Dorothy Blasko, board chairperson awarded a Certificate of Special Recognition in Albany, May 5.
Dorothy is currently the chairwoman of the Board of Directors at the JCSC where she spends 15-20 hours per week volunteering. This past year, when the center unexpectedly lost its center director, Dorothy stepped in full time for several weeks. It was a challenging time for the center, but thanks in part to Dorothy's leadership, the Johnson City Senior Center continues to be at the forefront in providing senior services in the Broome community.
Check out all the photos from that exciting day: http://johnsoncitysenior.org/special events
JOHNSON CITY SENIOR MEMBERSHIP PLANS
At the most recent annual board meeting, I outlined the plans that I am proposing for updating the membership application, collecting data and marketing the center to more community residents.
This is synopsis of that report:
Why membership JCSC is not a Broome County agency, but it is a 501C3 non for profit center fully dependent for all operational costs, insurances, building repairs, equipment costs and utility bills.
Registration Data The card reader machine collects important information for grants, reports and volunteer hours. The program, called Access, stores member personal information including dates of payment. marketing the JCSC With assistance from the BU students, a new brochure, membership application and yearly donation letter were developed to be used for membership recruitment. Increased PR material helps get he announcements out in the community more. The Annual Appeal for Charitable Giving letter will be sent out in late Spring discontinuing the former Sustaining membership drive. In this way, there will be less confusion about the yearly membership dues of $30. Yearly renewals will be cyclical and reminder post
cards will assist members to know when to renew each
year. Future possibilities include linking the johnsoncityseniorcenter.org website with registration or trips, classes or membership. Gifts from estates, charitable trusts, insurance policies, stocks, bonds transfers or donating to the Endowment are appreciated also.
We celebrate the lives of our seniors!
Everyday we celebrate the lives of the seniors living in Broome and surrounding counties of upstate New York through recreation, health and educational programs. With volunteer opportunities, social events, and trips, we have something for everyone.
We are proud to be a member supported, private not-for-profit community oriented organization. We continue our commitment as a trendsetter in programs and services for adults. Please join us!
Celebrating our 39th Anniversary!
Everyday at the Johnson City Senior Center we celebrate the lives of our members, believing that aging is not about time and body but place and relationships. We proudly serve over 3,000 members as a member and community supported senior center. We offer programming throughout the year that includes Always Available Programs , Special Events, and Trips.
Upcoming Events and Trips
NYS Senior Citizen’s Day – Albany, NY on May 5, 21May 7th, 2015
Red Hat Chapter on St. Patrick’s DayMarch 19th, 2015
Our New Wall in the Dining RoomFebruary 15th, 2015
Red Hat SocietyJanuary 23rd, 2015
Friday, May 29 – Lucy Desi Center for Comedy (Jamestown)December 19th, 2014