November is upon us and at this time we pause to be thankful for what we have. Our club is very thankful for a couple that is no longer with us. We received just days ago the money from the Guido and Betty Pauletti estate. As we moved from one place to another and took on several loans to do so, with the purchasing and remodeling of the new site this money will be used to not only pay-off loans but assure the maintenance and upkeep for the wonderful place we have now.
As we look to this month’s activities we will honor our veteran’s on Friday, Nov. 8 at lunch time. We will be recognizing each one and when they served our country. We will also be having bingo which starts at 11 a.m. Menu for the day is: home-made chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, broccoli, strawberries with bananas and cookies.
Monday, Nov. 11 the site will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day. Those needing an extra meal on Friday for Monday, Nov. 11 please let us know immediately.
Tuesday, Nov. 12 will be our Wii bowling tournament. Those wanting to be in the tournament needs to call or come in soon, as the slots are filling up fast. Menu for the day will be: meatballs with gravy, baby red potatoes, green bean casserole, banana orange cup. Walt Spiker was the big winner last month with a score of 255.
Wednesday, Nov. 13 will have the Appanoose County Public Health nurses in performing blood pressure checks. They will be in from 10:30 until 11:15 a.m. Bring in your monthly record books and, if you are in need of a new one, please ask, we have plenty.
Thursday, Nov. 14 we will have our monthly birthday party with co-op at 5 p.m. Bring your favorite covered dish and table service and we will enjoy the wonderful food. We really have some great cooks in our group. Bingo will start immediately after the meal.
On Tuesday, Nov. 19 we will have an Alaska trip slide show. David Godby, Nancy Klum and I will present a picture show on the TV of our last trip to Alaska. The show starts at 10:30 a.m. so plan to come in early. The meal will follow with a menu of: pork-loin with dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, scalloped cabbage and fruit.
On Wednesday, Nov. 20 we will start our new program “Fresh Conversation’s.” This month’s topic will be the importance of tooth care and oral hygiene. All in attendance will receive a tooth brush, tooth paste and dental floss. Drawings will be done for additional mouth wash and rinse agents. This program will start monthly at 11 a.m. so plan to come early. The “early bird gets the worm” you might say, because those in attendance at 11 a.m. will receive the incentives.
On Thursday, Nov. 21 we will co-sponsor the “Iowa Fraud Fighters Forum.” This will be in the place of our yearly senior forum. It will also be held at Honey Creek Resort. The forum will run from 11:30 am until 2 p.m. This program will be free and include a meal and transportation if necessary. The bus will depart our meal-site at 11 a.m. This event is limited to the first 200 respondents. Advanced registration is necessary by calling 1-866-559-7114. This preregistration will be the only way to assure your attendance. Remember, this is limited to only 200 people. This is presented by the Iowa Insurance Division. You cannot just sign up at the club.
Tuesday, Nov. 26 will be our second monthly Wii bowling tournament. Again, we ask that you sign up as soon as possible because the slots fill up fast.
Wednesday, Nov. 27 will be our Thanksgiving meal. Instead of chicken on Wednesday we pick the bigger bird being turkey. Along with the turkey we will have: dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cranberry sauce, hot rolls and pumpkin pie and cool whip. The meal starts at 11:30 a.m. We hope to see everyone for lunch. This is our family meal and the employees all look forward to having our “family” together. Everyone at the 18-80 Club wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Mark your calendar for Dec. 5. This will be our Christmas Dinner Dance. We will eat at 5 p.m. followed by the dance with Ned Francis doing the music. The menu for the night will be: ham and turkey, chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes with gravy, green bean casserole or scalloped corn, cranberry salad and choice of fruit pie with ice cream or cool whip. We will accept your donation to the 18-80 Club for the evening.
Once again this year the ladies organization “Doggs Dirty Dozen” has offered to help sponsor the gifts to seniors in our area that will not have family or friends in for Christmas. They are currently hosting a raffle of a barn quilt that is 4’ x 4’ and all proceeds from the drawing will go toward the Christmas program. If you are interested in purchasing tickets please contact Kathy Pasa at (641) 895-5934. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Drawing for the quilt will be held Nov. 17. If you would like to receive a gift or know of someone that would benefit from a gift please contact Carla Wahl at (641) 856-8627. The gift bags will be distributed Dec. 11-18.