To provide and foster social opportunities among former and current
residents residing in The Villages, Florida.
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2015-2016 Club Year
As always our meeting is held in the Lincoln Room of the Laurel Manor Recreation Center
at the corner of Rte. 466 and Buena Vista Blvd.
The meeting starts at 6:30 PM. After a BRIEF business meeting, we will begin the
evening activities to include a fun activity
to engage you all with Club members who hail from "your part of Massachusetts".
At 7:15 we will be entertained by the dynamic duo of Bob Brandoni and our own
club member Shirley Martin who together comprise the group "Just The 2 Of Us"!
They will be presenting a show based on the Kraft Music Hall Perry Como show which ran
on TV from 1949 to 1963. Besides singing songs we all know from the golden age of music
from the 40's through the 70's, they will be doing duets, solos and impersonations. Bob
sings Perry's hits from 1945 to 1973 and Shirley impersonates Carol Channing, Cher,
Patsy Cline and Mae West! So, be prepared for a full and entertaining evening!
BYOB and please bring snackies to share at your table. Coffee, tea and water will
be available. In addition, there will be a tray of cookies at each table for your
enjoyment during the evening, provided by... (I'll tell you that night!)
Please remember to bring a food donation to benefit local food pantries.
Volunteers are needed to assist with table set-up, badge pick-ups,
50/50 and greeters. If you are able to assist by volunteering at the February
Meeting, please let me know by phone at 352-259-8007 or by e-mail at
jkptrixie at comcast dot net. Thanks!
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
debfitzgerald00 at yahoo dot com
SALEM STATE University Alumni Reunion
MA Baystaters Club member, Pauline Vass, requested that I include in my monthly missive, the following
announcement about the Annual Salem State University Alumni Reunion to be held in the Villages:
Join Salem State University (Salem, MA) alumni and friends for our Annual Villages Reunion.
The reunion luncheon will take place on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Palmer Legends Country Club.
To reserve your spot or for more information visit www.salemstate.edu/alumni or call Michael Randall at (978) 542-2345.
This is a special opportunity to share your college memories and reminisce about your time at Salem State
with those that live or vacation in Central Florida.
Our President's Corner
I cannot believe we are already preparing for our February and March meetings!!!!!! In
a continuing effort to keep you updated on Club activities, here is
pertinent information about the February and March meetings and more.
March 16th, 2016 Annual St. Patrick Party
Our annual "St. Patrick Party" will be on Wednesday March 16th, 2016. That event
is SOLD OUT and we are currently on a waiting list. NO reservations will
be taken at the February meeting.
March 17th Villages Resident St. Patrick's Parade
Thank you to those of you who volunteered to walk or ride as part of the MA Baystaters
Club entry into the March 17th Parade. There is still room for more!!!!!!! Please
let me know ASAP if you wish to join us as the number of participants must be on
the application. We will be notified by February 23rd, 2016 if we are accepted
as one of the participant groups.
DAY TRIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Does a day trip on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 that includes a bus ride to
Sanford where we will board the Paddle boat the Barbara Lee to take a 3 hour
narrated luncheon cruise on the St. John's River interest you at all? If so,
Stay tuned for more information!!!!!!!
Please join me in offering condolences to the family of Baystaters Club members
Art and Eleanore Collins. Eleanore died just a few months ago and Tuesday, Art
and Eleanore's daughter, Christine Kruse notified me of Art's passing this week
after a brief illness. May Art and Eleanore now rest together in peace.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS UPDATE:
The date for Club Dues renewal for the 2015-2016 Club year has now passed. THANK YOU
to all of you who renewed your Club membership for the 2015-2016 Club year! Your
membership is good until September 2016 and then the renewal process for the
2016-2017 Club year will start again!
A new membership list and e-mail distribution reflecting the current roster of
renewed members is being developed. (I apologize to those of you who did not
renew if you get this note as I am still working on updating the current
distribution list. You should not receive any more notifications after this. Thank
you for your understanding.) When that process is complete, a determination will
be made as to whether we can re-open membership.
If you do not plan on renewing as a Club member and/or no longer wish to receive our Club
communications, please, let me know by sending me an e-mail at jkptrixie at comcast dot net and
I will remove you from the membership and distribution list. Thank you!
APRIL 2016 ELECTIONS
Elections for Club Leadership will take place in April, 2016. As you know I will
not be serving as your President after April, 2016 so the future of the Massachusetts
Baystaters Club is in your hands. Current membership stands at 600 plus! Surely
among those 600 people there are folks willing to serve in leadership? In a
separate correspondence, you will be receiving "Job Descriptions" for Club leadership.
You are asked to review those descriptions and to thoughtfully consider
volunteering! Be creative in how you think about Club leadership. There could
be co-leaders for example. But - PLEASE, Please do not let this Club fold.
The Massachusettes Baystaters Club website is constantly being revised. Please visit us again soon!!
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