Over the last seven weeks, a group of between 16 to 25 Franklin County seniors have been meeting weekly to express concern over the fact that the current board of directors charged with running the Carrabelle Senior Center has not followed the policy and procedures as directed by the current 2008 Franklin County Senior Citizens Council by-laws, the code of ethics and 1975 charter of incorporation.

An annual Council membership meeting in September at which you - the Franklin County 50 years old and over membership - can nominate board members and vote on the directors for the next year, as is stipulated by the Council by-laws, was not allowed to happen. Thus, your vote was denied.

It was then decided by Council members that the next scheduled board meeting of the Council board of directors on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. be the official annual meeting of the Franklin County Senior Citizens Council at which the members can nominate and vote on new board members and voice suggestions for the use of the Carrabelle Senior Center building.

A plan on how to make the Carrabelle Senior Center return to serving the needs of the area seniors will be presented for your vote. Seniors, please attend this meeting and VOTE for your rights!

Harriett Beach