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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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Order form for invitations purchased by STC BOCES from Paper Direct. Document032305
Memo from Ellen Gavich to Pam Hawthorne regarding the Gold Card Committee Odessa-Montour representative, April 12, 1999.Memo032306
Press release regarding the Gold Card Recognition Luncheon, June 7, 1999.Document032307
Invitation list for the Gold Card Recognition Luncheon, June 7, 1999 (5 pages).Document032308
Out-line for speech given at the Gold Card Recongition Luncheon, June 7, 1999.Document032309
7 sheets of notes and phone messages regarding the Gold Card Recognition Luncheon.Document032310
Room request form for Gold Card Open House, December 14, 2001.Document032401
Culinary Arts Program work request form for Gold Card Open House, December 14, 2001.Document032402
4 pages of notes about the Gold Card Open House, December 14, 2001.Document032403
Gold Card Open House schedule, December 14, 2001.Document032404
Flier for Gold Card Open House, December 14, 2001.Flier032405
Room request form for Gold Card Open House, March 21, 2003.Document032501
Facilities use request form for Gold Card Open House, March 21, 2003.Document032502
5 pages of notes regarding the Gold Card Open House, March 21, 2003.Document032503
Welcome sign for the Gold Card Open House.Sign032504
Sign-in for the Gold Card Open House.Document032505
Letter from Hazel Bennett to Dr. Robert Reidy thanking him for his help with the Gold Card Open House, February 8, 2002.Letter032506
Letter from Hazel Bennett to Richard Preston thanking him for his help with the Gold Card Open House, February 8, 2002.Letter032507
Letter from Hazel Bennett to Rich Margeson thanking him for his help with the Gold Card Open House, February 8, 2002.Letter032508
E-mail correspondence between Pam Hawthorne and Rich Preston regarding the Gold Card Open House, February 2003.Correspondence032509
Memo from Mimi Heher to Pam Hawthorne regarding the attached budget.Memo032510
BOCES TEC service agreement for Gold Card Open House, April 23, 2004.Document032601
8 pages of notes about Gold Card events, 2003-2004.Note032602
Gold Card Open House Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet Dec. 14, 3-5PMDocument032603
Gold Card Open House Board Chore ChartDocument032604
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