Our 10th Annual Charity Golf Outing

On June 20th, our Club hosted its 10th annual charity golf outing at the Philmont Country Club.  The weather picture-perfect, but the golf course was in suburb condition!

Moreover, we had a record number of participants and set a record for the monies we raised to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Guardians of the National Veterans Cemetery in Washington Crossing.

In addition to the tournament, golfers were able to test their skills in a longest drive, a closest-to-the-pin on each of the Par 3s, putting contest and in a unique event on the driving range where the goal was to see who could hit a marshmallow the furthest using the club of their choice.   Prizes, a raffle, a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction all added to the day’s excitement.

Plans are already underway for our 2017 outing.  The dates and other information will be announced shortly

Changing of the Guard

This morning former president Dr. Augie Audrid presented Alan Agree with a plaque recognizing his two years as the Club’s President.

Augie Audrid Presentaiton to Alan Agree - 2016-06-15

Immediately thereafter, Bob Morris, a former Club president and one of the Club’s charter members gave Dick Newbert the oath of office as the incoming President and presented with a Rotary pin signifying his election.

Bob Morris Presenting President Pin on Dick Newbert - 2016-06-15

Also sworn in were the Club’s 2016-17 Board: Alan Agree (Past President), Lou Hatfield (Secretary), Arthur Finkle (Treasurer), Irv Perlstein (Golf Chair), Ed Carne (Membership Chair), Bob Morris (Director) and Fred Edelman (Director).

Next, Heather Estes

Heather Estes

then presented information on an as yet unnamed foundation which will be solely dedicated to providing recovery houses for military veterans PTSD and who are recovering from substance abuse problems.  Each of the residential facilities will be staffed 24/7/265, adopt a 12-step, no-tolerance approach and be unique in having local residents of the communities in which the facilities are located on their Boards.

Next Monday, the Club’s 10th annual charity golf outing will be held at the Philmont Country Club where more than 90 golfers will be playing and helping to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Guardians of the National Veterans Cemetery in Washington Crossing.

Volunteering at AstraZeneca’s Hope Lodge in Phialdelphia

On June 9th, Club members Alan Agree, Stan Cohen, Irv Perlstein, Jerry Redington Ed Carne and Dolly Sokol served dinner at AstraZeneca’s Hope Lodge

Hope Lodge

which offers lodging at no cost for cancer patients being treated in the Philadelphia area who require daily treatments but live too far away for convenient commutes.  After dinner, Ed Carne and Stan Cohen hosted an always-popular mini-Jeopardy contest with silver dollars being awarded to the person with the first correct answer to each question asked.

Penndel-Middletown EMS Presentation

Andrew Foley (Deputy Chief and Training Officer) and Jim Wilkins joined us at this morning’s breakfast meeting.

2016-06-08 - Penndel-Middletown EMS (Jim Wilkins and Andy Foley)

The spent considerable time discussing three types of medical emergency situations with which seniors (the vast majority of our membership) are all too often confronted.  These include various types of heart attacks and strokes (both clots and hemorrhaging)  … together with warning signs someone might be experiencing one of these life-threatening events; emergency first aid (including updated CPR techniques and the use of AEDs); and risks when a victim fails to receive timely treatment.  They also touched on falls and easy things which can be done to minimize the chances of falling.

It was a tremendously interesting and informative presentation and we anticipate having them return in the fall t speak with use again!