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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 minutes (Handwritten), January 2001Document031102
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting minutes, January 2001Document031103
Gold Card Treasurer's Report, January 2001Document031104
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, March 2001Document031105
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting minutes (Handwritten), March 2001Document031106
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting minutes, March 2001Document031107
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Revised Minutes, March 2001Document031108
Gold Card Treasurer's spreadsheetDocument031109
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, May 2001Document031110
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting minutes, May 2001Document031111
Gold Card Treasurer's Report, May 2001Document031112
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, Minutes, and Treasurer's Report, September 2001 (2 copies)Document031113
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting minutes (Handwritten), September 2001Document031114
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting minutes, September 2001Document031115
Gold Card Treasurer's spreadsheet, September 2001 (2 copies)Document031116
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, Minutes, and Treasurer's Report, November 2001Document031117
Gold Card Board of Directors Meeting minutes (Handwritten), November 2001Document031118
Gold Card Treasurer's Report Spreadsheet, November 2001Document031119
Letter from Ellen Gavich to Pam Hawthorne regarding the addition of a board member from Odessa-Montour, March 2001 (2 copies)Letter031120
Letter from Pam of Gold Card to Susan of RSVP regarding volunteer credit, September 2001Letter031121
Gold Card Board of Directors Contact Information, 2000-2001Document031122
Gold Card Board of Directors Terms of Office, 2000-2001Document031123
Gold Card Membership Application for Robert Epluribus, August 2001Document031124
2001 Annual Report for the Mildred Faulkner Truman FoundationBrochure031125
Gold Card flier for Open House, DecemberFlier031126
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