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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
Gold Members Board of Directors 1998-2000Document030902
Gold Card Board Members contact information, 1999-2000Document030903
Gold Card Board of Directors Contact Information, 1999-2000 (different format)Document030904
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, January 1999Document030905
Gold Card Board Meeting minutes, January 1999Document030906
Gold Card Board Meeting minutes, April 1999Document030907
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, June 1999, Directors Report, Meeting Minutes, several drafts of a Gold Card Letter regarding space in Parley Coburn School, August 1999Document030908
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, September 1999 (2 copies)Document030909
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting minutes, September 1999Document030910
Gold Card Treasurer's Report and spreadsheet, September 1999 (2 copies)Document030911
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, November 1999Document030912
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and minutes, November 1999Document030913
Gold Card Association Treasurer's Report, November 1999 (2 copies)Document030914
Memo from Pam Hawthorne to the Gold Card Board of Directors regarding the next meeting, September 1999Letter030915
Press Release to 'The daily Review' regarding Gold Card Registration in Montour Falls, November 1999Press Release030916
Press release to the local media regarding membership registration in Waverly, November 1999Press Release030917
Press release to the local media regarding membership registration in Montour Falls, November 1999Press Release030918
Letter from Robert Gosden, Assistant Superintendent, to Rose MacFeiggan regarding the Gold Card space at Parley Coburn, July 1999Letter030919
S.C.T Boces and Gold Card relationsDocument030920
Flier regarding Gold Card PromosFlier030921
Businesses that give senior discountsDocument030922
Gold Card Association Purpose and FactsDocument030923
The Chemung County Gold Card Association Purpose and BenefitsDocument030924
Flier announcing Gold Card RegistrationFlier030925
Gold Card News, September 1999Newsletter030926
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