Number of Members at the beginning of the Year: 125
Number of Members at the end of the Year: 142
For the year 2015, the average monthly attendance was 40 members and the average of monthly new members was 4.
Dues $ 5.00
Meeting Place: South Austin Senior Activity Center (SASAC)
President: Pete Skalnik 512-280-1987
Vice President: Elaine Benton 512- 799-2224
Secretary: Ed Gonzales 512-444-3335
Assistant Secretary: Marilyn Totten 512-280-8030
Treasurer: Caryn Gulas 512-897-8106
Assistant Treasurer: Cathy Crossland 512-282-8320
Board of Directors (in addition to officers): Mary Ragland -
512-280-8661 Barbara Kaiser- 282-0960 Al Prewitt -512-
444-0636 Jim Murinchack, 940-6351 Marilyn Totten
Check book Balance $2,104.99
Travel money $416.14
Working Balance $1,688.85
Financial Contributions: Operation Family Eldercare: $50
Capital Area Food Bank: $50
Total Number of Volunteer Hours Reported by Members:
Total for 2015=6,451
Fund Raiser for Community Service
-Continued collecting prizes for raffle with over 13 items. Goal is to earn $2,000
2015 Community Service Activities
Throughout the Year: Members participated in various Roll and Stroll events going to such various places as museums, a tour of the Governor’s Mansion, live concerts, art exhibitions and plays..
July: Annual “Summer in the City indoor picnicfeaturing hot dogs, ice cream and various other treats.
Memberscontributedarts and crafts supplies to Mike’s Place, a program offered through Meals on Wheels that provides services to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
December: Chapter members filled and donated gift bags for Drive-A-Senior clients; donated canned goods for the Bread for All Pantry and helped adopt a needy family for Christmas. Also at this time held our annual Christmas Party and Pot Luck Luncheon.
January-Several members attended a workshop to gain public input to help planners determine how land should be developed throughout Austin.
February- five members of chapter 2426 attended the Leadership Orientation & Action Planning Meeting
July-National AARP Day
Several members and their guests attended the AARP Day Celebration at the Bethany
United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 10010
Anderson Mill Road.
-The Travel Committee chaired my Dr. Mario Macaluso, arranged for members to participate in three bus trips this year-
March- Forty-one people enjoyed a pleasant trip to Wimberley to see the bluebonnets and to shop in the various downtown shops.
September- a day trip to San Antonio and the Mercado and to enjoy a riverboat ride along the beautiful San Antonio River.
December- a Christmas Lights Tour to see the holiday decorations and lighting exhibitions in Johnson City, Texas
A celebration of Nancy Martin’s life was held on January
2, 2016 at Wildflower Church at 4 PM, followed by a soup supper in the community room. Nancy coordinated the Lunch to Go Program for our Chapter for a long time and is greatly missed.