Roseburg Senior Center 541-671-2634

September – October 2018

Roseburg Senior Center Newsletter


PRESIDENT’S REMARKS


Linda Sheridan


LIVE YOUR LIFE EVERY DAY WITH NO REGRETS, IT’LL BE WORTH IT!     Daniel M. Pennsylvania


Can you believe it’s September already?   Where has the year gone?   This time last year we were gearing up to sign the loan documents to purchase the building.  Now we are working on writing grants to obtain some funds to start renovations.   We have the architect working on revisions to our plans which will then be taken to an engineering firm for approval.  Once the engineering firm has signed off we can then hire a general contractor and obtain bids to start some remodeling.  Of course this sounds all good but unless we are able to secure some funding it is still a pipe dream.  We have had no major fund raising events this year, mainly because we need to get past the plans and engineering phase first.  Also we do not have anyone willing to step up and head any events.  So, if you know of anyone who enjoys organizing events and working on them please send them to us!  They do not need to be a member, only willing to volunteer to help the Senior Center succeed and grow.

I would like to give a huge thank you to the following gentlemen.  Without them this place would fall apart. They are my handymen who do plumbing, carpentry, and anything else on our honey do lists.  They are Dale Roark, Clint Smith, Bobby Kimble, Larry Hanlon and Steve Lewis who also keeps our library up to date.  Also a big thank you to Tennessee who works in the kitchen, Lawrence Stephens who takes care of our recycling, and Bob Hime who is Doris’s go to man in the kitchen.  We have so many volunteers who work behind the scene that I don’t even know, so thanks to all of them also.  Our volunteers are truly the thread that holds this place together.


NOTES FROM THE KITCHEN


Doris Loveday


As I’m sitting here looking over the last couple of months menus I’m wondering if you, the members of the Senior Center, have seen a difference in the meals we have been doing.  Larry and I have spent many an hour working on the menus to try and serve something different, tasty and hopefully healthy.  We have tried to incorporate the “Blue Zone” program of using more vegetables and less meats and carbohydrates.  I’m not sure we always accomplish our mission but everything we try to do, we do to hopefully give the membership a healthy meal.

Our daily specials seem to be accepted well during the week.  Many times they are a spur of the moment concoction, but they do seem to work.  When I was in California last month I stopped in at an “I love Teriyaki” shop and picked up two quarts of Teriyaki Sauce.  I still don’t know when we’ll use it but it is there in the pantry for that “Oh, my gosh, what am I going to serve today?” moment.

I love this time of the year, when all the fruit is readily available.  So far we have gone thru strawberry season, rhubarb season, the blackberry season which was wonderful, thanks to Clint Smith who spent hours picking wild blackberries for us.  Peaches have come and are going fast.  Thanks to Brosi orchard and the Farmers Market I have been able to purchase beautiful peaches for our use.  And last but not least the abundance of apples that are being brought in for us to use.  Last year we put up about 125 lbs. of apples in the freezer for usage during the winter and let me say, we did use them.  The cupboards were bare for a couple of weeks but we have had one tree’s abundance delivered to us so far and the freezer is filling up nicely.

At the moment I have two 5 gal buckets of walnuts that need to be cracked and cleaned.  Are there any volunteers out there who wouldn’t mind cracking nuts in an evening while sitting and watching the TV?  That’s when my dad always did his nuts, watching Wheel of Fortune.  The nuts are used in Chocolate Chip cookies and oatmeal cookies.  I’ve got a couple of recipes for toasted nuts to put in the vegetables too.  Any help will be greatly appreciated. Just a note:  Larry we miss you.  Hope you get to feeling better soon.

HOLIDAY TEA


June Ervin


A winter tea is planned for the Senior Center to be held on Saturday, December 8th.

We had many requests for another tea when one was not held in May this year.  After careful thought, Doris has decided to try a tea during the winter this time.  Why not a Holiday Tea when we can show off our new dress or hat or pantsuit? Hats are still encouraged to be worn.  Remember, the best hat judged by the committee will get the prize!

Tickets will be sold in ADVANCE ONLY, NOT AT THE DOOR.  We use a caterer for this event and they require advance, accurate counts for service numbers.

Ticket sales will begin on November 1st and close on December 1st.  They will be sold at the front desk during usual open hours of the center.  They will again be twenty dollars ($20) with only 100 tickets available.  Our tables seat four and if you wish to have a larger party seated together, it must be arranged well in advance with the committee.  Please see either Doris or me to make arrangements.  We can only accommodate for a very limited number of larger tables.

Don’t wait too long for a ticket and miss out on this special fund raiser event, and a lovely holiday party.

BOARD MEETINGS


Linda Sheridan


We will be having our annual Board Meeting on Thursday, September 20, 2018.  This is the meeting in which we encourage our membership (in good standing) to attend.  We normally have elections at this meeting but due to changes in the by-laws there are no elections this year.  The meeting will be held in the activity room at 4:00pm.  If you would like to address the Board, please see me so I can add you to the agenda.  The Board is currently meeting every other month.

FLU SHOTS


Home Town Drug will again administer our annual flu shots here at the Senior Center.  The planned dates are: Tuesday September 11, and Wednesday September 12. Hours are 11 AM to 1 PM going thru the lunch hour and finishing before games begin.

Please remember to bring your insurance card to fill out required forms in advance. There is no charge for anyone with Medicare coverage or other insurance with similar coverage. Other vaccines are available as well, such as pneumonia and shingles.

Thank you, Home Town Drug for making it so convenient for our seniors to keep their shots current.

GADABOUT NEW


Linda Sheridan


We need volunteers to help with the Gadabout tour group.  We have access to a 15 and a 30 passenger bus.  We used the 30 passenger bus to take our trip to the Tillamook Cheese Factory and the Garibaldi Train ride.  It does not have a bathroom but our driver was very accommodating with making comfort stops.  We would really like to see more tours planned and taken but we need people to plan and coordinate the trips.  So, if you have ideas and are willing to help please see us

MEMBERSHIP CARDS


June Ervin


Farmers MarketOur new membership cards are now available in the office.  You will be asked to show your card when you sign in.

If you choose not to be a member you will be expected to pay $1 for use of the building every time you sign in.


SCHOOL SUPPLIES


Don’t forget that we are still collecting supplies for the students at Fir Grove School.

There is a box near the door in the Bingo area to place anything useful to children in their school work.  All donations are most appreciated by the teachers as well as the students.  Thank You!


PASSING SCHOOL ZONE
TAKE IT SLOW
LET OUR LITTLE
SHAVERS GROW.
Burma Shave

YUMMY RECIPE


We often get recipes submitted by our members to the News Letter.  This one recently given to us by Cindy Harris.  It is too good to pass up.  It happens to be a favorite of my brother and I have made it for years at Thanksgiving.  Give it a try; it is very easy and can be made in large quantity for a crowd by doubling or tripling the amounts

Over Night fruit salad

Combine all ingredients well to blend and let set, covered and refrigerated overnight, or make a day in advance.
Serves eight or more as a side salad to a meal and goes well with beef, pork or poultry.  Enjoy!

IN REMEMBERANCE


June Ervin


Last spring it was requested that the News Letter print a list of members who have passed away in the last couple of years.  It was requested that anyone who had lost a loved one or friend to submit their name to us for this purpose.  We did get a few names and with further search a few more were obtained.  If names are omitted I apologize, but we do not maintain this information in our files, it was mostly a search of memories of members we were able to ask in person.  The following names are in no particular order as incomplete information was used.


PAULINE CLARK ✝ HEBER LLOYD SPANGLER ✝ JIM WELLER ✝ JUDY KIMBLE ✝ BJ OSWOLD ✝ CHRISTINE ANDERSON ✝ ELDORA LADD ✝ FRAN WILSON ✝ ADA MCDONALD ✝ DANA POTTER ✝ CLARE EATON ✝ WILLIAM (BILL) BURNESS ✝ JUDY JOHNSON ✝


MICHAEL BULEY, Treva Anderson’s son and ROBERT K. BURSICK, the son of Donna and brother of Tina Bursick.  Also, current Board Member, Allan Painter’s mother, MAUREEN PAINTER a past member, recently passed.  Our condolences to all of them

THIS COULD HAPPEN


June Ervin


Two 90 year old women, Rose and Barb, had been friends all their lives.  When it was clear that Rose was passing, Barb visited her every day.  One day Barb said, “Rose, we both loved playing women’s softball all our lives, and we played all through high School.  Please do me one favor:  when you get to Heaven somehow you must let me know if there’s women’s softball there”.

Rose looked up to Barb from her deathbed and said, “Barb, you’ve been my best friend for many years.  If it’s at all possible, I’ll do this favor for you.” Shortly after that Rose passed on.

At midnight a few nights later, Barb was awakened from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to her, “Barb, Barb”.

“Who is it?” asked Barb, sitting up suddenly, “who is it?”

“Barb, it’s me, Rose.”

“You’re not Rose. Rose just died.”

“I’m telling you, it is me, Rose” insisted the voice.

“Rose! Where are you?”

“In Heaven,” replied Rose.  “I have some really good news and a little bad news.”

“Tell me the good news first,” said Barb.

“The good news” Rose said, “is that there is Softball in Heaven.  Better yet all of our old buddies who died before us are here, too.  Better than that, we’re all young again.

Better still, it is always spring time and it never rains or snows.  And best of all, we can play softball all we want and we never get tired.”

“That’s fantastic,” said Barb.  “It is beyond my wildest dreams!  So what is the bad news?”

“You’re pitching next Tuesday”.

SENIOR SENIORS’


June Ervin


Roseburg Senior CenterThis issue, I had the extreme pleasure of talking with Mr. George Breeze.  This delightful gentleman joined the Senior Center back in April of 2009.  His interest in water color painting and especially wood carving was what drew him to join our group of folks with similar interests.  He said that while he has been a member for nearly ten years, he has focused his time with the two things that brought him here.

George and his late wife Barbara spent their working years as teachers.  He taught both at the elementary level as well as high school.  When he retired he was employed by the Glide School District, as was his wife.  She retired from the Deer Creek School, and he from Glide.  During his tenure he taught many different classes and levels of education.  Once when he was a P.E. instructor, one of his fellow teachers found out that he owned a little MG sports car.  He was approached to begin teaching an auto repair class due to interest in that particular little car among the boys, so he started the class.

Travel is and always has been one of George’s greatest pleasures.  He and his wife have literally traveled the whole world.  He has so many interesting stories to tell about all the places he has been, I could have filled several pages instead of the one I make it a practice to stick to with this reoccurring article.  Some of the places he mentioned visiting were Ireland, (one of his favorites) Spain, Portugal, China, Europe all over, Scotland, England, Egypt, Morocco, Australia and New Zealand.

One of the stories he related about Scotland was that he was a guest in a private home when he was there.  This if often the only available place to stay in smaller towns and villages, even more so in past years.  So while visiting with his hostess, she said, “you will need to excuse me for a bit while I go check my wee spooty”.  What she was referring to was her watering system for her garden!

Of course there are castles everywhere in Europe and he visited many.  But he said one of the most unusual things he did was lay on his back in order to kiss the Blarney Stone while in Ireland.

While visiting in London, he found out that the horses used in the honor guard ceremony during the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace who have been taught to “prance” with their feet tipped down, are outfitted with weighted shoes.

In New Zealand, in the guest house they occupied, the lady of the house supplied them with hot bricks wrapped in warm towels from the oven, at bed time, to chase the chill of the bed.  Guess they had not discovered electric blankets, yet.  He never mentioned how long ago this happened, but he is in his nineties so it may well have been prior to the invention…….or maybe the village was just not very modern. This is still the case in many of the small hamlets there.  To properly see New Zealand it is necessary to travel by car or bus as there are many, many towns where there is no other way to reach them.

You really should make it a point to meet this nice man and visit with him.  He is very friendly and out- going, easy to talk with and one of the more interesting folks I have met here at the center.

George lost his wife, Barbara only last December and is still adjusting to bachelorhood and says he is still learning to cook.  But his many thoughtful neighbors come thru with tasty meals and are generous to keep him supplied with garden produce as well.  He continues to reside out W. Harvard in the home they shared.

SENIOR CENTER COLLECTION PROGRAMS


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION


Look at the top of cereals, cake mixes, zip lock bags and other kitchen products and food for the little coupons.  Clip them and bring to the Senior Center.  We will donate them to the schools.  NO CAMPBELL SOUP LABLES OR ANY OTHER LABELS FROM CANS OR PACKAGES NO OUTDATED EXPIRATION DATES

SODA & BEER CANS, BOTTLES AND WATER BOTTLES


ALL THE ABOVE WILL BE RECYCLED FOR CASH FOR VARIOUS NEEDS OF THE CENTER WE WILL HAVE A LIST OF WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED AT THE CENTER.


HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS AND GIFTS


SOON WE WILL START COLLECTING FOOD FOR NEEDY SCHOOL CHILDREN’S FAMILIES AT FIR GROVE SCHOOL.  IF YOU WANT TO DONATE MORE THAN FOOD, WE WILL BE COLLECTING MONEY TO BUY GIFTS FOR THESE CHILDREN ALSO AS THEY MAY NOT RECEIVE ANY GIFTS FOR CHISTMAS.  PLEASE, NON PERISABLE FOOD ITEM ONLY.


THE UCAN PROGRAM AND FISH PANTRY


THIS IS ON GOING ALL YEAR FOR THE COLLECTION OF FOOD FOR THOSE IN NEED BE SURE TO CHECK EXPIRATION DATES!

BINGO NEWS


Lisa Schrader


Another Bingo Marathon is on the horizon!   Mark your calendars for January 12, 2019 for the next one.  More info will soon be available.  Watch for flyers with all the details.

BINGO REPORT


Are you missing out on Bingo? Check this out!

When does Bingo open?
Monday & Wednesday at 11:30 AM
Friday at 4:30

MONDAY PENNY BINGO 1:00 TO 3:30PM

Only a penny per card per game – 18 games; plus 4 paper games at $1 each with payout's averaging from $15 to $80 – all payout's based on number sold.

Seating starts at 11:30am.

WEDNESDAY BINGO 1:00 TO 3:30PM

6 on 12 paper pack $8.00 and 4 paper games at $1.00 each.  16 games total.  With payout's from $15 - $80 – all payout's based on number sold, with a progressive blackout starting at 48 numbers for $50 increasing one number and $10 per week.  Progressive Bingo must have valid I.D.

Seating starts at 11:30.


FRIDAY BINGO 6:30 to 9:30PM

$16 FOR 19 GAMES INCLUDING SPEED.  Payout's on 6 – on papers average $25 with special game payout's averaging $50 - $100 and one with a Chance to Win $1,000 - $99.  The Progressive Bingo starts at 48 numbers for $200 increasing one number and $20 per week.

Seating starts at 4:30pm.



Mondays and Fridays, for those of you waiting for rides, we ask that you arrange your pick-up time for 3:30PM as the Senior Center closes when bingo ends.


Bingo cards may not be purchased or played other than at the approved location of licenser’s game.  A player must be present to win.  You must have a valid ID for all bingos over $100.  We will continue collecting canned foods for UCAN.  Get a free paper game on Wednesdays for 2 cans and on Friday get a free Early Bird Pack for 3 cans – just another way of supporting our Senior Center.

BUILDING RENTAL


Linda Cornett


Need a place to hold your meeting or event? Give the Roseburg Senior Center a try!  You could even play bingo or eat a meal with your event;  these are extra charges, but available to renters.  Meetings for large or small groups, possible monthly meetings too, can be arranged.

Contact the Facilities Rental Coordinator, Linda Cornett, at 541-673-9066 or leave a text message to 503-936-1005 for complete details or questions about our facility.

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