Elmwood Senior Center
1106 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110
May 2014 Newsletter
President’s Message Joel Neuwirth
My reign as President has been a satisfying one. As our 2013-2014 Regents year winds down, I would like to reflect on the past ten months.
- A topnotch roster of guest speakers thanks to our Vice President Ed Geller.
- Good opportunities for coffee and conversations thanks to Irv Spiegelman and his dependable team.
- Good communications via e-mail and the website thanks to Paul Silversmith.
- Strong support from the Board of Directors.
- Appreciation of Jerry Cohen’s weekly minutes.
- Bob Werdelin’s consistent accounting records
- Credit to our in-house speakers who participated in “Getting To Know Me” program which we plan on continuing.
In a few weeks we will celebrate our 40th anniversary. I hope every Regents member will join us for the celebration!
Membership Herb Silverman
This is the last newsletter you will be receiving before the summer break. I am sorry to report the passing of the following Regents:
- Seymour Benson 2005
- Daniel Miller 1986
- Norm Polman 1998
- Paul Matasovski 2008
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a healthy and happy summer.
Hospitality/Cheer Irv Spiegelman
We are now approaching the end of another season of Regents activities. We have enjoyed many good speakers: our annual December luncheon and dance party; many hours of golf, bowling, bridge, lawn bowling, and the many activities available to us through our membership. Most of all, we have enjoyed the pleasure of each other’s company at our meetings. Now, looking ahead, we can look forward to more of the same activity for the coming year.
My committee, consisting of Milt Fried, Gerry Kent, Ted Hoffberg, Walter Eichelman, Norm Grogy, and I have enjoyed our job of suppling the refreshments after the meeting as well as the pasta lunch yearly. The committee will continue to provide the refreshments, but now under the leadership of Gerry Kent. I have decided that it is now time that I allow time for some travel and vacation time with my wife, something that the responsibility of committee leadership has kept me from considering. I will continue to make myself available to assist where possible.
If you would like to see some other variation of refreshment, please let one of the members of the hospitality committee know. If it can be done, within the limits of our hospitality budget and other constraints, I’m sure an attempt will be made to meet your wishes. I want to thank all those who so generously stepped forward to be sponsors during the past year. Again, I invite all of you to consider being a sponsor for one of our future meetings. It is an excellant way to acknowledge a special person or event in your life.
Now, for one final item. May 20th is the date of the installation of our new officers and the recognition of the annual “Outstanding Regent”. This is also the date for our free pasta lunch. To be able to plan properly, we need information. Please fill out the form on the table at the door at our meetings and return it to one of the committee members no later than May 13th.
I would like to thank all those who so generously stepped forward to be a sponsor during the past year:
Leslie Abkowicz Edward Friedman Kurt Salm
Steve Berman Ed Geller Aaron Shakun
David Brody Mel Gerrol Irving Shiffman
Joe Caraceni Sherman Gershman Herb Silverman
Jerry Cohen Phil Gladstein Stan Sokolow
Bob Darling Ben Goldfarb Irv Spiegelman
Ron Fishman Norm Grody Al Viner
Milton Fried Gerry Kent Bill Zeldis
Alvin Friedman Joel Neuwirth (Mr. Anonymous who sponsored a number of times)
Again, I invite all of you to consider being a sponsor for one of our future meetings. It is an excellent way to acknowledge a special person or event in your life.
Have a Safe Summer
See You in September