Volunteer of the Month
The Nutrition Crew
This month we’d like to show special thanks to a hardworking team, our Nutrition Crew. A group of individuals, each with their own job, who come together to form a great team. Marge Booth heads the Nutrition as she has for the past 35 years. She handles all the paperwork and oversees the crew. She has seen many changes in personnel, especially in the past several years, but she has remained our Rock of Gibralter. Helping her out are Virginia Kauztman, Don Clay, Sally Gomez, Brenda Adams, Joan Breiten, and Rosetta Love. These members come in on varying days from 9am to 1pm. During this time they prepare the kitchen by cleaning, and setting up the dining room table. When the food comes they get it ready, serve it, and then clean up the kitchen and dining room afterwards. We thank these hard working volunteers for their daily service, and their well oiled machine like work, and dedication.
Spanish - Advanced
Date: March 4, 2014
Time: Tuesday - 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Length: 13 Weeks
Cost: No Fee members
No Fee non-members
Instructor: Pia Escalante
Location: Game Room
Description: Spanish is both a vulgar yet romantic language! The history of the Spanish language in Spain and the origin of the dialects of Spain begin with the linguistic evolution of Vulgar Latin. From those humble beginnings, it has evolved into the most widely spoken Romance language, both in terms of number of speakers and the number of countries in which it is the dominant language with over 500 million Spanish speakers worldwide. Our Spanish classes, both beginner and intermediate, are brought to us in cooperation with San Bernardino Adult Education. The instructor is Pia Escalante. Pia has been teaching for over thirty years. She first learned the language in her hometown of Manilla, Phillippines, where she likes to go back to every summer. She then studied Spanish as part of her Master’s program, in Madrid, Spain. Following her graduation, she went back to the Phillippines where she began teaching Spanish in Intermediate, or Middle schools, to English speaking students who were the children of diplomats and international businessmen. Pia was then contacted by a friend from San Bernardino, who called her and asked her to come and visit. While visiting, her friend talked her into interviewing for a job. She got the job, and the rest is history. She began working for Adult Education five years ago where she enjoys the challenge of teaching. And the students enjoy the challenge of her teaching. So if you would like to learn a new language come join the group on Tuesdays.
Time: Mondays 1:00 pm
Cost: 3:00 Buy - In members
Location: Highland Senior Center
Description: One of the largest, loudest, and some might say most fun programs at the Highland Senior Center is Bingo. Bingo is played every Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. for area Seniors. A person may have a fun afternoon for only $5.00 for a pack. For $5.00 a person can play every game. The pay outs may reach to over a $100.00 on the Bonanzas. Where else could a person have a whole afternoon of entertainment at such a bargain price! In addition to Mondays Senior Bingo is also played at the center every second and fourth Saturdays at l:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch and come early. Community Bingo is also booming at the Highland Senior Center. This Bingo program is open to all age groups and meets Wednesday evenings with Early Early Birds starting at 6:00 p.m., Early Birds beginning at 6:30 p.m., while the regular session starts at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $10.00 for the first buy in, $5.00 for the second, and $3.00 for any additional packs. Community Bingo is a little more expensive than Senior Bingo, but the pay outs are larger as well. Light supper is available at the snack bar as well as other snack items. Bingo players may come at early and have dinner before playing. All are invited to come and try any or all of these Bingo events. Anyone who has not tried playing Bingo at the Highland Senior Center is missing out on a lot of inexpensive fun, plus the opportunity to go home with more than coming with. Give it a try! For those of you who really love bingo we are looking for volunteers to help us out during both the Community and Bingo Sessions. Must be patient, and enjoy having a good time. If this sounds like you give us a call.
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. The Internet Class has been moved to Monday afternoons
Membership Dues for the 2013 year: Only $20.00 a year. Annual dues are good from January 2013 to December 2013. Gift Certificates are available. Purchase some Senior bucks also...!!
Board of Directors - The Board of Directors meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month at noon. Next meeting: Thursday, July, 25 2013
Enjoy a hot nutrional lunch - M - F / 12 -1:00
Community Bingo - Every Wednesday Night...Early Birds begin at 6:30 - Regulary games pay $100. Enjoy our authentic Mexican dinners by Lucy..!!
June 27, 2013 5:30 - 9:30 - 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 7, 2013 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.
June 27, 2013 5:30 to 9:30 pm - Casino Night & Taste of the Town
Come play your favorite game at our popular casino night. Encluded in your $25. ticket price includes your play casino chips, dinner and a drink tickets. Tickets are on sale now.
Membership Fee Increases for the 1st Time Ever
By: Mike Sylva
For over 30 years of our membership fee holding steady at the unbelievable cost of only $10, we are finding the need to increase the cost of our membership to $20. The membership price has not increased since the Highland Senior Center began. Some might think that is a lot, but consider that it means our membership is still only $1.66 a month now. Find that type of membership ANYWHERE. And that still doesn’t cover the cost of just to mail out the newsletter, let alone the cost of making the newsletter!
For those wishing to take advantage of the water aerobics program, membership cost will be $25 annually. Again, this means a only a $2.08 monthly membership. Those wishing to use the pool, they will receive a membership card with a special stamp on it to let the YMCA know that a member is eligible for the water aerobics program. If you have paid ahead, under the old price structure, you will need to pay the additional $15 to receive a membership card with the stamp on it.
We are sorry that we finally had to increase our membership after over 17 years, but we were not financially able to continue subsidizing the cost. We still believe that $1.66 a month for membership, and $2.08 for membership with water aerobics is a great deal, and hope you will too.