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URGENT MESSAGE! “We Need Your Support!”

The 1st Thursday of the month, September – May, our sponsors take the floor to tell you about their business and how it can benefit you, the 55+ population. These are the sponsors you see advertised in your Newsletter.

I’m not sure everyone understands how the Club works! In addition to the newsletter, surprise! the Club has expenses! wow, who knew!

We appreciate all the support we have gotten from the city of Satellite Beach and your $7.00 a year membership fee, but please think about what you are getting for that $7.00. unfortunately, membership dues alone cannot keep the Club going.

We need our Sponsors and in order to keep our sponsors we need YOU to support them.

So Please come to the 1st Thursdays at 12:30pm at the DRS Center. You not only get a FREE lunch, but there’s door prizes and give-a-ways and you will learn about the services offered in YOUR community.

Jill Blakeway, Chairperson


Unfortunately, as of this writing, the Tues., Wed. Thurs. walking group has been postponed until a new facilitator is found. The facilitator does not have
to be one person! Several people can step up for this task and take turns and walking times could be adjusted. Please call Joanne at 626-9597 or email her
at if you can assist. Stay tuned & informed as the status of walking may change after the publishing of this newsletter.


held at DRS Center on February 11th was a very successful event! The tables were decorated with pretty table cloths and floral center pieces. Lunch was sandwiches, salad and delicious cookies, cupcakes and chocolate covered strawberries. Together with games and door prizes a great time was had by all. Thank you to all the many volunteers who made this event so successful!


Various programs are offered with seniors in mind, sponsored by the City of Satellite Beach. The Upside of Exercise, Thurs. March 19th at 12:30pm at the
DRS Community Center. A light lunch will be served, pre-register by calling 321/773-6458.


Here’s an excellent opportunity for you to greatly enhance the value of your next surf or inlet fishing trip. This FREE clinic will be held on March 4 at 6:00 p.m. at Titusville Ace Hardware. Rodney Smith will share the knowledge needed to catch snook, pompano, whiting, drum, flounder, mackerel, and a host of other species. Donations will be taken for the Hook Kids on Fishing programs conducted by the Anglers for Conservation. Register by contacting John 321-777-5554 or Rodney Smith 321-750-3374

Welcome to our 2015 55+ Club officers:

Chairperson – Jill Blakeway; Vice Chairperson – Barbara Hessler; Treasurer – Debbie Guess; Recording Secretary – Joan Spencer; Corresponding Secretary – Joyce Scafidi; Member at Large – Mini Sue Lindsey; and Membership – Louise Stevenson

We thank outgoing board members, Marty Hindsley; Laverene Johnson, Linda Burson & Susie Dyer. Each of them have contributed a great deal to the success of the 55+ Club over many years. Each have volunteered many hours toward the betterment of this club and each are commended for their contribution.

It was wonderful to see everyone at the Annual Meeting, thank you for coming to support your Club; we had a great time! Special thanks to our sponsors who supplied the brunch food, Courtenay Springs Village for their wonderful Champagne Chicken and Brookdale Senior Living Solutions for the scrambled eggs and tasty hash browns and for the extra pounds we put on with biscuits and sausage gravy! And the waffles and fried chicken with blueberries and cream! If you weren’t there, you missed some good food! The root beer floats courtesy of American InHome care didn’t help the diet either! Thank you to 55+Club member Jerry Russel’s daughter, McKenna Russell, Irish Step Dancer for her talented performance.

Marty retired as our Chairperson but has promised to stay around and share his experience and wisdom. As your new Chairperson, I want to say “thank you” for your confidence in me. Our Board meetings are 9am on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the DRS Center and please know you are always welcome. We really need input from our members, share your ideas and help us plan for the year ahead.

A special thank you to Karen Smith for the wonderful job she does in typing up this newsletter! Without Karen’s volunteer efforts, this newsletter would not be possible. Thank you Karen for all you do for the 55+ Club. (“Your very much welcomed!”) I wish you all good health and happiness for 2015. Happy Holidays.

Jill Blakeway, 55+ Club Chairperson