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