Turning Stone trip slated for Dec. 5

FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors regular weekly meeting on Tuesday, was called to order by President Joe Mancini at 10:30 a.m. Allan Taylor gave the opening prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the group singing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” with Barbara Furman at the piano.

Vice President Gloria Kimball introduced artist Cheri Batcher of Glen, who said after retiring from a Fonda bank, she and a friend painted flower pots and then she worked on other materials. She discussed how she paints and bakes glass pieces and adds a sealer to preserve the finish. The mailboxes are sealed with an automotive sealant method.

Kimball took the roll call with 28 members and two guests present. Phyllis Smith was welcomed back by all and is resuming the office of corresponding secretary.

It was mentioned that past member Marielle Levering passed away on Nov. 7, in the Yorktown Heights area, Westchester County, and a longtime Glen-Mohawk member and friend, Anna Suits passed away Nov. 20.

Lu Wilmot is taking signups for the Dec. 5, trip to Turning Stone. The bus will leave Fonda at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call Wilmont at (518) 853-3906.

Florence Stanton reported on the Dec. 18, Christmas party at the Winner’s Circle. The deadline for signing up is Dec. 11. The full price is $16.20. Those who were new members within the past year or active members having attended 12 meetings in the past year will pay $10.

There were some humorous readings. Mary Fox conducted the 50-25-25. The winners were Peggy LaBarge and Joan Daley.

At the Wednesday, meeting the group will be celebrating the 90th birthday of longtime member, D. Dorine Dimond.

The meeting adjourned. Taylor gave the closing prayer. Several stayed to play bingo with LaBarge calling. The refreshment committee consisted of Bev and Joe Guiffre, LaBarge and Furman.