Nick Stoner Seniors meeting recounted

CAROGA LAKE — The Nick Stoner Seniors met Tuesday (Oct. 6) with 13 members in attendance. President Grace Eglin called the meeting to order and led in “The Lord’s Prayer.” The Pledge of Allegiance and welcome to your neighbor was led by Mary Lou Patterson.

The following reports were given.

Marion Snell, the secretary; Shirley Holliday, the treasury.

Jean Griffin, the hospitality — no raffle or money was collected. The seniors will donate $1 to help Griffin with the refreshment budget. At the next meeting, money will be collected for refreshments and the 50-50-25.

Patterson, the hospitality.

Holliday, the membership — Marie Shoop is a new member. There are 11 people who have not paid their dues and were notified.

Eglin purchased dictionaries for third grade students at the Wheelerville Union Free School.

Edna Bennett, the trip — all trips are cancelled this year. The plans for 2021 are tabled until spring.

In correspondence, a thank you card was received from: Julianna Wager for the $100 scholarship award she received; The Caroga Museum for the group’s donation.

In new business, Eglin nominated the election chairman, Edna Bennett, who will choose two committee members. Griffin volunteered and Bennett will ask Bonnie Jaros.

The following are due to COVID-19 and the state restrictions.

∫ The ballot voting, the second week in November, may have to be sent by mail to be discussed at the next meeting.

∫ There will be no bingo, bake sale, or luncheons the rest of the year due.

∫ The Nick Stoners are only allowed 20 members at a meeting. If anyone want to attend, call Patterson at (518) 835-3444 to reserve a seat for Oct. 20.

Holliday noted Linda Stevens can no longer manage the library. The refreshments from the budget were presented by Griffin after the meeting.

By Patricia Older