I hope 2019 is starting out great for everyone. January is always a nice quiet time in our house as we recover from the holidays and get ready to start a new year. The club year is still going strong as we prepare for our biggest fundraiser. This year’s Gala in the Garden will be held at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens on 22 February. We hope you can all come out for an evening of food, fun, and festivities. We are still accepting donations of wine (or other spirits) for our wine pull, and baskets for our silent auction. Please contact Brandie Ragin or Cherrie Cain if you’d like to donate. More info on ticket sales is also available in the newsletter.

I need to give a HUGE shout out to our local Chapter of MOAA for their generous donation of the proceeds from the golf tournament in September. On January 30, 2019, the club was presented with a check for $11,000. This money will be used for scholarships to benefit area teens with ties to the Redstone community. Information on applying for scholarships is also available in this newsletter.

While we are on the subject of our amazing MOAA chapter, we are looking for people who will be here for the next year to help plan and organize next year’s tournament. Meetings have already started, and we are looking for a few people who can attend meetings and help with the event.  Because our board year and the planning of the event are on different time lines, we are looking for people to serve from February-September. Please contact me or any board member if you are interested.

See you all soon at the Chinese New Year luncheon!