April 21, 2024

DECEMBER 17, 2015

Eleven members began the last meeting of the year with a brief prayer at 7:05 p.m. Dianne Lennox, our chapter president, read the treasurer’s report. Our members currently total 73 strong. Our new website is now live for us to explore. The domain is : gardenstatepoci.org . Dianne also brought in flyers announcing our After-the-Holidays party on Sunday, January 17th. After some discussion, it was decided to modify the flyer slightly prior to mailing it out and then including it in the next newsletter. Sunday, March 6th has been chosen as the first day of our next wine-making adventure. Details will follow in our November-December newsletter.

We discussed other future activities such as a joint trip up to the Rhinebeck Aerodrome with the Long Island and Nutmeg Chapters. Additional possibilities would include a trip to the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania and the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel, New Jersey.

MaryAnn Schwedhelm provided an inventory of our chapter apparel. We talked about offering a hooded sweatshirt. MaryAnn will bring sweatshirt material samples to the January meeting for our consideration.

We spoke about Don Keefe’s new magazine, Poncho Perfection. Don is the former Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of Smoke Signals, POCI’s monthly publication. We all wish Don many blessings in his new venture.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 21st  2016. As our time together drew to a close at 8:05 p.m. , we exchanged many best wishes for a blessed and happy holiday season.

Steve Sanguino