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November 8 GBCC Luncheon

Why are all these people smiling?

They attended the GBCC November luncheon and ate delicious food, enjoyed lovely scenery, caught up with friends, and made new connections – what an excellent return on their time and lunch money!

Thank you to Amanda, Carolyn, and Charlene with Beaver Lake Nature Center for hosting our luncheon, which was also our annual meeting. We are fortunate to have Beaver Lake Nature Center in our backyard, with 9 miles of trails in 661 acres of natural beauty and over 400 different programs each year.

Thank you to Anna and the team at Angry Garlic for providing our fabulous lunch. The salad, the soup, the sandwiches, and those addictive garlic bites were a big hit!

In addition to the food and fellowship, we reviewed what has taken place with GBCC over the past year and talked about what is to come. We elected our officers for the next year:

· Matt Hunt, Heritage Insurance Agency – President

· Melanie Randolph, Your Window to the World LLC – Vice President

· Christine Dempsey, Solvay Bank – Secretary

· Melissa Hennessey, SECNY FCU – Treasurer

We recognized and thanked outgoing GBCC treasurer Tina Solomon with Primerica, who has contributed so much to during her tenure with the GBCC board.

How fun to also see John - SBDC at Onondaga Community College; Rob - Main Street Wealth Management; Katrina - Katrina Lynne StoryOgraphy; Jennifer - La Bella Baskets; Janet and Lauri - Baldwinsville Volunteer Center; Roxane - Paul Davis Restoration; Chris - Advanced Business Systems; Scott and Marisa - KACC CPAs; Ken and Justine - Onondaga County Legislature; Jessica - Just Be Kids; Meghan - Teachable Moments LLC; Barb and Rachel - Seneca Savings; Cindy and Malcolm - PAC-B TV; Fay - FLC Home Inspections; Adele – Bell Home Team; Yvonne –; Tina – Energo; Amy - photography by amy; Don – Hunt Real Estate ERA; Joe – Grace Episcopal Church; Shelley – 315 Realty Partners; Nate – WWDot Computers; Bridget – Hearing Aid Consultants of CNY; Mark – Greater Baldwinsville Ambulance Corps; Sid – Amply LLC; Caleb – Slater for Senate; community member Larry; Mary – Onondaga Physical Therapy; Jennifer – SECNY FCU; Meg – Baldwinsville Public Library; and Lisa – Weaver Mancuso Brightman PLLC.

Congratulations to Rob, who won our 50/50 raffle and then donated his winnings back to our scholarship fund – thank you! Larry was the winner of the raffle for the handcrafted holiday lap quilt, donated by Melanie Randolph.

Our next luncheon will not be a luncheon but a fun holiday event. Join us for the GBCC Merry Mingle from 4 to 6 pm on December 13 at BG1; register at

Thank you to Cindy for taking the photos!


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