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Colonial Oaks

The activities for Colonial Oaks Retirement Community: Residents attended the Sunday evening service which was led by Gary Bracken. Our exercise program several times a week gives the residents a good stretch workout. During Game Night the residents enjoy playing Skip Bo. Carolyn Williams led the Sing-A-Long on Monday morning. Ring Toss gives our residents a fun challenge. Atrium residents played Balloon Wars on Tuesday afternoon. Blood Pressures were taken on Wednesday morning with donuts and bananas available. John Parks led Devotions on Wednesday. The annual Independence Picnic was held on Wednesday evening with Ginger Rittenhouse as guest entertainer. Residents enjoyed grilled hot dogs, coleslaw, chips, watermelon and lemonade. Residents played Rummikub and Dominoes on the weekend.

Bingo winners for June 28 were Martha Purdom, Norma Martin, Herb Schuch, Mildred Fisher, Frieda Weaver, Ruth Werking, Dan Emrick, Val Laymon, John Parks, Pat Miller, Betty Butler, Bob Butler, Lois Runyon, Priscilla Innocent, Paul Swauger, Joan Brown, Dick Sprowl, Evalyn Sprowl, Mary Emrick, Cheryl Rogers, Lib McIntyre, Nolan Spence, Velva Bollinger, with Bingo caller Cyndi Maples.

Marion Community Toastmasters

The Marion Community Toastmasters Club #7543 met June 17, 2019 at the Marion YMCA.

Officers were installed with a pizza celebrations following. Present were; Rhonda Landrum, CC; President, Theresa Breedlove, DTM; VP of Education Brenda Jacoby, ACL; VP of Public Relations, Sabrina Wilds, Shelly Rish and Von Jackson.

Two guests attended; former members Carol and Fred Wandrei. Theme of the meeting was “Fathers Day” and the word of the day was “inspire.” Rhonda opened the meeting and relinquished control to the Toastmaster, Theresa Breedlove.

Theresa led the pledge and provided the inspirational moment. Shelly was the General Evaluator and Brenda was the Grammarian/Ah Counter. Von was the timer and provided the final thought. Sabrina was the TableTopics Master.

Theresa installed the new officers for the Marion Toastmasters Club as follows: President; Von Jackson, Theresa; VP of Education and Seargant at Arms, Sabrina Wilds; VP of Membership, Brenda Jacoby; VP of Public Relations and Shelly Rish; Secretary/Treasurer.

Shelly did a speech from Pathways. This was the second speech in the second project of Level 1 in Pathways. Brenda evaluated Shelly’s speech.

Sabrina was Table Topics Master, she asked questions about Fathers to coincide with the theme of the meeting. All present participated including the guests. Von won best table topics. Toastmasters is a mutually supportive environment where persons can learn to speak effectively and learn leadership skills.

Next meeting will be July 1, 2019 at the Marion YMCA at 6:30 p.m.

Marion Kiwanis

President Sharon Bailey opened the regular meeting of Kiwanis on June 26, 2019. Steve Sharon led the group in singing a patriotic song and Dick Kibbey offered a prayer. The Community Collection Can was passed to benefit the Marion High School Key Club. Jim McKinney, Ruth McKinney and Robert Logan will be taking snacks to Bridges to Health volunteers on July 15. The club will not be meeting for lunch at Meshingomesia on July 31. Round Robin, who has supported our BUG program in the past, is having a Rock’s tenderloin dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. as a fundraiser. Kiwanis has agreed to give them our support by attending their tenderloin dinner in lieu of our regular noon luncheon. The cost is $9 and we will meet their at an agreed upon time which we can decide later. They will also be having a raffle and the Kiwanis Board elected to buy a $25 item to include in this activity. The Community Collection Can will benefit the Boy’s and Girl’s Club during the next quarter (July - September). Members also voted on officers and board members for the next Kiwanis year. Those elected were:

John Clark, President - President-elect, Jan Scott - Jerry Whitton, Secretary - Karen Miiller, Treasurer - Immediate Past President, Sharon Bailey, Board members: Laurie Needler (20-21), Valerie McHarry, Dick Kibbey, Shirley Worline (20-21). Mike Conner, new city attorney for Jonesboro, spoke about his duties in this appointed role. His love for the community was very evident.

Marion Lions

The Marion Lions Club will have its regular Membership meeting at the Sirloin Stockade on July 9. Dinner is at 5:15 p.m. and the meeting will be at 6 p.m.

Our speaker for the evening will be Marion Police Chief Angela Haley.

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 President Greg Maynard at 765-667-4526, Vice President Scott Smith at 765-480-6312 or Treasurer Dave Bates at 765-660-1469 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 New Bethany Church, 2801 S Carey St. Group is still becoming active. Contact Kayla Johnson, Neighborhood Association Coordinator, kjohnson@cityofmarion.in.gov

Harry Cramer: meets 4th 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 Association Coordinator, kjohnson@cityofmarion.in.gov

Quarry Triangle: meets the 4th Monday in April, July and October at 7 p.m. Location: TBD 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.

For more information or to get involved in your neighborhood association, contact Kayla Johnson, neighborhood association coordinator, kjohnson@cityofmarion.in.gov.

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

Monday Euchre Club

The Monday Euchre group met on Monday July 1, 2019 for lunch and cards at Richards Restaurant. Winners were: High score, Cecelia Olinger; Most lones, Joan Bolke; Low score, Marlene Malott. The card group will meet again Aug. 5 with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and Euchre at 12:30 p.m. at Richards Restaurant, Marion, Indiana.

Sunnycrest United Methodist Women

On July 1, 2019, thirteen ladies participated in the annual mystery trip. Before we left the church, Barb McClure led the group in prayer and gave some clues about the day’s adventure. She encouraged each person to use all her senses while out and about to admire what God has created.

The first stop was at White’s Residential and Family Services to learn about “50 East Garden Center and Cafe.” Manager Megan Mondragon explained the purpose of this vocational program and invited us to tour the greenhouse and gift shop. We found a variety of vibrant flowers and succulents and whimsical, beautiful items geared to gardeners. Packing up our purchases, we set off for the next site.

Now heading west on 124, we passed the road to the Mississinewa Reservoir, to Asherwood, and the barns where the circus animals once spent their winters. In Peru we ate lunch at the Garden Gate Cafe on North Broadway. We enjoyed friendly service and tasty frosted strawberry bread, and spotted the pots of miniature succulents on the windowsills.

East of the city, the caravan pulled in at the Garden Gate Greenhouse where we admired the lacy Japanese maples and the striking Oriental lilies, and once again found varieties of the popular succulents.

As expected, we concluded the outing at Converse’s Big Dipper where butter pecan ice cream was the flavor choice for most.

We are thankful for food, flowers, friends and fellowship, and a chance to learn about our neighbors in the counties next door.

The next United Methodist Women meeting will take place Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. with De Briles and Bonnie Nestleroad in charge. Karen Hatch will continue our study of “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23” in Chapter 9, “...you prepare a table before me.” The group will look at the possibilities of a fall bazaar and make a decision regarding it.

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