Broadalbin seniors plan 2019 trips

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin Senior Citizens met on Aug. 22, at the First Presbyterian Church in Broadalbin, with 46 members present. The prayer was offered by Chaplain Marsha Prokop, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Vice President June Zea. Prior to the meeting, candidate for Family Court judge, Mike Smrtic spoke to the group.

President Toni Hallenbeck called the meeting to order. The secretary’s report was read by Linda Gray in the absence of Nancy Weiss, secretary. It was accepted as read. Jennifer Gilston read the treasurer’s report, which was accepted, pending audit.

Carol Brittain, Christmas party chairwoman, noted for the Christmas party on Dec. 6, at the Bridgewalk at Perthshire, instead of a grab bag, each member is asked to bring a child’s toy. A signup sheet will be available at the next meeting.

Karen Bogusz of the program committee, reported the results of last meeting’s unbirthday party gift auction. She also announced there will be an open house after the meeting on Oct. 3, at the Paul Nigra Center. There will be a signup sheet, for those interested.

Hallenbeck, the trip chairwoman, made the announcement for the 2019 trips: The Wildwood and Nova Scotia trips are full; there is room on the following — the Caribbean Cruise in March, Proctors on May 2, to see Phantom of the Opera and the Sicily trip in November.

Four new members were welcomed — Lee Schopmier, Paul Colangelo, Tracy McNeil and Kelly Phillips.

The 50-50 was won by Phillips.

In old business, Hallenbeck reminded the group that new committee members would be needed in January 2019 as well as an audit committee.

The next meeting will be at noon Wednesday, at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Hallenbeck at (518) 883-3008.