Club news

WOTM 294 to hold birthday celebration

The WOTM Chapter 294 will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 to honor John Lawrence and Bob Morse for acquiring their Blue Coat Fellowship. The chapter will also celebrate its birthday. A meeting will follow at 8 p.m.; this will be the first regular meeting of the month. All members are asked to attend. Call 672-6810 for more information.

SAR to meet at Chatterbox Restaurant

Recently, members of the Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution met at Friendly’s Restaurant in Jamestown.

Chapter President Steve Boothe opened the meeting with the Pledge of the Allegiance and closed with the SAR Pledge.

He gave a presentation about his recent trip to Boston, Mass., showing a number of photographs of the Battle of Bunker Hill site, the Old North Church, the gravesite of Samuel Adams, a statue in memory of John Hancock, and other historical sites along Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail features such sites as the Old South Church, Paul Revere’s home.

Member Doug Arters talked briefly about the Battle of Bunker Hill, fought at Breed’s Hill at Charlestown, Mass., in June of 1775. It was the first major battle of the Revolutionary War. General Joseph Warren was killed there.

Annual membership fees and paperwork may now be submitted for the upcoming 2014 year, managed by Treasurer Thomas Eckberg. Members of the SAR trace their ancestry back to a Revolutionary War soldier, militiaman, or minuteman. The SAR is headquartered in Louisville, Ky.

The next SAR meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. at the Chatterbox Restaurant on the Fluvanna Avenue Ext. in Greenhurst. The restaurant accepts cash and checks for payment. Former members and guests are also welcome. For more information, call Arters at 490-3880 or Boothe at 574-7995.

CIAO December Luncheon

All present and past members of CIAO, grab your best Christmas sweater and Santa hat. You are invited (at your own expense), to join CIAO Board Members, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at the White Inn for lunch. Reservations are required by calling Margaret Valone at 679-4772 by Nov. 30. We ask that you honor your reservations. Members can order any of the delicious delights from the menu. This is the first invitation to all members since the picnic to join together for an afternoon of conversation and camaraderie. Who knows, maybe you will see some old friends or make new ones. Don’t miss out on this afternoon of fun. Maybe after some wine, Christmas Carols will be sung in Italian.