Elmwood Senior Center
1106 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110
September – October 2014 Newsletter
President’s Message Ed Geller
It is a pleasure to welcome you back to another year of the West Hartford Regents. I do hope that the summer season was beneficial and restful for you all, and that you are ready to enjoy this new Regent’s season. Hopefully, everyone came through the recent break healthy and happy. I am ready to go and know that it will be a great year for all of us.
Hospitality & Cheer Gerry Kent
We will be starting another year of Regents activity following a hot summer. Thanks to all those members of our organization who came forth to donate as sponsors for our weekly refreshments. Because of you we were able to provide the goodies every week without dipping into our reserve , leaving our reserve available to pay for the end of the season luncheon.
Sponsors this past 2013-2014 period were: Joel Neuwirth, Ron Fishman, Jerry Cohen, Irv Spiegelman, Milt Fried, Bob darling, Edward H. Friedman, Kurt Salm, Harry Rosenfeld, Norm Grody, Aaron Shakun (deceased), Sherman Gershman, Ben Goldfarb, Stan Edelstein (deceased), Gerry Kent, Al Viner, Ed Geller, Bill Zeldis, Steve Berman, Alvin Friedman, Les Abkowicz, David Brody, Mel Gerrol, Irving Shiffman, Joe Caraceni, Herb Silverman, Stan Sokolow, Phil Gladstein, Richard Gilman, Stan Abel, Bette Glooskin (for Ebner) and Mr. Anonymous.
Last year the members of the Board of Directors wanted to encourage more members to become involved in sponsoring meetings. They reduced the amount to sponsor from $50.00 to $25.00 per sponsor.This was apparently successful in that there were eleven more sponsors this past year than there were the previous year. The down side was that the the income to fund the social period was reduced by $250.00. This does not take into consideration the cost of the end of the year pasta luncheon.
I invite all of you you to consider donating to our 2014-2015 fund so that we can continue to provide refreshents at our meetings. It is an excellent way to acknowledge a special person or event in your life. If you are interested in being a sponsor please contact Bob Werdelin, Gerry Kent or Irv Spiegelman.
The Hospitality Committee this year again consists of: Gerry Kent, Ted Hoffberg, Walter Eichelman, Norm Grody, Milt Fried and Irv Spiegelman with Gerry Kent being chairperson. I do appreciate the offers of those members who offered to assist when we are confronted with a further need for assistance.
I would like to wish a Happy New Year to our Jewish members. May your new year be better than the last.
June July August
Stephen Thal Andre Gosselin Len Glazier
Sy Adlerstein Paul Cohen Ron Fishman
Mel Kosovsky Leslie Abkowicz Sherman Gershman
Kurt Saalm Stephen Berns Wally Masur
Zal Bass Alan Pasternack Robert Werdelin
Sidney Keller Saunder Weinstein Mickey Fendell
Jerry Diamond Mel Feldman Jerry Cohen
David Robins James Tierney Myron Raisner
Shelly Stienhaus Berry Libman Stanley C. Tabara
Ben Goldfarb James Roberts Dave Goldberg
Herb Osber Herman Glassman Jack Miller