1000 Club

                                    ST. THERESA’S SCHOOL PROGRAM

                                                  179 Summer Street

                                               Somerville, MA  02143

 

August 11, 2022

Congratulations to our winners.   I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it with this heat.  First my car air conditioner wouldn’t work (my fault I didn’t get it serviced) and then my house air conditioner (capacitors failed whatever those are—look like fancy batteries).  Based on what the scientists keep saying, it sounds like this is going to be a regular thing for us—I may have to move to Canada!

Everyone has been great about sending in their payments and also writing some lovely notes, which I am saving.  Change is a hard thing for all of us (you’d think when you get older that would be different—but it isn’t).  So, as the advertisements always say, keep those cards and letters coming folks and stay well—all kidding aside, this heat can be dangerous even for the folks who like it.  So watch out!

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  $1,000             #168     Reverend George Evans

       250             #363     Reverend Harry Kaufman

        50              #962     Patricia Brosnahan

        50              #667     Nancy Busnach

        50              #976     Joseph O’Brien

        25              #584     Maria Bunker

        25              #757     Sally Turner

        25              #502     James Swanton

        25              #426     Margaret Chisholm

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The next drawing will be Thursday, September 8, 2022.   If you have any question, call 617-66-2087 and leave a message.

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Letter Re Closing

My dear Friends of St. Theresa’s School.

We have come to the sad conclusion that the time has come to close down the 1000 Club.  As you old timers know, it has been in existence since the ‘60s and was a brainchild of Fr. Charles Bourke, who was stationed here at the time, and a nurse from the Somerville Hospital whose name has vanished from memory.

Over approximately 55 years in service, we have calculated that over $1,000,000 has been given to the School, and that’s something to be proud of.  We would like to close down at the end of this year after the December drawing to have a kind of smooth finish to the year and the Club.  At that time, except for outstanding checks, any remaining balance in the checking account will be turned over to the School.

But we cannot achieve this goal without your help.  Here’s how we think this could work so that we have enough money to give prizes, pay taxes, and anything that might come up, like needing some more stamps:

YEARLY

  1.  If possible, every person who owes any money for yearly renewals should continue to

pay whatever they would normally pay, that is $50.  As mentioned before, any funds left at the end of December will be turned over to the school.

 

  1. If you do not feel comfortable with this, then pay $5 for each month until December; for instance, if your paid membership ends in August, send a check for $20—i.e. $5 each for four months.

MONTHLY

Since you presently pay by the month, just continue to do so through December.

By rough calculations, this should take us through the end of December with some funds left over for the school.

This is a sad letter to write to a lot of people who have become friends as well as benefactors.  Many thanks to all of you and stay well.