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

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October 15st Meeting
Help is needed at the October 15th, 2014, Meeting at the Renewal registration table, at the "Pick-up your badges" table, at the ticket table for the November Meeting, at the ticket table for the December Meeting and at the Club Apparel table. Please let me know at jkptrixie at comcast dot net if you can assist in any of these areas. Thank You!

Our October meeting will be October 15th, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the Lincoln Room of the Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Please bring snacks to share at your table. Due to the serious and unexpected illness of Tony Battaglia, our planned entertainer for the evening, we will instead be entertained by the talents of Chris Bolus. We will look forward to a lovely evening of musical entertainment!

You may wish to come early to the October meeting (5:30 PM) to complete the renewal process and/or sign-up for the November and/or December Club Events, both of which are ticketed and/or purchase your 50/50 tickets and/or see the samples of some Club apparel and other items for sale highlighting our Club!

IF you are wearing a Baystaters Club Shirt at the Club Meetings, you will receive a FREE ticket for a special 50/50 drawing!

The results from the "Night Golf "Event will be shared and prizes awarded at the October Meeting. Thank you to Rick Mumma for his efforts on this Club endeavor!

NEW Club Badges
The current "paper badges" are being replaced by a magnetic badge… (For anyone with a pacemaker, the badge can also be made as a pin badge). Effective with the October 2014 Club Meeting, all NEW Club registrations will include the purchase of the NEW Club magnetic Badge. Per Person, the cost for a NEW membership AND Club Badge will be $11.00. The $11.00 includes the cost of Club Membership Dues ($5.00) AND the cost of the NEW magnetic badge ($6.00) per person per badge.

The Order Form is avaiilable on our Download Pages

Please bring a canned or packaged non-perishable food donation for the Food Bank.

Our President's Corner
Dear Baystaters,
Welcome to all the new members who joined the Club at the September 2014 meeting and a warm welcome to all our renewing members! We had a great meeting in September and from all accounts, the membership totally enjoyed the "visit" with Howard and Rose! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the September meeting a success!.
Membership Application/Renewal:
The Club is open to Villagers who have ever called the Bay State "home". For information, call Joan Puleo at 352-259-8007. If you wish to join the Club for the 1st time, you can find the Membership Application form on this website. Effective with the October 2014 Club Meeting, all NEW Club registrations will include the purchase of the NEW Club magnetic Badge. The cost is $6.00 per person per badge. Complete the form and bring it to a Club meeting.

Current Members: may purchase (at $6.00 PP) the new badges by completing the order form. I would like to phase out over this year all the paper badges so that by the start of the new club year of 2015/2016, ALL badges will be the new magnetic style. All current/renewing members are encouraged to purchase the NEW badges at your earliest convenience over the course of this Club Year.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at jkptrixie at comcast dot net or by phone at 352-259-8007.

Baystaters Club Bocce Information
Please note we are starting our league on October 10, 2014 (Friday morning) at 9:30 am at El Santiago Bocce courts. It is the responsibility of the captain to let the members on your team know when to show up. If they are not available, please arrange for a sub. We are starting 30 minutes later this year. See you there!!.

Club Elections
Elections/Affirmation of Club Leadership positions will occur in November and be effective at the January 2015 Meeting. All positions will be voted on, including that of President. If you, the membership, will have me I will be delighted to continue to serve you as your President. BUT Our current Secretary, Carol D'Allocco and Treasurer, Bob Stone will be stepping down. So, in these 2 important Leadership positions, The Club needs YOUR help.

Club Membership has increased dramatically over the past few years and we THANK YOU for your support of our efforts and for helping to "spread the word" about the Club. Will you continue to do so by encouraging your Massachusetts friends who are not now members to join and be a part of our Club events?

The Massachusettes Baystaters Club website is constantly being revised. Please visit us again soon!!
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