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Autumn has arrived and we are well into our fall schedule of events. Our September meeting had 152 members in attendance. Glad to see such a large turnout. The Dennis Senior Center did a great job implementing their new check-in system. The process went well and our members were pro-cessed quickly and efficiently. In addition, the Dennis Senior Center graciously provided our members with a light lunch and some great cake. Many thanks to Brenda Vazquez, Director of the Dennis Senior Center, and her staff for a great job getting all of our attendees inputted into their new system in an expeditious manner. We had an interesting program present-ed by Elyse DeGrott, Director of Development and Community Relations from the Duffy Health Center. It’s great to know that these types of organizations are flourish-ing in our communities to serve the underprivileged.
As I write this message, we have had three successful golf events. The first event at Paul Har-ney Golf Club did not draw as many as we had hoped with 69 players. Our 2
Our Tuesday bowling teams can still use more participants. We have been averaging in the low 50’s each week and have room for a maximum of 60 bowlers. There is always room for substitutes so if you did not make it on to a team there are still opportunities to act as a substitute un-til a team has an opening for you. Just show up at 12 noon on Tuesday.
Gary Merton did a great job with our 3
I’m pleased to report that in response to the request in the September Newsletter to submit Charitable Donation requests we have received eight at this time. We will be closing the window for requests on October 15
My thought for this month comes from George Washington Carver. He was born into slavery in 1864 and later became a prominent African-American scientist, agricultural chemist, and inventor. He is best know for the many uses he devised for the peanut. I’m sure that many of our members can appreciate the following comment since they have more than likely experienced these occurrences as they have matured into adulthood. "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tol-erant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these."
Look forward to seeing all of you at our next meeting on Thursday, October 11
Dick Coughlin
nd event at Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds increased to 88 golfers and our third event at Cranberry Valley brought out 94 golfers. At this rate, we should be close to 100 for the last two events at The Cape Club and Pocasset Golf Club. They are both great courses and I hope that you will get the chance to participate. rd Annual Clambake at Swan River Restaurant on Septem-ber 19th where we had over 90 members and spouses attend. The lobsters were succulent and a good time was had by all. I’m sorry to report that the River Boat Cruise on the Indian Princess on October 17th has sold out but I am happy to see the great participation by our membership. We will hopefully have a good weather day and get to view some great fall foliage. Gary is working on the Boston Pops trip scheduled for December 7th. I know that it is a little pricey but the bulk of the cost goes to the Boston Pops since their Holiday Pops tickets in the first balcony are not inex-pensive. In addition, we will have a great lunch at the Venezia restaurant on the Neponset River in Boston and a comfortable bus ride with no parking worries. I hope that you will consider this trip. I want to thank all of you that took the time to complete the recent survey and share with us your thoughts on social activities, monthly speakers, and other club programs. Brian O’Toole and John Lynch are compiling the results of this survey and will be sharing them with the member-ship in the near future. th so that the Charitable Donations Committee will have sufficient time to evaluate the requests and present their recommendations to the Executive Committee at their November 8th meeting. These funds come from our 50/50 raffle. I encourage you to buy raffle tickets each month to support these worthwhile charities. A form is included in this newsletter. Recommendations should be sent to Dick Coughlin. th!!!



OCTOBER  11, 2018
Meetings are the second Thursday of each month (except during December, July & August) at the Dennis Senior Center, 1045 Rt. 134, East Dennis at 1:30 PM. (The Executive Committee meets at 12:00.)

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