogoWISE Clubhouse for Seniors

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors is generally held on the first Friday of each month. Ways to Stay Safe and Independent presented by Danielle

The goal of this class is to inform you about some of the tools and assistive devices available to help manage daily tasks, as well as how and where to get them. This is a great free program with a healthy lunch included. Do you have requests for future Clubhouses? Would you like crafts, line dancing, Zumba, games? Please call Emily at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


thank-youRyde Co-op Thanks!

  • The work crew from Beaver Creek did a tremendous amount of work, including the update of the Muriel Fitchett garden and planting the 1000 tulip bulbs that we won.
  • Ernest Merkley donated a truckload of soil for the tulips. The Co-op will be a showpiece next Spring.
  • Joan Clifford set up a book sale with the generous support of Gord McNeice of Scotiabank.
  • Cliff Fitchett and Richard Hearne completed an inspection of our septic tank. (All is well!)
  • Bruce Stephenson did a great job of cutting the grass at the Co-op.
  • Muskoka Brewery donated two gift baskets for silent auction at our October and November dinners.
  • The District of Muskoka’s Pay It Forward grant provided funding for the purchase of our age-friendly tables to replace those heavy and too narrow hand-me-downs. We can now set up and dine in comfort.
  • Janis and Joan provided spooktacular decorations for our Oktoberfest dinner.

diabetesDiabetes Clinic at the Co-op

We have the opportunity to offer a Diabetes Clinic at the Ryde Co-op that would offer one-on-one consultation with a nurse and dietitian. The program would be offered through the Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital, and would be a satellite of the current program offered in Gravenhurst. In order for the service to be delivered to Ryde, we would need a minimum of seven people to sign up. If you feel that you would benefit from having this option close to home at the Ryde Co-op, please call Emily Elliott at 705-325-7611 to register.


 

Tai Chi & QigongTai Chi and Qigong

Join Janet Wilcox on Thursdays from 10:30–11:30 am. New participants always welcome. No previous experience is necessary. The fee is $2 per session for members.


 

Music JamMusic Night and Sing – a – long

Ryde members are invited to join us Saturday, Nov 5th from 7 – 9pm for an evening of great music. Bring your instrument or just come and enjoy. Families welcome. Admission by donation is for members only but new members are always welcome. Light refreshments available. Jams will usually be scheduled for the second Saturday of every month, but note for November we will be meeting on November 5th instead. For more information, please call Brian Gowanlock at 705-329-4010.


SaveDateUpcoming Events

  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1 pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am. Note: in the event of school bus cancellations, there will be no SMART classes held that day.
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays – 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – Nov 4th from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Free lunch will be provided.
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10 am – $2
  • Ryde’s Music Night & Sing-A-Long – Nov 5th – 7 to 9 pm. Admission by donation. Note change in date this month only
  • Turn your clocks back at midnight on November 5th!
  • Free Woman in Art Lunch & Workshop – Nov 7th at 10:30am
  • Soup and sandwich lunch 12:00pm & Christmas Bazaar – Nov. 13th
  • Facebook On-line auction – Nov 12th – 26th
  • Fundraising Progressive Dinner – Nov. 19th at 5:30pm –Tickets $35 from Scotiabank.
  • Blood Donor Clinic at Gravenhurst Community Center Nov 22nd – from 3pm – 7pm
  • Ryde Co-op Membership Meeting – Nov 23rd – 7 pm
  • Christmas Lunch Dec 15th at noon.

NoticeCommunity Notices

  • Holy Manger Anglican Church
    • Services will be held on the first & third Sunday of each month at 1 pm
  • Ryde Free Methodist Church
    • Remembrance Day Sunday Service on Nov. 6th at 11:00 am.  Mr. Bob Beach, who lives at the north end of Barkway Rd. will be here to play Amazing Grace on his harmonica accompanied by our musicians.
  • Summerland General Store
    • The November monthly $20 food basket order is due in cash on Nov 8th at 9 am and picked up on Nov 17th. Bring boxes or bags. Download schedule here.

The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

Arleigh Luckett – Signing As We Grow

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Ryde Chickadee