Volunteer of the Month
This month we’d like to shine the light on Terri Long. Terri Long is not only the Highland Police Department’s Captains secretary, but is also a Highland Senior Center Board Member. Terri goes way above and beyond those duties. Terri started volunteering shortly after becoming the Captain’s secretary. She started going to city events, which is where she met our Executive Director, Penny Lilburn. After getting to know Penny she said she would like to start volunteering for the center. That was back in 2010. A year later she was serving on our Board of Directors. Since that fateful day she met Penny she has helped out at our Golf Tournaments, Casino Nights, and just about every other special event we have going. All we need to do is ask and she’s there. Her specialty is selling, whether it be raffle tickets, or mulligans. Her infectious smile and persistent salemanship always ensures lots of money for the center. Born and raised in Yucaipa, CA she has stayed local. Engaged to be married this month to her fiancé, Brian Newborm, they look forward to starting a new life together with their three chihuahuas. Thanks Terri for your volunteering spirit and great attitude.
Date: August 20, 2014
Time: Wednesdays - 1:00-2:00 pm
Length: 9 weeks
Cost: $8.00 members members
$10.00 non members non-members
Instructor: Sue Herbert
Description: CREATIVE WRITING IS BACK!! Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. -William Wordsworth Michel Thaler, a French writer, published a 233-page novel without using any verbs. The novel is Le Train de Nulle Part (The Nowhere Train). Thaler said that verbs are like weeds among flowers; the weeds should be removed. Now you don’t need to go to that extreme, but there are many ways to be creative when writing. Whether it be the next great American novel, or a short story for friends and loved ones, or a novel with no vowels! If you can think it, instructor Sue Herbert has a class that will help you put pen to paper (or keyboard to hard drive). Sue Herbert was a student of the former teacher Mary Reed. She has agreed to take on the writing class for us. Wednesdays at 1:00pm
Time: Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free members
Location: Parlor or Sunroom
Description: Mah Jongg is a Chinese game of chance and skill traced to the time of Confucius. The game is somewhat similar to the card game rummy. Before the game begins, the players scramble the tiles, a distinctive feature that results in a thunderous roar. The four groups of Mah Jongg tiles are identified by distinctive images carved, engraved, or stamped onto the face, usually in red, black, and green. Play is fast and noisy (players discard unwanted tiles, turning them face up and identifying them aloud. If a player sees a discarded tile she needs, she can claim it. But she must expose it on the top of her rack along with other tiles from the combination. The game is defensive and an experienced player will never discard a tile that is obviously needed by another player. Going around the table, players quickly discard and take tiles until someone completes a combination. The winner exclaims, “Mah Jongg!” and everyone shuffles the tiles once more. Strategy is important. The players must visualize winning combinations and anticipate other players’ moves. But Mah Jongg also offers downtime, when tiles are shuffled, stories are exchanged, and players. Unfortunately, this game, which has been played for centuries, had been in danger of dying out here at the center. Due to injures and illnesses the group has dropped down to one table. They have one to two other players who stop by but not enough for a second table. That’s where you come in. They are a friendly group and are more than happy to welcome long time players, new players, and those who have no idea what Mah Jongg is but would like to learn. The game requires both luck and skill. You provide the luck and the group will teach you the skills. The group also enjoys good conversation lots of laughs. Anyone is welcome, both men and women. Come join the group as it meets every Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the parlor or sunroom.
To enrich, maintain, and protect the quality of life of Senior Adults...
TIME CHANGE - The 55 Alive refresher course has been moved to 8:30 a.m. on Mondays.
Membership Dues for the 2014 year: Only $20.00 a year. Annual dues are good until December 31, 2014. Gift Certificates are available. Purchase some Senior bucks also...!!
Board of Directors - The Board of Directors meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at noon.
Enjoy a hot nutrional lunch - M - F / 12 -1:00
June 26, 2014 5:00 - 9:00 - CASINO NIGHT & TASTE OF THE TOWN
Join us for an exciting night of gambling and sampling of food from local businesses. This is a fun fill night with prizes, food and fun. Tickets are on sale now for only $25.00
June 6, 2014 9:00 am - Teacher Appreciation
Join in as we recognize our many volunteer teachers whom have donated their time and talents for our University Classes. This is where we say thank you so very much.
Center presents at the Highland Chamber Luncheon
By: Mike Sylva
In January the Highland Area Chamber of Commerce held it’s monthly luncheon. What made it special was that, on the heels of the center being honored was the Chamber’s 2010 Business of the Year, the center gave a presentation. Penny Lilburn wanted to show the members exactly why we were worthy of such an award.
One of our aerobics instructors, Julia Regan, started things off with a short, heart pumping, aerobics warm up. Once everyone was done burning off the calories from their lunch, Penny showed a short power point presentation, in which she talked about the center and all the activities and resources we provide. Next came a short video, which highlighted a year in the life of the Highland Senior Center, showcasing all of our events and activities. In the end, the audience all agreed that the Chamber made the right choice!