SPRYE SENTINEL
Vol. 8/No. 3 Summer/2018


  
From the Director's Desk  
  I am incredibly excited and honored to join SPRYE as the new Executive Director.
I hope to successfully fill the shoes (or sandal's in this case because it is summer) of Betti Weimersheimer, who is leaving SPRYE to embark on her next journey.
I can't wait to meet all the members and volunteers who make SPRYE such a great organization!

Marie Johnson
Executive Director

SPRYE welcomes
volunteers!
Our need for drivers is ongoing and is a wonderful way to meet your neighbors. Just two hours of your time each week can make a tremendous difference in the life of a local resident who can no longer drive. As SPRYE membership grows, we need to increase our volunteer corps. It's easy to get involved: call 481-5706 for more information.   
  
  
  Board of Directors
President
Barbara Brunner
Chair, Exec. Comm.
Nancy Haneman
Vice President
Joan Feinstein
Secretary
Michele Thomas
Treasurer
Gene Collins
  
Lisa Aaronberg
Geraldine Bowling
Kathy Carley-Spanier
Ron Cohen
Hilary Garland
Svend Hansen
Maria Hargraves
Julie Hartman
Dale Mintz
Lauren Miscimarra
Dan O'Day
Isobel Perry
Hal Schwartz
Wendy Weinreb
Tilly Young

Advisory Council
Paul Hicks
Lee Katz
Katherine Moore
Tom Saunders
Arthur Stampleman, Chair
Gil Weinstein
 
Executive Director
Marie Johnson

Administrative Asst.
Margie McCabe

Thank you to all outgoing board members who donated their time and energy to help their neighbors:


Valerie Barrett
Richard Falanka
John Gray
Paul Hicks
Lee Katz
Katherine Moore
Arthur Stampleman
Gil Weinstein
  
            Office:
    One Gateway Plaza 
        55 S. Main St.
          3rd Floor 
Port Chester, N.Y. 10573
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 748
Rye, N.Y. 10580
914-481-5706


















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Betti Weimersheimer's Retirement Party

AKA: The Next Chapter!

 

Board President Barbara Brunner expressed her appreciation for Betti's leadership at SPRYE since its inception.

 

It was a festive but emotional sendoff for outgoing Executive Director Betti Weimersheimer. More than 100 SPRYE members and volunteers gathered at Wainwright House to wish her happiness as she embarks on the next chapter of her life. The mayors of Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester sent proclamations recognizing Betti's tenure at SPRYE. Betti was overcome by the turnout and all the generosity expressed by the attendees. She promised to stay involved with SPRYE and keep in touch with all the wonderful people she formed relationships with during her seven years as the director.

Administrative Assistant Margie McCabe gets the crowd to sing along in a tribute to Betti to the tune of "Til There Was You."

 

Member Lorraine Lunapiena with new Board member and volunteer Tilly Young enjoy the evening festivities honoring Betti Weimersheimer.


Above party photos courtesy of Julieane Webb Photography

 

Introducing SPRYE's New Executive Director
and New Board Members 



SPRYE's new Executive Director Marie Johnson (in yellow jacket) with new Board members (l.to r.) Tilly Young, Julie Hartman, Ron Cohen, Lauren Miscimarra, Hilary Garland and Maria Hargraves.


 
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Please join us on October 4th to honor community volunteer Barbara Brunner at SPRYE's Seventh Annual Benefit to be held at the Apawamis Club.  For more information on sponsorships and tickets please call SPRYE office at (914) 481-5706

SPRYE News
 
SPRYE members were on the move this Spring, taking advantage of various trips that offered access to culture, nature and social interactions. Either by van or car pool, the various trips offer our members an opportunity to have new experiences.  A wonderful way to expand one's horizons! Future trips include a walk on the Highline in New York City, exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Bronx Botanical Garden.

It was a glorious day for the tour at the Pepsico Sculpture Garden.

Spring outing at Untermeyer Gardens in Yonkers.

A chilly Spring day at the Cloisters in the Bronx.  


Please check out SPRYE's updated web site at www.sprye.org.  All feedback is welcomed!

If you want to stay connected and engaged consider joining SPRYE as an Associate Member. To better serve our membership demographic this option allows a greater number of local residents to participate in our social and educational programs.  Associate Memberships are available now.  For full details and a fee schedule, please click on the following link: http://www.sprye.org/membership.html

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS: August-December 2018

Please make sure to  RSVP: 914-481-5706.  All programs are for SPRYE members and volunteers only unless otherwise noted. The monthly program at Wainwright House is open to the general public. Rides are available to all programs for members only.

Friday, August 10 at  12 pm:  Monthly current event discussion/lunch at  Ruby's Oyster Bar, 45 Purchase St., Rye. Pay for your own lunch.

Tuesday, September 11 at 12 pm:   Lunch at Red Hat on the River in Irvington. Enjoy views of the Hudson River while dining. Cost to be determined.
 
Friday, September 14 at 12 pm: Monthly current events discussion/lunch at  Ruby's Oyster Bar, 45 Purchase St., Rye. Pay for your own lunch.
 
Wednesday, September 19 from 3-4:30 pm: TBD. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Free.
 
Saturday, September 22: Saturday Night Out.  Time to be determined. Depending on interest and what is available in local movie houses, there will be an offering of movie and dinner. Please check with office if interested in attending.
 
Thursday, September 27 at 11 am: Trip to Bronx Botanical Garden to view Georgia O'Keefe exhibit. Bring lunch or purchase it there. $20.
 
Thursday October 4 from 6-8 pm: Seventh annual SPRYE benefit honoring Barbara Brunner. Silent auction/jewelry raffle/wine toss. The Apawamis Club, Rye. Tickets $95. Call the office for more information.
 
Tuesday, October 9 at 10 am: Rescheduled: Take a leisurely stroll on the Highline in New York City. Bring a bag lunch or purchase at nearby deli. Van (room for 10 people) will depart Rye at 10 am and return by 3 pm. Free.
 
Friday, October 12 at 12 pm: Monthly current events discussion/lunch at  Ruby's Oyster Bar, 45 Purchase St., Rye. Pay for your own lunch.
 
Wednesday, October 17 from 3-4:30 pm: Rye resident and world traveler Pam McGuire, will take us on a virtual trip to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Pichu, Peru, both places she and her husband visited recently. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Free.
 
Saturday, October 20: Saturday Night Out.  Time to be determined. Depending on interest and what is available in local movie houses, there will be an offering of movie and dinner. Please check with office if interested in attending.
 
Friday, October 26 from 5-7 pm: Fall Wine tasting. More details to come. Free.
 
Thursday, November 1 at 10 am: Trip to Metropolitan Museum. Van (holds 10 people) departs Rye at 10 am, returns at approximately 3 pm. Lunch on your own. $17.
 
Friday, November 9 at 12 pm: Monthly current events discussion/lunch at  Ruby's Oyster Bar, 45 Purchase St., Rye. Pay for your own lunch.
 
Saturday, November 10 or 17: Saturday Night Out.  Time to be determined. Depending on interest and what is available in local movie houses, there will be an offering of movie and dinner. Please check with office if interested in attending
 
Wednesday, November 14 from 3-4:30 pm : Political thriller author Mitchell Silver will talk about his writing process and his latest novel, a history- based thriller The Bookworm that is a collage of time periods: the 16th century, the 1940's and today. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Free.
 
Friday, December 7 at 12 pm: Monthly current events discussion/lunch at  Ruby's Oyster Bar, 45 Purchase St ., Rye. Pay for your own lunch.
  
Wednesday, December 12 from 3-4:30 pm : TBD.   Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Free
 
Thursday, December 13 from 12 - 2 pm: Annual holiday party. Shenorock Shore Club, Rye. More details to come.
Tell your friends about SPRYE. We have many services to offer that can make a difference in the lives of older adults in our communities who want to remain active, independent and socially connected.  We can help with grocery shopping/delivery, mail sorting, and home tech help.