Sunday, February 19, 2017

A Note from Baby Boomers' President

Dear Members,

I want to thank all the members who attended the General Meeting on Jan.19th. I was very excited to see so many who expressed interest and gave us suggestions on how to improve this great club. For those who were unable to attend the meeting, this will keep you in the loop. 

At the meeting the board and the members discussed the challenges of managing such a large club. We are in the process of updating the By-Laws to change the birth years required for membership to the Oak Run Baby Boomers to 1946-1964, which is the federal and state recognized definition of a Baby Boomer. (We have many members who are outside that age range and they were grandfathered in at the start of the club.) Also, because of our size and because we cannot accommodate more than 360 people at the Palm Grove Club, the board has now capped the membership at 450. The board has now started a waiting list for new members. Guest tickets were also discussed and are limited to two per household. This may have to be revisited in the future due to the size of the club. We also discussed adding the position of Event Coordinator to the Board.

7th Annual Bowling Party: March 18th at 2 pm at AMF Galaxy West Bowling Alley
Barry and Maryann Emery are hosting this event. So far Barry has sold 30 tickets. If you are interested in going, give Barry a call at 352-289-1604. Tickets are $12 for members and $14 for non-members, which include: 3 games bowling, pizza and salad. (Tickets are $5.00 for pizza only.) Special prizes and door prizes will be awarded.

4th Annual Golf Tournament: April 8th at 8:00 am Royal Oaks Golf Club
Bud Murray is our host for this event. Here are some of the details: (You can pick a foursome or we’ll team you up.) Limited to 25 teams. $20 per person for Royal Oaks Golf Club members, ($45 for non-members), includes lunch and golf. Prizes, 50/50, Mulligans and One Free Throw. A Sign-up sheet will be Royal Oaks Golf Club pending date to be announced. You can e-mail Bud if you want to sign up early at: Bumurray@bellsouth.net. Menu for the luncheon:  BBQ pulled pork, BBQ chicken legs and thighs, potato salad, Cole slaw, and iced tea.

Kentucky Derby Dance: Saturday, April 29th at 6:30-10:00 pm at Palm Grove Club
We are looking for a volunteer to host this dance, and we will also need volunteers to help with decorations and getting set-up. Karen Alduino, our event coordinator, has some real great ideas to add to the fun. Please e-mail us if you want to be in on the planning to: orbabyboomers@gmail.com.