Friday Night Movie – July 20, 2018 – ” I Can Only Imagine”

The Friday night movie for tonight, July 20, 2018, is “I Can Only Imagine’. This 2018 Drama/music/Family film hosted by Dauna Gudaitis, runs for 1 hour and 50 minutes.

The film tells the true story behind the hit song “I Can Only Imagine. Growing up in Greenville, Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hand of his father, Arthur.

When Arthur becomes terminally ill, he finds redemption by embracing his faith and rediscovering his love for his son.

Years later, as singer of the Christian band Mercy Me, Bart’s mended relationship with his dad inspires him to write the song that rings hope to so many people.

The Singles Club had their final meeting of the season on June 18 with 50 members in attendance, including several new invitees. Instead of our traditional hot dog picnic, we changed it up and served fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and several other side dishes. A brief business meeting was held after we dined. Ollie Kraemer discussed our meeting schedule for the 2018-2019 season and encouraged members to volunteer as officers for the forthcoming season.  Marilyn Dick gave the treasurer’s report.  Outgoing Co-Presidents Ollie Kraemer andDee Kerrigan were presented with bouquets of roses and honored for their service and leadership for the past two years.

Marilyn Dick introduced her grandson, Matt Baker, our entertainer for the evening. Matt studies at the Berkeley school of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Matt played his guitar and sang a variety of classic and familiar songs for a most enjoyable hour. Matt also performs at many local clubs while on summer break from his studies. We were most appreciative to have such a talented young man entertain us in a very warm clubhouse ballroom. Thank you to Marilyn for recommending and enticing Matt to perform for us.

Dee Kerrigan thanked Marilyn Carpini, our host for the evening. Thank you also to all who contributed to the buffet and helped out in any capacity. It was a most enjoyable evening for all and a great way to end our season and welcome summer.  Be sure to join the Singles on the veranda Monday evenings 6:30 PM or thereabout, throughout the summer.

Have a Happy and Healthy Summer!

Sunset Dessert Evening – June 7, 2018

The Women’s Club event was another huge success. All whom attended had a wonderful time.

New Officers were installed, and a deserving senior from Manasquan HS was awarded a $1500 scholarship.

Cathy Vento presented our own Aine Lynch-Powers with a special “Thank You” for her years of giving nursing help, and nurturing so many of us here at Four Seasons. Julie McClure wrote an original poem for Aine that put all our thoughts and good wishes into words.

Marilyn Carpini presented a check to Alzheimer’s NJ

In addition to champagne, delicious desserts, and handsome bartenders, we rocked with the Kootz, a musical group – thank you Ann Alexander for the entertainment.

2018 Kitchen Tour – A Wonderful Afternoon

Almost 120 Ladies participated in the 2018 Kitchen Tour that was held on Tuesday May 22, 2018.

We visited 9 beautiful homes, had a wonderful luncheon back at the Clubhouse and some of us who were lucky won beautiful gift baskets. Our fabulous desserts were baked by many of our talented residents.

A special thanks to Joan Valeriani’s daughter who baked gluten free desserts for our residents. They were truly a work of art!

The recipient charity was Alzheimer’s New Jersey a non-profit and tax exempt organization with a specific commitment to assist individuals and families by Alzheimer’s and dementia in our State.

Thank you to Sheila and Devenish, Roseann Gioia, Pat and Debbie Campbell, Tom and Peggy New, Barbara and Craig Sands, Bill Romeo and Julie McClure, Terry Bohacik, Bob and Barbara Murray, and Gerry and Irene Heyward for sharing the beautiful kitchens with us.