PO Box 21203, Seattle, WA 98111-3203
April 15s approach reminds me that many of us are thinking of how marriage equality and changing federal IRS rules might affect us. The Seattle Times just did an article on gay couple finances. More information is at the IRS, Lambda Legal and Equal Rights Washington.
Next Month I will appoint a Nominating Committee to recommend members for election to Board service. Our Bylaws limit members to two consecutive Board terms, and in May, five dedicated Board members are “term limited.” Please join me in thanking Tom B., Ric D., Charlie F., Cliff H. and Brian W. for years of dedicated service as their terms end in May. Is it your turn to help keep Mature Friend running smoothly? Please let me know if you are interested in serving on the Board.
Many members help without serving on the Board by producing our activities. Please join me in thanking Dan F. and Bil B. for years of slaving away in the Potluck Kitchen. Our Book Club co-leader, Dick N. is stepping down as he takes on new responsibilities in his new Community. THANKS!
The Board has decided Mature Friends will not have a delegation in this year’s Pride Parade. Many of us were torn between marching with Mature Friends or with other groups we support. So this year please march with those other great organizations or just waive from the sidewalk. We will be working to raise our visibility in other ways this year.
We had a bit of a glitch with the electronic message distribution last month. Our stalwart webmaster, Curt Johnson, put in many hours diagnosing the problem and getting it fixed. Thanks Curt! If you got the March Potluck reminder, then you are all set. We’re also now on Facebook, adding one more method to communicate with and between our members.
At our February Potluck we had our GSBA Scholarship Program. You heard how this educational assistance has changed lives and helped our LGBTQA students prepare for happy and successful careers. If you missed the chance to make a donation this year, please consider bringing a check, or even cash, to the April Potluck.
Recently the New York Times had very interesting articles about Social Security survivor benefits for same-sex couples and also about coping when one of you is still working.
Mark your calendars: GSBA Scholarship Awards Dinner May 16, 2014. Mature Friends Annual Banquet June 21, 2014.
See you at the April Potluck!
John Chaney, President, e-mail President
Eating Date and Time Playing Date and Time Lunches Out Wed., Apr. 9 and 23, at 12:00 PM A Better Club for Investing Mon., Apr. 21, 6:45 PM
Monthly Potluck Fri., Apr. 25, at 6:30 PM Book Club Tue., Apr. 8, at 7:00 PM Dinner Out Tue., Apr. 15, at 6:00 PM Board Meeting Mon., Apr. 14, at 7:00 PM
Wine Tasting No tasting in April
Walk/Hike Tue., May 20, at 9:30 AM Annual Banquet Sat., June 21, at 5:30 PM Garden Tour Thur., Apr. 24, at 10:30 AM
Annual Picnic Sat., Aug. 23, at 12:00 PM Theater and Music See listings in the newspaper
Dinner for Six Dinners in rotation in members’ homes
Travel News Check Our Destinations
Bridge Club Every Wed. at 7:00 PM Pinochle Club Wed., Apr. 2 and 16, at 7:30 PM Camera Club Wed., Apr. 9, at 7:00 PM Exercise Group Every Wed. at 10:00 AM
Knife and Fork Club
Check out the lunches and dinner scheduled for this month. Then sign up and join the fun.
Lunches and Dinners Out
Activity Date and Time Place and Address Lunch Wednesday, April 9, at 12:00 PM Charlie’s on Broadway
217 Broadway Ave. E.
Dinner Tuesday, April 15, at 6:00 PM Robb’s 125th Street Grill
12255 Aurora Ave. N.
Lunch Wednesday, April 23, at 12:00 PM Charlie’s on Broadway
217 Broadway Ave. E.
Dining out has been a regular activity of Mature Friends for a long time. If you have any suggestions, comments, or ideas about the monthly dining out experience, please bring them to the next monthly dinner at Robb’s 125th Street Grill. Hope to see you all there!
For questions about lunches and dinner out, contact Bob McQ. or Don S. Or e-mail questions to the Knife and Fork Club.
Please join us for our monthly potluck at the Ballard Odd Fellows Hall, the last Friday of every month at 6:30 PM, except for June and August. Here’s your chance to bend elbows and rub elbows with friends and meet new ones during our social hour and to enjoy some of the great food we all contribute.
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 N.W. Market Street
Seattle, Washington 98107
The monthly potluck begins promptly at 6:30 PM with appetizers and the social hour. The only penalty for arriving fashionably late is that you might miss some of the delicious hors d’oeuvres. Doors open to the main dinner at 7:30 PM. After dinner at every other potluck, we often have a guest speaker.
Members who bring a dish pay $3.00 at the door. If for some reason you don’t feel like cooking, please be prepared to contribute $10.00 instead.
Note: A non-member attending a potluck for the first shall be admitted free as a guest. On subsequent attendance, the non-member is subject to a $10.00 door charge.
Potluck Sign In
When you give your money to Bruce and collect your raffle ticket from Rick, be sure to sign in on the sign in sheets at the desk and circle Y or N to indicate if you brought food to the potluck. The sign in provides us with useful information. The potluck host prepares or purchases an entrée, and it is important that the host have a good idea of the month to month attendance, so that sufficient food is provided. In addition checking if you brought food is also important, as this gives us information on how to apportion the potluck contribution list each month to insure an equable distribution of the types of dishes on the potluck table.
Dish to Bring Initial of Last Name
B, D, E, F, P, Y, Z
A, J, K, W
O, R, S, T, V
C, H, L
G, I, M, N
Please bring the type of dish assigned to your last-name initial below so that we will have enough food from each category.
Please indicate on a note with your dish if you have a vegetarian dish for our vegetarian members and friends.
In the interest of reducing garbage at the Odd Fellows Hall, members are requested to take home any leftovers of food they brought to the potluck including take-outs from delis, etc.
For better security, the management of the Odd Fellow’s Hall has instituted a new door policy. Renters must monitor the Market Street door and admit only people who have legitimate concerns in the Hall.
Therefore, before food is served, someone from Mature Friends will be at the door to admit guests. When food is served, the door will be locked. Anyone arriving after 7:30 will have to ring for entry by pushing the “U” (upstairs hall) button at the main door. Members of the bridge and exercise groups should consult with your respective group leaders for entry arrangements.
Note: It has been brought to our attention that some members are having trouble getting to Potlucks because of the stairway. On the back stairway of the hall, there is an electric chair lift. It is available by entering the building at the alley entrance across from the parking lot in the rear. At present it would be necessary to let the person at the front door know of the need and they would call upstairs to the person with the key who would meet you at the back door to bring you up.
For any questions, please e-mail Monthly Potluck.
A Better Club for Investing
ABCI (A Better Club for Investing) will meet on Monday, April 21, 6:45 PM at the Pandasia Restaurant in Interbay. Interested guests welcome (but please contact us first).
For any questions, please e-mail Investment Club.
— Ray B.
The Book Club notes the resignation of Richard N. from the co-chairmanship of the group. We thank him for his faithful service and look forward to his continued participation in the Book Club. Bruce B. will continue as chairman, but is seeking someone to assist him, particularly with the distribution of books.
In March, hosted by Lou M., we had a lively discussion about Ivan Doigs The Whistling Season, a novel set in 1909, the year of Halleys Comet. As remembered in 1954 by Paul Milliron, who has grown from a seventh grade school boy to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, revolving around the school year in a one room schoolhouse on the front range of the Rockies in Montana, and the remarkable man pressed into service when the teacher runs off with a travelling evangelist.
The book for April is Suite Française, by Irene Nemirovsky. Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940, the novel tells the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumstances beyond their control. As Parisians flee the city, human folly surfaces in every imaginable way: A wealthy mother searches for sweets in a town without food, and a couple is terrified at the thought of losing their jobs, even as their world begins to fall apart. Moving on to a provincial village now occupied by German soldiers, the locals must learn to coexist with the enemy in their town, their homes, even in their hearts. When Irene Nemirovsky began working on Suite Française, she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris. But she was also a Jew, and in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz, where she died. For sixty-four years, this novel remained hidden and unknown.
We will meet at the home of Conrad K., at 7:00 PM, April 8.
In May we will meet to discuss Chinua Achebes Things Fall Apart, the classic novel of Anglophone African literature.
All members of Mature Friends and their friends are invited to attend any meeting. Copies of Things Fall Apart will be distributed at the April meeting. If you want a copy but are unable to attend, please contact Bruce B. Other questions should be directed to Bruce B.
The Mature Friends' Board will meet on Monday, April 14, at 7:00 PM at the home of Bob McQ.
For any questions, please e-mail Board Meeting.
Wallace Falls was roaring with spring thaw water for our April hikers. The falls are impressive, but the trail along the river with its white water rapids was more scenic and soothing to look at. Green, green everywhere, of course, as spring bursts out all over.
Ramon, Scott, Brian, and Dale at Wallace Falls
May Hike along Baker Lake Trail
Our May hike will be to a lake for a change, along the Baker Lake Trail, north of Highway 20. Because of its low elevation and level grade, this trail makes a wonderful relaxed hike all seasons of the year. Stands of giant old growth timber are a highlight of this area. The trail begins in a majestic stand of Douglas fir, which grew up after an 1843 forest fire caused by a small eruption of Mt. Baker wiped out the old trees. You can still see the burned out snags of the virgin cedar trees that once dominated the area.
The trail meanders above the eastern shoreline of Baker Lake offering glimpses of Mt. Baker with Baker Lake in the foreground. Along the trail we can find many of the area's common forest flowers. At 1.8 miles, a spur takes off to the left to Anderson Point. The spur trail leads for .25 mile to the edge of Baker Lake and our turnaround spot. There is minimal elevation gain in this hike, since the trail parallels the lake shore.
To facilitate car pooling we will meet on Tuesday, May 20, at 9:30 AM near the Bank of America at the north entrance of Northgate, just off Northgate Way. Riders share the cost. Bring a lunch, and drinking water. We will get back to Northgate by 4:00 PM.
Check Out the Pictures of Some Previous Hikes!
Dale, Ramon, John, Alan, Garry, and Scott on December’s Hike
Hikers Garry, Annette, Gene, Lee, Ramon, and Dale
If you have any questions or suggestions, email Walk/Hike.
The wine group meets every other month to sample selected wines. Since the group met in March, we will regroup and meet again in May. In the meantime, stay thirsty, my oenophiles!
We met at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 17, at Bill L.’s home north of University Village.
We tasted Italian wines from the Nebbiolo grape. The following is a Wikipedia link to demographic, historic, and technical information.
The Nebbiolo grape mainly grows in Italy’s Piedmont area and is responsible for Barolo and Barbaresco, two great Italian wines. However, for our tasting I’d suggest wines labeled Nebbiolo. These are available, less expensive and can be delightful when young. A reliable merchant would be key to your selection.
For any questions, please e-mail Wine Tasting.
— Ed K.
Back to “Goings On”
It’s time to join the group out in the fresh air and walk among some of the most beautiful gardens in the northwest. Where else can you find a professional horticulturalist to lead a group of plant and flower lovers on such adventures?
Japanese Garden in the Arboretum
The first tour for the Garden Group will be held on Thursday, April 24. Led by the best docents, we will have an excellent tour of the Japanese Garden located on the south end of Washington Park Arboretum. Spring should have a good start by that time, and we should see azaleas and rhododendrons. There is ample parking in the lot nearby. We will meet by the new Entrance Gate to the Japanese Garden and begin the tour promptly at 10:30 AM. There will be an entrance fee of $6.00 each, due at the gate. A minimum number of 10 attendees will be necessary to hold the tour. If you will be attending, please respond to me no later than Friday, April 18.
Garden Tour Dates
The following Garden Group Tours have been scheduled, so mark your calendars now:
- Tuesday, May 27, Private Garden, Bremerton, Washington, 12:00 PM (noon)
- Tuesday, June 24, Private Garden, Magnolia, Seattle, 10:30 AM
- Monday, July 21, Private Garden, Indianola, noon
John A. Wott
For any questions, please e-mail Garden Tours.
The camera club will meet on Wednesday, April 9, at 7:00 PM in the upper serving room of the Odd Fellows Hall in Ballard.
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month and each person who wants to may bring pictures taken at our last camera outing or bring whatever you would like to show the group. If you would like to join in and would like to show your skills, put fifteen or so of your shots on a USB drive and we will show them on our large screen. You don’t have to bring anything to show if you chose not to, but come and join the group anyway. We always have a great time.
If no one is at the door, just give me a call on my cell phone and some one will let you in the door. Hope to see you there.
For any questions, please e-mail Camera Club.
— Don K.
This section tells you all about upcoming trips planned for Mature Friends. Everybody who has gone on one of these trips has had a great time and was well taken care of. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up and join the fun!
Elwha: The Real Thing, July 12
We saw the exhibit, Elwha, a River Reborn at the Burke Museum. Now, lets see it for real with a tour to the Elwha River itself. Save Saturday, July 12, 2014, for a day trip to see the free running Elwha River and the sites of the former Elwha and the Glines Canyon dams, and note the signs of recovery of the former lake bottoms. We will car pool to Port Angeles where we will meet our guide from Experience Olympic for the tour. An option, depending on the car pool groups, would be to stay over night in Port Angeles and visit other attractions in the area and\or Hurricane Ridge. You can download an information brochure.
This brochure will serve as a guide to the Elwha tour as well as some of sites related to the Elwha River in Port Angeles.For further information please contact Dan L.
Grand China Tour: April 20 May 8, 2014
On April 20, twenty-one Mature Friends will begin an eighteen-day tour of China. Please be sure you have a lock for all your baggage you check on airlines in China. Our itinerary includes the Yu Yuan Gardens, Jade Temple in Shanghai, a boat ride on the grand Canal of Souhou (Chinas city of canals), and a visit to Wuhan, the birthplace of Mao Tze Tung before we depart on a four-day cruise of the Yangtze River. After the cruise, our tour continues with Xian and the Terra Cotta Warriors and then four days in Beijing where we will visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall. After our return on May 8, check out the Mature Friends website and Facebook for photos of your friends in China.
The complete itinerary, which is quite long, is now, available.
Road Trip to Ashland, Oregon: August 25 – 28
Bruce B., who is handling this trip, says there is room for a few more Mature Friends. We will car pool from Seattle to Ashland, Oregon, for a three-night stay. The trip includes hotel, tickets to two of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s productions, Into the Woods and The Tempest, a back stage tour of the Festival’s three theaters, and a group dinner.
Total cost per person is $450. There are a number of places to visit including Crater Lake, the historic town of Jacksonville, as well as many shops and restaurants. Or take a quick run to Hilt California, which I am told is the best place for spirits. Also there many other theater shows that Bruce can help you with. For information contact Bruce B.
Northern Spain and France: October 11 – 26
From the Bay of Biscay, skirt the west end of the Pyrenees, edge along the mountains to Toulouse where we can see the main Airbus plant and on to the ancient walled city of Carcassonne with its lighted ramparts dominating the sky above our hotel's terrace. Settle into Mediterranean Barcelona for four full days as we learn our way around this most popular of Spanish cities. Starting in Madrid our bus and gay guide lead us to Pamplona and Bilbao where the Geary (Seattle's EMP) designed Guggenheim Museum changed the way people think about museums and architecture. Gaudi's La Familia church in Barcelona is as significant though work is still progressing. Stretch out in our own, roomy bus with our own driver and gay guide. Only one stop is an overnighter. Others are two, three or four. This is a comfortable, relaxing tour as we develop good friendships over the fifteen days. The cost is $2750 for land plus air.
Contact Jerry J. or Linda Lane or call her at 206-284-0500 for details. This adventure is out of the commonplace special tour.
Upcoming Trips: Costa Rica, February 14 – 22, 2015
We are finalizing a tour of Costa Rica that would depart from San Jose, it's capital, on Saturday February 14, 2015 and end in that same city on Sunday February 22. The tour will cost approximately $2800, including air fare, hotel, all transfers, eight breakfasts, six dinners, all tours, and a gay friendly guide. Save the dates for this exciting trip!
This looks like a really exciting trip and the price is right. I know this sounds like a long way away, but we have learned it pays to start early to get the best deals and that is what John will be doing for us. For further information contact John L.
If you missed some of the trips organized by Mature Friends, you might be interested in reading about what you missed. Or if you went on any of these wonderful trips, you might be interested in reliving the fun and adventure. If so, this section is for you!
Elwha and Mature Friends at the Burke
Ten Mature Friends ventured out March 9 for a tour of “Elwha: a River Reborn” at the Burke Museum. A museum docent had been arranged to guide us through the exhibit which made for an interesting and informative visit.
Our guide explained the original purpose of the dams in 1910 to provide electrical power for the development of Port Angeles as a major port city and for industry, notably a pulp and paper mill. The construction of the dams was devastating to the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribes people since the dams did not provide for salmon migration to their spawning grounds.
The salmon run was reduced to about one percent of the pre-dam runs. Ultimately, Port Angeles became less dependent on power from the Elwha dams, with power coming from the Bonneville Power Administration. In the end, the dams provided about forty percent of paper mill’s power needs. Moreover, the dams were not licensed by the State of Washington. To do so would require extensive modifications, including fish ladders for salmon migration.
The owner of the dams was reluctant to do so. With pressure to remove the dams, Congress passed the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act of 1992 which authorized the U.S. Government to acquire and de- commission the dams. It was twenty years later before funds became available for the dam removal. However, that twenty years provided ample time for scientists to study the Elwha ecosystem and establish a base line for recovery.
The lower or Elwha Dam has been removed; the upper or Glines Canyon Dam is being removed slowly to allow the sediments that have backed up behind the dam to be released slowly. After some one-hundred years, the Elwha River will again flow freely.
The exhibit documented the construction of the dams through photographs made at that time, and subsequently the removal of the Elwha Dam via a series of time-lapse photographs. Also shown was a video of scientists at work in their investigation of the Elwha ecosystem. Imagine crawling along a stream bottom with snorkeling gear to observe and study life in the streams. Archeological and biological artifacts were also displayed.
Cruise of the San Juan Islands
Toward the end of September 2013, about twenty Mature Friends took AMTRAK up to Bellingham, where we boarded the Viking Star and set sail for a tour of the San Juan Islands. If you missed this tour, you might be interested to get a glimpse of what we saw, or if you sailed on the tour, you might be eager to relive it. And for those who've never been to the San Juans, let us show you some pictures and give you a summary of what we did and what we saw. So, sit back, relax, and click the link below:
A Cruise of the San Juan Islands
For any questions about upcoming travel, please e-mail Travel News.
— Bob McQ.
The bridge group is open to anyone who has a basic knowledge of rules and playing. We play every Wednesday night, beginning at 7:00 PM. Many of the current members played years ago then dropped playing but now have found out that all those past bridge skills are still usable. Because the evenings are organized so there are an equal number of players and tables please call me or e-mail for details as to how we operate. If you have played in the past give it some thought and call. We can find a place for you.
You can find us at our usual location, the Odd Fellows Hall in Ballard, 1706 NW Market St.
— Paul S. and Page B.
For any questions, please e-mail Bridge Club.
We meet the first and third Wednesday of the month to hone our card-shark skills. This month, we’ll meet on Wednesday, April 5 and 16, beginning at 7:30 PM.
We invite all club members with an interest in card playing to come join our fun-loving group. If you are new to Pinochle, we can help get you started. Please contact us, and we will discuss how to proceed.
For any questions, please e-mail Pinochle Club.
— Bil B.Back to “Goings On”
Theater and Music
Did you all see that Gay Men’s Chorus performance at McCaw Hall? It was great, along with guest star Megan Hilty. What a voice she has! Their next performance takes place in June, before their overseas tour. Check out the "Men’s Chorus Web site for further information.
For any questions, please e-mail Theater and Music.
The exercise group, which meets every Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM, continues to grow. Come and join us and have a good time with our group. We meet at:
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market Street
After an hour of light aerobics and stretching, those who want more of a workout meet at the Green Lake Aqua Theater at 11:00 AM for a 2.8-mile walk around Green Lake and followed by a well-earned lunch just after noon at the Blue Star on Stone Way just a bit north of 45th Street.
To get an idea of what we do in the class, one of the group leaders has prepared a fine exercise video for your enlightenment.
For any questions, please e-mail Exercise Group.
... or call Len T., Don McK., or Don K.
— Len T.
Dinner for Six
Dinner for Six continues to be a very pleasant activity for all involved. We have picked up two new members, but obviously there is still plenty of room at the table.
This is a wonderful way to meet other Mature Friends in a much smaller group, and have the time to get to know them better. Not to mention an enjoyable meal each month, where you only have to do any work once in three months.
A new session will be starting in May, and we will need to hear from you no later than April 15th, if you wish to join, since group assignments need to go out then. Your very friendly coordinator of this event would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
— Myles McN.
For any questions, please e-mail Dinner for Six.
Each August, in lieu of the Friday potluck, Mature Friends organizes a picnic. The 2014 picnic will take place on Saturday, August 23, in Woodland Park at the smaller site we had a couple years ago. Festivities begin at noon, but with Mature Friends, the hoards usually begin descending well before noon.
For Picnic 2012, we took over the assigned shelter area in Woodland Park, and by noonish a cloudy cool morning warmed up a bit, and although the clouds remained, the weather turned comfortable.
As usual we had a great time. But don’t take my word for it, read about it and check out the pictures for yourselves:
Picnic 2013Note: The picnic is open only to members and their guests.
For any questions, please e-mail Annual Picnic.
This year’s banquet was a smashing success. The dinner took place on Saturday, June 15, beginning at 5:30 PM. Again, we enjoyed more fine cuisine at the Women’s University Club. The menu of entrees consisted of a choice between flank steak and salmon.
The banquet for 2014 will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014, beginning again at 5:30 PM at the same place.
On Saturday, June 15, 2013, about 75 Mature Friends once again donned their finery for an adult's night out on the town for a special dinner. For the third year in a row, our annual banquet was held at the Women^#39;s University Club. And once again, we had a great time enjoying the food in an elegant ambiance. Our food choices consisted of salmon or flank steak. For dessert we could choose between chocolate decadence cake or lemon cheese cake. As before, the service was excellent and the food tasted great!
The festivities began with cocktails at 5:30 PM. No doubt some members wanted to arrive early with tongues hanging out, ready for that first cocktail.
If you want to relive the experience of last year and check out some pictures, the following link will take you directly to an eye-witness report.
— Curt Johnson
For any questions, please e-mail Annual Banquet.
The dedicated writers of the following articles have tailored what they say to specific needs of our group. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy them. Who knows? Something in here may strike the right chord and improve your life!
A Window into the Past...
Turn back the clock and get a glimpse of what Mature Friends were doing a few years ago.
Birth of the Investment Club
The first meeting of the Mature Friends Investment Club was held Jan 22, 2001. This was spearheaded by Ed Estes, who called for at least 10 members who can invest a minimum of $500. This will be an opportunity to learn about investments. Ed Estes was elected President, Don Moreland as Secretary and Larry Davis as Treasurer. After 13 years, the Investment Club is going strong.
Same Sex Marriage
Several Mature Friends joined a capacity audience at the oral arguments before the Washington State Supreme Court in the case of Vasquez v. Hawthorne on February 13, 2001. Frank Vasquez and his partner Robert Schwerzler lived together for 27 years in Tacoma where they owned a small business and a home. Robert died without a will and all the assets were in Robert’s name. Robert’s siblings filed a probate and sought to take all the property leaving Frank who was of retirement age, without his home and without substantial assets. The arguments before the court were lively, and the Justices were visibly taken aback by the number of people present to hear the hearing as reported in the March 2001 Mature Friends Newsletter.
For details about the case, please see the case Web site. Dan L.
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Health and Wellness
The Mature Friends exercise class continues to meet every Wednesday beginning at 10:00 AM. After class, the members go for an invigorating hike around Green Lake, followed by a well-deserved lunch at the Blue Star Eggs Cetera on Stoneway Avenue N.just north of N. 45 St.
And a Bit of Humor...
Senior citizens are the leading carriers of AIDS:
- Hearing AIDS
- Band AIDS
- Walking AIDS
- Medical AIDS
- Government AIDS
- Monetary AIDS to their children
Things of Interest for Our Group
This section contains various articles to draw your attention to subjects that are important for members of our group. If you know of any subjects that would interest our members, please be sure and write an article and submit it.
Are You on Facebook?
Do you know that Mature Friends now has its own Facebook group page?
At our last board meeting on March 10, our Facebook group page was approved for use by our membership. Anyone who belongs to Mature Friends can join, and then read and make posts. We can now promote events, post pictures, and share information privately among ourselves on Facebook. Anything posted on our group page will be visible only to people who are approved to join our Facebook group.
If you are already on Facebook, we invite you to click on the following link:
Mature Friends Facebook Page
After you click on the above link, you will be taken to our group page where you can select Join Group in the upper right hand corner of the page. Your request to join will be checked against our membership roster and approved within a day or so.
Once you are approved, the following group icon will appear in the left hand column of your News Feed page (also known as your Home page):
Mature Friends Group
Keith C. has volunteered to administer our Facebook page. If any of you have questions about our new Facebook group page, feel free to email Keith.