The Jan. 20 meeting of the North Harmony Senior Citizens was called to order at 6 p.m. by President Ferry. Gordon Saulsgiver led the group in jubilant prayer for their fellowship and the food to be consumed. The Pledge of Allegiance was said. There were 32 members present.
The hosts for this dinner, Dorothy and Charlie Krause and Joanna and Lincoln Fisher, were given a thankful appreciation along with Laura Palmer who provided the birthday cake.
Birthday celebrant for the month was Paula Czubaj. There were no anniversaries noted.
Donna and Hale Wiggers were introduced as guests for the evening.
Presence noted for all officers except Pat Baker, assistant secretary.
Minutes for December 2013's meeting were read by Secretary Czubaj. Paul Holthouse and Czubaj requested approval and membership voted approval.
Treasurer's report was given by Anita Ferry, treasurer. There was $12,819.88 in the general fund, $948.62 in the memorial fund account, $6.15 in petty cash and $410.01 in the savings account. Czubaj and Holthouse requested approval and membership approved.
Pat Saulsgiver, Sunshine Committee chairperson, indicated that two get well cards were being sent to Case Foster and Paul Silzle.
Holthouse, Arts and Crafts Committee chairperson read a thank you letter from Charles Walczak, administrator of the Shriners Hospitals for Children. He expressed thanks for the donation of afghans and blankets that had been provided. They put on smiles and had warm hearts from the patients.
Membership had no report.
Memorials had no report.
Steve Saulsgiver reported on Senior Council. He said the January meeting was held at the Frewsburg Rest Home. He indicated that they would be sponsoring a Chautauqua County Valentine's Day at Emeritus. If anyone wants to nominate a male or female for king and queen they can. May 8 will be the Senior Trivia Day at the North Harmony Senior Center at 1 p.m. Entrance fee is $5 per team. Steve indicated that the Council will have a health fair at Emeritus in May. The next meeting is on Tuesday at Emeritus.
Steve Saulgiver gave a report on the May trip to Lancaster Pennsylvania and Gettysburg. Places were going quick. The trip was open to all clubs countywide.
Ferry thanked the members for the milk cartons. He showed off the new fire log by dimming the lights. Mention was made that dues are due.
Ferry handed out a signup sheet for dinner hosts. He discussed the fact that members should volunteer. He also handed out an interest sheet which gives some data on each of the members. It is his intention to have it printed in a booklet in order that members can know something about each other.
There was a survey sheet passed out to determine if members would like to have other club activities. It should be returned next month.
Ferry asked the members if they had any fundraising activities to let him know. With money no longer being collected for church rental, the club must look to other activities.
Hosts for February dinner will be Loretta and Steve Saulsgiver, Carol Davenport and Earl and Anita Ferry. The birthday cake will be provided by Carol Davenport.
The 50/50 drawing was held with $22.50 going to the club treasury and $11.25 going to Paula Czubaj and Penny Rossey each.
Gordon Saulsgiver led the group in prayer of thanksgiving.
Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.