We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our November meeting! Here's the scoop for Wednesday:
1. November is always so exciting because we have our TOYS FOR TOTS campaign. Please don't forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the meeting so that we can help needy kids experience a great holiday. Better yet, why not bring at least TWO toys to bring twice as much happiness to kids! We are honored again this year to have the Marine Corps Honor Guard presenting the colors. They will come in at 7:15 PM to lead us in the pledge. Representatives from the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program will then collect our donations of new, unwrapped toys. So again, please continue to show our Baby Boomer generosity and donate new unwrapped toys to help needy kids have a great holiday!
This year, we will have tables set up in the BACK of the room to display all of the toys that you donate and we want to completely fill up those tables. We're counting on you to help us! We will be asking for volunteers to help the marines clear the toys off of the tables and load them in their trucks. Once we finish clearing the toys, we'll be ready to hear a great show put on by two of The Villages' greatest performers - Clark Barrios and Mary Jo Vitale. You will be in for a real treat!
Also, don't forget that this will be our Boomers Annual Cookie Share. We will not have tables in the center of the room as we have had in the past. But rather, we will have a "group table" cookie share. With the exception of two tables, everyone will be sitting in groups of two tables (12 seats). So bring cookies that you can share with those at your group tables. So you furnish the goodies; we'll furnish the napkins and plates.
2. Membership Renewals: The membership team will be back in the Julio Room from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm at the membership renewal tables.
We had almost 430 members to renew last month and currently have over 100 Villagers on our waiting list who are chomping at the bit to join after our December meeting. So please remember to renew so that you will be able to participate in our 2019 activities beginning with our "Soup-or-Bowl" event on January 16th! So current 2018 members willbe able to renew at the meeting in November and December. Any membership slots that have not been renewed by December 19th will be given to those on the waiting list to join for 2019.
You'll need three things to renew:
a. Your name badges in hand with your 2018 sticker on them.
b. Your renewal form for each person, filled out completely. If your form is not completely filled out, you'll need to step out of line to complete your forms and reenter the line. The membership forms are attached for you.
c. Your check made out to The Baby Boomers Club for the total number of renewals you are paying - $10 per person OR have the EXACT amount of cash. We do not have change, so please bring the exact amount in order to not hold up the line and inconvenience your fellow Boomers.
3. TICKETS will be on sale in the Julio room from 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm for our December Membership Appreciation dinner and show as well as the New Year's Eve party at the Savannah Center featuring music by TC & Sass. The Appreciation dinner tickets are $25 each but the club will pay $15 towards each ticket. So members need to only pay $10 per person. This will be the last chance to buy your tickets for the December event.
4 Finally, The Baby Boomers officers and advisory board members wish everyone a veryhappy Thanksgiving! If you are traveling, please stay safe and we'll see you next month!