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Seasiders February Newsletter
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Founded in 1951
March 2021 Newsletter
MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRESIDENT, CHRIS MIELKE:
Welcome to everyone who is getting back to town. As we have been doing, the Seasiders are continuing to try to keep our members safe by following the County & Town rules for mask wearing and social distancing. So we are once again having our March 4th luncheon downstairs at the Community Center where it is easier to spread out and be in the open air. We will have a combination of picnic tables and rectangle tables with plastic chairs for those that are too uncomfortable on the picnic tables. We will have another no touch box lunch from TooJays, this time the sandwich choice is turkey avocado and includes a side, pickle and cookie. For our vegetarian members we are offering a meal size Strawberry citrus salad which is mixed greens topped with mandarin oranges, fresh strawberries, red grapes, gorgonzola cheese & toasted almonds. This is served with raspberry vinaigrette on the side and comes with a cookie.
Coffee, ice tea & water will be available. Please see Nancy Cogger’s reservation instructions for directions and time frame. Sorry no walk-ins can be accepted due to seating limitations. Check in time starts at 11 am with the business meeting starting at 11:30, then lunch at noon. Please read our program committee’s report in this newsletter for our speaker information. Don’t forget to support our raffle sale, card sales & wine sales at the luncheon. We also have Seasider patches, mask mates, candles & trinket dishes for sale. All these funds go to support our Community Service charities.
“SEASIDERS SHARE BY THE SEASHORE”
As most of you know, we started our Town wide fundraising campaign January 30th to replace the revenue for our charities because we had to cancel the Bazaar. This campaign will go to March 31st.
We wish to thank the 13 Seasiders, 4 Town residents and relatives of Seasiders for their donations so far. We still have a long way to go. Please read our attached flyer on how to donate. We will also accept donations at our lunch & weekly Community Service meetings. THANK YOU!
Note: Masks must be worn until we eat lunch.
WHEN: Thursday, March 4, starting at 11:00 with social time, Business meeting starts at 11:30, followed by lunch.
WHERE: Lower level of Community Center
On February 4th our guest speaker, JB Dixson presented interesting and pertinent information about the local Singer Island Community Garden. The construction has begun on a new garden located at the corner of Lake Dr and Blue Heron Blvd, soon attractive plants and flowers will be added to the previous empty lot.
Next month, on March 4th, our slated guest speaker will be Dr Andrew Halloran, Primatologist with Save the Chimps, and author of The Song of the Ape-understanding the languages of Chimpanzees.
We have 2 new members joining us! Margery Casey and Kathy Schulz will be installed as new members at the March luncheon. Please join us in welcoming them to the Seasiders!
Reservations for the luncheon to be held March 4th can be made with Nancy Cogger at firstname.lastname@example.org by calling Nancy at 561-356-3841. RESERVATIONS CLOSE AT NOON ON MONDAY, MARCH 1, AND NO WALK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED! Remember if you don’t get a confirmation email you are not on the list.
Again this month we are having a boxed lunch from Toojays. The choices are 1) Turkey avocado sandwich or 2) Strawberry Citrus Salad-mixed greens, mandarin oranges, fresh strawberries, red grapes, gorgonzola cheese & toasted almonds. Raspberry vinaigrette on the side. Either choice includes coffee, ice tea & water. Cost $15
Please advise of your choice when you make your reservation. If you don’t make a selection the sandwich will be ordered for you.
MARCH BOARD MEETING:
The Board Meeting will be held on March 8th on the second level of Community Center at 9:30 a.m. Chris will send out an agenda beforehand. We will maintain social distancing and masks are required. Zoom will be available for those who can’t or don’t want to attend in person. Please let Chris know if you want to attend via Zoom.
The nominating committee is responsible for presenting the slate of officers for the incoming Executive Board. According to our By-Laws, the nominating committee consists of 3 members, one of which is a person from our general membership. Please consider if you would like to serve on the committee as we will seek names from the general membership at the March business meeting.
If attending the March Luncheon, please bring a check for your lunch and small change for wine, raffle/50-50, beads, and/or cards. You may also bring any donations for our Seasiders Share by the Seashore Fundraising Campaign.
Remember ladies, your $20 dues were payable at the January meeting. We continue to offer limited social activities as well as community service opportunities and will be making charitable donations at year-end, so please consider renewing your membership. Please mail your check to Seasiders, 247 Edwards Lane, Palm Beach Shores, FL 33404 to maintain your membership. You may also drop your check off at Town Hall or bring it to any Community Service meeting on Thursdays or the next Luncheon.
Nonpayment of dues results in removal from the Directory and the monthly Newsletter mailing, and inability to reserve for our monthly Luncheon meetings. Please know, however, that as a former member, you may be reinstated at any time by written notice to the Treasurer and payment of your dues.
Thank you for your continued membership and support!
The Community Service Group continues to reach out to local charities as much as we can safely do. We appreciate the book, stuffed animals, and card donations that we have gotten from members.
On February 19th, we delivered over 200 sandwiches to St. Ann’s. Thanks to our February’s sandwich makers! March 19th will be the next sandwich delivery day. Please contact Sue McManus at Sue.email@example.com if you can help this month.
We are looking for volunteers to help at workshops or at home to make cards, make yarn angels, and work on pillow cases for hospitalized children, in March. We will meet under the Community Center on Thursdays 2-25, 3-11, 3-18, and 3-25 from 9:30-11:30am. We are following all safety protocols of mask wearing, distancing, and hand hygiene. It has been fun to see some new faces at workshop since some more members have been able to get down to PBS in the new year. Please join us if you can or let us know if you can help from home. Remember that cards are available for sale at workshop times and at luncheons. The sale of wine, 50-50 tickets, raffles and cards at luncheons help us continue to support our charities during this most difficult time, so please be participate if you can.
We now have “on demand” knitting provided by some of our Community Service knitters. Caroll Oliver has adorable sweaters & hats for grand babies or great grands. Blankets can also be ordered. Caroll made adorable ponchos with matching hats for my granddaughters last year and it is fun to see the girls wearing them, even in the winter, after their evening showers. Email Caroll or Cindy if you would like to order.
Thanks to all who helped at the flower, card, and small gift sale, for Valentine’s Day, on Saturday 2-13. Special thanks to Georgette Kauhane and Chris Mielke who organized and set up for this sale. It was a great success and will allow us to continue our spring donations to local charities.
Please email Cindy if you have any questions, comments or want to join in on any of the projects. Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org
VALENTINES DAY FUNDRAISER:
A huge thank you for all the help with our Flower Sale and especially to Georgette Kauhane for organizing and being the master floral arranger and teacher.
It was a great success and the flowers alone made a profit of $740, a brand new record! Add in the raffle, card & trinket sales for additional profit of $593 for a grand total of $1333.00!
This month’s book is Crashing Through by Robert Kurson. We will have a general discussion about the book (no leader). We will meet on March 10th at 9:30 at the Community Center. Please wear masks and social distancing will be observed.
Book selection for 2021-22 will take place on March 31 at the Community Center.
The Social Group has decided to cancel the March 16th luncheon / games event. We hope to resume normal activities as the vaccine becomes more available and COVID cases decrease. Stay safe and continue to be well. Anne Rieger and Pat Dameron
Some Seasiders are staying busy. Send me a picture of how you are spending your COVID time.
REMINDER TO MEMBERS: If any of your contact information (phone or email) or your address has changed please contact Nancy Cogger (email@example.com) with the changes.
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THE NEWSLETTER? Email Lori Kollmeyer at