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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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Treasurer's spreadsheet Part I, May 2005Document031510
Treasurer's spreadsheet Part II, May 2005Document031511
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, June 2005 (2 copies)Document031512
Gold Card Board Sign-In Sheet, June 2005Document031513
Gold Card Budget July 2004 to June 2005Document031514
Gold Card Budget July 2005 to June 2006Document031515
Treasurer's spreadsheet, June 2005Document031516
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, September 2005Document031517
Treasurer's spreadsheet, September 2005Document031518
Gold Card Board of Directors List, 2005-2006Document031519
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, September 2005 and Agenda, December 2005Document031520
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting, November 2005Document031521
Gold Card Board of Directors Sign-In Sheet, November 2005Document031522
Treasurer's spreadsheet, November 2005Document031523
Treasurer's spreadsheet, November 2005Document031524
Letter from Robert Masia to Gold Card Board of Directors regarding his resignation from the Board, March 2005Letter031525
Letter from Mary Rita Treseler to Pam Hawthorne regarding a donation to Gold Card News, May 2005Letter031526
Letter from Gerrey MacBlaue to Gold Card Board Members regarding a donation, October 2005Letter031527
Letter from Jean and Al Baker to Gold Card News regarding a donation, November 2005Letter031528
Letter from J. Carol Lincoln to the Gold Card Board of Directors reagrding her resignation, September 2005Letter031529
Letter from Carol Lincoln to Pam Hawthorne regarding the Gold Card NewsLetter031530
Letter from Pam Hawthorne to all Gold Card Board of Directors regarding a program update, February 2005Letter031531
Gold Card Board of Directors List, 2005-2006Document031532
TEC Program Service Agreement, May 2005Document031533
List of towns, their zip codes, and a count, May 2005Document031534
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