Feb 2017 Newsletter

 

 

Hollis Seniors

 

 Feb 2017 Newsletter

 


 

Hollis, NH  03049

 

 

President: Donna Wardlow 

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Email: donnamlfrd at yahoo dot com

Vice President: Marion Keith 

465-2713

Email: mek3562 at yahoo dot com

Secretary: Bob Fiero 

966-0709

Email: havoc5522 at gmail dot com

Treasurer: Nancy Bell 

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Email: nancybell68 at gmail dot net

Editor/Photographer: Andy Seremeth

880-8685

Email: Aseremeth at aol dot com

Programs:  Grace Dunham/Sheryl Ryder

465-3991  

Hollis Seniors meet every Thursday at the Lawrence Barn Community Center.  Gathering starts at 11 AM and Meals on Wheels is usually brought in at noon.  A program usually follows the meal or members stay and socialize, playing games of their choice. 

Hollis Seniors web site: www.hollisnh.org/seniors

Email group: Hollis-seniors@googlegroups.co

February 2017

 

It is with sad news that we were informed of the passing of Hilda Tolles.  Hilda was a  long time member of our group.  Our condolences go out to her family.

 

We started January with several great activities. 

 

First we had our normal “meet and greet” to start the New Year.

 

Then at the next meeting, Lucy DesRoches provided us a demonstration and exhibit of the various doll clothing that she designs for the American Girl Doll. She is an accomplish seamstress, specializing in creating clothes for the “American Girl Doll” line. It was a wonderful explanation of just how “beautiful” doll clothes are designed and created.  Lucy then had a raffle for one of her doll outfits.   The luck winner was Loretta Seremeth.  Check our photos.

 

The following week many of our members met for lunch at the Grand Buffet.  Some members had never been to this restaurant.  It was a good time, with some folks saying they will be back. 

 

I am happy to say that we are still having our Chair-Yoga every Thursday starting at 10:15.  So come a little early and enjoy these various relaxation techniques. 

 

The next week, we had our business meeting.  Along with birthday announcements, we had cake and ice cream.

 

Business meeting highlights:

-         Past meeting minutes were read and accepted.

-         Treasurer’s report was read and accepted.  All funds have now been transferred to Santander Bank.

 

Old Business:

-         We still need to hold a membership drive.  A chairperson is needed.  Any volunteers? 

New Business: 

a.       It was decided that we would hold our 2017 Christmas Party at the Alpine Grove restaurant in Hollis.

b.      We also will be looking at having our summer picnic at the Alpine Grove restaurant as they now have a miniature golf course, horseshoe pit, etc.  A great place for a summer picnic.

c.       The Hollis Seniors received a cash donation from the Hollis Women’s Club that was very much appreciated. 

 

Activities for the Month of February:

-         2 Feb:  Meet and greet along with a Pizza party.  $1.00 per slice. 

-         9 Feb:  A Valentine Hat contest.  Bring in your creation!

-         16 Feb:  Book swap and games. 

-         23 Feb:  Business meeting along with Birthday celebrations.

 

February birthdays: Jim Chaney, Bill DeFeo, Sylvia Reid, Paul Van Blarigan, Dan Sheridan, Bob Smith and Preston Walsh.

 

If we forgot someone, it is because we do not have your birth month for our database.  Please see Bob Fiero to update your information and renew your membership.

 

General:

1.      We have a business meeting the last Thursday of every month (except Thanksgiving).  Be sure to attend. 

2.      The SVTC bus service has gotten better.  If you have any questions, call Nashua transportation at 880-0100 Ext 1.  And you can visit the SVTC web site at www.SouheganRides.org.  And if you have not registered with the “blue bus”, please do so by calling the above number.

3.      Senior notification.  The Hollis communication center has a procedure in place by which seniors can be registered for Health and Welfare phone calls.  Forms to register for this service are available from the Communications Center.

4.      For members that have Charter Cable service, the Hollis Public Service Channel is Channel 191.  For those with TDS, it is Channel 12. When there is “bad” weather, please check the appropriate channels for school closings and/or delays, which will mean there will be no seniors meeting.

 

Please let me know if you have suggestions for activities you are interested in for the group.   

 

Donna