President’s Message

Winter 2017

By Judy Serrell, BOND President

Greetings from sunny Florida. I hope you all had a very Happy New Year and a wonderful holiday season.  I heard the Chanukah party was a great success and I was so sorry to have missed it.   Much thanks to Sheila Goldstein and Arlene Davis who planned that terrific celebration, and to all who pitched i to help and brought goodies for dessert.

One of our friends here in Naples invited us to a Chanukah brunch at their home  They did have delicious latles, kugel, lox  and bagels, of course, and jelly donuts and lots more.  A gentleman gave a talk about why Chanukah was celebrated for those who did not know, and he showed a short film.  My sister Donna Robbins and I had a very nice time.

Life down here is not all work.  Since Donna has stopped taking pain medication, she’s no longer feeling as sick and we have been able to go to a play, the symphony and to get together friends for lunch and dinner.

With the start of the new year comes the countdown for some changes in the BOND board membership.  All members are always welcome to attend which meet on the second Monday of the month from 10-11:30 AM at the Jewish Federation Building in Minnetonka.  Let a board member know if you are interested in attendance.

Read through the Adventures in learning to see what is coming up.  Marlene Goldberg and Saralee Mogilner have done a terrific job in arranging interesting programs.  Sign up early-especially if they have a limited attendance. Also watch for the Currently Current programs planned by Sybil Katz and Carole Epstein.  We’ve had some lively discussions and interesting speakers.

I’m planning to be home in early March.  Thank you for your support of BOND and a special thanks for those who have filled in for me while I have been gone.  I wish you a most Happy and Healthy New Year.