Flannery presents program on important topics for seniors

Mike Flannery, left, of Menominee, fiduciary manager for First National Trust and Wealth Management, was the program speaker at the Monday Golden K meeting. Introducing Flannery was June chairman Vance Uhazie of Iron Mountain.


For The Daily News

KINGSFORD — Has summer finally arrived? The Golden K meeting June 17 was in a summer mood with songs that were lively and music sprightly with Alyce Derwinski on the piano and Al Calcari leading the group.

Vance Uhazie, chairman for June, opened the meeting. Birthdays and anniversaries were noted for the month with song. After a prayer, they enjoyed a time for visiting and the signature “donuts.” The 50-50 drawing was won by Lorraine Luba.

Happy dollars from Orice Walters was read by Don Pedo.

Golden K member Leon Gospodarik, left, of Niagara receives a painting from local artist and instructor Duane Barnard, who donated the art piece to the club. Barnard was a student of the late Bob Ross The winner was drawn by the day’s guest speaker, Mike Flannery.

Mike Flannery, fiduciary manager at the First National Trust and Wealth Management, presented the program on important topics for seniors.

Everyone has an estate, no matter how big or small, and everyone has to face that we will have to decide how and where that estate will go.

Everyone needs to have three items: a will, advanced directive and durable power of attorney — both for financial and medical affairs. These items should be updated every two to five years with changes in conditions and lifestyles. All of these items must be in writing and witnessed and kept in a secure place.

Flannery dealt with trusts and answered many questions.

He also left brochures for the audience.

A painting donated by Duane Barnard, local artist, was won by Leon Gospodarek.

The meeting on Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford will feature Barbara Kramer, Dickinson County commissioner, who will address the improvements at Lake Antoine Park in Iron Mountain.

The annual summer picnic will be Monday, July 15, at City Park in Iron Mountain. Golden Throats will sing at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen.