Christine Kashuba, of the Mackie Lake House Foundation, is thanked by Ken Barton.  She recounted the history of this beautiful old home on Kalamalka Lake, & how well-liked French teacher, flautist, naturalist & potter Paddy Mackie set up a foundation, & had his home & 5 acres of lakefront property heritage designated, so all of us in the Greater Vernon area could enjoy his property.  The home hosts writers & artists in residence, & is open for tours, teas, nature walks, weddings, social & musical events.  Our club enjoyed our Christmas 2013 party there.  See or call 250-545-1019.