The Laurel Senior Friendship Club met on August 12, 2015, at the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. President Ron Mayhugh opened the meeting
at 10:30 a.m. Chaplain Eileen Pastore offered a prayer. We followed with the Pledge of Allegiance; and our Choir sang “The Star Spangled Banner”, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, and “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You”. Our greeters were Barbara Wargo and Dorothy Zagby.
We had 100 individuals in attendance. Ron welcomed new members. Our Treasurer, Betty Mannas, reported on the checking account. We raffled off some of “Esther’s Treasures”. The 50/50 Raffle resulted in $50 for the Treasury and $25 each for Mary Barrett and George Sumner.
Our Helping Hands Chair, Carol Kosydar, reported that during July her committee sent 27 cards, made 22 calls, made three visits, attended one viewing,
loaned out three pieces of equipment, and had three pieces of equipment returned. She is running low on wheelchairs and would like any that are no longer needed to be returned.
Our Travel Chair, Wanda Bell, reported they had to cancel the “Over the Woods” theater trip. There are still seats available on the Grand Canyon, Pennsylvania
trip; the Cruise; and the Sight & Sound Theater trip coming later this year.
Nan Tripp announced that a group is working on next year’s celebration of our 50th anniversary. She wants to make it a whole year of celebration and would like any ideas from our members.
Our Entertainment Chair, Jack Wittmann, introduced Betty Timer, a very vivacious Greenbelt lady, who tested our knowledge of Maryland Trivia. It was
very stimulating, entertaining, and useful if we ever go on Jeopardy.
Chaplain Eileen Pastore gave the benediction; and we adjourned at 12:00 noon.