Ann Houle– Newsletter Editor

860-307-0774


APPLE VALLEY--SOUTHINGTON, CHAPTER #4943 OF AARP, INC.

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                                                                        September 2022


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Pat Trenchard 203-915-2509


Greetings,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome everyone back to the Southington chapter of AARP. It has been a very long 2 1/2 years. We plan to have our first meeting of the year on September 27 at The First Baptist Church at 581 Meriden Ave. Although the location has changed the meeting time is still at 1:00 pm. As always refreshments will be served.


We will have Judge Matthew Jalowiec, probate judge for Cheshire and Southington as our first speaker of the new year. Judge Jalowiec will be taking and answering questions, giving us some insight on the probate system.


For those who have not paid their dues for 2021-2022, there will be a special welcome back charge of only $5 for the remainder of the year.


I look forward to seeing all our former members, and hopefully new members as well.

Sincerely,

Pat


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                                                               ATTENTION


                        ARE YOU COMING TO OUR SEPTEMBER 27TH MEMBERSHIP MEETING?

                        We need to count on you to keep our Chapter up and running.

                        Please RSVP by September 16, 2022 - call Ann Houle at 860-307-0774.

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OFFICERS:

In order to have a Chapter all positions must be filled. At this time, we need volunteers to step up to fill several vacancies.


COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS:

Members to chair committees are needed. This is your club! Please consider getting involved,


At our September meeting we will announce the various positions that need to be filled. An organization doesn’t run by itself. Our former officers and committee chairs will be happy to train you. Those who volunteer to help are greatly appreciated.


PLEASE, IF YOU CAN, CONTRIBUTE TO OUR REGULAR MONTHLY DONATIONS:    It feels good to give


LET’S ALL DO A LITTLE SOMETHING. Whatever you can do to help our neighbors-in-need, in any way, is greatly appreciated by our Chapter and by those who benefit by our giving. Remember our Chapter’s Motto “To serve and not be served”.


SOUTHINGTON COMMUNITY SERVICES: Co-Chairs: Walter Jones and Christine Kwiat.

Canned and packaged foods, personal care and paper goods are needed for families in-need that the extra help that our donations give them. These items are available at Southington Community Services for Southington residents. Neighbors helping neighbors is a blessing to the receiver and the giver.


RECYCLE: Southington Community Services continues to need grocery bags: plastic, paper, or totes for people to carry home their grocery items. If you have any that you will not be using, please bring them to meetings instead of tossing them out. This is another “no cost to you” way to help others.


BOX TOPS, LABELS or Points for Education: These items help get much needed supplies for our schools.

Pull-Tabs: The Shriners use the proceeds from these to obtain medical equipment for the Children’s Hospital. Please continue to collect these items. Ask your family and friends to save them for you, too. Every little bit helps in a big way.


THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY: Chair: Rachel Wache 860-621-0890

Our service men and women appreciate all the non-perishable food and treats, (packaged or canned), comfort care items, also treats and toys for their service dogs. Please continue to bring your donations to our meetings for them.


NEWSLETTER: (Temporary) Chair: Ann Houle 860-307-0774

This month’s newsletters were mailed to each member. Our monthly Newsletters can be seen on our website at www.AVS4943.org. Future Newsletters can be picked up at the Calendar House or at the Southington Library. The newest one each month is normally put at those locations by the Tuesday of the week before our Membership Meetings. Call me if you have any questions about our Newsletter. If you have any suggestions that could improve your Newsletters, please talk to me about your ideas.


RECRUIT ONE! To keep our Chapter strong we must keep our current members and bring in new ones. To increase our membership we depend on you, our members. Invite your family and friends to a meeting so they can enjoy time with us and consider joining. Most visitors do join. They must belong to the national organization of AARP. As a guest they are welcome to a meeting.


MEMBERSHIP: (Temporary) Chair: Ann Houle 860-307-0774

There are still members who have not renewed their membership for 2022. Please look at your Chapter card. If it does not have your Chapter Expiration date as 12/22 you need to renew. Please plan to renew your membership at a membership meeting. Have exact cash or your check (made out ahead to AARP Southington Chapter #4943 in the amount of $10.00) and have your National AARP card and your Chapter card in hand when you approach the membership table so that we may process everyone’s renewal quickly before the meeting begins at 1:00pm. You may renew by mail. Send your check (no cash), the address label from your latest (National) AARP Bulletin, your Chapter card and a stamped, self-addressed, envelope to: Ann Houle at 21 Wheeler Village Rd., Southington, CT 06489. Please let me know of any address or phone number changes.


WELCOME BACK SPECIAL

Only $5.00 dues for membership through 12/31/2022!


SOCIAL COMMITTEE: We are looking for two (2) members to chair the refreshment table


The Board of Directors will provide refreshments for our September 27th meeting.

For future meetings please consider signing-up to bring sandwiches or deserts to the next meeting.


SUNSHINE: Chair: Susan Lint 860-621-7268

If anyone of our members has been sick or in the hospital, we wish them well. Our sympathies go out to any member who has had the death of a family member. A greeting card will be sent to those that I know about so please let me know as soon as you hear of any member who is sick, in the hospital, passed away or of a member who has had the death of a close family member.


                                                               CALENDAR:


Wednesday   September 14, 2022       1:30pm       Board of Directors’ meeting at the Calendar House


Tuesday        September 27, 2022       1:00pm       Membership Meeting at the First Baptist Church Hall


Wednesday   October 12, 2022            1:30pm       Board of Directors’ meeting at the Calendar House.


Tuesday        October 25, 2022             1:00pm      Membership Meeting at the First Baptist Church Hall.


                                                         WELCOME BACK