Nov 2015 Newsletter

 

 

Hollis Seniors

 

  November 2015 Newsletter

 


 

Hollis Seniors 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: quiltnh at charter dot net

Editor/Photographer: Andy Seremeth

880-8685

Email: Aseremeth at aol dot com

Programs:  Grace Dunham 

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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

 

November 2015

 

We need to say, “welcome” to some new members.  They are:  Sylvia Reid, Bob and Joyce Smith, Paul Bodmer, Jene Reme and Mark and Jacqueline Marden.  Welcome!

 

At our first monthly meeting, we had our MOW and social gathering. 

 

Our next meeting was a trip to the Barrett House located in New Ipswitch, NH.  This “antique” house has been kept, as much as possible, in its original circa 1800 condition.  Such a treasure!!  Between the house itself and its antique furnishings, the 1-hour tour could easily have lasted 2 hours.  Who knew this treasure existed here in rural New Hampshire.   Following the house tour, we ended up having lunch at the Panda Wok, located in Greenville.  A great Chinese restaurant!

 

On the following week, we had our annual brown bag auction, with Jim Belanger being our auctioneer.  We had nearly 30 brown bags auctioned off, with items ranging from hot and cold teddy bears to water color paintings.  Some gag gifts and some treasures. 

 

At the next meeting, we had a presentation by Beltone Hearing.  Ryan and Diane did a great job on explaining the latest advances that have been made concerning hearing aids and the new “caption call” system.  Technology has really made advances in the hearing aid field. 

 

We then finished up the month with our monthly meeting and some “Halloween costumes”

 

Business meeting highlights:

-         Past meeting minutes were read and accepted.

-         Treasurer’s report was read to reflect that the bank will start charging us $14.00 month as our balance is below the accepted level for free checking.  Our Treasurer will check this out.

 

Old Business:

 

-         A discussion about having a membership drive was brought up.  Many good ideas on how to let the Hollis population know and eventually join our group were discussed.  Ideas ranged from newspaper announcements, distributing flyers around town, erecting small billboards around town, to inviting Channel 9 to do a “story” on our group.  More ideas are sure to follow.

-         The Christmas party cost and menu has not been finalized.

 

New Business:

-         Update on Gerry Walsh memorial: to be held at the Barn on 14 November from 12.00-2:00PM

-         It was voted not to have entertainment during our Christmas Party.  Instead, we will have a Yankee Swap.

-         Elections for officers will be in December.  Speak up if you would like to serve.

 

Activities for the Month of October

-         5 Nov:  MOW and Citizens Bank presentation on Estate Planning

-         11 Nov:  Veterans Day-11:00AM at Hollis Congregational Church

-         12 Nov:  Presentation on Art

-         17 Nov:  School lunch at the HBMS.  Please call Donna if you want to attend.

-         19 Nov:  Business meeting and birthday cake and ice cream. 

-         26 Nov:  Thanksgiving Day:  no meeting

 
November Birthdays:  Bill Barnes, Judy Mahoney, Loretta Seremeth and Donna Wardlow

 

If we forgot someone, it is because you didn’t provide your birth month for our database.  Please see Bob Fiero to update your information.

 

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.  TDS may have a different Channel. 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.

 

Future Senior Activities:

1.      Possible golf outing in November.  The links stay open until the snow flies.  And if there is a little snow, we can use “yellow” golf balls.

2.      Our Christmas party is scheduled for 10 December 2015, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.  It will be held at the Radisson.  We will have a Yankee Swap.  More information to follow regarding time and cost.

 

Please let me know your suggestions,

 

Donna