January 2013 Newsletter


January 2013 Newsletter
OFFICERS President Theodore (Ted) Veskosky 954‐577‐5676 ST. GREGORY First Vice President Norma Coyne 954‐583‐7480 Second Vice President Carl Ceccucci 954‐587‐1013 Secretary Lillian Tai 954‐812‐3806 Treasurer Dianne Hart 239‐851‐4623 January 2013 Newsletter Board Members “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, Communication Chairperson and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7) Patricia (Pat) Gordon 954‐584‐1313 Fifty/Fifty Chairpersons St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church Robert & Mimi Descoteaux 200 N. University Dr. Plantation, FL 33324 954‐583‐2214 954‐473‐6261 Food & Refreshments www.saintgreg.org Chairpersons Rolf & Dolores Stahli GENERAL MEETING 954‐581‐2728 Betty Rejack 954‐587‐4880 January 9, 2013 Greeter Chairpersons 7:00 P.M. ‐ PARISH CENTER
Mary Anne Twist 954‐3823071 Georges & Lucille Jacques 954‐581‐3270 Historians Theodore & Donna Veskosky 954‐577‐5676 Membership Chairperson Donna Veskosky 954‐577‐5676 Newsletter Editor Rose Iannicelli 954‐485‐3356 DINNER ENTRÉE Photographer Dinner Hot Dog, Potato Salad, Maria Dias 954‐472‐0798 Cole Slaw and Tossed Salad Past President We encourage and appreciate everyone bringing desserts, Norma Coyne 954‐583‐7480 wine or soda (please, no side dishes). Ministry Director Gina Ingrisano 954‐473‐6261 DOORS OPEN AT 6:15 P.M. New Year’s Champagne Bingo Start the New Year off Right and Take a Second Look at Your Passwords A recent article in an AARP Bulletin (by Sid Kirchheimer), was devoted to avoiding PIN chagrin, while providing tips on how to create your PIN and other electronic passwords. The following are some of the do’s and don’ts offered:  Never use your birthdate as a PIN. The bad guys know people do this. A quick glance at the driver’s license or other ID lets thieves access money at an ATM with about one in 15 stolen wallets, according to British researchers.  Don’t use a string of numbers such as 1234 or 1111. These rank as the first and fourth most common iPhone PINs. 
Avoid your birth year – or any year from 1950 onward, says Joseph Bonneau of the University of Cambridge, who coauthored the British study.  Avoid the last four digits of your Social Security number.  Your phone number? The birthdate of a child or grandchild? Give them a pass. With an online search of public records, phone directories or newspaper announcements, an Internet‐
savvy scoundrel can get that information. 
The street or apartment number of your home printed on your driver’s license, is also easily found. What should we consider as our PINs and passwords? Here were some tips:  Sequences from a childhood phone number or a long‐unused company Id are good choices, as long as they’re no longer listed anywhere.  Consider numbers you now dial frequently, but are hard to trace to you, such as a pizza place, etc.  Thieves will have a hard time guessing that your favorite holiday is Halloween (1031).  Consider PIN‐izing a momentous event in your personal history, such as the date you hit that game‐winning home run in Little League.  If you use a word for your PIN, how about basing it on a random phrase that you can recall, such as 6488 for “now is the time” (NITT).  Four‐digit PINs are standard, but go longer if you’re allowed. The more digits, the harder to crack. One final tip – once you choose a good PIN, never carry a reminder in your wallet. At the ATM, cover your hand when typing to shield your PIN from prying eyes or scammer‐installed hidden cameras. Chinese Auction Reminder Save the Date Our Chinese Auction this year will be open to the whole parish of St. Gregory the Great. It will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2013, after the 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. masses. There will be a $5.00 admission fee. Hors D’Oeuvres, dessert, wine, soda, and coffee will be served. Auction tickets will have a place on the back for your name and telephone number, so you do not have to be present to win! Please bring in your donated items to our meeting and place them on the tables marked for the Auction. 2
JANUARY BIRTHDAYS Barbara Ingalls 01 Olive Holl 04 Noemi Palau 05 Charles Wolf 05 Loretta Arnone 06 Claudette Hinds 06 Dorothy Wolf 06 Carolyn Tulloch 12 Donna Veskosky 12 Carl Ceccucci 16 Annette Drumm 17 Loretta Borkowski 19 Jo Troccoli 20 Pauline Nocera 21 Karen Krayer 24 Ann Romano 25 Rosa Soto 28 Marie Sapp 31 Happy 95th Birthday Josephine DeNaro – January 24th HAPPY JANUARY ANNIVERSARY Rolf & Dolores Stahli
Carl & Cheryl Ceccucci 21
29 years
Arthur & Eleanor Picard 24
60 years
Answers to Word Search on Page 6
3 Bible Word‐Finds
Reminder: It’s Membership Renewal Time
This is the time of year to remember to renew your Membership in our Life After Fifty Fellowship. The annual $40.00 fee is the best investment around, offering monthly dinners and entertainment, outing opportunities, and a monthly newsletter. Our Life After Fifty Fellowship members proudly participate in special activities at St. Gregory’s Church, and as a group represent the largest fellowship of the Church. Please complete the application form and bring your check to our January meeting and sign up for 2013! CHAMPAGNE PARTY BINGO!
IT WILL BE FUN, BRING YOUR LUCKY CHARMS AND DAUBERS WE WILL BE PLAYING 12 GAMES COST: PACKAGE ‐ 3 FOR $2.00 9 FOR $5.00 PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS Dorothy Galluzzo Ron Hoffer John Thompson Paula Rabinowitz Angela Kelly Marilyn Murphy Beverly Rogers Lillian Cummings Pamela Winn James Marcks Carrie DeRosa Dreaming permits each and every one of
us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. William Dement
Jean Durkin Cecile Byrne Marge Atria Chase Jackson Tina Metz Josephine Denaro In Loving Memory of
Our Dear Member
Anne Lee Thorsen
June 13, 1925 – December 18, 2012
Life After Fifty Fellowship
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Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.® Walton Mckoy licensed & insured Cassia Electrical Contractors We Satisfy all your Electrical needs Residential Commercial Industrial 954‐274‐6277 305‐651‐9435 Answers to Crossword on Page 6 5 Answers to Word Search WINNER’S CORNER FIFTY‐FIFTY WINNERS Congratulations to the following members who won the 50/50 at our December meeting: Huguette Potvin, Joann Dowiot, Donna Veskosky, James Rivolli and Nancy Draper Some Catholic Humor Crossword Answers A pious man who had reached the age of 105 suddenly stopped going to Mass. Alarmed by the fellow’s absence after so many years of faithful attendance, the pastor went to see him. He found him in excellent health, so the priest asked, “How come after all these years we don’t see you at Mass anymore?” The old man lowered his voice. “I’ll tell you, Father, he whispered. “When I got to be 90, I expected God to take me any day. But then I got to be 95, then 100, then 105. So, I figured that God is very busy and must’ve forgotten about me, and I don’t want to remind him.” Name Badge Winner Loretta Borkowski 2013 Membership Winner Rosemarie Roccasano Do You Know?
1) Where was Paul’s birthplace? 2) Name Adam’s two oldest sons. 3) Who was Orpha and Ruth’s mother‐in‐law? ANS: Page 8 Answer to Brain Twister
Great Minds Think Alike 6 Theatre and Outings Guide
For Our Life After
Fifty Fellowship
6 Broward Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Save These Dates
Wicked – Saturday, February 9, 2013 – 2 p.m. Matinee Wicked (full title: Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz) is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a parallel novel of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum's classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy's arrival in Oz from Kansas and includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum's novel. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda (the Good Witch of the North), who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love‐interest, reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba's public fall from grace. WarHorse – Saturday, May 18, 2013 – 2 p.m. Matinee
WarHorse centers on the relationship between Albert, a teenager growing up on a farm in Devon, England, just before World War I, and his beloved half‐thoroughbred horse, Joey. Albert’s family is poor, and his father raises cash by selling Joey to the cavalry as the war begins in 1914. Too young to enlist, Albert craves news of his horse, which was shipped to the battlefield in France. Three years later, Albert runs away to join the army, determined to find Joey and bring him home. Meanwhile, this smart and brave horse is pulled into service on both sides of the conflict before being left on his own in no‐man’s‐land, surrounded by trenches and barbed wire. The vast stage is virtually bare, but the cast of 35 (including groups of three performers who control the horse puppets’ “head, heart and hind”) is constantly on the move in scenes that jump from the Devon countryside to the battlefields and forests of World War I‐era France. Henry’s Hideaway
1500 S Andrews Avenue, Pompano Beach A Night in Italy Starring Michael Rapposelli Saturday, January 26, 2013 – 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Buffet Dinner & Show & Dancing Cost: $40.00 Ronnie Reckseit & Steve Leeds Saturday, February 2, 2013 – 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Buffet Dinner & Show & Dancing Cost: $40.00 Mardi Gras ‐ Starring Frank Hubbell & The Dixieland Band Saturday, February 9, 2013 – 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Buffet Dinner & Show & Dancing Cost: $40.00 Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance – Music by Mixed Company Cost: $20.00 February 16, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Ann Anello Saturday, February 23, 2013 – 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Buffet Dinner & Show & Dancing Cost: $40.00 Sunrise Lakes Phase 4 (10102 Sunrise Lakes Blvd)
Great Shows at Extremely Reasonable Prices Little Anthony & The Imperials – Sunday, January 13, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. ‐‐ $25.00 Greg Bonham – Saturday, January 19, 2013 – 8 p.m. ‐‐ $20.00 Robert Klein – Sunday, January 20, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. ‐‐ $20.00 Pat Cooper – Saturday, January 26, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. ‐‐ $25.00 Johnny Petillo (Formerly of the Duprees) – Sunday, January 27, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. ‐ $20.00 Tommy Mara & The Crests – Saturday, February 2, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. ‐ $20.00 Jay Black – Saturday, February 9, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. ‐ $25.00 The Duprees – Sunday, February 10, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. ‐ $20.00 Leslie Gore – Sunday, February 17, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. ‐ $20.00 The Happenings – Saturday, February 23, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. ‐ $20.00 The Temptations – Sunday, February 24, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. ‐ $20.00 7 Contact Norma Coyne 954‐583‐7480 “Thank You” to Our Volunteers! Our sincere thanks to everyone who volunteered Membership 2012 and helped us at our membership last month, especially Loretta Borkowski, John Foley, At our December General Meeting, we had: Philip Howell, Rita Lasser, Simon Serrao, Members Present 149 Zora Elwod, Ellen Headrick, and Chuck Vrane. Non‐Members Present 15 Total Attendance 164 Thanks also to our Boy Scout helpers, Enzo and Total Membership 220
Dino Torlone, and Ari and John Serrao. Your help is greatly appreciated by one and all! (Year to Date) Please excuse us if we missed your name ‐ we try to keep track of all our wonderful volunteers. SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR 2013
New Member Erna Laker GENERAL MEETING BOARD MEETINGS January 9, 2013 January 16, 2013 February 20, 2013 February 27, 2013 March 13, 2013 March 20, 2013 Answers to Do You Know? April 10, 2013 April 17, 2013 1 – Tarsus 2 – Cain and Abel 3 ‐ Naomi May 8, 2013 May 15, 2013 June 5, 2013 June 12, 2013 July 10, 2013 July 17, 2013 August 21, 2013 August 28, 2013 September 11, 2013 September 18, 2013 Prayer Requests: We have a memory October 9, 2013 October 16, 2013 book located on a table as you arrive for November 13, 2013 November 20, 2013 you to enter the name of any member, December 11, 2013 December 18, 2013 relative, or friend who is in need of our prayers. If you know of any member Note: Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. who is ill or hospitalized, please call Pat General Meetings are held in the Parish Center, and Board Gordon, or any member of the board so Meetings are held in the Rectory Meeting Room at 7:00 p.m. that a card can be sent and we can keep them in our prayers. Non‐members are welcome two (2) times per calendar year ($5.00 at the door). Cooperative Feeding Program of Broward County: Remember the needy and bring non‐perishable items and toiletries from your cruises and hotels to the meeting for contribution to the Cooperative Feeding Program. Even one item per member will make a difference. Thank you. History Book: See our Membership Chairperson, Donna Veskosky, for photos of our last meeting which are on display at the membership table. 8 

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