St. Mary AARP holds January meeting

Birthday and anniversary celebrants were recognized during the January St. Mary AARP meeting. The next meeting will be Feb. 1 at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center, home of St. Mary AARP, at 4014 Chennault St., in Morgan City.
--.Joe Pizzuto Photos

Dr. Geoffrey Stone

St. Mary Parish AARP held its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center, home of St. Mary AARP, in Morgan City. Co-sponsors of the meeting’s meal were M C Bank and Houma Orthopedic Clinic, both longtime supporters of St. Mary AARP.
Dr. Geoffrey Stone, Houma Orthopedic Clinic representative, gave the group an in-depth introduction to the many orthopedic procedures available at the clinic and took questions from the audience.
Bill Darce conducted his first meeting as chapter president. He thanked the congregation and the many sponsors in advance for their support for the next two years of his presidency.
Nine other board members were also elected for a two-year term that began in January. Darce also announced that the St. Mary AARP Chapter 4435 membership drive for the 2016-17 period is underway. The chapter goal is to surpass its 2014-15 membership of 2,188.
New applications for membership are being accepted at the AARP office, located at 4014 Chennault St., on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Applications for membership can also be mailed to the above Morgan City address. For more details call 985-384-2277.
St. Mary AARP is a non-profit organization and is solely dependent on contributions through membership and the contributions from friends and sponsors.
Chapter officials said that without generous gifts it would not exist and extended thanks to everyone with hopes for future support.
The next monthly meeting will be at 4 p.m. Feb. 1 with dance music by Hubert Francis followed by a short session of bingo and a chili supper. The business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

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