The general meeting of the LSFC was opened on January 13th by President Ron Mayhugh. Chaplain Pauline Pivowar followed with a prayer. The pledge of allegiance was followed by three songs from the choir.
The installation of officers for 2016 was conducted by Past President Nan Tripp. The Officers are: President, Ron Mayhugh; VP, Tom Dernoga; 2nd VP, Dominic Giachino; 3rd VP, Margaret Field; Treasurer, Gail Johnson; Assistant Treasurer,
Barbara Brent; Secretary, Joyce Weir; and Assistant Secretary, Margot Thies. Nan also gave a short biography of each officer’s history in the Club.
Nan also reported on the Club’s 50th anniversary celebration plans for a dinner/dance and the importance of getting tickets early. She also introduced all the members of the 50th Anniversary Committee. The members are: Chair, Nan Tripp; Co-Chair, Dominic Giachino; Wanda Bell; Barbara Brent; Carol Cook; Margaret Field; Jean Giachino; Sandy Heroux; Carol Kosydar; Ann Mecanko; Ron Mayhugh; Pauline Pivowar; Joyce Weir; and Jack Wittmann.
Our Treasurer, Gail Johnson reported on our checking account. The Helping Hands Committee report was given by Chair Carol Kosydar. Mike Bovin gave a report on the computer classes. Mike has several classes scheduled. However,
if there is not enough participation the classes may need to be cancelled.
Travel activities were reported by Chair Wanda Bell. The trip to see “My Fair Lady” was cancelled because not enough people signed up. A brief review of some of the upcoming trips was also given. Ron thanked the greeters of the
day Barbara Wargo and Dorothy Zagby. The two winners of the 50/50 Raffle ($29 each) were Jack Beall and Charlotte Watts. The drawing of “Esther’s Treasures” ended with some folks getting lovely gifts.
Dominic introduced our guest speaker, Faye Green. Ms. Green lived a number of years in Laurel and regaled us with a lot of memories of growing up in the area. A brief overview of her books and the sources of her inspiration were tied to her “roots” in Laurel. Dominic led a singing of “Happy Birthday” to Ron.
Tom Dernoga introduced Eddie Ricks, President of Laurel’s City Council. Mr. Ricks gave us a brief account of how things were progressing with the hospital and railroad discussions. He followed by wishing us a Happy 50th Anniversary
Pauline gave the benediction; and the meeting was adjourned at 12 Noon.