Upcoming Bingos for 2018

Monday, September 17. 2018 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m.
Monday, October 15, 2018 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m
Tuesday, November 6, 2018  4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018  4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.
 Monday, December 31, 2018 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m

Bingo Committee Request

Jim Bridge has decided to step down as the bingo co-ordinator.  He has held this position for many years.  He worked all the bingos for WECSSO.  He also did the scheduling and all the needed paper work.  This was a huge undertaking and our heartfelt thanks go to Jim for his efforts on behalf of WECSSO.  The league benefited greatly from Jim’s commitment.  Without bingo revenue, fees would be much higher.

Ron Ottogalli and Brian Adlam have stepped up to administer the bingos.  Ron will do the scheduling of workers and Brian will be the co-ordinator.  Ron and Brian have also agreed to work the bingos.

Players will be approached from time to time to help out when needed.   Their main job will be that of payout.  Selling books at the front counter is very difficult for inexperienced bingo workers.  As a result, Brian and Ron have changed their approach.  Instead of asking players to sell books, they will be using experienced bingo workers to perform the task of selling books.  Luckily, WECSSO has at least six workers available to work the bingos.  Hopefully we can get each bingo covered using these workers.  It is very important to the bingo hall that workers selling books are experienced and quick serving the customer.  We agree, thus the change in bingo recruitment.

A group of volunteers (no maximum number) willing to be called to work on payout, which only involves paying out wins for a given bingo. These members come in 1/2 hr before a bingo session starts and usually leave 1 hr earlier compared to a regular committee member. At times we have used 2 members if one can’t stay for the all the sessions. We are going to give each member that volunteers to work a session (2 hrs) a $20 honorarium.

If you are willing to be  a part of the regular Committee or willing to be included in the group of payout volunteers, please contact  Brian Adlam: 519-735-5438 or Ron Ottogalli   519-944-5635. We can’t emphasize this any more other than to say if we don’t get the volunteers, then we will have no bingos and thus most likely, no baseball.

Thank you for your consideration, The Bingo Committee

2018/2019 Windsor Best Seller Books Now Available

The new Windsor Best Seller books are ready to be picked up or delivered. They are good immediately and will be in effect until March 1 of 2019. The old books are also still in effect until March 1 of 2018. Anyone who takes advantage of buying a new book soon will have the opportunity to also receive one of the old books (it is still good for 5 months) absolutely free of charge for every new book that they buy. That way, if you and a friend (who does not have a book) wish to go to a restaurant together, you will now have an extra coupon for them to use. The new book this year also has several absolutely free items (no purchase required). If you use only the free items, that, alone, should pay for the book. If you are a golfer, there are a number of golf related coupons such as two for one green fees, mini golf and driving range. The new books are now $40.00 a piece and will benefit our retirees baseball group along with any other group that is affiliated with WECSSO. If you wish to purchase a book we have three locations throughout the city and county. You can call Phil Ochs at 519-800-6944 or email at “” for a McGregor pickup, call Marilyn Portt at 969-0693 for a South Windsor pickup or contact Brian and Mary Ann Adlam (519-735-5438) or ( for an east end pickup.

Consider these as gifts for almost any occasion. They are great for those professionals that you do not know what to get them (hairstylist, masseuse, teachers, and more). They make wonderful Christmas Gifts.

This past year, we made approximately $1700.00 for WECSSO.