February is to the year as Monday is to the work week. In the old days, every Monday we had to shake off the effects of a fun weekend, listen to an alarm clock, and face a seemingly endless week of work. In the month of February, we are finally done with, and probably worn out from the holidays and we are faced with many months with only one 3-day weekend. The weather was hopeless, and it was dark all the time. The novelty of December snow had long worn off. Face it, once we passed the age of decorating shoe boxes as receptacles for our classmates Valentine Cards, that holiday lost most of its luster. Valentines morphed into kind of an obligatory way to boost Hallmarks stock price and blow your diet on lousy chocolates in heart-shaped boxes. Despite my snark, don’t forget your sweetheart on the 14th!
At least now we live where the weather is nice (mostly) and Daylight Savings Time is within the range of hopefulness. Oh yeah, and the Super Bowl between the Chiefs and the 49ers is on February 11th.
Now that I have expounded on the many virtues of the month of February, I need to remind you that, being a leap year, February has an extra day. Oh joy!
I promise to bring more mirth and glee next month when we enter March, which brings us the start of spring.
Thank you to:
Don Krasnosky for leading a very successful casino night. Assisting Don was Don Thiele, Renee VonRoenn, Lyn Hoeft, Angie and Rick Corbeil, Anne and Tim McCusker, Jan Thomas, Dawn Bobay, Joel Krasnosky, and Ken Crespi.
February 10 – Ladies Luncheon. Our gals are going on a road trip this month. Their destination will be the thriving metropolis of Eustis, Florida. They will dine at Sol De Mexico (125 N. Bay St.) and will also explore the wonders of the Peddler’s Wagon and believe me that store has some wonders. Janet and I visited in December, and we were wowed by the place. I don’t want to give away too much but while we were shopping the owners were walking around with trays of snacks and tiny cocktails. Contact Nancy Krabbe 513-295-5531 if you are interested in this adventure. Nancy will be organizing carpools for the approximately 40-minute drive.
February 14 – Valentine’s Day dinner at Sakura restaurant organized by Dawn Bobay. This event has already sold out.
February 27 - GBSC meeting at Chatham at 6:30. Entertainment provided by The Traveling Nerd aka Leo Steffen. Leo is an interactive DJ who will provide games skits and music. Please bring a small snack to share with your table. BYOB as usual. Get out your pocket protectors and tape up your glasses because Nerd attire will be in vogue.
March 16 – St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the home of Donn and Marlene Cunningham. The event will be from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Please bring a dish to share, your drink of choice, and a chair. Wearing some green supposedly will bring good luck and it will keep those leprechauns who love to pinch at bay.
March 26 – GBSC meeting and Night at the Races. This popular event will be hosted by Tim and Anne McCusker. We have an exciting lineup of new jockeys this year including Angelo Cabrera, Kim Capron, Karen Gulley, Linda and Paul Ritchey. The jockeys are still rounding up and training their mounts, so we do not yet have the names of their horses.
The field had been full, but we recently had a scratch so now Tim and Anne are looking for one more jockey. Who wants to ride to the rescue? Maybe it is your time to make a hoof-hearted contribution to your neighborhood and pony up. Contact Tim at 585-314-3899 if you are interested in being a horse.
Also, start saving up your $1 dollar bills so you can bet on these magnificent steeds on 3/26.
April 23 – GBSC meeting at Chatham Rec Center at 6:30. This event will be a little different from our usual silliness. We will be hosting a presentation by Seniors vs. Crime. We will learn about the latest scams and how to avoid them. Also, there will be information on how to report a complaint to Seniors vs. Crime.
And there is more: we will get information on how to access and navigate our wonderful new GBSC website (thank you, Russ Jones).
Dessert will be provided, and it will be BYOB of course.
The Office of the Treasurer, Jim Caldwell, states that GBSC has $1069.56 in our account at present.
Social Club Dues. Janet is continuing to collect 2024 GBSC dues. $10 per person. If you have not paid your dues, Janet will be stationed on our front porch (8398 Hendricks Ln.) from 9:30 to 10:30 on Wednesday, February 7. Please take advantage of joining on this date or at the February 27th meeting.