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To provide and foster social opportunities among former and current
Massachusetts residents residing in The Villages, Florida.

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2017 / 2018 Season Schedule
View the 2017 and 2018 season schedule of meetings and entertainment on our New Activities & Meetings page

November 15th Meeting
Our next meeting will be November 15, 2017 with entertainment by Good Time Music with Wayne Mederios! Our Holiday Party tickets went on sale at the October meeting, we have 15 tickets still available. The menu is Tuscan Garlic Chicken and a Roast BEEF Carving station along with salad, garlic mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, rolls butter and Apple crisp with Chantilly Cream for dessert. There will be a full waitstaff. If you want to come, for tickets only, e-mail me at btrigilio at yahoo dot com I will take the first 15 emails I get to be fair to all. Price is $35.pp which includes everything.
PLEASE NOTE, due to the size of our club and the size of our room, we will be limited to MEMBERS ONLY for the rest of the season.
Remember to wear your name badge, have your Village ID with you. Doors open at 6:00 pm at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center. The meeting starts at 6:30PM.
BYOB and a small dish of snacks to share with your tablemates! Club apparel will be available to order to the right of the Lincoln Room and raffle tickets to the left. Those who wish to renew dues in person, will find a table in lobby right outside the Lincoln Room.

BADGES
Badges previously ordered may be picked up outside the Lincoln Room and for those who have not ordered one you may do so there, please make the check out to Bob Martin for $6.00 pp. We look forward to another fun night with you all! Betsey Trigilio, VP, 508-527-6046

CLUB SHIRTS INFORMATION:
Sincere thanks to Club member Deb Fitzgerald who has assumed responsibility for the Club Shirts! All Club shirt orders will now go through Deb. When you order a Club shirt at the Meeting, Deb will place the order, and have the shirt available for you at the NEXT Club meeting. Please note that ALL shirt orders must be accompanied by payment. (Checks for shirt orders should be made payable to Custom Apparel & Gifts.) Please visit our website page to see photos of the shirt styles, the Club hats and license plates as well as pricing and ordering information for all of the merchandise. If you have any questions about the shirts, please feel free to contact Deb at newvillagesbaystatclub at outlook dot com

OUR OFFICERS:
Bob Conway as President
Betsey Trigilio as Vice President
Bob Campbell as IT Coordinator,
Fran Sabbagg as Secretary, and
Bob Stone as Treasurer.

Our Vice President's Corner
Urgent request for Volunteer Secretary
Finally, as President, Bob Conway announced at the last meeting our friend and secretary, Fran Sabbag, is having health issues and has asked that I find someone to take over for her. This position would probably take 2 hrs. a month. Fran would always help me reconcile any ticket sales, dues collected, and submit a short article to the REC NEWS once a month. If you are a detailed oriented person and would like to help us keep the MA Baystaters organization going strong I urge you to contact me at btrigilio at yahoo dot com.
We all offer our sincere thanks to Fran for her long time service as our Club Secretary. Your talents and service are greatly appreciated. Best wishes and good health to you.

Dues for this year are being accepted until Jan. 31st, 2018. It is greatly appreciated if you renew by mail to my address, which you all have, please enclose a SASE and I will mail your stickers back. NOTE!!!! Dues ARE NOT GOING UP UNTIL NEXT YEAR (2018/2019). ALSO, per the rec. department we can not open our doors until 6 PM, the meetings start at 6:30. Thanks! Betsey Trigilio, VP.

As we all know we did dodge a bullet when Hurricane Irma hit the Villages but many still have no power or flooding for days. The area food pantries are completely out of EVERYTHING since they donated food to those in shelters and those who had no power and no safe food to eat. We really need everyone's help this month to bring as much as you can of non-perishable items, canned goods, paper products, soaps etc.

I still need volunteers to assist me with ticket sales, raffle sales and greeters. Please let me know if you are able to assist.

BAYSTATERS BOCCE:
For the 2017 - 2018 season, we are playing at El Santiago Bocce Courts, beginning on the first Friday in October (October 6th) through mid-April. We are looking for NEW PLAYERS !! Contact Bob Goodrich at 352-255-1730.


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