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Glen-Mohawk group too meet on Tuesday

FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors regular weekly meeting was called to order by President Joe Mancini at 10:30 a.m. The opening prayer was given by Chaplain Allan Taylor, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Barbara Furman accompanied the group singing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” at the piano. Vice President Gloria Kimball took the roll call with 28 members and one guest present.

The motion to accept the secretary’s report as read was made by Alan Buck and Esther Porcello. Olive Taylor gave the treasurer’s report which was saved for audit.

Phyllis Smith, corresponding secretary, had two cards to send and said she received the HealthLink calendar. She read a letter from Violet Fallone about a friend, Charlene Pomichter, originally from Fort Plain, died in a tragic accident while participating in the Glenville Memorial Day parade. Pomichter was a friend of Glen-Mohawk Seniors and came with Fallone to many Christmas parties and picnics.

The Coastal Maine trip dates were changed to Sept. 16 to 20. Glen-Mohawk will be sharing the Diamond Tour coach with a senior group from Michigan. There is still space available if interested. It is past the due date so payment must be made in full when signing up. Wilmot is also signing up for a day trip to Chatham, Columbia County, to see “Oklahoma” at the MacHaydn Theatre on Aug. 22, with dinner at Yianni’s. For more information and reservations, call Wilmot at (518) 853-3906.

Buck said the defensive driving class, sponsored by Frank Casler Farmers Insurance Agency, was attended and completed by 19 people. Those completing the class qualify for a 10 percent reduction on part of their auto insurance premium which is valid for three years.

Kimball added there are defensive driving classes scheduled for Aug. 3, and 14, and Sept. 14, at the Shirley Luck Senior Center, Johnstown, for those who missed the one Buck scheduled. The cost is $20 for American Association of Retired Persons members and $25 for non-AARP members.

The Sept. 23, Quilt Barn Tour, which will include Montgomery County this time, is now full according to Kimball, vice president-activity coordinator.

Lois Collins said the Aug. 6, luncheon will be catered by the Hot Dog Hut. The price is $5.50 for a hot dog, potato and macaroni salad, chips, drink and dessert.

The August donation will be for the Fonda-Fultonville Central School Backpack Program.

Both Olive Taylor and Mancini had humorous stories to share.

Mary Fox conducted the prize drawing. The winners were Shirley Yermas and Mancini.

The meeting adjourned. Allan Taylor gave the closing prayer.

The Senior Health Improvement and Nutrition Education nutrition workshop followed the meeting and there was no bingo. Refreshments were provided by Mancini, Porcello, Sandra Sherwood, Peggy LaBarge and Connie Hoyer.

The next regular weekly meeting will be on Tuesday at the Fonda Reformed Church hall. The doors open at 9 a.m. for socializing with refreshments. The meetings begin at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Glen-Mohawk Seniors is open to all who have reached the age of 55 and over.

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