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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, May 2004 (3 copies)Document031407
Gold Card Association Treasurer's Report, May 2004Document031408
Treaurer's sreadsheet, May 2004Document031409
Treasurer's spreadsheet, April 2004Document031410
Gold Card Open House wrap-up notes, April 2004 (2 copies)Documet031411
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Agenda, September 2004 (2 copies of each)Document031412
Treasurer's spreadsheet, September 2004Document031413
Treasurer's spreadsheets and proposed budget for July 2004-July 2005Document031414
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, November 2004Document031415
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, November 2004Document031416
Treasurer's Report, November 2004Document031417
Gold Card Board of Directors Members Present List, November 2004Document031418
Flier for the "Senior Notebook" radio show fundraiser at Pizza Hut, May (2 copies)Flier031419
Letter from Pamela Hawthorne to Barbara Bell regarding Mrs.Bell's concerns about the Gold Card programming in Schuyler and Tioga Counties, January 2004Letter031420
Agreement memo regarding the promotion of WEHH-AM print materials by Gold Card members, January 2004Memo031421
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, January 2005Document031501
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, March 2005Document031502
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, March 2005Document031503
Treasurer's spreadsheet, March 2005Document031504
Treasurer's spreadsheet, March 2005Document031505
SCT Gold Card Association Certificate, July 2005-March 2006Document031506
Treasurer's spreadsheet, July 2004-March 2005Document031507
Treasurer's spreadsheet, August 2004-June 2005Document031507
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, May 2005 and Meeting Minutes from March 2005 (2 copies)Document031508
Gold Card Board of Directors "Members Present" sheet, May 2005Document031509
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