SECRETARY’S REPORT

September 22, 2020

 

The meeting was called to order at approximately 9:05 AM by President Roger Barmash via Zoom conference call. 49 Members were logged on and counted as present.

Ed Shifman presented the colors and the members recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

President Barmash announced that starting today, we would try having the business meeting first to be followed by the speaker at around 9:30.

 

Secretary’s Report of the September 8, 2020 meeting was read and accepted by a majority vote of those present.

 

Glad & Sad: Harvey Tobolsky presented the following Glad & Sad Report:

We extend our congratulations to Norman and Rena Leafer whose granddaughter, Ashley Leafer was married to David Costa at a twilight ceremony in New York on September 5, 2020.

   

We received an acknowledgement and thank you from the family of our late Past President Bob Howard for our donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.

   

We received an acknowledgement and thank from the family of the late Arthur I Levine for our donation to the Disabled American Veterans.

   

Bud Adler is at home resting following a minor outpatient procedure. (Sent card)

   

Henry Vozella has been diagnosed with cancer. (sent Card)

   

Cantor Harold Lew’s wife, Honey, was briefly hospitalized due to an infection. (Sent card)

   

George Weiner had heart attack and is recuperating at Orchard Cove in Canton. (Sent card)

   

We extend our condolences to the family of the late Charles Liftman who passed away on September 18th. Funeral arrangements were private. A donation in his memory was made to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.

 

Historian/Web Master: Dan Liberman briefly reviewed some of the progress he was making in gathering the historical records of the club. He will be reaching out further and would be incredibly grateful for anyone interested in assisting him.

Bocce: Ken Siegal announced that the formal dedication of the Bocce Courts would take place on October 7th at 10:30 AM at the Sharon Community Center. 

 

Golf: Mike Yawitch reported that golf is in full swing, weather permitting. Groups have had Tee Times at D.W. Field in Brockton and Chemawa in North Attleboro.

 

Member Survey: Bob Soffer advised that the recent member survey was well received with a majority showing interest in the following:

   

Meeting Frequency should remain at two per month during the current pandemic.

   

We should vary the order of the meeting as we are doing today to see what works best.

   

Members are interested in online courses related to a better understanding of frequently used computer applications such as Zoom.

Speaker: Todd Weaver Sr. Vice President of Strategies for College Inc. was introduced by Speakers Committee Chairman Bob Soffer. We welcome back Mr. Weaver for his second visit with us. 

   

Today, he covered some of the things that are occurring on college campuses due to Covid such as the number of incoming Freshman requesting a deferment rather than take courses remotely. He cited Harvard at 20% of Freshman in this category. Colleges are seeing a 4 Year graduation rate of approximately 46% and a 5 Year rate of about 58%.

  

Considering that the expenses at most colleges are not showing much in the way of tuition reduction this year and the rapidly increasing rate of student debt we have reached the point of families needing to plan more carefully over the next few years. A big factor in college expenses is the reduction this year in the number of foreign students who comprise the largest group paying full tuition as well as room & board. We all need to ask ourselves if the cost particularly at the most sought-after schools is worth it or what is the expected return on our investment. 

   

With the cancellation of SAT and other entrance exams many colleges have decided to place more emphasis on Academic Fit and Financial Need. The emphasis should be on doing your research to find the schools that “Want You” and will provide some financial assistance. Caution must be taken in completing applications as many small schools have recently closed, merged or may be in financial difficulty.

   

Care must be taken in gifting grand children to avoid the 2 Year Look Back that colleges use in reviewing Financial Aid Applications. We should consider delaying until the Junior year has already begun.

   

An interesting and informative Q & A followed Mr. Weaver’s presentation.

 

Meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:30

 

Next meeting will be on October 13th.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Norman Ainbinder, Secretary

 

September 8, 2020


The meeting was called to order at approximately 9:05 AM by President Roger Barmash via Zoom conference call. 60 members were logged on and counted as present. 


The colors were presented and Roger lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Steve Lechter provided an update for those members who had not been reimbursed for their deposits on the cancelled Nashville trip. It now appears that our members may be treated as creditors with some priority. Steve was hopeful that members refunds may be forthcoming in 60-90 days. Additional information will be provided as soon as Steve hears further. 


Speaker: Bob Soffer, Chairman of the Speakers Committee introduced us to Rory
McGregor, President of the Board of Directors of the Neponset River Watershed
Association. Mr. McGregor has extensive knowledge of the operation of the Town of Sharon Water Department, which is run as an independent business, as well as the various wells, streams, ponds and lakes found within the town’s boundaries and in some neighboring cities and towns.

 

He outlined for us the route of the Neponset River and its sources flowing down to where the estuary in Lower Mills empties into the Atlantic. He also stressed the problems faced due to the Climate Crisis and storm water run-off as well as the environmental hot spots in the river communities.


During the Q&A he mentioned that he was hopeful that we may some day see the construction of a fish ladder at the Milton dam which would enhance the fishing opportunities along the river. Members were invited to become active in the annual river clean up efforts and in the management of Lake Massapoag.


Secretary’s Report of the August 25 th meeting was read and accepted by majority vote of the members.


Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Jim Jeneral presented the following thru Sept 7 th :
Year to Date Income: $8,108 Year to Date Expense: $2,139 Net Income: $5,969
Checking Account Balance: $7,827 Savings Account Balance: $7,754
It should be noted that expenses remain low while dues collection was strong in spite of our Covid19 imposed limitations.

 

Glad and Sad: Harvey Tobolsky presented the Glad & Sad as follows:
We extend our congratulations to Ralph & Marsha Jacobs who celebrated their 48 th wedding anniversary on September 1 st . 


We received an acknowledgement and thank you note from the Alzheimer’s Association for our donation in memory Past President Robert Howard.
Congratulations to Robert and Elaine Corman who will celebrate their 65 th wedding
anniversary on October 25 th . 


We extend our condolences to Hy Lamb whose wife, Marilyn, recently passed away,
Membership: Bud Adler Chairman of the Membership Committee introduced us to David Rabinowitz and Dena Miller who have joined us today for the first time, Welcome David and Dena. An initiation will be arranged once we have returned to the Community Center.

Historian/Website: Dan Liberman reported on his need for assistance with arranging for the retention of the historical records of the Club. Please call him and volunteer. Experience in document scanning would be most welcome but is not a requirement. He also indicated that he will be posting, nonpolitical, Covid19 information on the Website.


Walking Club: Andy Klassman advised that the club has been meeting on Fridays at 8:30AM.


The location of each week’s walk and other details are available by calling Andy a few days in advance.


Golf: Mike Yawitch announced that some T times have been arranged for small groups. Call Mike for details if you are interested.

 

Investment Club: Neil Nager reported that returns are a good as the Market continues to perform very strong. New members are always welcome as are guests. Please contact Neil for further information or to join.


Executive Committee will meet immediately after this meeting to discuss a question raised relative to the order of the meeting.


Next meeting will be on September 22 nd .

August 25, 2020


The meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM by President Roger Barmash via Zoom
conference. 53 members were logged on and counted as present.


Ed Shifman presented the colors and lead the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roger announced that a survey of the members will be sent out to determine if we should go back to holding meetings weekly or continue biweekly. Please watch your E Mail for the questionnaire.


Speaker: Bob Soffer, Chairman of the Speakers Committee introduced us to Leann
Shamash of Newton, MA. Leann teaches a class at Hebrew College on Grandparenting
Through a Jewish Lens.

 

The topic today was how we as grandparents can be more effective 
communicators of our family’s stories. Her message was that we are the link from our past to future generations and have a responsibility to effectively tell our family’s stories. We need to be aware of our audience, young children vs adult, and try to draw them in to the story. It should be brief; use colorful words and remember not to stray from the main subject.

 

Our verbal stories can be more effective than photo albums and give the audience the opportunity to interact with us. A brief Q & A followed. Members indicated that genealogy search information may be available through local libraries at no cost.

 

Glad & Sad: Harvey Tobolsky presented the Glad & Sad as follows:
We extend our congratulations to Dr Steven Greenberg and his wife Joyce on celebrating their 45 th anniversary. Also, their son Ross recently became engaged to Jessica Sares.


Ken Weiner recently had an aortic valve replacement procedure and is recovering at home. 


Congratulations to Dan and Helen Liberman who celebrated the Bat Mitzvahs of their
granddaughters Hannah and Leah Liberman on Thursday, August 13 th . The ceremony was broadcast to family and friends in the US, Israel and Amsterdam.

 

We extend our congratulations to club member Norman Ainbinder and his wife, Annette and to Club member Barry Clayman and his wife, Margo.

 

Their granddaughter Rebecca Clayman earned Dean’s List Honors at Union College for the 2019/2020 Academic Year.


Cantor Harold Lew’s wife, Honey, is now continuing her recuperation at home in Whitney
Place.

 

Our condolences are extended to the family of Arthur Levine who passed away on August 19 th . Cantor Lew presided at the funeral service held today at Whitney Place. A donation in his memory is being made to the Disabled American Veterans,
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rving Knaiger recently had triple bypass surgery and is recuperating at Copley Nursing facility in Stoughton.


Investment Club: Neil Nager updated us on the status of the investments and extended an invitation to members to join or observe.


Historian: Roger introduced Dan Liberman who in addition to being our Webmaster will now become the Historian. Dan needs a volunteer to assist him with his duties as Webmaster to assure continuity and accuracy of our web and historical records.

 

He will also be submitting an operating budget to the Club as some electronic equipment and office supplies may need to be
purchased. Please call Dan and volunteer.

Our next meeting will be held on September 8 th at which time the subject will be Neponset River Watershed.


Meeting adjourned at approximately 10:30 AM.


Respectfully submitted,
Norman Ainbinder, Secretary

August 11, 2020
The meeting was called to order at 9:02 AM by President Roger Barmash via Zoom
conference. 47 members were logged on and counted as present.

 

Ed Shifman presented the colors and lead the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.


Historian: Roger and Steve Lechter opened a discussion of the need for the appointment of a Club Historian to maintain the written and digital records of the Club.

 

Website Manager Dan Liberman reviewed what materials were already available on our website.

Former Secretary Ed Shoenig mentioned that he still had his notes which should also be included in our historical records. Roger asked that anyone interested in this position or in need of any information about the duties should contact him directly.


Speaker: Bob Soffer, Chairman of the Speakers Committee introduced Dr. Alan Bulotsky,
a member of the Club, as today’s speaker. Dr. Bulotsky showed us some of the sketches he has made of various members and guest speakers during our meetings. He also spoke of how his artwork has kept him busy and his mind alert. It was interesting to see some of the pieces that he had completed in charcoal, acrylic and oil and to be shown around his “cave”. He related how he used the various materials, selected his subjects and interacted with family and friends around his hobby.


A lively and interesting Q + A followed.


Secretary’s Report – The secretary’s report from the July 28, 2020 meeting was read and
accepted without change.


Glad and Sad:

 

Glad: Harvey Tobolsky submitted his report as follows:


Ed Rubin’s wife, Linda, fell and broke her wrist and is now recuperating.
Ray Block has been admitted to Copley Nursing Home of Stoughton.


Honey Lew, wife of Cantor Harold Lew, had a recent fall and is recuperating at Compass
Medical of Braintree.


Congratulations to Jeff and Marcia Shapiro who celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on August 1, 2020.


Congratulations to Harvey and Millie Tobolsky who will celebrate their 60th anniversary on August 28, 2020.


Congratulations to Norman and Annette Ainbinder whose daughter Meredith recently became engaged to Dr. David Shein.


Cards have been sent.


Membership: Bud Adler, Chairman of the Membership Committee, reported that going
forward we would be introducing prospective members to the club via Zoom and encouraging them to join us during our meetings. Initiations would be placed on hold until such time as we can again meet in person.

 

Anyone in need of an application for a relative or friend was encouraged to request one, have it completed and sent along to Bud.

 

He then introduced us to Ronald Gorin and Dan Greenstein  who joined us today for the first time. Welcome to Ron and Dan!

 

 

July 28, 2020


The meeting was called to order by Vice President Jeff Shapiro via Zoom Conference at 9:05 AM.

 

61 members were logged on and counted as present. President Roger Barmash was
unavailable and not yet logged on. Vice President Jeff Shapiro convened the meeting.


Ed Shifman presented the colors and led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.


Richie Suskin presented a tribute to his friend and mentor Past President Bob Howard who had passed away on July 19, 2020. Members stood for a moment of silence in honor of Bob.


Several Club Members had observed the remote broadcast of Bob’s internment at Sharon
Memorial Park on July 22.


Jeff Shapiro informed members of the tribute paid to the memory of Past President Ralph Generazzo by the Town of Sharon.

 

A dedication was published in the town Annual Report honoring Ralph’s volunteer service to the Town and the Men’s Club. A tribute of this type is generally reserved for those who have held elected office in Sharon. We are fortunate to have known Ralph and enjoyed his friendship and dedication.


Secretary’s Report: The Secretary’s Report of the July 14, 2020 meeting was read and
accepted without change.


Sad & Glad: Harvey Tobolsky presented the following report:


Phil Rosen recently had a heart attack and was hospitalized at Good Smaratin in Brockton. He is currently at home recuperating. A thank you note was received from Phil for our cards and well wishes.


We extend our condolences to the family of Past President Bob Howard who passed away on July 19, 2020. A donation in his memory is being sent to the Alzheimer’s Association.


We received a thank you note from Ian Johnstone for our cards and well wishes during his recent illness.


We extend our condolences to Sam Kaplan whose niece, Cheryl Frenchi, passed away on July 27, 2020.


Webmaster Dan Liberman advised that in addition to the information on COVID he has now posted information on EEE and West Nile. He emphasized that these postings are in no way influenced by political opinion and are guided by published state and federal government studies and information.


Ken Siegal mentioned that bocce does not take any days off. He expressed thanks for Ralph’s efforts to make it possible. Rest rooms are now open at the Community Center for players comfort.


Investment Club: Neil Nager reminded members that the next meeting of the Investment Club will be this Thursday.


Speaker: George Manoogian was introduced by Bob Soffer, Chairman of the Speaker’s Committee. Mr. Manoogian has been a volunteer for over 30 years with Toastmasters International in the Massachusetts state prison system. He related some of his personal experiences to us and some of the success stories of the inmates he had been in contact with over the years. He also briefly reviewed some of the difficulties encountered by prisoners seeking to improve themselves prior to release. A highly informative Q + A followed.

 

July 14, 2020

The meeting was called to order by President Roger Barmash via Zoom Conference at 9:04AM.

67 members were logged on and counted as present.

 

Ed Shifman presented the colors and lead the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Small Group Discussion: Bob Soffer, Chairman of the Speakers Committee, reviewed the result of the initial group discussion and thanked Marty Agulnek for organizing the program and Steve Cohn for arranging the Zoom meeting. A survey of the participants has been distributed. Plans for future discussion groups are being formulated.

 

Speaker: Bob Soffer introduced us to David S. Ball, Massachusetts State Coordinator of Braver Angels.

 

Braver Angels has become a leading organization in promoting civility and constructive engagement amongst Liberals and Conservatives in the country. He outlined how the divide has increased and how through their conferences and workshops they attempt to bring people of opposing opinions together to have civil and productive conversations. Mutual respect, trust and effective listening are the keys to their working toward civility. Mr. Ball feels that the divide today has reached a high point not seen since the slavery debates of the 1850s. He closed by emphasizing that his organization does not solve social or political problems but serves to bring opposing parties together for civil discussion. Members were invited to explore their website and join the organization. An interesting and informative Q+A session followed his presentation.

 

Roger extended the thanks of the Club to Steve Cohn for his invaluable assistance in organizing and overseeing our Zoom meetings, committee meetings and Small Group Discussion.

 

It was announced that Steve Lechter had been appointed Parliamentarian and Ralph Jacobs to be Member at Large. Both positions were created as a result of our adoption of the new By Laws.

Steve, as Chairman of the By Laws Committee, briefly explained the duties of both positions.

 

Secretary’s Report: The Secretary’s report of the June 23rd meeting was read and accepted without change.

 

Sad & Glad: Harvey Tobolsky presented the following report:

 

Harvey Lewis was recently hospitalized at Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton. He is now at home recuperating.

 

We extend our condolences to the family of Albert Levenson who passed away, on June 29th the eve of his 90th birthday. Funeral services were private. A donation in his memory was sent to the American Cancer Society.

 

  We extend our condolences to Jim Slovin whose brother, Ronald, passed away on July 6th. Services were held on July 13th.  

 

Ian Johnstone was recently hospitalized at Beth Israel in Boston and is recuperating at home.

 

(Cards were sent)

 

Membership/Dues:  Bud Adler addressed the annual problem of delinquent dues payments and how this year through the efforts of our Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Phone Squad Chairman, Ralph Jacobs and himself we closed the year with only 23 members unpaid. This was an extraordinary accomplishment in view of the pandemic and the difficulty in reaching some members. In a “normal year” there would have been anywhere from 35-40 members lost due to non payment of dues. The Club is extremely grateful for this effort.

 

Bocce: Ken Siegal reminded us that Bocce is meeting each Wednesday, weather permitting, at the Community Center. Rest rooms are not yet available.

 

Investment Club: Neil Nager advised the group is meeting via Zoom conference. Next meeting will be July 30th. Buy-in is approximately $5,000 and monthly deposit is $50. Call Neil if interested in observing or joining.

 

Golf: Mike Yarwitch advised that members are golfing on their own or in small groups.

 

Next meeting is planned for July 28th with a guest from Toastmasters.

 

Meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:30 with 67 members logged in.

 

June 23, 2020  


The meeting was called to order by President Roger Barmash via Zoom Conference at 9:05 AM. 67 members were logged on and counted as present.


Ed Shifman presented the colors and lead the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

By Laws: Roger advised the members that a motion had been received from Stephen Lecheter,Chairman of the By Laws Committee asking that a vote be taken on the acceptance of the newly revised By Laws.

 

All members had previously received a copy of the By Laws by E-Mailor USPS, if they did not have an Email. The members had no questions, additions or deletions
to be made at this time. The motion was read and seconded. A vote was taken, and a majority of the members voted in favor of adoption.


Speaker: Bob Soffer, Chairman of the Programs Committee introduced Dr. Stuart Jacoby a licensed psychologist from Sharon to speak on: Coping with Social Isolation in the Age of the Coronavirus. Dr. Jacoby spoke of the effects of the virus on feelings of loneliness, social isolation and stress. He urged that we do not try to hide the effects of our stress but seek out someone with whom we should feel free to discuss our feelings. He was very complimentary of the Club for providing opportunities, such as today’s meeting, for the members to actively participate and allow us to maintain friendships even while in quarantine. A highly informative
Q & A Session followed. Dr. Jacoby agreed to allow his slide presentation to be published on the Club Website. Steve Cohn will coordinate that with our Web Manager, Dan Liberman. Secretary’s Report: The Secretary’s Report from the meeting of June 9, 2020 was read and accepted without change.

 

Membership: Assistant Treasurer, Harvey Levine, advised that we still had approximately 30 members unpaid. He noted that this was slightly higher than our experience in past years but understandable in current circumstances. Phone calls to unpaid members are continuing.


Glad & Sad: Report was read by Harvey Tobolsky as follows:
We received a Thank You Note from Jeri Heinberg for the card we had sent to Chick.

 

Irwin Rosenfield’s wife, Sylvia, was recently in Good Samaritan Hospital.


We extend condolences to Harris Cohen on the passing of his sister, Doretha Morton, who passed away on June 17 th .
Congratulations to Marty and Sandy Woolf whose granddaughter, Nicole Woolf, was inducted into the National Honor Society and whose grandson, Adam Woolf, was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. 


Cards were sent to all.


Economic Impact Payments: Jim Maltz and Harvey Weisthal addressed the subject of debit cards that members may have received in payment. 


Programming: Bob Soffer gave a brief outline of the topics for the speakers at our July 14 th and July 28 th meetings. He also mentioned that speakers were booked into mid-August.

 

Travel: Jeff Shapiro gave us an update on our efforts to recover funds from the now bankrupt travel agency for the since cancelled Nashville trip. He indicated that we should probably not expect any further word until September.

 

Golf: Mike Yarwich indicated that most members were golfing on their own as local golf courses are not yet available to book parties.


The meeting adjourned at approximately 10:20 AM.


The Club would like to extend its appreciation to Steve Cohn for his assistance with the Zoom conferencing. It was noted that shortly after the opening we had 86 members participating.

Respectfully submitted,


Norman Ainbinder, Secretary

 

June 9, 2020

The meeting was called to order via Zoom Conference, at approximately 9:00 AM by President Roger Barmash. 62 members were logged on and present.

 

Our thanks to Steve Cohn for assisting the club with the Zoom meeting arrangements and today’s speaker’s presentation.

 

Treasurer Jim Jeneral presented the colors and lead the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Roger expressed the appreciation and heartfelt thanks of the Club to Past President and Assistant Treasurer Sid Hurwitz for his many years of service. Sid will no longer be serving as Assistant Treasurer. However, we look forward to his continuing contributions and active membership.

Roger opened nominations for a new Assistant Treasurer. Harvey Levine was nominated and seconded. Seeing that no other nominations were made, Roger called for a vote. The vote for Harvey was unanimous.

 

The Secretary’s report of the May 26th meeting was read and accepted without change.

 

Membership: Bud Adler reported that the current membership of the Club is 310. Approximately 80 are still unpaid as of today, June 9th. Phone calls to those who have not yet paid are continuing. The deadline for payment has been extended to the end June due to current circumstances. 

Glad & Sad Report: Harvey Tobolsky presented the following report:

   

An acknowledgement and thank you was received from the Cohn Family for our expressions on the passing of Steve’s mother, Rita.

  

 Chick Heinberg was recently injured in a fall and is recuperating at a rehab facility in Newton .

   

Ed Shifman’s wife, Sandra, fell and suffered a broken hip.

   The Club is saddened to learn of the recent passing of Richard Pearl’s wife, Susan.

   

Elliot Schwartz has had some complications from a recent illness and is currently in Spaulding Rehab for treatment.

  

 Jim Maltz recently had collarbone and shoulder surgery and is recuperating.

  

 Norman Berk had a heart attack in late May. He is now at home and will be in a cardiac rehab program.

  

 Ian Johnstone also suffered a heart attack and is at Beth Israel, Boston recovering.

   Cards have been sent to all.

By Laws:  Steve Lechter reported on the distribution of copies of the By Laws via E Mail and US Mail. He has received and processed some minor suggestions for changes from the Members. A vote on the By Laws will be held at a future meeting.

Photography: Paul Sowsy wanted to remind everyone that photos are being taken from the Zoom screen for publication in the Nexus. 

Programming: Bob Soffer mentioned that in addition to today’s speaker he has made arrangements for additional presentations at future Zoom Meetings.  He then introduced club member, Jim Maltz, of Canton Financial, who spoke on the need for members to be aware of some changes that have occurred due to the recently enacted Secure Act and the Cares Act. It was suggested that members should contact their financial advisor, tax specialist and/or trust attorney for a review of their individual goals and plans. He made reference to RMDs and IRA beneficiary changes among others.6

Meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:00 AM with 82 members logged on. Next meeting is planned for June 23rd.

Respectfully submitted,

Norman Ainbinder, Secretary

 

June 2, 2020

 

Greetings,

 

Another month has passed and we are still hanging in. Some have
returned from Winter residences and some have not. Your Dr. is
available for phone call check up and your prescriptions can be
delivered or picked up at the drive thru window.


More importantly, some of our club committees have been meeting
via phone or Zoom and some business of the club is getting done.
Make sure to let our Executive Committee and the Nexus editor
know what your committee(s) has been doing or has planned.


Hopefully, we can get back to the Community Center before too
long. We will probably need the guidance of the Sharon Council on Aging, Board of Health, and probably a few
others before that can happen. But we can still make phone calls, exchange emails and maybe have some
Zoom conferences.


Stay safe, be well and call each other once in a while.


-- Norman Ainbinder, Secretary

 

 

March 10, 2020 

Meeting was opened at 9:05 AM by President Roger Barmash. 

The Colors were presented, and the members recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Kathy Medeiros of the Sharon Council of Aging announced that as of today, March 10, there were no cancellations or postponements of activities. 

Bob Soffer introduced members to two key employees of the New England Patriots staff: 

Aaron Salkin - Director of Media Relations and Jeff Connors - Director of Premium Seating. 

Each spoke briefly of his educational background, work history and time with the Patriot's organization. A lively question and answer period followed. Unfortunately, no details were forthcoming relative Tom Brady's future with the team. A wide-ranging discussion concerning the virus outbreak was held. Members voted that meetings would continue unless otherwise directed by the Town of Sharon.

 

Chairs will be spread out and handshakes will not be permitted.

 

 All were reminded to practice good hygiene and follow CDC guidelines.

 

Bud Adler introduced us to Howard Rothberg and Jay Schwab who were unanimously elected into membership. Membership now stands at 321. 

 

No Sad & Glad report today. 

The Annual Spring Luncheon is now scheduled for Tuesday, June 16th. There will not be a regular meeting that day. 

Raffle: Phil Levine $12 Gene Malkin $7 

Norman Ainbinder, Secretary 

 

March 3, 2020 

 

Meeting was opened at 9:05 AM at Whitney Place by Past President Sam Kaplan in the 

absence of President Roger Barmash and Vice President Jeff Shapiro 

The Colors were presented, and the members recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Lt. Andrew Solden and two additional representatives of the Sharon Fire Department's EMS Team were introduced to the members. The Team guided us through the steps necessary to make us fully informed of the various methods of assisting a victim of a serious bleeding injury. The hands-on demonstrations and learning opportunity were very well accepted by all present. Members questions were addressed before, during and after the training session. Certificates of completion of the course will be provided to members at a later date. 

Lt. Solden and his team are providing demonstrations and training for many of the Sharon Town Employees and at various other sites throughout the Town including some staff members of Whitney Place. 

Sad & Glad: 

A Thank You Note was received from Harvey Levine for our kindness and concern following the passing of his sister. 

Steve Braidman has been under the weather. A card was sent. Congratulations were extended to Paul Berger who recently became a great grandfather and to his son, Marc who became a grandfather. Marc's daughter, Laura, recently gave birth. 

Peter Bickoff is recovering at home following recent back surgery. 

Webmaster Dan Liberman made remarks concerning the current flu and virus season. Members are reminded that if they are not feeling well or recovering from the flu or a cold, that it is OK to miss a meeting. Members were informed that the revised By Laws of the Club will soon be available for review. 

A motion was made and seconded that nominations for the office of, Assistant Secretary, be opened. Ed Rubin was nominated and seconded. Additional nominations may be submitted prior to the next meeting at which time a vote will be taken. 

Sam Kaplan briefly entertained us with some “Bits of Humor". 

Lottery: Harvey Levine $16 (Again) 

Norman Bek $12 

 

 

 

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