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TERRIFIC TRIPS    
Senior center members may register the first ten days. After that, non-member seniors or
those ages 21-49 accompanying a senior, may register for remaining seats. Payment is due
when registering and must be paid with checks or money orders. Cancellation/refund policies
are determined by the tour company arranging the trip. Please check before registering to
see if scooters or wheelchairs can be accommodated. Take-home flyers are available at the
center.
In order to take advantage of special promotions, it is possible that new trips may be offered
on short notice. Check the bulletin board on a regular basis since the newsletter may not
include every trip. Emergency cards: travelers will need to complete a new travel
emergency/waiver card if the previous card is more than a year old.
In order to comply with mailing requirements, details on overnight trips cannot be printed in
the newsletter. Usually, registration for long trips begins about six months in advance. For
information on any trip, call the senior center at 233-9999.

Nov. 28        Mega Caverns:  Lights Under Louisville
Please park in the back half of the back parking lot and report to Carolyn at the bus.
Departure time is 1:45 p.m. with approximate return of 9:30 p.m.

2019 Trips  (more may be added)
April 14-20: Myrtle Beach; register Nov. 1
June 19:       Ricky Nelson Tribute
June 23-25:  Soaring Eagle
Sept. 7-13:   Canada
Dec. 2:         Christmas of Yesteryear

PENNY AUCTION
The Laurels of Huber Heights will sponsor a fun, fun, fun penny auction at 1:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, December 12. Free tickets (limit of 30) will be issued to members beginning
November 14; limit of two tickets per person. If you need to cancel, please return your ticket to
the desk so someone from the waiting list can take your place.
Everyone will be given a certain amount of pennies and then be able to gain extra with some
quick trivia questions. Great prizes will be available for you to bid on with your pennies.
Please do not bring your own pennies. Refreshments will be provided. Thanks to The Laurels
for sponsoring this popular event!

TIDBITS
*The first day to register for ticket sales, classes, and new activities/events is always busy so
they cannot all start on the same day. The dates are staggered in order not to overload the
desk volunteer. Thank you for understanding.
*In order to offer a variety of special events/activities, there are times when regular activities
need to be cancelled, start at a different time, or be held in a different room, sometimes at the
last minute. Thank you for your flexibility.
*Daylight Saving Time ends November 4; set clocks back one hour.
*Board of Trustees candidate photos with info will be in the great room and back room.
*Christmas concert at Eichelberger Amphitheater, 5-7 p.m., December 1. Live music, Santa,
free hot chocolate, cookies.

SENIOR HOLIDAY DINNER    
The Huber Heights City Schools will provide a holiday dinner for seniors on Wednesday,
December 5. Please be sure to RSVP by the deadline. The event will be held at Wayne High
School in the cafeteria. Entertainment will be provided by the local students. You must be at
least sixty years old and reside in the Huber Heights School District to attend.
You can call 237-6300 after November 19 if you did not receive an invitation. Doors open at 4:
15 p.m. with dinner at 4:45 p.m.

SNOWBIRDS  
Snowbirds should contact Pat to make arrangements to receive or stop your newsletter while
you are at your winter address. The same start and stop dates you give to the Post Office are
the dates needed by the senior center.  

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS   
The senior center will be closed on November 12, 21 (at 12:30), 22, 23.

TOY DONATIONS  
The senior center is a collection site for anyone wishing to donate new or gently used toys for
children in Huber Heights (birth-12 years). Donations should not be wrapped. This program,
Toys for Kids at Christmas, is sponsored by the VFW Post 3283. Wrapping paper and gift
bags may also be donated. The collection box is expected to be here November 13. The last
day to make donations is December 13.

COMMUNITY MEALS   
Project One Hope is a community outreach supported by multiple churches in Huber Heights
to provide a free dinner to the community. For the most current information, visit www.fcchh.
org or call 236-8029.
Nov. 8:    First Christian Church (Forge), 6114 Fishburg Rd, 5-6:30, 236-8029
Nov. 17:  HH Church of God, 6900 Brandt Pike, 5-6:30, 233-3137
Nov. 18:  St. Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd., 12:30-3, 233-3137
Nov. 27:  Sulphur Grove UM Church, 7505 Taylorsville Rd, 5-6:30, 236-5970

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Parade Chairman: organize senior center entry for the July 4th parade. Must be available to
be in the parade (usually either the last Saturday in June or first one in July) and begin
working on this event early next year. Guidance is available from previous volunteers.
Sign Makers: if you can make large, professional or creative signs for members to carry in the
parade, please contact Pat at 237-7912. We are trying to identify those who are willing to do
this if the parade committee decides to use signs.
Pop Cans: take pop cans to the collection site at the fire department to help burn victims.
Temporary position until regular volunteer returns.
Newsletter Driver (sub): fill in when regular driver is unavailable. Take senior center
newsletters to the Post Office in Dayton on Fifth Street.
Kitchen Supplies: two people needed to shop at GFS and bring items to the senior center as
needed. Need large enough vehicle for big/long boxes and the ability to carry supplies inside.
Can shop together or divide duties. Training provided. Please contact Pat.

QUILT AUCTION
Fundraiser
Member, Dottie Rambler, made a lovely quilt and donated it to the senior center so it can be
used for fundraising. Over the years, she made many quilts and sold them for $100 or more
at craft fairs. A silent auction will begin November 13 and end December 12; just in time for
the quilt to become yours or as a Christmas gift for someone. The card to write down your bid
will be at the desk and the quilt be displayed at various times; you can ask to see it if it is not
out when you are here.
The size is 66½ x 84 inches and is machine stitched and hand quilted.

SCHEDULE CHANGES
P. Bridge:        cancelled Nov. 1
Carving:        cancelled Nov. 1
Tai Chi practice: cancel Nov. 5
Board Meeting: 12 p.m. Nov. 5
D. Bridge:        cancelled Nov. 5
Game Night:        cancelled Nov. 14
Table Tennis:        cancelled Nov. 15
Euchre:        cancelled Nov. 15
Bunco:                cancelled Nov. 15
Chair Chi:        cancelled Nov. 16
Beg. Line dance:  9:30-10:30
Int. Line dance:   10:45-11:45
Closed: Nov. 12, 21 at 12:30, 22, 23

GET ON BOARD
If you wish to run for a position on the 2019 Board of Trustees, your name and the position
you are running for need to be submitted by November 26. Please call Alma French at 236-
6409 to volunteer or you can attend the Membership Meeting on November 9 when
nominations will be taken from the floor.
Note: all nine positions are open for any eligible member. It is helpful to have Internet/e-mail,
especially for officer positions.

BOARD POSITIONS
Members in good standing, age 50 and over, are eligible to serve on the Board of Trustees.
Following is a brief description of duties:
President:          Presides at all meetings, appoints committee chairmen, signs contracts,
arranges annual audit, spokesperson for the center.
V.P:             Assists president and assumes duties of president when needed.
Secretary:         Records minutes of meetings, maintains organized file of all documents.
Treasurer:          Pays bills, makes bank deposits, maintains account of all transactions,
submits reports, financial records for annual audit, advisor for three months to incoming
treasurer.
Trustee        Assists with and backs projects in the interest of the members, works with
At Large:        program coordinator to help develop activities and programs.

WEATHER PROCEDURE
The senior center follows the Huber Heights Schools inclement weather closings only, not
delays. Check:
*TV (notification as late as 8:30 or changes from delay to closing may occur. Do not assume
the first time you see the listing that it is the final decision; keep checking and refer to more
than one channel).
*Call senior center recording at 237-7605 after 8 a.m. (updated if possible)

TAX PREPARATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed for the AARP Tax-Aide group at the Huber Heights Senior Center
(HHSC).  Tax-Aide volunteers are certified by AARP and the IRS to provide free tax
preparation services to the community.
There are two requirements to becoming an AARP certified volunteer tax preparer: 1)
completing training and passing certification tests, and 2) a commitment to prepare tax
returns on Wednesdays and Fridays from February through April 15.  Tax returns at HHSC
are prepared by appointment only.
Tax knowledge is helpful but not required.  Basic computer skills are also beneficial.  
Volunteers will be provided with a laptop computer and will be taught to use the tax software
program and how to properly prepare tax returns.
Certification training begins in October to learn federal tax laws and tax software usage, and
January to learn to prepare state and school district tax returns.  Tax preparation for clients
begins February 1, 2019.
Volunteers are also needed who can serve in a support role.  Client Facilitators help clients
complete the IRS Intake Form at their scheduled appointment.
To inquire about volunteering call the Volunteer Coordinator at 937-703-2421.  For more
information about the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program visit www.aarp.org/giving-back/.

KUDOS CORNER
*Thanks to October newsletter mailing volunteers: Lynn Brown, Grace Weaver, Martha
Wright, Linda Porter, Lusta Anderson, Sandy Holmes, Lou Brown, Richard Connor.
*35 people attended the Medicare 101 presentation; great turn-out!
*Thanks to everyone, including Junior Girl Scout Troop #30118, for making the senior center
collection of items for the animal resource center so successful.
*Once again, the senior center collected a large amount of Halloween candy for the fire
department to distribute on Beggars Night; thanks to all!
*Thanks to Vevia Enix for washing the kitchen towels every week and to Edythe Bleything for
her previous years of service.
*Thanks to Art Couturier for picking up the 2019 calendars from the Area Agency on Aging
and for getting new ice machine filters.
*Thanks to Betty Beery for making apple crisp and helping at the Keeping with the Keys
presentation.
*Thanks to Bobbie Markley for working at the flu shot event. 35 people took advantage of this
opportunity and also enjoyed refreshments provided by Compassus Hospice.
* Many thanks go to Sharon Ferraro for letting the class use her large button collection for the
button tree craft!

CRAFT CONNECTION
Interim Home Health will offer a craft project of a painted frame with hanging Christmas
ornaments at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7. Please see the poster on the bulletin
board. Last day to register is November 5. Seating is limited to 10; phone calls accepted.

REFELCTION
Happy Thanksgiving!
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
                                                         ~ Jim Davis

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
Dayspring and Elmcroft are sponsoring a Christmas Luncheon at the senior center with a nice
meal, door prizes, and live entertainment at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4. Free tickets (4
per member) will be available November 5-30. Guests may obtain a ticket beginning
November 28 if any remain. These sponsors have also provided the ice cream social,
masquerade party, and fall fun event this year.
Activity cancellation: bingo, congregate lunch.

AT THE LIBRARY
Call 496-8934 if you have questions about the following programs offered at the Huber
Heights Library.
Computer Classes (advance registration, prerequisites possible)
Internet Applied:        Nov. 12, 2-4
Computer Basics:        Nov. 19, 2-4
1 on 1 Computer Sessions: varying times
Staff available for a one-hour session of one-on-one training. We will cover topics from the
group classes and do our best to answer questions learners may have as well - all while
sitting side by side. Our focus is on you! Call 463-2665 and ask for Tony or Melissa. Laptop
will be provided during this session.  

Nov. 1, 7-8 p.m: Mound Builders and Village Dwellers: Over the last 2,000 years, southern
Ohio’s prehistoric occupants left their mark on the landscape, ranging from large earthen
constructions to villages that housed hundreds of people. Andy Sawyer from SunWatch talks
about the mound building efforts of the people we call the Hopewell, and SunWatch Indian
Village which provides evidence of the first intensive farmers of the middle Ohio River valley
region.

Nov. 8, 7-8 p.m: Dayton, the Quintessential Homefront:  Dr. David Alan Schmidt’s program
marks the centennial of World War I. Learn how Dayton, with its aviation base and strong
industrial and innovation heritage, was ideally suited to contribute to our nation’s war efforts.
Dayton citizens mobilized to help produce the soldiers, weapons, supplies, and money
necessary to win the war.

Nov. 15, 7-8:15 p.m: Tea & Mystery Book Discussion:  A monthly book discussion featuring
mystery novels with tea and light snacks. Our title is Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb. Copies
are available at the Checkout Desk.

November 6, 13, 20, 27, 10 - 11:00 a.m: Talk Tables: Would you like to practice your English
conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables provide a place to engage
in conversation and learn about helpful resources too.

Bring the grandkids!
Nov. 27, 5 - 6:00 p.m. Animal Ambassadors:  Meet some special wild animal guests including
a native turtle, snake, and owl from Five Rivers MetroParks. Learn how we can all help our
wild friends.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Dec. 4:        Holiday Luncheon
Dec. 6,7:     Vote for Board
Dec. 12:      Penny auction
Dec. 15:      Social
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