ROOM WITH A ZOOM
On January 20, Zoomers of the
Women’s Club had a special guest, welcoming
Professor James Coll into their
midst to speak on “Free Speech and the
Constitution,” Part 1. The special Zoom
broadcast was arranged by Women’s
Club program chairman, Gloria Beck,
and with the able technical assistance of Judy Paris,
James Coll was able to come to virtual life for this
Dealing with our freedoms with the Bill of Rights
and the First Amendment, Professor Coll cited
the fact that Congress shall make no law abiding
the freedom of speech and its defining
principles. It was noted by him that
protection of this freedom is pertinent
to the minority, but the Constitution also
dealt with the issue of protection from
that minority as well. He noted that
politicians try to appeal to the majority
while seeking election.
The session ended bringing up the subject of pardons
and the question of “Can Presidents pardon
themselves?” This fascinating series continued in
February and is a testimony to why Professor Coll
is one of our favorite lecturers.
BY VICKI MAZEL
Walking ‘round the Arcade
With inner jubilation,
People strutting their stuff,
After the second vaccination.
Now they all belong
To the growing hub,
Pfizer or Moderna?
They get to join the club.
They ride the elevators,
Smiles transfixed on face,
Talking ‘bout reactions,
And finding parking spaces.
Now with their heads held high,
They completed the task.
They have to talk about,
Can’t wait for you to ask.
Did you get yours?
Always the queries,
First or second shot?
Finish the series?
Trumpets are ablare.
With a hint of percussion.
All have to join in,
On left or right arm discussion.
Venues are all over,
Recommended by a yenta,
Jones Beach, Commack, Hillcrest,
Bronx, Brooklyn and Javits Center.
Masks in place we march,
Feeling more secure.
The shots were really fine,
‘Tis questions I can’t endure!
CINEMA CLUB PIC FOR MARCH
Monday, March 29, 11:00 am
The selected film for
March, “The Dig,” is a
Netlix presentation based
on a true story. This British
drama deals with a 1939
excavation that unearthed
a vessel replete with so many
artifacts that the British
Museum had an array of
major and dramatic proportions. The all-star
cast is headed by Ralph Fiennes, along with
Carey Mulligan, Ben Chaplin, and Lily James.
A review of the film will be conducted by
Vicki Mazel and Dr. Nurit Israeli on Monday
March 29 at 11 am, Channel 995. All residents
are welcome to attend the viewing.
MASK TASK CONTEST
Judging for the Women’s Club Mask Contest
will take place in early March, with prizes from
our vendors being awarded. Masks will be
judged on originality, eye appeal, and wearability.
Send a selfie or picture of your mask
to Gloria Beck at Glutsky@aol.com or Vicki
Mazel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN’S CLUB CALENDAR
Wednesday, March 10, 3:00 pm
The Divine Bette Midler via Zoom
Noted lecturer Mel Haber is leading a special
and exciting program. Haber, a lecturer on the
cultural arts and all phases of show business,
will present a special Zoom program on the
”Life Of The Divine Bette Midler. Contact Judy
Paris to sign up: email@example.com
Monday, March 29, 11:00 am
Movie Review: “The Dig” on Channel 995
Vicki Mazel and Dr. Nurit Israeli
Wednesday, March 31, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bingo cards will be distributed to your building
(3 cards per person).
Sign up with Dawn Steinberg 718-229-1448
or Selma Baumgarten 347- 502-7123.
Wednesday, April 7, 2:00 pm
Women’s Club Virtual Tea Party
We will supply the tea, a cookie, and a sweet
treat. Last chance to sign up is March 24. Call
Chickie Kaufman 718-819-8178.
As always, we thank our Zoom and technical
adviser Judy Paris for her expertise, professionalism,
talent and patient cooperation.
Membership….new or re-new? Contact
Chickie Kaufman for membership info
Spring programs in the works with our
wonderful program chairwoman Gloria
Beck already working hard to make our time
more valuable, fun, and creative. Except for
Channel 995 programs, all other events are
open to our members only. If you have not
joined yet, do it today. You won’t be sorry.
Greetings from Florida - North Shore Towers South
BY BOBBY GOULD,
did at North Shore Towers
WOMEN’S CLUB PRESIDENT
when it was in summer and fall.
The pandemic continues here
There are the same discussions.
and everyone is scrambling to
Do we eat in a restaurant, in or
get vaccinated. It is not easy.
out, or not at all?
We must be very careful, wear
On Thursday, March 4th at
our masks and stay 6 feet apart.
10 A.M., we are going to meet
The only difference here is that
at the Morikami Museum. It is
the weather is warmer. We sit
a very peaceful, spacious place
outside in small groups as we
with many benches available. It
will give us a good opportunity
to get outside and enjoy each
Soon it will be spring and we
will all begin to plan our return
to North Shore Towers. We miss
you and are looking forward to
all of us being together again. Be
well and stay safe.
March 2021 ¢ NORTH SHORE TOWERS COURIER 27