Winter 2020

"Strike A Chord"

Executive Director Marie Johnson recorded a Public Service Announcement at the Fordham University radio station WFUV-FM. The 15-second PSA aired throughout the day during February. SPRYE along with nine other area New York area organizations described how they help area residents combat social isolation during the winter.
To hear the PSA turn to
Thanks to your donations
SPRYE purchases a new printer
SPRYE thanks everyone who contributed to the Giving Tuesday Fund at the end of 2019. The printer improves the speed of printing copies so SPRYE can keep you up to date on what's happening in your community. Above, Administrative Assistant Margie McCabe and Director Marie Johnson.
Welcome New Members!
Richard Rutledge
Mohini Khemlani
John and June Bess Lane
Patricia and Nelson Sales

And welcome aboard
new volunteers:
Susan Storms
Sally Adler
Important Required Minimum
Distribution Information
Attention seniors who are 70-1/2 years of age! If you have an IRA account you are required to annually withdraw an amount, known as a “required minimum distribution” (RMD), and pay tax on that amount.

The amount of the RMD is calculated by the IRA custodian and is based on the annual value of your IRA and your life expectancy.

However, if you are the beneficial owner of an IRA and you request the IRA custodian to pay a portion or all of the RMD directly to a 501(c)(3) charitable organization designated by you, such as SPRYE, the amount of the RMD paid to the charity will be tax-free to you.

This is a very technical area of the tax law and a tax advisor should be consulted for the details. SPRYE does not provide any tax advice
April 15th

Come rain or shine
It's the deadline to file taxes!

Free income tax help for older adults is available at 20 area libraries and community centers throughout the county from February 1-April 15th, 2020. AARP membership is not required. For more information call 1-888-227-7665.
March-June Programs
Please RSVP for all events
It's easy
(914) 481-5706 or

March Calendar

Friday, 13th
Current Events at Ruby's Oyster Bar, Purchase. Noon

Wednesday, 18th
Lauren Broch, Ph.D. , on sleep, nutrition and diet, Wainwright House, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. This program is FREE and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, 28th
Afternoon movie at the Rye Free Reading Room
"Queen of Katwe." (2016) 2:30 p.m.
Living in the slums of Katwe, Uganda, is a struggle for 10-year-old Phiona and her family. Her world changes when she meets a missionary who teaches her how to play chess.

April Calendar
Thursday, 9th ,
Westchester Culinary Cafe in White Plains. A car pool leaves Rye Recreation Tennis Courts at 11:00 a.m. seating starts at 11:30 a.m.
Three-course lunch for $12.00, cash only.
***Reservations are required, seating is limited***

Wednesday, 15th
Coline Jenkins, great-great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and president of Stanton's Trust discusses the 100th anniversary of the women's suffrage movement.
This program is FREE and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, 17th, noon
Current Events at Ruby's Oyster Bar, Noon.

Thursday, 23rd
Tour the exhibit "Edge of the World: Master-Works by Laurits Andersen Ring from SMK--The National Gallery of Denmark at the newly renovated Bruce Museum in Greenwich .

Transportation provided if needed for members.

May Calendar

Wednesday, 6th
Let's celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Salsa Picante, 110 Adee Street, Port Chester. Enjoy tacos, guacamole, salsa, margaritas and more!
Time to be determined. Reservations required. Look for future emails.
Friday, 8th,
Current Events, Ruby's Oyster Bar, Noon

Wednesday, 13th
Paula Span, columnist for the New York Times and author of the weekly column "The New Old Age."
Wainwright House, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. FREE and open to the public.
This program is brought to the community through the generosity of the Knistrom Foundation

June Calendar
Thursday, June 4th
Nationally known comedian Nancy Witter. Mrs. Witter was selected one of five
finalists on the television show 'Nick at Nite's "Search for Funniest Mom in America."
Vienna Senior Housing, 250 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Rye.
Pizza and refreshments start at 6:00 p.m.
Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
***Reservations required, limited seating***

FREE and open to the public.

This program is brought to the community through the generosity of the Knistrom Foundation.

Friday, June 12th
Current Events, Ruby's Oyster Bar, Noon

Tuesday 23rd,
SPRYE Annual Member Picnic, Rye Town Pavilion, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
FREE to all members as our way of saying Thank You!

July Calendar

Wednesday, 15th
T he always popular two hour "Cruise to Nowhere" leaves the Arch Street dock in Greenwich at 5:00 p.m. $20 in advance and reservations are required.
RSVP the office at 914-481-5706 or email
Good News!!
SPRYE Donations are tax deductible

SPRYE is a charitable corporation organized under New York State Law. Its tax exempt status as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service, which has also determined that donations to SPRYE are deductible under applicable sections of the Internal Revenue Code.
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P.O. Box 748
Rye, NY 10580