NARFE - Chapter 97
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Monthly Chapter Meetings & Newsletters:

 x   The normal monthly meeting at the Lexington Senior Center on Nicholasville Road has ample parking for everyone. There is a short time for refreshments from 1:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 2:00 p.m. The speaker is the first on the program for about 30 minutes and the business meeting immediately after. We try to limit the meeting to an hour or a little over. 

195 Life Lane,  Lexington, KY 40502

Paula Bayer, PRESIDENT             Ethel V. Hanna, 2nd V-PRES
5020 Jennie Kate Lane                3817 Aria Lane
Lexington, KY 40514                   Lexington, KY 40510-9721
(859) 226-9663                          (859) 272-5536(H) 492-0410 ( C)                         

Vickie Batzka, SECRETARY         Debbie Price, TREAS.
4785 Hartland Pkwy                  637 Regent Rd
Lexington, KY 40504                 Versailles, Ky 40383   
(859) 321-2551                        (859) 576-5384                           

Kenneth Overhults, 1st             Don Satrsinic, News Letter Editor        
V. PRES. & MEMB. LIAISON       3283 Cornwall Dr
460  Spencer Park                    Lexington, KY 40503                                   
Lexington, KY 40515                (859) 224-8017            
(859) 272-6413                             

Leona Hopkins, SUNSHINE       J. Henry Duncan - Dist. V VICE PRES.
2272 Camberling Drive            190 Birch Lane
Lexington, KY 40515               Versailles, KY 40383-9140
(859) 272-7062                      (859) 873-5399
Service Officer Team
 Linda Heaton                             Don Starsinic (see above)

 2292 Guilford Lane
Lexington KY 40513             
 (859) 268-9071

JUNE 2019 Newsletter

On June 16, 2019 we celebrate Father’s Day, a day to honor, respect and recognize the impact and influence they had on each of us. We will take a break over the summer from chapter meetings, however we will continue enjoying chapter activities including the VA Bingo on May 28th at the Medical Center on Leestown Rd., the Distinguished Member luncheon on June 5th at The Chop House, and the chapter picnic on August 3rd at Jacobson Park. The next chapter meeting will not be until September 4th.

 I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the chapter members, family and friends who helped with the April 30-May 1 book sale at the Lexington Senior Center--Vickie Batzka, Joshua Bayer, Tony Burgett (who also rented U-hauls), Anne Davies, Henry Duncan, Jane Friedman and her friend & grand-daughters, Shaun Hanna, Pat Hunt, Linda Klink, Juanita Monaghan and her mom, Debra Price, Ronald Ray, Joan Reynolds and grandson, Margaret Starsinic, Heather Hanna Terry, Kathy and JW Yates, and the 14 student athletes from Henry Clay High School who helped us move the books into the Senior Center. It was a massive endeavor and major team effort to load and unload a record number of books, set up all those books and break down after the book sale. Also thanks to those who worked the book sale and donated or bought books at the sale. A special thanks to Ethel Hanna, 2nd Vice-President, for all her efforts in organizing the sale. Well done!

 I would also like to thank Phyllis Tackett, Chapter 97 Alzheimer’s Chair, for her donation of UK sports-themed embroidered hand towels, bed throws, and dolls for the Alzheimer’s raffle that took place at our May 1st chapter meeting. The money raised goes for Alzheimer’s Research. Phyllis has served as the chapter Alzheimer’s Chair since 2008, and her commitment to Alzheimer’s research and dedicated service to Chapter 97 is deeply appreciated.

 The new NARFE National Association Management System (AMS) to replace the Online Activities Module (OAM) will be implemented June 1, 2019. The new system is expected to improve productivity and provide a more user friendly website for all members. Training activities on the new system will be provided (more information will be available at a later date).

 A reminder that the revised chapter bylaws have been posted on the chapter website for your review.  A vote to accept the revised bylaws will take place at the September 4 chapter meeting. If you would like a hard copy, please call me at (859) 226-9663 or email

   Happy Father’s Day and have a wonderful summer J        Paula Bayer