Down East Seniors Club

Published 11:11 am Thursday, March 31, 2022

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The Down East Seniors Club held their March 30 meeting at the Blind Center of NC in Washington. President Roy Whichard led the meeting. Jim Hackney played for the singing of “God Bless America” and the group pledged allegiance to the flag. Charles Smith gave the opening prayer and Hackney presented factoids for the date in history.

Whichard introduced member Bobby Roberson as the speaker. Roberson is a Washington city councilman and he spoke about some of the issues being considered by the council. There is currently no assistant city manager, so that position is being investigated to provide continued management in the absence of the manager or if the manager leaves the position. The council is looking at the feasibility of four-year staggered terms for their members. Looking to the future when the city may have electric vehicles, a charging station will be installed at the new police station during its construction. Some people have questioned why there are city basketball courts in town but no tennis courts. Roberson pointed out that the city provided the tennis court at Washington High School.

Curtis Brookshire won the 50/50 drawing.

Member and retired minister Smith will be the speaker at next week’s meeting.

The Down East Seniors Club is a group of older men in the Washington area who meet for fellowship and an interesting program Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 and make contributions to local charities. For more information email Julius Brauer at