On Oct 3 the Seal Team meeting was held. At the meeting, it was decided that Men’s Club will make its annual contribution to the Bender JCC Seniors Program in the amount of $360.00.
Furthermore, the Seal Team considered how the Men’s Club should support and help the victims of the recent hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The suggestion that received the most support was to make a donation to IsraAID, an Israeli based, non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 2001, dedicated to providing life-saving disaster relief and long term support. Their professional medics, search and rescue squads, post-trauma experts, and community immobilizers have been first on the front lines of nearly every major humanitarian disaster this century. Their response teams are already on the ground in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. The Seal Team voted unanimously to make a contribution of $360.00 to IsraAID. If you wish to make an additional personal contribution to IsraAid go online to: https://www.classy.org/give/145841 /#!/donation/checkout (US tax deductable) or send a check to “IsraAID (US) Global Humanitarian Assistance, Inc” and send it to IsraAID (US), 555 College Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306.
If you have not yet contributed, dues payments must be given ASAP to our Treasurer, Lew Cohen by check made payable to the JCC Mens Club, or to any of the facilitators at our weekly meetings. Checks can also be mailed to Lew Cohen at 140 Chevy Chase St. #404, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. If not received by September 5th, your e-mail may be dropped, preventing you from receiving announcements.
The Chess Club is trying to arrange for live chess games after the meeting. Contact Marty Meyers (email@example.com) for more information.
Chess Ladder: Martin Meyers is starting a new internet chess ladder group. Six members are already willing to join. To participate, let Martin know and then sign up on the free website, Chess.Com (the site provides the members of the club their chess name). Members then friend the other members of the group. Next week, we start play (14 days to make a move) advance by winning two out three games. The losers play two out of three to advance. After that the lower step players can challenge one or two higher step players. The challenger player has black as their pieces. If interested, contact Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Need a Ride? Willing to Help Drive Others? Many of us have noticed that several of our members need assistance getting to Men’s Club meetings at the Bender JCC. Other long-time members no long attend meetings due to a lack of transportation.
Colin Alter and Ira Levine are developing two lists. One for those who want to attend meetings, but need a ride. A second list of members who are willing to help drive others to meetings. From these lists, they’ll match drivers with riders!
Please email Ira if you need a ride or can help drive other members at: email@example.com.
Important: We need to know which members are willing to be general meeting facilitators at some future date. If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Ross Dicker (firstname.lastname@example.org) so he can create a list of potential facilitators. Thanks.
Badges: the Seal team requests that all who attend meetings wear their badges so we can correctly call upon you by name. Anyone who is missing, lost, or otherwise does not have a badge contact David Frome at Davkat18@msn.com with your preferred first name and spelling and your last name. We will try and have your badge within two weeks.
The next Seal Team Meeting will be Tuesday, October 3 after the regular meeting. All members are invited to attend as observers.
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