Choir Party – A raffle with a twist!

Contributed by Marian Fuchs

After the success of the “Love and Passion:  Collington Singers Spring Concert”, there was a delightful post-performance party on May 6.

Choir-master Marilyn Haskel had devised a raffle with a twist.  Every attendee was given two raffle tickets.   Helen Lauck picked the lucky winners, but the prizes were funny and clever wordplay on a fancy certificate rather than tangible things to enjoy.  Here are some of what the winners won:

  • You have been selected to join a private cruise aboard the African Queen through the Florida Everglades! Complimentary leeches.  Remember to pack insect repellent.
  • The holder of this certificate may claim a magnum of Verve Cliquot Champagne at the Ivy Lounge (when Yolanda isn’t looking) next to Collington’s premiere dining venue.
  • ou have just won a Russian Sable Jacket worth $20,000! You may pick up your prize in the Collington first floor OO Shop.
  • An all-expenses-paid two-week trip to the fabulous WEGMAN’S RESORT in Maine anytime between May 15–June 15, 2019 during the classic black fly season. Enjoy!
  • Gift Certificate For the man with time on his hands a Rolex Men’s Diamond Watch. Redeemable from any portable street vendor in New York City.   Tell ‘em Vinnie sent you.
  • You have won matching his-and-hers tattoos. Once in a lifetime prize! You must supply your own ink.

And here are Marilyn, Helen and some of the surprised and delighted winners.

Collington Singers Spring 2019 Concert

Contributed by Julia Freeman

Love and Passion was the theme of the Collington Singers Spring Concert May 3, repeated May 4. The singers were ably led by the Music Director, Marily Haskel. Pat Howard as narrator introduced the songs and gave some background. Songs and lyrics were displayed on a screen in lieu of programs.

 

The program was varied as were the folks singing. One program segment was presented by the Small Group Singers.

Another segment by the Bowie Babes – a Barbershop group.

The program included Steve Woodbury on the violin and Ed Robbins on the guitar.

The final song of the evening had a refrain all related to!

“How do I know my youth is all spent! My get up and go has got up and went. But in spite of it all I’m able to grin, and think of the places my get up has been.”

Thanks to all our residents in the Collington Singers for another delightful program!  Well done.

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.