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The Presidentís Corner



January 11, 2016

Happy New Year.  I hope that everyone had a joyous and blessed holiday.  You know what?  Iím just going to say it:  I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Year.

Last year was a pretty good year for the PHPA again.  We started out with the Annual Chili Feed on February 22.  We had 14 different kinds of chili along with hot dogs, chicken noodle soup, refreshments (including adult beverages), and our famous dessert table.  Our attendance was down a little due to some conflicting activities but was good overall.

We are still working on a Welcome sign for the corner of 29th and Calhoun Road.  We have a few details to work out yet and will have a meeting for the members on it.

The summer seemed to fly by.  Thereís one event that I think most of us attended and that was the Ponca Hills Volunteer Fire Departmentís Annual BBQ.  I know a lot of us volunteered to help work it. Itís a great cause to help support them and what they do for us in the Hills.

On September 13th, we held our annual Steak Fry.  As you know, this is free to the members to show our appreciation for your support.  We had approximately 90 people show up and according the all the compliments, the steaks were Grrrrreat!   The dessert table showed up again with a variety of goodies to finish off the meal.  We always have such an array of wonderful desserts.

November 18th was our annual Election of Officers meeting.  The new board is as follows:

President: Bill Caster
Vice President: Jim Dahlin
Secretary: Bev Caster
Treasurer: Linda Miles
Board: Bruno Kozimor
  Jane Matsui
  Amy Scott
  Erika Fisher
  Connie Crouch

Look for our next event, the Chili Feed, scheduled for Feb. 20, 2016, at the Ponca Hills Volunteer Fire Departmentís fire barn.  So, dig up some of your best recipes and get ready to start cooking.  We are in need of a rotisserie hot dog heater for the chili dogs so if anyone has one or access to one that would be wonderful.  We havenít had a raffle the last two years so if anybody would like to set one up, please let us know so we can start getting prizes.  Phone number 402-455-3144.

Well, thatís about it for now.  If anybody has any suggestions as to what we can do for the Hills, let us know.

Pres Bill