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JANUARY 2021

Sorry, this is a bit late.  Please know that your Greenbriar Social Club has not vanished or forgotten you.  Obviously, things have been different and will continue to be different.  There are several events in the planning stages that I think will be fun.  Everyone is trying to balance the need to be safe, distanced, and masked up with the need for human interaction.  When we get that figured out, I will let you know, lol.


We are, at last, in a new year and a new month. I am trying to think of good things about January and not coming up with a very long list.  College bowls and playoffs.  NFL playoffs.  When we were young and lived in temperature-challenged climates we could hope for a snow day. While I am open to suggestions, I think it might be best if we all keep our heads down and try to make it to Valentine’s Day.


There are a couple of things you need to ponder.  First of all, the GBSC will be holding elections in the early part of the year.  If there is a position which you might like to hold, please get in contact with Dawn Bobay. 


Next, if you have an idea for an activity which could be conducted outdoors, safely and you would be willing to lead (with some help), please let Marcea know.

I know that Steve Peachey has recently been in contact with Robert Sjorgren of The Villages Public Safety Department about when we can move ahead with our AED plans and what COVID-related changes we will need to make.


There is a lot of information about the COVID vaccination available.  One option is to go to the following website https://tinyurl.com/y98cxp6s to request a vaccination by the Marion County Health Department.  I believe that this website is temporarily down because they have reached capacity (whatever that might mean).  You can also call the Marion County COVID-19 hotline at 352-644-2590 Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and the staff will submit the form online for you. There is a lot of information available online and in the paper, but this is all I am comfortable passing along at this point.  


New members and dues:

While membership will still be solicited from or offered to new residents of Greenbriar we will not make any attempt to collect dues until we come out of this pandemic.  New residents will be able to receive this newsletter, if they wish, as soon as they get their information to Jan Thomas.


January Cocktail of the month: Irish Coffee

This should help you fight off some of these cold temps we have been dealing with lately.

Fill 2 mugs with hot water and let sit for 2 minutes.

Pour out the water and drop 1 tsp. of brown sugar in each mug.

Pour in a cup of coffee in each mug and stir.

Add 2 oz. or more of Irish Whiskey like Bushmills or Jameson.

Top with whip cream and if you want to be fancy, you can add chocolate shavings.


Trivia question for January 2021:

Since the first Super Bowl was played in January, we will kick off this new feature with some Super Bowl trivia. Of course you can look these up if you care, but I hope you’ll try to guess before you research. 

Part 1: What was the official name for the first Super Bowl? Hint: Not Superbowl.

Part 2: In what year was the term Super Bowl first used?

Part 3:  Who was the first celebrity entertainer to perform at halftime of this game?

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