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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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Schedule for Wednesday February 13, 2002.Document032807
Schedule for Monday April 08, 2002.Document032808
Accessibility of Longwood Gardens Document. 2002.Document032809
Three page document on New York City Patriot Tour. July 1, 2002. Document032810
Two page fax on The Gold Coast: A One Day, Fun Day Adventure information. November 18, 2001.Fax032811
Document on Northlandz: Home of the Great American Railway, Doll Museum, & Art Gallery. October 31, 2001.Document032812
Four page fax of an event held by New York Restaurant & Entertainment Center. November 18, 2001.Fax032813
Two page fax. Our Irish Immigrant Heritage by New York Restaurant & Entertainment Center. November 18, 2001.Fax032814
Two page fax on Italian Immigrant Experience Tour. November 18, 2001.Fax032815
Two page fax on German Immigrant Heritage Tour by New York Restaurant & Entertainment Center. November 18, 2001.Fax032816
Two page fax on Lower East Side Jewish Heritage Tour by New York Restaurant & Entertainment Center. November 18, 2001.Fax032817
Two page fax on I Have a Dream, From Sea to Shining Sea, Lady Liberty, C Itinerary by New York Restaurant & Entertainment Center. November 18, 2001.Fax032818
Three page fax on Sounds of the City A Student SafariĀ® Travel Adventure. November 18, 2001.Fax032819
Three pamphlets of updates on Gold Card Trips.Pamphlet032820
Contact Alex Bay for 1000 Island NY Area.Note032821
Four newspaper clippings about Trips. Star-Gazette: Sun. Apr. 14, May 5, Aug. 4, 2002. Newspaper032822
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Chemung County. To Pam Hawthorne from J. Carol Lincoln. About eight RSVP volunteers and their costs. February 20, 2001. Letter032901
Memorandum of Understanding Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Chemung County. Gold Card Association. June 2001- June 2002.Document032902
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Chemung County. From J. Carol Lincoln to Pamela Hawthorne. Memorandum of Understanding (MU) due to be renewed. June 1, 2001.Letter032903
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Chemung County. 2000- What it cost / Where it went. March 7, 2001.Document032904
Gold Card directory of discounts 2001Booklet033001
Gold Card directory of discounts edited versionBooklet033002
Four Paws Dog Care business cardBusiness Card033003
Business card for Town Councilman Daniel J. Cleveland Erin, NYBusiness Card033004
Information on how to earn a Hallmark Gold Crown card033005
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