2022 Annual Appeal Lettter

Dear Club Member:

Each year the club conducts our Annual Fund drive to encourage donations to support the club and its efforts to promote our mission and sustain and enhance activities.

As an all-volunteer club with a one lifetime membership fee, donations are used to support our annual Jerry’s Run For All Ages 5K (Saturday, November 5, 2022), Hall of Fame, Board meetings, administrative supplies (including this mailing which allows us to update our database with address changes, etc.), web and Constant Contact fees, Endorsement program, more tents, banners, tables and chairs (for our banner races), and other endeavors. We support, to some extent, our members who represent us at USATF national and grand prix races.

Donating is entirely voluntary and we appreciate a donation of any amount payable to NE 65+ Runners Club. Jan Holmquist will be overseeing the drive again this year, making sure that your tax-deductible contribution is acknowledged and remains completely confidential. Please use the enclosed envelope to mail your contributions to:

Jan Holmquist, 700 Greendale Avenue, Unit 11315, Needham, MA 02492.

Thank you,


Steve Viegas, President



Please cut this portion of the letter and include with your contribution. Your name (please print clearly) ______________________

Suggested donation categories:

______ $25, ________$50, _______$100, _________Other

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2022 Annual Luncheon

Dear New England 65+ Runners Club Member,

Please clear your calendar and save-the-date for our Annual Banquet meeting – Monday, September 26 at 11:00 AM at Spinelli’s on the Peabody/Lynnfield line.

Whether you get to the luncheon by running, power walking, biking, skipping, or – okay, by car – we are certain that you will enjoy the event!

This year we are honored that our guest speaker will be Elaine Doll-Dunn. Her remarks will be fun, funny, informative, and inspirational! More about Elaine will be included in the August e-news.


11:00 Registration and Reception

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Welcome: Steve Viegas, Outgoing Club President

Welcome: Bob Kennedy, Incoming Club President

Speaker: Elaine Doll-Dunn

1:25 Awards

Hall of Fame: Bob Kennedy

Lou Peters Award: Ronald Sanville

Rev. Shea: Charlie Farrington

Race Director: Doug Zechel

1:55 Closing remarks including Jerry’s Run For All Ages Information: Bob Kennedy

We are planning to have technology to allow members to attend the speaker and award portion of the meeting without having to travel to enjoy the program. If you are interested in attending virtually, we need to know in advance in order to send you the information to access the meeting. Please reply to: Bill Cotter at shamrock7777@gmail.com and include the following in the subject line: NE65Luncheon Virtual”.

Our mission: To promote greater recognition for senior athletes by having race directors and race sponsors include in their evenets age categories in which older runners can compete against their peers. Specifically 5-year age categories for ages 65 and above and awards on the basis of age-graded times are highly recommended. To promote physical exercise as an integral part of a healthy life style for people of all ages.


DIRECTIONS: Spinelli’s is located on U.S. Route One South on the Peabody/Lynnfield line (directly across from the Holiday Inn).

If using a computerized directions program, use 10 Newbury Street, Peabody, MA 01960 as the correct address.

Please use Mapquest or Google for further directions.


Please return this portion with your check ($35 per person) in the self-addressed envelope to

Phil Pierce.

The luncheon is FREE for members who are 90 years old and older or who are turning 90 in 2022,

but please do return this portion with your information. The 65+ Board and members are truly

inspired by our 90+ members!

Yes, I/we can hardly wait for the luncheon!




State:________________Zip Code:_____________


Your Name and name(s) of Guest(s):__________________________________


This year we are excited to again offer a buffet luncheon! Board members will be available and happy to assist anyone who requests help with accessing the buffet.

Amount enclosed @ $35/per person_____________

______Free as I am 90 or more or my 90th birthday is coming up in 2022!

Please make the check payable to: New England 65+ Runners Club

Please mail check to Phil Pierce using the enclosed envelope!

If you misplaced the envelope, Phil’s address is: 79 Waites Landing Road, Falmouth, ME 04105