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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

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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Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, January 2002Document031201
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Minutes, January 2002Document031202
Treasurer's Report, January 2002Document031203
Gold card Budget, Year of 2002 (2 copies)Document031204
Treasurer's Report, July '01-January '02Document031205
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, March 2002, meeting minutes, a proposed agenda for the year, a contact list, and community information flierDocument031206
Gold Card Board of Dierctors Meeting Minutes (handwritten), March 2002.Document031207
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, March 2002.Document031208
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting minutes, Agenda, Treasurer's Report, Proposed Budget, and Member Questionnaire, March 2002 (2 copies)Document031209
Update and Improvement Form for the Gold Card Bylaws: Article II, section 1, March 2002.Document031210
Update and Improvement Form for the Gold Card Bylaws: Article II, section 2, March 2002Document031211
Update and Improvement Form for the Gold Card Bylaws: Article II, section 3, March 2002Document031212
Gold Card Budget for the year 2002, March 2002Document031213
Treasurer's spreadsheet, March 2002.Document031214
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, May 2002.Document031215
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, (handwritten), May 2002Document031216
Attendance List, Treasurer's Report, Board Meeting Minutes, and a note, June 2002Document031217
Treasurer's spreadsheet, June 2002Document031218
Gold Card Board of Directors Annual Luncheon Meeting Minutes, June 2002.Document031219
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, September 2002Document031220
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, September 2002.Document031221
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, September 2002 (different format).Document031222
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, November 2002 (3 copies, 1 with September minutes attatched).Document031223
Treasurer's Report, November 2002 (2 copies).Document031224
Letter to Senator Joseph Bruno from Rose MacFeiggan regarding the proposed financial cut to BOCES, March 2002 (5 copies).Letter031225
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