GALVA — The Galva Senior Citizens Center held its annual board meeting March 13, and it was highlighted by the seating of the new board and discussions of new programs coming to the center.
The center’s board is: Dave McClintic, president; Evie Hier, vice president; Vicki Massie, treasurer; Diana Craig, secretary; board members Betty Grant and Henrietta Todd; and Pam Kelly, new director. The center is still seeking two new board members.
The center just bought two new computers and now has Internet access. Morgan Nelson and the Interact Club at Galva High School will be teaching basic computer skills to seniors.
A painting class will be available through a video by Bob Ross beginning at 10 a.m. on April 19.
A crochet class, taught by Evie Hier, is underway and will be held every Monday at 10 a.m.
Sign up is underway for a book club. The first book will be "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom.
A genealogy class will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, led by Vicki Perkins.
A Bible study class will begin with Michelle Smith as the leader.
The monthly potluck will be held the last Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. Everyone attending is asked to bring a dish to pass. There will be a birthday cake to celebrate all of the birthdays in the month. The Lambda Nu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi has donated $200 to pay for the cakes. The first potluck is March 27.
Fifty people attended an open house to welcome Kelly as the center’s new director on April 27.
“People have been very respectful and kind,” Kelly said of her initial days as the center’s new director. She encouraged area seniors to stop by and see what the center has to offer.
The board also thanked former director Carolyn Ossian for her years of service.
Twenty-four people attended Bingo on March 8, which is an increase. Bingo is held every Friday at 1:30 p.m. and guest callers will be featured at future gatherings.
Kelly would like ideas put in the suggestion box for programs that people would like to see at the center. The center also offers puzzles, conversation, coffee and coloring activities.
The board voted unanimously to get a credit card for the center.
Kelly said she needs more hostesses at the center. Anyone interested in serving as a hostess can contact her at (309) 932-2193.
The board will contact Fire Chief Denny Tarleton to check over the center and update the fire plan with Kelly.
The Xi Kappa Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will serve a free meal at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. Anyone interested in attending should call the center for a reservation.
The center is available to rent for family or special occasions. Contact Kelly to reserve the center.