The village’s senior club can plan on getting about $51,500 to pay for its luncheons, trips and meetings during the end of this year and most of next year.
A resolution the council passed on Tuesday calls for the village manager to work the sum into the 2013-14 budget.
To be sure, the money won’t be final until the council approves Wellington’s overall spending plan for next fiscal year.
A proposed breakdown of the money calls for $23,500 to go toward monthly membership luncheon meetings, $16,000 for about 18 “Steppin Out” events, $5,100 for publication and mailing of The Golden Banner club newsletter, $3,300 for general liability insurance, $2,600 for “Quality Time” events and $1,000 for a volunteer appreciation luncheon.
The club offers seniors “opportunities to enjoy friendships and many other things” they otherwise might not have access to, Tony Alfalla, the club’s president, wrote in a letter to the village’s head of parks and recreation requesting the money.
In addition to excursions, the club members play bridge, canasta, mahjong. They also have a computer club and quilting group.
Wellington and the senior club have had an agreement for the past decade. It calls for the club to provide services for the village’s older population, along with filing quarterly financial reports to Wellington.
In turn the village helps financially with providing those activities and provides the club with meeting space in Wellington Community Center, or another location if the building is under construction.
The senior club has at least 575 members, according to a staff report.