From Your President
Jan / Feb 2017
Happy New Year! I hope each of you had an enjoyable Holiday Season!
As we begin a new year, we reflect on a successful 2016. I thank Debbie and Peggy for their efforts not only for our special programs but also for the smooth daily operation our center. Also special thanks to our many volunteers for their efforts and contributions to our success. Thank you to the members of our Executive and Advisory Boards as well as our Ways and Means Committee for their many contributions to our success. It is amazing what can be accomplished when we, as a group, work together to provide services and programs for the area residents. This has been a great year, let’s make 2017 even better.
We are most appreciative of the efforts of our treasurer, Susan Vasquez, who has effectively taken care of our funds for the past seven years. Although Susan will be leaving her treasurer’s position, I hope she will remain active in the operation of our Center. Thank you, Susan, for your efforts and the many, many hours you donated to manage our finances and contribute to our Center.
A special thank you to Debbie and Peggy for out Holiday Luncheon featuring a delicious buffet and the wonderful voices of the Pennridge High School Choir. What a wonderful afternoon to usher in the Season.
Also, thank you to Ted Heimbach for the huge success of our Holiday Cash Bash. The Friday evening gathering provided good food and fellowship as each lucky winner was announced.
It is time to renew your membership. The membership contribution for 2017 is $16.00. What a bargain for the 24 programs and services offered! Membership contributions are needed to fund our Center budget of $181,184. As in the past, we are self-funded. Only the salaries of the manager and assistant manager are paid by state and county funds. We are responsible for the remaining costs. I would be happy to review our 2016-17 budget with you at any time.
We are quickly approaching the 10 year anniversary of the opening of our new center. Actually, the Center was dedicated in July 2007. It is time that we begin to refurbish or change certain areas of the building. Realizing that center funds are tight, we are always searching for funds from various foundations and organizations. We will graciously accept your donations to help with our efforts to maintain our center at the high level we have enjoyed the past ten years.
This is your Center which is dedicated to meet your needs! We always strive to improve our programs and activities. Only through working together can we be even stronger. Please share your suggestions with Debbie, Peggy, or me. We will do our best to follow your suggestions!
Best wishes for a Very Happy New Year!
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