President’s Message … Margaret Schieck

Welcome to March, the “in like a lion and out like a lamb” month. March is packed with special days and events:  International Woman’s Day, Ramadan, St. Patrick’s Day, the First Day of Spring, Purim and, this year, Easter.  Our March meeting falls on the 19th, St. Joseph’s Day, traditionally the day the swallows come back to Capistrano.  In addition, don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour on March 10th, when daylight savings time begins.  No one would want to be late for our AARP meeting on the 19th!

Speaking of time, have you renewed your Chapter 5151 Membership Dues yet?  It is that time of year.  Shelly will be collecting applications and payment before and after the meeting.  Dues are $25.00 per year per member.  Remember to let us know if you want to receive your Dispatch via email or “snail” mail.

We have some programs set for the spring but are always open to suggestions.  Be sure to let Paul, our vice-president, know if you have someone in mind.  Paul sets up the schedule of speakers.  It is appreciated if you can provide contact information.

There are some pens and combination flashlight/ compass/keyrings left from the Sourcewise presenters, and we will bring them back to the March meeting.  They are fittingly green.  Feel free to take one of each if you can use them.

Please note that we have new recruitment brochures available at the check-in and membership tables.  Pick up one or several to bring to a seniors’ event or to give to a friend who may be interested in joining.  It is always nice to see new faces.

See you on March 19th — come for coffee and a chance to chat and browse the Book and Treasure Chest table.