TRIBES HILL — The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began its Thursday, meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Anita Bush, Genie Hojohn and Ruth Lohmeyer.
Chaplain Barb Furman opened the meeting with a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a reading titled, “Flowers in God’s Garden.”
Furman introduced the guest speaker, Michael Sprague, from the New York State Attorney General’s Fraud Bureau Office. Sprague discussed some of the scams that are going around which include the Internal Revenue Service scam, the grandparents scam, lottery scam, contractor scams, computer virus scam and Internet phishing scams. He also stressed that a Social Security should never be given out because scammers can use it to open up a credit card in the SS user’s name. If anyone suspects that they have been scammed, call Sprague’s office at (518) 776-2307 and ask for him directly and he will check into it. It is also wise to use a credit card instead of a debit card for online purchases.
The roll was taken by Furman, with 27 members and one guest present.
The treasurer’s report was read by Barbara Lampkin and will be filed for audit.
The minutes were read from the April 12, meeting by Barb Minch, secretary, and were approved.
Trip committee: Pat Schwartz handed out a list of trips for this year. Lu Wilmot reported that the Glen-Mohawk Seniors has a trip planned on May 2, to the Adirondack Culinary College for a three course dinner. She also passed out a list of trips for 2018.
Sunshine: Two cards were sent out and a thinking of you card will be sent to a member.
Pam Jasewicz reported that the group will have a taco day on May 3, and bingo after the meeting. She sent around a list if anyone wants to contribute items for the taco day. She also discussed having a summer picnic at the Tribes Hill Park and if the members wanted to have it catered from the Hot Dog Hut. The Christmas party is scheduled for Dec. 13, and asked if anyone had any suggestions on where they should have it this year.
Show and Tell: Jasewicz brought in two pottery bowls she made.
The 50-50 winners were Minch and Mary Hart.
Lampkin, Furman and Elaine Hoyt had some funny readings that they shared.
Hart suggested that for the months that have five Thursdays, they should have a casserole day to help out the coffee committee.
The coffee and refreshment committee for May will be Sylvia Burroughs, Allan and Olive Taylor and Joel Szabo.
Lampkin reminded everyone that club dues are due.
The meeting adjourned.
Furman closed the meeting with our closing prayer.
If anyone is looking for something to do on a Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and wants to meet new people, feel free to come to a meeting. The group meet at 10 a.m. every Thursday at the Sacred Heart Church Hall, Third Avenue, Tribes Hill and are always looking for new members.