June Highlights

Message from the President
FSC Board of Directors

Member Playing Euchre
Members Playing Euchre

Our Annual Meeting was held on May 10, in our newly renovated Multi-Purpose Room. It is so nice to have an area where we can host large groups.

Upcoming is our community wide open house on May 31, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, to celebrate our recent renovations and show off our newly expanded center. We will also be having a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 4:30 pm. This is a good time to invite family and friends to come see the center and share with them about the great time you have coming to the center.

Moving forward we know that there are many seniors out there who could benefit by being involved at FSC and we are looking into ways that we might be able to make that happen. How many of us know of someone who just sits at home, has no family or family lives far away, or has lost a loved one?

I know that there are many of you who feel the same way I do; about how fortunate Albion and the surrounding areas are to have the Forks Senior Center. We also are so fortunate to have Luann Sommers as our Executive Director. She is a very caring individual who has much knowledge and experience and works long and hard for the betterment of all seniors. When you see Luann, please take a moment to thank her for all she does.

Concerns or suggestions, please speak with Luann, myself, or any board member, or put written concerns or suggestions in the black metal suggestion box.

See you at the center.

Carol Maynard
President, Board of Directors

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Executive Director's Column

The Fitness Center
Working Up a Sweat in the Fitness Center

Don’t forget our May 31 Open House. We are very excited to finally be able to show off our new rooms and recent renovations. This is also an opportunity to thank those people who have made all of these improvements possible. Please join us if you are able.

June 21 we are holding a volunteer recognition event to celebrate all of our many volunteers who make the senior center possible. Without our volunteers answering the phones, calling BINGO, leading exercise classes, coordinating fundraisers, and overseeing our many activities, this center would not be able to function. The staff and I are planning an ice cream social event in the meal site room. If you have volunteered in the last year, please come join us and help us celebrate. I think Barb is working on Banana Splits.

I want to apologize for all of the confusion over the Annual Meeting and the election of officers to the board. Several of us looked at that document before it was printed, and even the board member whose name was left off, didn’t catch it. Hopefully at our May 29 Special Meeting (for elections only) we can resolve this issue and finally have our Board appointed for the coming year. Carol and I both wanted as much membership input as possible, so we have set up a system to allow for absentee ballots. If anyone has any questions about this, please feel free to come talk with Carol or myself.

On Friday, June 15 FSC will be hosting the local Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs and Issues networking meeting for the first time. I have wanted to do this this since I first came here, and finally we have the space to do it. I am very excited about inviting the community into our center to share in the great programs and services being offered here. I do realize that this may impact some programming on June 15, but in the long run, I think the positives far outweigh a little inconvenience on our part for one day. If you see local community members in the center on that day, please welcome them and feel free to share about all of the great things happening here at the center.

Luann Sommers
Forks Executive Director

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Quick Notes

Community Open House

On Thursday, May 31, from 4 to 6 pm, there will be a ribbon cutting to celebrate our expansion along with a Community Open House. We are having a short program at 4:30 pm to thank Calhoun County Senior Services, who funded a large portion of our renovations, as well as a media op ribbon cutting. If you are able to attend, please let us know by calling the center at (517) 629-3842.

June Board Meeting

The June Board of Director’s meeting will be Wednesday, June 27 at 1 pm. in the front Conference Room. Members are welcome to attend and offer comments or suggestions at the end of each meeting. Member input is important and it helps us have an even better center.

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Lunch & Learn for 2018

June 6

On June 6 Suzy Khoury from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office is coming to do a presentation on Phone, mail and e-scams. This is a timely topic. Handouts and information on resources will be provided. If you are interested in attending please sign up on the sign up sheet at the center.

In July we will be hearing from Diane Peters about Estate Planning.

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We Need Your Current Phone Number

If you had your landline shut off, and are now using a cell phone, please remember to update your information with the center. We need to call members from time to time and sometimes we find that phones have been disconnected.

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2018 Board Meeting Dates

  • January 24
  • Februrary 28
  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 23
  • June 27
  • July 25
  • August 22
  • September 26
  • October 24
  • November 28
  • December 19

The FSC Board invites members to attend their meetings to learn about the organization.

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Membership Dues

Just a friendly reminder: Your annual Membership Dues are payable by June 1, 2018.

suggestion boxFSC Suggestion Box

We recently purchased a Suggestion Box for the center. It is important to the Board and staff that we listen to our members and seek your input as we make changes and add new programs and events. The new box is located on the sign up table outside the director’s office in the Social Area of the Center. Please offer comments and suggestions for new ideas and ways that we can make our Center even better.

Amazon Smile

Remember that you can make a donation to the Forks Senior Center through the Amazon Smile website. Here is how it works:

When you want to order from Amazon use the special web address of smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Forks Center. On the initial screen you do have to choose Forks as your charitable organization. That's it. The website has the same products as the regular site. Give it a try. Do your shopping and help out the center at the same time.

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