By Lucy Elmore
The Friday meeting of the 127 Senior Center was called to order by President Emil Neitzke at 10:40 a.m. Following the opening prayer and Pledge of Allegiance, Emil made the announcement that the board of directors decided to raise the lunch charge on the meeting day to be $4 per person, effective Feb. 1.
He also announced that the center has been given a grant from Volunteer Energy Cooperative, and Jan and Lucy picked it up on Monday. Emil announced that they had seven new members join the center. They welcomed Joan Evanson, Richard Armstrong, Lucy Bryan, Carol Burdett, Vern and Charlotte Long and Harold Flynn.
Jan Neitzke gave the treasurer's report and said that the Renfro Valley trip payment of $65 was due. There will be two separate trips to Mackinac Island in September, and the deposit is due by the end of February. The first bus will be going from Sept. 8-14 and there are two seats available. The second bus will be going from Sept. 22-28 and there are five seats available.
Remember, non-members are welcome to join the members of the 127 South Senior Center on these trips. The deposit of $75 is due by March 8, and the final payment by June 1. She also is planning a trip to the Sutton General Store where they will tour the town and the Homestead Village and be entertained by a live radio broadcast along with dinner and a show. This trip wiII be May 18, and payment of $55 is due by April 12. Anyone interested in any of these trips may call Jan Neitzke for a reservation at 788-3667.
All are reminded of the exciting trip to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland June 15-30. There are seats available. Call Jan for further information. The Memphis trip on April 15-19 is sold out and payment was also due. Remember, if you back out after the payments have been submitted to the tour company, you are responsible for finding a replacement for your spot.
Sunshine Lady Nancy Fincher gave a report on members who are ill and updates on their conditions. They have quite a few members who are on this list and need prayers.
Emil asked that anyone having donations for this year's 127 Corridor Sale to be sure to bring them in so they can store them in the shed until the sale. If you need help with larger items, please call Emil at 788-3667.
The next Game Day will be Tuesday, Jan. 22, and they will be having pizza for lunch. Be sure to sign up with Rachel. The cost is $2 if you want to share in the pizza. They will meet at noon, have lunch and then play games until 2 p.m. You can also bring your own lunch if you prefer.
Following the meeting, entertainment was provided by Dennis Donald of D-Squared Entertainment. He sang many old standards, some country and some gospel numbers. His singing and style was enjoyed by all. Following the entertainment, they adjourned for lunch provided by Denise Aquista and her kitchen helpers. It was delicious!