Presentation on Scotland trip Oct. 2

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin Senior Citizens met on Wednesday, with 65 members and three guests present.

The prayer was offered by Chaplain Marsha Prokop, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Vice President Pat Buell. Lunch was served.

The meeting was called to order by President Toni Hallenbeck at 12:15 p.m. The roll was called by Buell. Hallenbeck welcomed guests, Karen Powers, Cindy King and Dolores Murrow. She also welcomed new members, Diana Horton and Sue Whitman.

The minutes were read by Nancy Weiss, secretary.

A thank you note from Janet Austin was also read.

Jennifer Gilston, treasurer, gave the treasure’s report. The year to date membership is 160.

Sunshine committee: In Austin’s absence, Carol Cramer reported that Austin sent one get well card.

Birthday committee: Cramer announced all the September birthdays. The members sang “Happy Birthday.” Program committee served cookies. Judy Rosenzweig reported the cookies for the meeting were made by the Haven of Hope.

The 50-50 was won by Lucy Spencer.

Christmas committee: Prokop reported 70 members and guests have signed up for the Christmas party. The signup sheet is available.

Trip committee: Hallenbeck went over payment due dates for several trips. Colby from Collette will present a program on Scotland on Oct. 2, and Sicily on Oct. 16. Hallenbeck also announced possible new day trips for next year and asked for suggestions from members.

The donations were collected for the Broadalbin Methodist Church Food Pantry, as they do the first week of every month.

The meeting adjourned. Judy Rosenzweig introduced the guest speakers, Patti Hoye and Rem Reed from the Gloversville Public Library Outreach Program, who gave a presentation and history of the library and the renovations. They also spoke about benefits of becoming members and all the programs they offer. Tours are available as well.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 18, at the First Presbyterian Church, Broadalbin. Anyone who would like a meal offered by the Office for the Aging, is to call (518) 736-5650 by 9 a.m. day of the meeting.

By Kerry Minor

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