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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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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Gold Card Open House Board Chore Chart with names included.Document032605
WEHH Date Book, advertisement of the benefits of being a WEHH Date Book sponsor. Flyer032606
List of School District Superintendents from Elmira City, Elmira Heights Central, Horseheads Central, Odessa-Montour Central, Spencer-Van Etten Central, Watkins Glen Central, and Waverly Central.Document032607
Email reply from Tammy Lotocky to Pam Hawthorne. Safety/Security student help with Gold Card Open House.Email032608
Seven memos concerning Gold Card Open House with the dates: Feb. 26, Feb. 27, and Mar. 2, 2004. Memos032609
Six thank you letters from The Gold Card Board of Directors to those who participtated or helped with the April 23, 2004 Open House. Sent May 14, 2004.Letters032610
Gold Card Open House Friday, April 23, 2004 3-5PM. "Save the date!" flyer.Flyer032611
Seven pamphlets for the Gold Card Open House. April 23, 2004.Pamphlet032612
Welcome! Gold Card Open House. Rooms ABC.Sign032613
Gold Card Open HouseSign032614
Ten Page Visitor Sign In Sheet For Gold Card Gathering. April 23, 2004Document032615
Gold Card Open House Fri. May 20, 2005. Notes on themes, menus, and entertainment. Document032701
Two pages of numbers and names correlating with flower arrangment for the Gold Card Open House.Document032702
Gold Card Open House Assignment Sheet. 2005.Document032703
Gold Card Open House Board Chore Chart, 2005.Document032704
Two page thank you email from Pam Hawthrone to numerous people who helped with the Gold Card Open House; Friday, May 6, 2005. Sent Mon. May 16, 2005 2:12PM.Email032705
Four thank you letters from Gold Card Board of Directors to Mark Twain Travel, Montana Mills, Safety & Security Students, and Mr. Margeson & Students. May 16, 2005.Letter032706
Gold Card Open House May 6, 2005 pamphlet. Two one-sided pages. Pamphlet032707
Visitor Sign In Sheet. Gold Card Open House 2005.Document032708
Letter from Elsie Fraboni to Pam. November 8, 2001. Proposals for Senior Citizen January Trip.Letter032801
Clarion Suites Convention Center Letter of Agreement. December 10, 2001.Document032802
Three flyers. Trips for 2002. Gold Card Now Offers Members Discount Trips!Flyer032803
Trip Proposals. Prices based on a minimum of 35 people. 2002. Document032804
Terms and Conditions, Mark Twain Travel. Clarion Suites. March 4, 2002.Document032805
Three possible trips to take in 2002. Their prices and costs are listed under each.Document032806
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