Down East Seniors Club

Published 6:21 pm Thursday, April 28, 2022

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The Down East Seniors Club held their April 27 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. Mark Eakes gave the opening prayer and Hackney presented factoids for the date in history.

Two guests were present.

Eakes introduced Tina Jandrow as the speaker. Jandrow is Executive Director of the Blind Center. She said the center is working to get their operations going again after being closed because of the pandemic. Their board has recently reviewed all their programs to determine which work well and which don’t. One of the primary areas for their clients will continue to be socializing. They intend to expand in the area of health and nutrition with classes on food production and cooking. There will also be more training on the use of technology. They will be expanding their campus with the addition of a site on US 17 north. Investigation of housing availability for clients in the downtown area will also be worked on. They intend to greatly increase their number of clients and add staff to accommodate them.

Phil Ryals won the 50/50 drawing.

Clay Barber with Sound Rivers 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