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Collection TitleCL 61 Gold Card Association CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin, Casey Lewis
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library in 2007 by Pam Hawthorne. 
Terms:Aged--Services for; Aged--Societies and clubs; Elmira (N.Y.); Newsletters
Historical:

Gold Card Association of Chemung County-The Gold Card Association was conceived by the Elmira Board of Education as a program to promote services for people over 60 in the city.  It was officially founded in March of 1968 with William Cieri, Administrator of Community Education for the Elmira School District, as the organization's first president.  The stated purpose of the Association was to develop activities for seniors, publish a newsletter for seniors, and encourage community involvement.  All members were entitled to a free ID card provided by the Chemung Canal Trust Company, a monthly newsletter and a directory of discounts and services for seniors offered by local businesses. 

The Gold Card Association became a non-for-profit corporation in 1970.  The new corporation was governed by 15 voting directors and 5 ad hoc members.  In 1998, the Gold Card Association expanded its services to the Elmira Heights, Horseheads, Odessa-Montour, Spencer-Van Etten, Watkins Glen and Waverly school districts.  In order to better serve those communities, the program dissolved the corporation and became part of the Schuyler-Chemung-Tioga BOCES.  In July of 2006, the Elmira City School District voted to cut funding for the Gold Card Association in the city.  In 2007, the other six school districts followed suit and the program came to an end in July of that year.   

Scope:The Gold Card Association Collection consists of materials relating to the Gold Card Association including newsletters, administrative records, photographs, scrapbooks and video recordings.  The collection includes a nearly complete run of the Association's newsletter from 1968 to 2007, as well as minutes and agendas for Board of Directors meetings from 1981 to 2007. 
Notes:Membership ID cards are restricted from public access until 2050. 
Extent3 linear feet
Date Span1968-2007
AbstractThis collection contains materials relating to the Gold Card Association.  Inventory in progress.


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Assorted undated notes and phone messages (5 sheets).Documents031910
S.C.T. BOCES Additional Community Information Sercive flier regarding the Gold Card program, 1998-99.Document032001
Letter with attachments from Fran Mitchell to Peter Punzo regarding the plan to run the Gold Card program through BOCES, June 30, 1998.Letter032002
Memo from Pam Hawthorne to Erin Amindon regarding Gold Card BOSES transition issues, November 4, 1998.Memo032003
Gold Card plan for transition from independent not-for-profit incorporated agency to SCT BOSES-run school district service, November 4, 1998.Document032004
Gold Card plan for transition from independent not-for-profit incorporated agency to SCT BOSES-run service, November 5, 1998 (2 copies).Document032005
Memo from Pam Hawthorne to all school superintnedents, principles and administrators regarding the Gold Card newsletter, December 8, 1998.Memo032006
Letter from Pam Hawthorne to Peg Hopper of the Tioga County Office of Aging regarding BOCES transition, January 20, 1999.Letter032007
Letter to Sue regarding Gold Card budget issues, March 23, 1999.Letter032008
Memo from Pam Hawthorne to the seven SCT superintendents regarding Gold Card members' admission to extracurricular events, April 5, 1999.Memo032009
Memo rearding the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Chemung County.Memo032010
New Gold Card News masthead, 1999. Document032011
6 pages of notes regarding BOCES transitional issues.Document032012
Dialogue, State Recreation Council for the Elderly newsletter, Vol 5, no. 1, January 1971.Newsletter032101
Gold Card Association official history, 1988.Document032102
Gold Card Association official history, 1993.Document032103
Gold Card Association official history, circa 1995. (4 copies)Document032104
Gold Card Association official history, post 1998. (7 versions)Document032105
Gold Card Association 25th Anniversary Celebration program, 1992 (9 copies).Program032201
Gold Card Activities sign-up sheets (2 copies).Document032202
Gold Card Association school events list for the 1997-98 school year.Document032203
Gold Card recognition lunch placecards for Rose Anne LaMent, Anna Kelley, Mary Herman, Michael Roof, Dr. Joe Farinola, Charles Clemens, and Gail Owen. Placecards032301
Program for the Gold Card Recognition Luncheon, June 7, 1999. (9 copies)Program032302
Drafts of the Program for the Gold Card Recognition Luncheon, June 7, 1999. (7 versions)Document032303
Gold Card Program Certificate of Appreciation for Victoria Baines awarded June 7, 1999.Certificate032304
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