Thursday, April 7, 2016

Martha Byford

Chapter 1373 just lost Martha Byford (center)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring Sprint

I guess it’s time to get you some info on the Spring Sprint. The date is Monday 25 April. Place: The Homestead Restaurant on North Drive in Hopkinsville. We will start registration at 9:00 AM and begin the festivities at 9:45. The schedule will remain pretty much as before: Coffee, juice and Danish with registration followed by the morning program (a speaker ((TBD)), some NARFE business, and awards. Lunch at 12 will be order by menu (during registration period).

For those not familiar with the Homestead, it’s in an old, rather quaint one-story building set back a bit from the road. If you approach Hopkinsville from the west on 68, it intersects with North Drive a little way after passing the Senior Center. There is a stop light. Facing east, there is a BP station and Tempo Auto Sales lot on your left, a Wendy’s and Taco Bell on your right. Turn left. Homestead is about a block down the road on the left. Hard to miss. Coming from the east: After going through downtown Hopkinsville on 68, just watch for the landmarks and turn right. You probably won’t save much by taking the bypass and coming back east..

MAP

By way of explanation, for those who haven’t heard this: Miss Scarlett’s, where we have held both annual district meetings for several years, is no longer available. It was sold at auction, and we don’t know yet if it will reopen. Coincidentally, we recently added two chapters – Bowling Green and Mammoth cave – to the first district, expanding its boundary much farther east. (It’s now about 200 miles from west to east.) It seemed logical and fair that, since we had to move to a new venue anyway, we try to find one farther east for at least one of the two meetings to try to accommodate members of our two new chapters. The Homestead was the only place I could come up with (thanks to a suggestion from the Hopkinsville chapter). If you have another suggestion I’d be happy to check it out. The “plan” is to hold the second meeting at a venue (TBD) in the west and flip-flop them every year so that each side gets the Fall Roundup (the more highly attended meeting) every other year.   These meetings are important, but they’re also expensive to put on for me and the chapters. So it will depend largely on attendance. If we cannot draw a sufficient number of members to make the meeting worth the effort, I will have to rethink the “plan”. SO, I ask you, please, do everything you can to get to your members and encourage them to attend. I know that many members, especially in my age range, cannot or do not like to drive more than short distances. Look to carpooling. Anyone have a van, or do you have budget to rent one? As we get closer to the meeting, I’d appreciate some feedback on about how many from your chapter might attend, so I can keep the restaurant up to date.

We’ll send you post cards announcing the meeting and address labels for your chapter by the end of the month. Just add the stamp and send. Please double check the addresses. If you see some that you positively know are unable to attend due to health reasons, please hold them out and return to me. That will help when we have to do this again. I much appreciate your help in this. As always, questions, criticism, comments are most welcome.




Thursday, February 18, 2016

Meeting Dates ----- 2016


February Meeting

Crittenden County Chapter 1373 met at the Crittenden County Library at 11:15 AM. Tom Crider led us in prayer and then we said The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States our expression of allegiance to the Flag of the United States and the republic of the United States of America. We discussed when we next meet and whether we should meet every month and we decided to continue to meet 4 times a year; our next meeting is Wednesday April 20. 2016 at 11:15 AM.
We talked about the National Convention which will be in Reno Nevada August 28 - September 1, 2016.
2500 E Second Street
Reno, NV 89595
775 589 2000
Website: http://www.Grand Sierra Resort.com/hotel

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At our meeting we discussed the possibility of using the Webinars at our Spring Sprint in April. We think that the Spring Sprint will be in Hopkinsville, Kentucky at the same place we had our last Fall Roundup last year ( (October 2015) Click Here for Directions)
There will be no Kentucky Federation of Chapters Convention this Year; the Kentucky Federation of Chapters Conventions will be held in odd number years (2017, 2019 etc.); The National Conventions will be held in even numbered years (2016, 2018 etc.).
Joe Horcher our District I DVP attended our meeting and spoke to us about our District,
NARFE issues in the state and Country.



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

January Meeting Cancelled

We will try to have a meeting in 17th of February;
 if school cancels their meeting we will too.