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BT Chapter of PEO

The regular business meeting of the Chapter BT was held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Hostess House. Julie Halverson served as hostess assisted by Janice Gartland and Beth Kachel as co-hostesses.

President Pro-Temp Carol Secttor conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Marge Reinke read devotions from Joshua 24:15. Twenty-three members answered to roll call. Chapter BT welcomed two new sisters Janette Claxon and Linda Rosen.

Committee reports were given. Cottey College Chair Ellen Spitzer reported information from the “PEO Record” concerning a virtual-reality tour of Cottey College. Connie Rose presented information on a new book chronicling 150 years of P.E.O. history entitled “We Who Are Sisters”.

Our next meeting will be the Spring Social and Auction on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 4 p.m. at the home of Rita Scallon. Chapter BT officers will serve as hostesses.

Colonial Oaks

The Activities for Colonial Oaks Retirement Community: Residents attended the Sunday evening service led by Pastor Sean English. Our Exercise program several times a week gives the residents a good stretch workout. During Game Night the residents enjoy playing Skip Bo. Ring Toss gives our residents a fun challenge. Atrium residents enjoyed watching an “I Love Lucy” DVD on Tuesday afternoon. Residents went on a country drive on Wednesday morning. Pastor Jill Miller led devotions on Wednesday. Rotunda residents played Wii Bowling on Wednesday afternoon. The Daughter’s Tea was held on Thursday evening with entertainment provided by Danny Losure and accompanied by Carolyn Williams. Atrium residents played Corn Hole on Friday afternoon.

Bingo winners for May 3 were Norma Martin, Frieda Weaver, Ruth Werking, Herb Schuch, Mildred Fisher, Dan Emrick, Lois Runyon, Mary Emrick, Evalyn Sprowl, Dick Sprowl, Joan Brown, Paul Swauger, Jay DeNeff, Nolan Spence, Glenda Jones, Betty Butler, Jean Duggan, Cheryl Rogers, with Bingo caller Cyndi Maples.

Contractables Bridge Club

The Contractables Bridge Club meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. at Northwood Manor. The winners for May 9 were: Barbara Mills and Marilyn Lewis, first; Bess Birkla and Bea Ankenbruck, second; Jean Rust and Janet Mercker, third; Edie Worl and Bill Davis, David Cain and Ron Carpenter, tied for fourth. To play with this club call 661-5421.

Grant County Retired Teachers


The Grant County Retired Teachers met at the Sunnycrest Methodist Church May 2. The speaker for the day was Alan Losure, a local writer from Gas City. Nancy Wimmer had read all six of his books and introduced him.

There was a garden silent auction conducted by Jan Lankenau and Linda Hillsamer.

The business meeting was opened by President Leroy Imler. The American flag was saluted, “God Bless America” sung and a prayer was given. Sheryl Philbert, secretary, asked for comments on the reading of the minutes. Ruth McKinney explained the treasurer’s report. Reports were given from the various committees. Marilee Murphy asked for volunteers to bring the centerpieces to our retirees in the various retirement facilities. There was a raffle for money for the scholarship fund and door prizes were given.

Paula Dyer, our district representative, reported that the recent legislative session voted to distribute a 13th check for the next two years. She thanked those who contacted their legislators as the vote came at the last part of the budget proceedings. Linda Hillsamer gave the annual necrology report and left her scrapbook for all to look over.

It was great to see our Florida retirees back. Jimmy served an excellent meal. Our next meeting will be Sept. 5.

Marion Kiwanis

Marion Kiwanis met at Marion High School for our regular meeting on May 8, 2019 to award scholarships to four outstanding students. President Sharon Bailey Greeted Leilanu Jackson, Chloe Vermilion, Elizah Myers and Azira Fisher, the four awardees, as well as Dr. Lindsay, Superintendent of Schools, Kiwanis members, parents, students and guests. Thanks to the scholarship committee made up of Carol Secttor, Tom Holloway, Karen Owen and Dick Kibbey for selecting outstanding students for this year’s awards. Carol Secttor introduced each scholarship recipient who told a little about their future plans. Thanks to Dr. Lindsay for providing lunch. The money collected from each member is being donated to the Marion High School Key Club. President Bailey introduced Marsha Vermilion, Key Club sponsor.

Marion Lions

The Marion Lions Club met on May 14 at the Sirloin Stockade. Guest speaker for the evening was Lion Betty Weist, Past District Governor and District 25D Global Membership Chairman.

The Marion Lions Club is looking for individuals who are interested in being a part of a great organization that is dedicated to making Marion/Grant County a better place to live. Any individual interested in becoming a member is welcome to call Vice President Scott Smith at 765.480.6312 or contact us on our Facebook page.

Marion Neighborhood Associations

Andrew Manor: meets 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Congregational Church, 1006 N. Western Ave. President: Sue Burnsworth, larry5365@aol.com.

Bend of the River: meets 2nd Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at BORN Church, 320 N. Adams St. President: Dave Homer, dhomer@grantcounty.net.

Center City/Emily Flinn: meets 3rd Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at Marion Rehabilitation Center, 614 W. 14th St. President: Joan Bowman, rblack_64@yahoo.com.

College Park: meets 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at College Wesleyan Church, Room 119, at 200 E. 38th St. President: Deb Cain, dcain@cityofmarion.in.gov.

Euclid: meets as needed. Contact President Michelle Doyle, michelle@halstead-architects.com to receive announcements.

Frances Slocum: meets 4th Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. at Carey Services, 2724 S. Carey St., Door 9. Group is still becoming active. Contact Kayla Johnson, Neighborhood Assocation Coordinator, kjohnson@cityofmarion.in.gov

Harry Cramer: meets 3rd Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at House of Worship for All People, 1824 S. Branson St. President: Gus Smart, greedyman54@yahoo.com.

H.O.P.E. (Helping Open People’s Eyes) / South Marion: meets 2nd Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at McCulloch Junior High School in the teacher’s lounge, 3528 S. Washington St., Door 15. President: Sharon Carson, sherondc@yahoo.com.

Garfield: meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 403 W. Fourth St. in the choir room. President: Jan Bowen, janiceannbowen@gmail.com.

Historic Marion: meets 1st Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Marion Public Library, 600 S. Washington St., Meeting Room A. President: Mary Eckerle, meckerle@marion.lib.in.us.

Martin Boots: meets 1st Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Midwest Coffee House, 1321 W. Spencer Ave. Group is still becoming active. Contact Kayla Johnson, Neighborhood Assocation Coordinator, kjohnson@cityofmarion.in.gov

Quarry Triangle: meets the 4th Monday in April, July and October at 7 p.m. at 939 Gustave Place. President: Ruthann, ruthann@indy.rr.com.

Shady Hill Estates: meets as needed. Contact President Alan Miller, amiller@cityofmarion.in.gov, to receive announcements.

Sunnycrest – Westlea: meets 3rd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Sunnycrest United Methodist Church, 1921 W. Bradford St. President: Duane Church, dacin53@yahoo.com.

West Marion Homeowners Watch: meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at Arby’s North, 1001 N. Baldwin Ave. President: Michelle Wagoner, wagoner101102@gmail.com.

West Point / Westside: meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at 8th Street Wesleyan Church, 2244 W. Eighth St. President: Judy Carmichael, judithcarmichael@sbcglobal.net.

Neighborhood associations not currently active: D. A. Moore Association, Foster, Franklin, Maplewood, Marion High School, Northeast Marion, Southeast Marion, The Village, Thomas Jefferson. For more information or to get involved in your neighborhood association, contact Kayla Johnson, neighborhood assocation coordinator, kjohnson@cityofmarion.in.gov.

To learn which neighborhood association serves your neighborhood in the City of Marion, visit cityofmarion.in.gov.

Red Hat Mamas

Fifteen Red Hat ladies met for lunch at the American Legion in Van Buren on May 8 where the food was great and the service was even better. Those in attendance were Carol Rush, Betty Miller, Ann Bone, Linda Nealis, Sherrill Swanson, Janina Herring, Toni Allman, Judy Babb, Pam Armstrong, Dianne Shoemaker and Louise Lidy. Four guests from the Van Buren Red Hat group also attended. They were Juanita Linton, Elissa Crothers, Shelby Goff and Mary Palmer.

Noon prayer was led by Louise Lidy. The door prize was won by Toni Allman. April showers bring May flowers so a game of know your flowers was played and was won by Mary Palmer.

The hostesses for the June 13 lunch at Cracker Barrel will be Betty Miller and Nancy Reagan.

Suite Living

Another week gone. Well, we spent some of our time listening to Rita Faust on piano. She also provided us with a little background on each piece she played, making it all the more enjoyable. She’s quite gifted and plans to play for us once a month. Thanks Rita. Our Mother’s Day Luncheon was very successful. We served over 160 this year, breaking all past records. SL-Eric was unable to be with us as he was attending his son’s graduation at Purdue that day. Congratulations to James. Nonetheless, the luncheon went smoothly. Even the weather cooperated for a change. We also worked in a Movie Matinee where the residents were introduced to The Road to Avonlea. They loved it. And then on Monday there was the Speeders gathering with the Indianapolis 500 theme. Who says nothing’s black and white? In our ABC Game we’ve been naming Professions or Jobs. Even without Lion Tamer or Fortune Teller, 327 jobs were named through the letter M. Ok, Lion Tamer maybe, but both? It’s a mystery. Tuesday evening our friend Elaine Luthy, who is with us for a couple of weeks, played piano while SLJake shared his vocal talents.

We also took a ride in the country. We drove over to see the round barn on 700 West and then found a very remote road called 320 North. There’s only one house on it. Then we went over to the battleground area by the river and then to Matter Park to see what flowers were out. Then, of course, we had to make a quick stop at McDonalds for hot fudge sundaes. We finished off the trip eating our ice cream down by the dam. What could be better than that? Alright, now down to business. Bingo winners were Wilma Brookshire, Pat Stonerock, Dolores Cranor, Beulah Willis, Sherry Cox, Betty Malott, Martha Rice, Myna Cravens, Robecca Maynard, Suky Lazard, Vivian Anderson, Rosemary Eastes and Jean Schaus. Judy Himelick hadn’t won all day then blew everyone out of the water winning the Coverall. Elaine Luthy, Leni Verbitski, Helen Skinner, Bob Alexander and Helen Thomas came simply to enjoy the company of some pretty wonderful neighbors. Here’s to next week’s adventures.

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