TRIBES HILL — The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their Thursday, meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Vonnie Gutowski, Susan Gutowski and Rose Garguilo.
President Sherry Meyers called the meeting to order and welcomed returning members.
Chaplain Barbara Furman led members in the opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a reading, “God’s Promise.”
Meyer introduced the guest speakers, Jon Thompson, president and Jack Phillips, treasurer of the Fonda-Fultonville Community Foundation. This organization, formed in 2016 by concerned civic-minded community members, saw a need for a local, community-based organization to provide grants to various groups in the area that promote and support academic excellence and cultural experiences benefiting area communities for different groups for different reasons. Their goal is for the FFCF to be a resource that organizations can go to for help in completing their civic-oriented projects. A question and answer period followed.
Furman called the roll with 27 members and one guest-perspective member, Beverly Speril present.
Meyers read the November birthdays: Jen Polinski, Nov. 9; Delores Danelorich, Nov. 10; Patricia Morreale, Nov. 22; Roger Wilmot, Nov. 14; and Judy Shannon, Nov. 27.
In the absence of Barbara Minch, secretary, no minutes for Nov. 1, were read.
Barbara Lampkin, treasurer, gave the treasurer’s report balance which will be filed for audit.
Trip committee: Lampkin read the list of people traveling to New York City for the Christmas show. She began taking reservations for the Dec. 6, luncheon at the Cracker Barrel and shopping at the Christmas Tree Shop followed by a ride through the Albany festival of Christmas lights before returning home.
Joel Szabo made a motion to have $5 taken off the lunch-money allotment and putting it toward the Christmas light tour. This was seconded by Charlene Fonda and the motion passed.
Sunshine: Get well cards were sent to members.
Social: Pam Jasewicz reminded members next week is their Thanksgiving luncheon. Charlene Fonda read the list of food items members volunteered to bring. Member wishing to help decorate and set up tables are asked to be at the church at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. On Nov. 29, the club will be celebrating birthdays and anniversaries with cake and ice cream. The signups began for the Christmas party scheduled for Dec. 13, at the Winner’s Circle.
New business: Furman read the Fonda-Fultonville Central School events for November and December: At 7 p.m. Nov. 16, and 17, the drama production, “The Internet is Distract – Oh Look a Kitten.” At 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11, the high school Winter Concert I; at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, the high school Winter Concert II; at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18, the middle school winter concert.
This week’s raffle winner was Szabo.
Show and Tell: Susan Gutowski showed a painted glass from a sip and paint project.
The readings were done by Jasewicz, Lampkin and Furman.
The meeting adjourned.
Furman closed the meeting with our closing prayers and a thought for the day.
If anyone is looking for something to do on a Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until noon and wants to meet new people, feel free to come to one of the meetings. The group meets at 10 a.m. every Thursday at the Sacred Heart Church hall, Third Avenue, Tribes Hill and are always looking for new members.