Hollis Seniors Newsletter
52 Nevins Road
Hollis, NH 03049
Hollis Seniors meet every Thursday at the Lawrence Barn Community Center. Gathering starts at 11 AM and Meals on Wheels is usually brought in at noon. A program usually follows the meal or members stay and socialize, playing games of their choice.
Hollis Seniors web site: www.Hollisseniors.org
Email group: Hollisseniors@yahoogroups.com
Say Hello to a new member: Kathy Sirak. Welcome!
We have decided to publish the minutes of our monthly meetings. In the essence of brevity, we will publish a synopsis of the monthly meetings. Detailed minutes can be obtained from our Secretary, Bob Fiero.
Meeting opened at 12:50PM with invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. Minutes of January meeting read and approved. Treasurer’s report read and approved. Cards and well wishes sent to Betty Stewart and Joe DeFilippo. Activities Chair Pam Arpin reviewed several programs for future use. Reminder that the Hollis Town Meeting will vote on paving the Barn parking lot. All were encouraged to attend. Motion to publish the monthly minutes was approved. A lengthy discussion regarding senior organizations (ours and neighbor towns) was held. Motion to pay John Ogrodowczyk $100 for his performance of Irish Songs at our 14 March meeting was approved. The donation will go to the “Nancy O” fund. A new membership roster was distributed to attendees. Meeting adjourned at 1:45.
Meeting opened at 12:50PM with invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. Minutes of February meeting read and approved. Treasurer’s report: opened with $4049.47 and after March bills, ending account is $3809.37. Motion to donate $75.00 for the Jazz band performance approved. Still researching transportation to Concord to visit the NH state house. Still pursuing the issue to pave the Barn parking lot. Discussed options for next year’s Christmas party. Discussed possible participation in Hollis Old Home Days and summer picnic. Meeting adjourned at 1:25PM.
We opened our March program with a presentation by Andrea from “Service-Link” which is located in the Nashua Senior Center. This organization’s mission is to assist seniors and provide referrals to seniors on areas such as transportation, housing, food assistance, drug prescriptions and many other areas. Of specific interest is the assistance that Service-Link can provide on Medicare parts A & B & D. Service-Link can be contacted at 603-598-4709.
At our next meeting, we were serenaded by our very own “John O” with an Irish Melody concert and sing-along in celebration of St. Pat’s Day. All your favorite Irish melodies were sung. All had a “song” time. See the photo attached.
The following week, we had a presentation by Rick Pearson from “Relay 711.” This is a national level organization that assists those that are hard of hearing. The organization provides various types of communication assistance to those who quality by providing relay operators, special phones, TTY support, speech-to-speech and CAPTEL services. The range of equipment and services is extensive and outstanding. For additional information, contact Northeast Deaf & Hard of Hearing services at 603-224-1850 X206 or by email at email@example.com.
And during the Hollis Town Meeting, the Hollis VFW honored Honi Glover with its Hollis Citizen of the Year Award. Well-deserved Honi.
Activities for the month of April:
- 4 Apr: MOW + Blood pressure + representative from NH Eye Association.
- 11 Apr: Representative from Association of the Blind
- 16 Apr: Lunch at HBMS.
- 17 and 18 Apr: AARP Drive Safe class, to be held at the Nashua Senior Center. See Andy for details.
- 18 Apr: Performance by our HBMS Jazz Band
- 25 Apr: Business meeting
April Birthdays: Frank Ballou, Dick Brown, Honi Glover, Norma Gundersen, Bill McKay, Linda Monahan, Glenn Simonds, and Betty Stewart. If we forgot someone, it is because you didn’t provide your birth month to our database. See Bob Fiero.
Future Senior Activities of interest.
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