Category Archives: Residents Association

Woodshop Open House

Contributed by Marian Fuchs

On March 22, there was an open house at the Woodshop — a largely unknown  Collington asset.  It is a huge, clean and well-lighted space offering the amateur do-it-yourself person every opportunity to fix or make anything at all.  Sue Regen makes Christmas decorations, and is willing to teach others;  other frequent users repair furniture, make furniture, repair lamps or find their inner Handy Andy!  You are invited to join the fun at the top of the hill.

Here’s some pictures of what you’ll find when you visit.

Hay Fever

Contributed by Marian Fuchs

Our talented Drama Committee put on a spirited performance of Noel Coward’s comedy of errors, “Hay Fever” in March.  Directed by committee chair Tim Sabin, with music from Marilyn Haskel, the demanding parts were taken by Pat Howard, Ed Robbins, Don Zelman, Eloise Branche, Jyce Garrison Grant Bagley, Margaret Bagley, Marilu Sherer and Richard Garrison.

Here they are, mostly in pictures from the wonderful performance poster.

Resident Board Member Candidate Forum

Contributed by Julia Freeman

Linda Ewald, Marian Fuchs, Marianne Mann, Elizabeth Gill, Ed Robbins

The Nominating Committee presented four residents for consideration as future members of the Collington Board of Directors at a late afternoon forum: Linda Ewald, Marian Fuchs, Elizabeth Gill, and Ed Robbins. Each spoke briefly about how they saw their potential service.

The final choice for a new resident board member is made by the Board itself. The Collington Board of Directors has three residents who serve on the board, each for a 3 year term renewable once. This year Ken Burton’s term is expiring. Sara Case and Peter Fielding are the other current resident board members.

The Residents Association is charged with identifying residents for selection. At least two residents must be put forward. An election will be held on March 18 during which residents may endorse any or all of the nominees. Those candidates receiving at 50% or more votes will be forwarded for selection.

Members of the Nominating Committee are Marianne Mann, Chair; John Barker, Rita Gardiner, Joyce Garrison, and Don Zelman.

Mardi Gras Fun

contributed by Julia Freeman

Mardi Gras was celebrated with food and music – and the auditorium was full.  Thanks to the CollingKats for the live music that had folks dancing! Thanks also to Dining Services for the delicious food.

Celebrating the Flower Committee and the Camera Club

contributed by Julia Freeman

Collington residents, including members of the Flower and Camera Corner committees, filled the auditorium for presentations highlighting the committees’ work.

Pat Duggan, chair of the 40-50 member Flower Committee, spoke for the committee in remembering Bill Preston. Bill passed away recently but was known by all and had contributed so much to the Flower Committee at all levels. Not only did he grow flowers for the committee but he also had been active in collecting flowers from funeral homes.

Joe Howard and Peggy Latimer had prepared a fun PowerPoint presentation on the work of the Flower Committee, but the computer gods kept the presentation brief. Fortunately, cookies were offered to assuage the disappointment. Two pictures from the presentation show Pat Pritz receiving a call to pick up flowers and “clippers and strippers” preparing the flowers.

Bud Gardiner’s presentation on behalf of the Camera Corner went smoothly. Attendees were awed by pictures submitted by the committee members: Bud Gardiner, Joyce Garrison, Bill Colby, Anita Myers, John Hindinger, Peggy Latimer, Bill Kate, and Mike McCulley. A very few of the pictures are shown below.