The Westfield senior citizens meeting was opened at the YWCA on Feb. 13 by President Shirley Kolpien with a story that reminded everyone to meet and greet newcomers, as well as old friends, when attending an event.
The minutes, treasurer's report and correspondence were read. There were several acknowledgments for memorials made by the club.
Joyce Wainwright invited the group to join the Ripley Seniors on a trip, July 23, to Frontier village. Having more people on the trip helps reduce the cost. See Joyce to sign up.
The Westfield Recreation Department is also sponsoring a trip to the Maple Tree Inn near Angelica, the Cuba Cheese Shop, and the Cutco Knife visitors' center on March 13. Reservations should be made with the Recreation Department.
Trudy Stafford celebrated the only February birthday and Kathy Best the only anniversary.
Lucile Inwood was the happy winner of the 50/50 drawing. Betty Reid won the door prize.
The smoke alarms received from the Westfield Fire Dept. were given out to the lucky households.
The club's calendar of programs, events and monthly kitchen committees was distributed. Anyone over 50 or whose spouse is over 50 is cordially invited to attend. An appointment or reservation to spend some time with this great group is not needed. Dues are only $4 per year.
Kolpien reminded the group that only the kitchen committee brings desserts. Others attending should bring a regular dish to share.
On March 13, the Union Relief will be in the kitchen as they are providing and serving the luncheon that day.
The by-laws were read, proposed changes were made and voted on. They will be typed up and available to all members at the next meeting.
It was suggested that the group needs a program chairman. Darla Auger and Ann Cochran volunteered to co-chair the remainder of the year.
President Shirley garnered many laughs with some of her famous funny stories. She then transformed into her alter ego, Cupid, to pass out valentines. John Osterhoudt shared an album containing valentine post cards from the very early 1900's. They were very striking and got much attention.
The meeting was closed with the Serenity prayer and adjourned until March 13.