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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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Letter from J. Carol Lincoln to Gold Card Board Members regarding a request for a donation from Gold Card to RSVP, September 2002.Letter031226
E-mail correspondence between Rich Margeson and Pam Hawthorne regarding a possible holiday open house, October 2002.Letter031227
Daily Record of Events, copied from a planner, September 2002.Document031228
Gold Card Board of Directors contact list, 2002-2003.Document031229
Term Year Document, Years 1997-2005Document031230
Guidlines for Grant Application.Document031231
Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation Grant Application.Document031232
Flier announcing the Gold Card discount on the radio station WEHH 1600 AM.Flier031233
WEHH AM radio station flier.Flier031234
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, January 2003Document031301
Gold Card Board of Directors Meetin Agenda, March 2003Document031302
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, March 2003Document031303
Treasurer's spreadsheet, March 2003Document031304
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, May 2003Document031305
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, May 2003Document031306
Gold Card News, May 2003Newsletter031307
Treasurer's spreadsheet, May 2003Document031308
Gold Card Annual Report, 7/2002-5/2003Document031309
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, May 2003Document031310
Gold Card Board of Directors Agenda, September 2003 (2 copies)Document031311
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (handwritten), September 2003Document031312
Gold Card Budget, 7/2002-6/2003Document031313
Gold Card Association Financial Report, July 2002-July 2003Document031314
Treasurer's Spreadsheet, June 2003Document031315
Treasurer's Spreadsheet, June 2003Document031316
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