From Your President
Mar / Apr 2017
I hope you have been enjoying the beautiful weather. Let’s hope it continues as we look forward to spring!
As you may realize, our Center will be ten years old in July. We are looking forward to a CELEBRATION in July!
We have had ten wonderful years of providing activities for our members as well as the community at large. With age comes needed repairs which will be costly. Except for funding from the Bucks County Agency on Aging which provides for the salaries of the manager and assistant manager, our Center must generate all of its operation expenses. We receive no federal, state or county funding for our operation. This year the Center must generate $181,184. for its overall operational costs. Program costs are generated from the participation fees. Membership fees pay for insurance coverage. Community rentals of the facility are also a source of income. Actually, the Center is basically funded by donations from individuals, foundations, financial institutions, and community businesses and organizations. We very much appreciate the contributions from the municipalities which have provided strong financial support from ground breaking to our present operation. We continue to generate income through as many activities as possible. This brings me to the donation bottle in the lobby. We need your help to fund future repairs! We are asking you to donate your loose change to help us fill the bottle to fund repairs. We can put your loose pocket change to good use!
Are you aware of the many wonderful activities and programs available at the Center? In the past few months we enjoyed activities such as the Holiday Cash Raffle, Holiday Banquet with entertainment by the Pennridge High School Choir, Chinese New Year Celebration, and lunch and a performance of The Wizard of Oz at Pennridge Central Middle School. Stay tuned! There are more to come! Please inform Debbie or me of any programs which would be of interest to our membership. It is always fun to learn and to be reminded of unusual facts about our community.
Thank you to Debbie and Peggy for not only providing many activities but also for the smooth operation of our Center. Also thank you to the many volunteers who assist in the Center’s operation. We always need more help! If you can contribute your time, we welcome your help. For our Center to continue to be a viable service to the Pennridge citizens as well as a gathering place, we need your interest and support as an active participant. Involvement is the magic that brings people together to enjoy fellowship.
Have a wonderful spring!
Buster A. Guth
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