Happy Holidays! It seems like this year went really fast. 2018 will be here in just two weeks!
We received lots of good comments for our first Membership Appreciation Thanksgiving dinner. We had a few hiccups, but overall it went well. The board is acting on many of your suggestions, especially those pertaining to seating. So future ticketed events will have reserved table seating and you'll be able to sit at the table that you've picked out whether you arrive early or right before the meeting starts.
We will have two events in December. Our regular meeting will be on December 20th at La Hacienda and our annual New Year's Eve celebration will be at Paradise Rec Center.
Our December Cookie Share and Dance will be this coming Wednesday night on December 20th(La Hacienda, 6:30 PM) with Clark Barrios and Cathy Merkel! Be sure to show off your culinary skills and whip up (or purchase) a batch of your favorite cookies to share with our fellow members. Don't forget to bring your own drinks and snacks. We want to get an early start and have more time for dancing, so for Wednesday's meeting, we will open the doors at 6:00 pm and start the meeting at 6:30 pm.
Also at this month's meeting, George Hayes will have the Boomers Super Bowl Squares board set up. So you'll be able to try your luck, pick out your favorite square and root for your favorite Super Bowl team. Squares are $10 each. We'll also have the board set up again at the January meeting if any squares are remaining after Wednesday's meeting.
Membership tables will be open in the lobby before our meeting begins. Beginning in January, you must have a "2018" sticker on your membership badge. To renew your dues, please fill out a membership form and have your membership badge and a check for $10 per person. We will also be accepting new members at the December meeting. We have lowered the membership cap from 1,000 members to 800. So at this time we only have room to accept 198 additional renewals/new members before we close membership.
The Boomers New Year's Eve partywill be at The Paradise Recreation Center: We're excited! Here are some reminders:
a. You must have a ticket to enter.
b. The doors will not open until 7:30 PM. We will have a Social Hour from 7:30 - 8:30 PM.
c. Entertainment will be from 7:30 PM - 12:15 AM. We'll furnish the hats, the New Year's horns, and the celebration beads!
d. There will be a Do-It-Yourself Photo Booth for you to take selfies and other pictures. At this time, our plans are that it will be set up towards the rear of the ballroom.
e. We will be selling 50/50 tickets and also giving other door prizes.
Bring your own snacks and drinks. Our club will serve sub sandwiches at 10:00 PM to supplement the snacks that you may want to bring for your table. You may bring in small coolers and containers for your drinks, but you MUST also bring a plastic garbage bag to put under your cooler so that the wooden floor will not have water spots and stains.
IMPORTANT:The Paradise Center STRICTLY PROHBITSthe use of confetti, confetti guns, bubbles or any other similar products. So please DO NOT bring any of these items into the ballroom.
Then in January, we will have our "Soup-or-Bowl" meeting. You'll need to bring a container of chili, soup, or stew (with serving utensils) to share with fellow Boomers. But afterwards, we'll have a new twist for 2018 and kick off the new year by playing B-I-N-G-O!
On behalf of our Boomers Club officers, chairpersons, and advisory board if we do not see you at the Cookie Share or the New Year's Eve Party, we'd like to wish all of our members a very happy and healthy holiday season. If you will be traveling to see family, friends, loved ones or just to get away for a while, we wish you safe travels and we'll see you next year!
Badges may be picked up before the meeting at the Membership table in the lobby. Membership renewalsand New Member Registrationwill continue ONLY through the January meeting. We will be at full capacity of 800 members! That’s it!
BABY BOOMERS MEMBERSHIP SHIRTS are available at Custom Apparel in the Southern Trace Shopping Center. Two styles are available in a variety of colors and fabrics. Prices depend on the style chosen. Price includes the BB logo and your first name. You may choose any color shirt! Talk to Shawn or Robin. Identify yourself from the Baby Boomers Club. You may try on shirts for the correct size.
Please wear your 2018 name-tags. We monitor entry into all monthly meetings.
Baby Boomers Upcoming 2018 Calendar
Happy New Year Baby Boomers!
January 17, 2018 It’s Soup, Chili & Bingo time! Bring a pot of your favorite
soup or chili to share with your fellow Boomers.
The club will provide bowls, spoons and napkins.
One of your favorite Boomers will run our game. Tickets
will go on sale for Members OnlyReserved seating
March dance with Johnny Wild & The Delights @ $5 per
February 21, 2018 Death by Chocolate - A Baby Boomers’ favorite event
Bring your favorite Chocolate or special desert
to share with your Boomer friends, and dance off that sugar
rush with music by the LP Sound Machine W/ DJ Raz.
Tickets go on sale for The Atlantic City Boys - Members
only-Reserved Seats @ $5 per ticket.
March 21, 2018 Share a very special night with your fellow Boomers and
one of the hottest groups to come to The Villages:
Johnny Wild & The Delights!
Bring your dancing shoes to dance to music of the 50’s
April 18, 2018 The Baby Boomers is bringing to members a unique show:
The Atlantic City Boys! And at a very reduced price: $5 per
ticket. Members only - Reserved Seats. Don’t miss it!