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

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November 19th Meeting
Volunteers are needed to help at the November Meeting in a variety of ways. Please let me know if you can assist.
The November 19th Meeting is a ticketed event (NO tickets sold at the door)! Tickets are on sale now at $15.00 PP; all reservations and money must be in to me by November 10th as I have to have the count into the caterer. We are quickly approaching capacity, so please be sure to contact me ASAP either at 352-259-8007 or by e-mail at jkptrixie at comcast dot net if you want tickets to this event and have not as yet made your reservations. We will be serving the buffet dinner at 6:15 PM. The doors to the Lincoln Room will open at 5:30 PM.
Please note: If you did not get your tickets at the October meeting and contacted me for tickets with payment, your tickets will be available at the door.

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

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

Despite efforts to find Club By-Laws, it appears that there are none for the Club so I am asking for 2 or 3 people who would be willing to work with me on a By-Law committee. I have one person who volunteered but would like a couple more so please call 352-259-8007 or email me at jkptrixie at comcast dot net if you would be interested in assisting with this project. Also if anyone has the date the Club actually came into existence, I'd appreciate it if you would pass that info on to me. Thanks!

The December 17th Meeting will be our Christmas Holiday Party. Tickets are on sale now at $25.00 PP and includes a catered dinner buffet by Red Sauce and entertainment by "Oldies but Goodies", Again, NO tickets will be sold at the door so be sure to either buy them at the November meeting. if you have not already done so contact me by phone or e-mail to make your reservations.
The January 21st 2015 Meeting will be a SOCK HOP and feature the wonderful talents of the Flashback Band and Dawn DiNome. The tickets for that event ($5.00) will be sold at the November and December meetings.

Ride Needed:
One of our members is unable to drive at night anymore and she would dearly love to come to our meetings. Are there any among you in the Village of Alhambra who would be willing to give a Club member who can no longer drive at night, a ride? Let me know will you? Thanks!
Our President's Corner
Dear Baystaters,
Oh my goodness, I have so much to share with you particularly if you were not at the October Meeting!
A sincere THANK YOU to all the members who so graciously volunteered to assist at the October meeting. The meetings would not run smoothly without YOU! Welcome to the 15 "Brand New" Club Members who joined us at the October Meeting!
Congratulations to the "Night Golf" Winners, and Thank you to Rick Mumma for his efforts to make the night a fun event.
Congratulations to Club Member Diana Crow whose lovely artistry graces the cover of the 2015 Villages Phone book!

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.

NEW Club Badges:
If you are renewing, you must still pay your renewal dues; the cost of the badge is extra. Renewing members have the option of getting their new badge sometime over the course of this Club year BUT ALL members, effective with the September 2015 meeting, MUST display the NEW badges. All the information for the badges is on the website.
ALL NEW members must buy the new badge when they join the Club effective now.
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.
The Order Form is avaiilable on our Download Pages

Club Elections:
Carol D'Allocco our current secretary has, despite the serious illness of her husband, done an admirable job of fulfilling her responsibilities, but it is time for her to step down. Roberta Patterson has come forward and volunteered to serve as the Club Secretary effective with the November meeting. Bob Stone has agreed to remain as our treasurer. Thank you to all for coming forward to serve.
If the membership agrees, the roster of Club Officers will read: Joan Puleo, President; Roberta Patterson, Secretary and Bob Stone, Treasurer. The membership will be asked for an affirmation vote of this roster at the November Meeting.

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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