St. Thomas Aquinas Renewed Seniors (STARS)
STA RENEWED SENIORS (STARS)
A group of 50+ folks who are vibrant, active, hip and love to help others.
MEETS: 3rd Sunday of every month at 5:00 pm in Aldridge Hall to enjoy a pot luck dinner, program and a chance to get together and socialize.
PLANNED ACTIVITIES: Have included mystery lunches, theatre, Skeeters baseball games, tours and pilgrimages. Active members enjoy free catered Christmas Party each year.
SCHOLARSHIP: Annual grant to parishioner for educational or other need.
CHARITABLE GIVING: STARs makes annual award to a charity to be decided upon. Past charities have included Gabriel Project, St. Vincent de Paul to help needy family at Christmas, and Liturgy Ministry (for altar cloths). Have visited assisted living and nursing homes over holidays to distribute goody bags and sing Christmas carols.
DUES: $14 per year, pro rated from January; dues support scholarship fund, supplies at pot luck and incidentals. Members entitled to "Chatter," a free newsletter from Archdiocese Department of Aging that shares activities enjoyed by parish senior groups.