General Meeting Minutes – September 10, 2014

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The Laurel Senior Friendship Club met on September 10, 2014, at the Laurel/Beltsville Senior Activity Center. President Ron Mayhugh opened the meeting at 10:30 a.m.; and Chaplain Pauline Pivowar offered a prayer. We followed with the Pledge of Allegiance; and our Choir gave us “This Land is My Land” , “I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl”, and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”.

Betty Mannas reported on our accounts as of  the end of August. She has extended the hat collection through November and added gloves, scarves, and sweaters to the collection. These will go to local homeless individuals. We will be collecting non-perishable foods during October which will also go locally to LARS. Any donated coats will be picked up by Bergmann’s and cleaned. There are more details on our “give to the community” efforts elsewhere in this newsletter.

Information on the Craft Show scheduled for October 18th will be in the
Laurel Leader next week.

Carol Kosydar reported that during August her Helping Hands Committee sent 29 cards, made 26 calls, made two visits, attended one viewing, loaned one
piece of equipment out, and received one piece of equipment back. She purchased a new hot water pot with the coffee donation money. Carol would like
some back-up volunteers to help with the coffee pots for our general meeting.

Joe Skladany reported on the upcoming trips: the Star Spangled Banner celebration in Baltimore, Niagara Falls, Mt Vernon, and the BSO in December. Some of the trips planned for next year include the Black Hills in South Dakota and a New England cruise. Ron honored Joe and Carol Skladany with a plaque for their many years of volunteer service as Chair and CoChair of the Travel Committee.

The 50/50 raffle resulted in $42 for the Treasury and $21 each to Winnie Morgans and Denise Flannery.Some of “Esther’s Treasures” were raffled and
brought in $52 for the Club.

Ron thanked the ONE person who brought dessert, Carol Kosydar. Our greeters were Carol Klein and Lois Knabel. Pauline Pivowar announced we have 30 people signed up for the RSVP volunteer program. She also reminded us that each of our volunteers is eligible for this program and their annual luncheon.

Pauline gave the benediction; and Betty Mannas introduced Susan Gordon, a most unusual “Story Teller”, who captured our attention with her version of Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

We adjourned at 12:00 noon.

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