Our new year has started with our September 2nd meeting and a membership of 185! AARSP meets the first Thursday of each month from September to May at 3:00 p.m. in the Alvin Senior Center. Our meetings include a program, visiting time and refreshments. This year we have programs including political speakers, member benefits from AMBA, music from the Alvin High School choir, drama from the Manvel High School Maverick players, Gardening tips from Nell Shimek and the Alvin Garden Club, plus travel ideas.
On November 19th we will have our annual Scholarship Bake Sale Fundraiser at First National Bank and Chocolate Bayou Federal Credit Union. This event is looked forward to for all the wonderful baked goods from our members! Last year we presented $1000 scholarships to two graduates. At our November 4th meeting after our program, we will have our annual covered dish meal and will also collect food for the Alvin Food Pantry.
One of our goals this year is to double our Children's Book Fund. To help this we are having a "Bring and Buy" Christmas decorations at our December meeting and a "Bring and Buy" Gardening plants and supplies at our March meeting. Last year we presented a book to each first grader at Passmore Elementary School - 100 children received this gift.
Herbert Norris, President of TRTA, with Alice Sloan, Christine Lovelace, Myrtle Alexander, and Barbara Moore at the September District IV Fall Convention in Houston.