Tribes Hill Seniors have busy schedule

TRIBES HILL — The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their Oct. 5, meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Lu Wilmot, Mabel Bubbins, Jeanne Angus and Winnie Vosburgh.

President Sherry Meyers called the meeting to order and Chaplain Barb Furman led members in the opening prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and a reading, “The Marvel of Autumn Time.”

Meyers introduced the guest speaker, Tom Ciaccio, superintendent of the Fonda-Fultonville Central School. Ciaccio passed out a flyer regarding a Veterans Day assembly for veterans and their families taking place at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9. He also discussed the graduation rate, stating that FFCS was ranked 13th out of 84 schools in the district, the Capital Project update, senior swim, home coming week activities, drama production/tour and an upcoming jazz concert. He will come back in the spring to discuss the budget.

The role was taken by Furman with 33 members and one guest present.

Meyers announced the birthdays and anniversaries for October: Furman, Oct. 21. Those past: Eleanor Gill was Oct. 6; Helen Dufel was Oct. 11; and anniversary of Bernie and Vonnie Gutowski was Oct. 4.

The minutes were read from the Sept. 28, meeting and were approved.

The treasurer’s report was read and will be filed for audit.

Trip committee: Pat Schwartz reported that the next scheduled trip is on Nov. 16, to Colonie Center with lunch at the Cracker Barrel.

Sunshine: There were three thinking of you cards that were sent out.

Social committee: Meyers announced that the installation banquet is planned for noon Oct. 19, at the Winner’s Circle, Fonda. A signup sheet is being passed around. The Halloween party is scheduled for Nov. 2, with pizza available for lunch and the Christmas party will be at noon Dec. 14, at C.P.’s Restaurant, Hagaman.

The 50-50 raffle winners were Angus and Pam Jasewicz.

Furman announced that Dave Jordan will speak at our Nov. 9, meeting regarding scams.

Furman also informed everyone about the white caterpillars and how toxic they are and should not be touched.

The club is looking for a volunteer to be the historian for next year.

The name and address list along with the birthday list is being passed around to verify that the information is correct.

Bill Jasewicz discussed the recent trip he took to Hawaii and San Francisco.

The meeting adjourned.

Furman closed the meeting with our closing prayer.