WEIRTON - AARP Chapter 3846 held the Nov. 12 meeting at the Holiday Inn - Weirton with President Joann Bugin calling the meeting to order.
Virginia Kucan gave the invocation, followed by the recognition of veterans, Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America."
New member Rena Malson and guests Shirley Zemiatis and Sandy and Dolly Muscara were welcomed, and Vice President Bettie Williamson introduced Rick Pastri, who provided the evening's entertainment.
NEW OFFICERS — AARP Chapter 3846 installed their 2013 officers and trustees during their Nov. 12 meeting. Trustees will fill one-, two- and three-year terms. Those installed included, from left, front, Trustee Patti Beltrame, Trustee Jean Irvin, President Joann Bugin, Second Vice President Joyce Dobbs, Trustee Katy Roshac, and, back, Vice President Bettie Williamson, Trustee Kathryn Hardsouk, Treasurer Frank Fazio, Installation Officer and Trustee Milton Fabianich, Trustee Chuck Bugin and Trustee Patsy Verlest. Secretary Barbara Purks also was installed. -- Summer Wallace-Minger
Secretary Barbara Purks read the October meeting minutes, and Treasurer Frank Fazio gave his report. Both reports were approved by the membership.
Joann Bugin gave the sunshine report, noting that get-well cards had been sent to Bob and Barbara Thompson, John Pandelios and Howard Kerr. She read a thank-you card from Emily Waggle. Alice Cooke, Barbara Visnic, Luelle Robinson and Jay Householder celebrated birthdays, and Jay and Mary Householder, Milt and Eva Fabianich and Sandy and Dolly Mascara celebrated anniversaries.
Regina Truax announced the following tours:
Dec. 5, Christmas Spectacular;
Dec. 7, Doo-Wop; and
April 23-26, Bally's in Atlantic City.
For information, call Truax at (304) 723-0419.
Membership Chair Joyce Dobbs reported 80 members were in attendance and 25 had paid 2013 dues.
Milt Fabianich collected seven pairs of glasses, and Barb McCoy collected $8.75 to benefit the Greater Weirton Senior Center in October.
Fabianich installed the new slate of officers for 2013, including President Joann Bugin, Vice President Bettie Williamson, Secretary Barbara Purks, Treasurer Frank Fazio and Trustees Patsy Verlest, Chuck Bugin and Milt Fabianich.
Nancy Tournay, Barbara Purks, Chuck Bugin, Nancy Smurda, Virginia Kucan, Mary Householder, Mildred Vuckovich, Barb McCoy, Tony Beltrame, George Kucan, Kathryn Hardsouk, Jean Irvin, Pauline Stillwagon, Barbara Visnic and Bettie Williamson won prizes.
The next meeting will be the Christmas party Dec. 10. There will be no meeting in January.