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President’s Message – June 2019

May began with a record-breaking stretch of hot weather, which may have contributed to the popularity of our Fiesta Cinco de Mayo at the beginning of the month. The West Room was beautifully decorated; the enchiladas and side dishes were appetizing and accompanied by generous servings of Mexican beer. Our thanks to Cynthia McCullough and her able team of helpers. A special mention goes to Chris Brinton for her delectable Kahlua-flavored dessert and her service as Master of Ceremonies throughout the evening.

Last month, GHCC awarded scholarships to seven highly qualified applicants from the Greater Hansville area.  We are hoping to increase the number of awards through our Scholarship Fundraiser Brunch on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Learn more about GHCC’s scholarship program at  There are no restrictions on the planned field of study and we feel it is deserving of your support. Besides, the food will be delicious!

Our Spring Book Sale will open on the evening of Friday, June 7 (6-8 pm)and runs through Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 (9 am-1 pm on both days). Come and stock up on your preferred summer reading from a very broad selection of titles. A grocery sack full of books can be purchased for around $20 and is an unbeatable source of low-cost entertainment.

Neighbor’s Lunches are on hold for the summer and will resume in September, as will Tuesday Talks. We are, however, scheduling an additional presentation on Emergency Travel Supplies on Tuesday June 18 at 6 pm. A lot has been written about emergency supplies for your home but much less on the tools and supplies you should carry in your car. This will be the focus of the presentation by long-time Hansville resident, Tom Ritley.  Summer is peak travel time and this coincides with fire season. Earthquakes, as we all know, can happen at any time.  Preparing for the unexpected can help to promote peace of mind.

Finally, we have two more drop-off dates until our giant Rummage Sale in August. Read Annette Wright’s excellent article on the subject. There’s nothing left for me to say on the topic!

Celia Grether