Annual Member Business Meeting
SAIL conducted its Annual Member Business Meeting on Friday, November 18, 2016, at the Trinity Church Fellowship Hall. In addition to the Business Meeting, members were provided a delicious lunch and an assortment of desserts. Martha Young planned and coordinated the luncheon arrangements.
Board Member G.T. Schramm conducted the Business Meeting - which included reports by the various Committee Chairman and also the nomination and election of three (3) new Board Members - Cathy Lewis, Wendy Moseley, and Catherine Irwin. Departing Board Members - Hal Snyder and Dan VanBelleghem were recognized and thanked for their contributions.
2016 Holiday Raffle
Once again this Holiday Season SAIL initiated a fund raising project - a Raffle. As she has done in past years, Wendy Moseley made a child's Christmas Quilt. An Afghan was also donated. Pictured here is SAIL member Dorothy Mozden as she manned the Raffle Booth in the War Memorial Building.
Some Words to the Wise on SCAMS
Seniors lose millions of dollars each year to heartless fraudsters. Here are some tips to be sure that YOU don’t fall victim to Senior SCAMS:
1. Never give your bank account or Social Security number to someone you do not know, even if they appear to be from a legitimate institution, like the IRS.
2. Do not respond to a message on your computer that says your virus protection has been compromised.
3. Don’t send money to anyone who says they are in a hospital in a foreign country and need your help. Frequently, they report that they have had their passport and wallet stolen – and need money to get back home.
4. Don’t respond to a notification that you have won a sweepstakes or an all- expense paid travel vacation.
5. If someone who sounds like your grandchild calls to say they are in trouble, immediately call their cell phone or call their parents to make sure that the situation is factual.
6. The IRS never communicates by phone or email. They only communicate via US Mail.
7. New Medicare Cards do not have Social Security numbers, but people are calling to “confirm” your number – in an attempt to learn your number.
8. Beware of vendors going door-to-door recommending repairs to your roof, chimney, or driveway.
For more information, you may contact the Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800 677-1116.