December is the season of giving and what better way to show that sentiment than to support our local organizations that help so many in need. Our members really embraced the spirit of the season at our December Holiday Party with amazing generosity by giving to the Central PA Food Bank with a monetary donation of $243, and 91 pounds of canned/packaged goods, supplemented with a $100 donation from our Hersheypark volunteer program. Members also collected $214 for the Wounded Warriors Patrol, supplemented with a $200 donation from our Hersheypark volunteer program. Thank you, members!!!
The Get-Acquainted Party on November 18 was again a great success! Over 100 people attended this annual event and enjoyed the good food of Altland House catering, and good music provided by Laredo Rocks Band. The night was filled with fun, laughter, and camaraderie as we danced the night away. Many thanks to my co-chair Sharon Royer, volunteer coordinator Lovena Nickle, and to all the volunteers who worked the membership and registration tables, served as door monitors, and helped make the stunning table decorations!
As January approaches, our ski trips are ready to depart. If you have not signed up for a trip yet check with the Trip Leaders to see if spots are available. The Holiday Valley and Elk Mountain trips do have openings. So, don’t delay. It’s time to hit the slopes! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Board Openings/Nominations from the Floor
Nominations for the 2018/2019 Board will be presented at the January 2, 2018 SSC membership meeting. At that time, nominations will also be taken from the floor. Individuals nominated in this way must be present at the meeting and accept the nomination to be added to the slate for the February 6, 2018 election. Board positions consist of: President, Trip Vice President, Social Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chairperson, and two Directors. For most positions, no special background is needed, just a passion for SSC and a desire to help the club thrive.
Many Board positions will become vacant due to fulfillment of term limits by people in these positions, others are stepping down to meet other obligations. The Board of Directors is the day-to-day management of this Club, and without them there is no Club. We need your support! If you are thinking about serving on the 2018-2019 Board of Directors or have any questions about director or officer responsibilities, please contact Past President Sherry Predix at email@example.com.