SSC November 2017 Newsletter

Letter from the Board

Greetings SSC members,
Wow!  Can you believe it is Fall?  Hope everyone is enjoying these last beautiful summerlike days before the cool weather comes for good.  Here’s to a season of apple picking and enjoying the beautiful New England foliage.
With the turn of the season, begins another SSC year.   We opened the 2017-18 SSC year with our annual kick off dinner on September 14th and Interest Groups are off and running.
Fall Kick Off Dinner
Our first Member gathering of the year was held at Piccolo’s Restaurant where we enjoyed a great Italian dinner.  Almost 30 members gathered to reconnect and meet new members.  But more importantly, we came together to support both our local and national communities.  One of our annual projects is to give school supplies to our Shrewsbury schools.  Once again, our members rose to the occasion and bags and bags of school supplies have been distributed to the Shrewsbury Schools.  Secondly, the proceeds of our 50/50 raffle, which totaled $107.00, is being donated to help the recent hurricane victims.  The generosity of all is greatly appreciated and is a testament to the members of SSC.
2017-2018 Club Membership Dues
We currently have 69 paid members for the 2017-2018 calendar year which is great.  Last year we ended the year with 86 paid members and we would like to reach that magic number again!  We know that everyone is busy and sometimes we just forget to pay!  If you are in that group, we hope you will take a moment and reconsider rejoining.  Members are what make this organization such a great one. 
Our dues subsidize our expenses and any leftover monies at the end of the year are donated to charity.  Furthermore, dues entitle you to participant in Interest Groups and General Meetings, and members also receive the monthly Newsletter and are included in our Membership Directory. 
If you have not paid your 2017-18 dues, please remit your $20.00  no later than November 13, 2017 to continue your membership.   You can pay your dues on our website or by check.  Please make your check payable to “Shrewsbury Social Club” and mail to Patti Slaughter, 20 Trowbridge Lane, Shrewsbury, MA  01545.
After that date, we will provide the Interest Chairs with the names of all paid members for their groups for evites to reflect current membership.  If you are unsure whether or not you paid your dues, you can email Patti at Patti Slaughter and she will be happy to confirm.
Interest Group Updates
Our Interest Groups have a few new changes in leadership and a new group.  First, thank you to Margie White and Kulli Bloom for stepping into the chair positions for 40 plus.  Daytime Book Club is now being co-chaired by Denise Brown and Karis Ray.  Deb Burgess has added Bunko to her “chair” duties, and Nancy Cowan is our chair of Game Night.  Lastly, Rona Harris has set up a new group – “Rummikub” and she is chairing that Interest Group.  Thanks to all for stepping up to these leadership positions.  Without your contributions, this club wouldn’t exist.
In order for members to participate in as many groups as they would like, we have asked the Interest Group chairs to attempt to schedule their meetings on a regular basis each month.  This has been an overwhelming success!  Thank you to all of you for scheduling your meetings out for year.  We are hoping everyone can plan accordingly, and as such, no two events will occur on the same night and not all Interest Groups will meet during the same week.  
Lastly, an email was sent to all members confirming that you are on the correct Interest Group lists.  Thank you to everyone who responded and we have advised the Interest Group Chairs.  If you have not been receiving evites and or emails from your Interest Chair, please contact them directly.    Evite is not always perfect – nor are we! 

New Members
Lastly and most importantly, we would like to welcome the following new and returning members to SSC:
Mary Carney
Laura Spangenberg
Kristina Palomba
Andrea Shamgochian
Lisa Sooy

Please give a warm welcome to them!
Happy Fall Everyone,
The SSC Board

Interest Groups

Join Us


6:30 pm
40 Plus Monthly Birthday Dinner


Evening Book Club


9:30 am
Daytime Book Club


40 Plus Monthly Meeting


Evening Recipe


7 pm
Game Night


7 pm
Wine Tasting


7 pm


5:30 pm
40 Plus Winter Reimagined at Tower Hill Botanic Garden


7 pm

About Interest Groups

Find out more about the SSC interest groups at our website.  For details about this months activities contact us at  Invite your friends. Interested new members are welcome to visit any of these interest groups two times before joining the club.