11 years ago

By Clara Jayne Kelly

The 55+ Club met Wednesday, March 20 in the Carson County Memorial Building. A large group gathered for morning games and lunch; some members stayed for bridge, canasta, rummy and ‘88’ after the delicious barbecue meal. The barbecue was extra tasty, but the many assorted desserts were superb!

Colene Butler, President, opened the meeting by introducing our guests from Accolade Home Health Care: Kim Matroberti, Tammy Deaver, Pam Spangler, Jeree Woods, Renita Logan and Collin Rains. Also visiting with Adda Sue Nymeyer were twins, DJ and Syrena Branin. Last week we had Holly Jeffreys and Wayne Woodward from the Health Clinic join us for lunch; we are looking forward to hearing Holly Jeffreys speak to the Club on April 3; anyone in the community is welcome to come and be a part of that activity. Waylon and Barbara Scheller enjoyed showing off great-granddaughters, Jo and Carolyn Gorham from Midland. Spring break brought lots of visitors; coming with Marie Slover was Ann Marie and Beth Slover and the Bob Allisons had Shayli West as their guest.

We had a report of 102 volunteer hours for the month of February; with all the weather conditions and cancellations, volunteering has slowed, but should pick up with spring and summer fast approaching.

Bob Allison, Chairman, called a Board meeting; the agenda centered around the election of new officers for 2013; C.J. Kelly was appointed chairman for selecting three new Board members to replace those serving three years, who will be leaving the Board, and also there was discussion concerning the High School Scholarship and rules for that selection. Bob has provided a Scholarship Policy to the Club that will enable those on that committee to have guidelines for choosing the recipient of the $500 scholarship.

Birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated Wednesday, March 27 with cake and ice cream provided by Accolade Home Health Care. If anyone has been contemplating coming out to visit, and maybe joining the 55+ Club, this would be a good day for that. You only have to be 55 years or older, have $5 for dues, and enjoy people of the community! That will bring lots of smiles to the present membership.