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President's Message


Organization Updates


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We are now more than three months into 2016 and the Hobbyists are busier than ever. All the traditional activities of the organization continue to thrive, while the special events planned to celebrate our 50th anniversary are quickly shaping up.

First, let's review a few of the highlights of the first quarter, which included our delicious birthday cake at the January General Meeting, thanks to the Hospitality Committee. While we ate, the Hobbyaires entertained us with familiar tunes (which they did at the February meeting as well).
During the business meeting Jim Feeney announced his retirement from the Chairmanship of Hobbyists Concerned after more than 10 years and informed the members that he would be succeeded by Alan Stein. At the February meeting two past presidents, Joe Burns and Bob Stevenson, presented Jim with a plaque as a token of the members' appreciation for all those years of dedication and service.

During February all Hobbyists were asked to vote on their favorite photos from the 73 in the Camera Club's contest for the best photos of 2015. First place went to Giancarlo Bisone, while both second and third were won by Lou Karcher. The Hobbyists will hold their annual photo exhibition at the Stable during the month of May and a special exhibit in September at the Ridgewood Library to commemorate our 50th.

As you might know, we plan to celebrate our 50th Anniversary with three significant events:
the Hobbyists Follies (6/9), a catered picnic (9/9) and the 50th Anniversary Dinner/Dance (10/10). Put these dates on your calendar and you will not be disappointed!

In addition, the guys in charge of trips and tours have been especially busy with many day and extended trips both in the USA and abroad. Pls. refer to the Trips & Tours section for a complete list of these trips. This is on top of our regular weekly and monthly activities.

Whew! Those are a lot of opportunities to learn something new, get some exercise, meet more of your fellow Hobbyists, make new friends and keep busy and engaged.
So, participate. Try something new. Get involved.
I guarantee that you will find it rewarding.

Jim Sutherland



NEW MEMBERS: 9 new members were inducted during the May Meeting.
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IN MEMORIAM: We regret the passing of 2 members in 2016. Click HERE for details.




Other News







Jesse Rubenstein 100th Birthday!

At the May meeting we celebrated Jesse's 100th Birthday with a cake and a a proclamation prepared by Heather Mailander, the Ridgewood village clerk.


Church Parking Sign
As you might have noticed, the Church has put up the new sign warning students that they could be towed if they park in the Church spots.

To avoid our Member's cars to be towed, we suggest that you print THISsign and place it in the dashboard of your car when parked in the Church spaces.

Web Traffic: click HERE to see the latest stats on our website traffic.





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Last Updated: April 2016