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Club news

by Tim Tedeschi , ttedeschi@chronicle-tribune.com

Red Hat Mamas

Twelve members of the Red Hat Mamas met at Ichiban’s Aug. 8 for their monthly lunch/meeting/game playing day. Those present were Toni Allman, Ann Bone, Kay Eichorst, Linda Nealis, Louise Lidy, Pam Armstrong, Judy Babb, Betty Miller, Sherrill Swanson, Carol Rush, Nancy Reagan and Betsy Rice.

Louise Lidy opened with the noon prayer. Happy birthday was sung to the only August birthday girl, Carol Rush. Door prize was won by Linda Nealis, and both Carol Rush and Betty Miller won game prizes. The Sept. 12 lunch will be 1:00 p.m. at Oriental Pearl in Gas City.

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. Ring toss gives our residents a fun challenge. Singer Paul White entertained the residents on Monday afternoon.

Atrium residents played corn hole on Tuesday afternoon. The Walking Club went to the Gas City Park to walk and enjoy the beautiful morning. Pastor Jill Miller led devotions on Wednesday. Residents went to Ivanhoes for ice cream on Wednesday afternoon.

Rotunda residents played corn hole on Thursday afternoon. Atrium residents challenged their Bible skills with a Bible trivia. Rotunda residents were visited by Angels of Mercy on Friday afternoon. The Ephesus Community Outreach group visited the residents on Saturday afternoon. Residents played Rummikub and dominoes on the weekend.

Bingo winners for August 9 were Mildred Fisher, Frieda Weaver, Martha Purdom, Val Laymon, Herb Schuch, Norma Martin, Ruth Werking, Priscilla Innocent, Glenda Jones, Lois Runyon, Velva Bollinger, Jay DeNeff, Nolan Spence, Paul Swauger, Joan Brown, Dick Sprowl, Evalyn Sprowl, Mary Emrick, Cheryl Rogers and Lib McIntyre, with bingo caller Cyndi Maples.

The Contractables Bridge Club

The Contractables Bridge Club meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. at Northwood Manor. The winners for Aug. 15 were Jean Rust and Barb Rodman, first; Charlotte and Pat Blaugher, second; Maxine Taylor and Dixie Holloway, third; Jane and David Cain, fourth. To play with this pairs contract bridge group, please call 674-3933 or 661-4224.

Marion Kiwanis Club

President Sharon Bailey called the regular meeting of Kiwanis to order on August 14. Steve Sharon led the group in singing a patriotic song and Tom Holloway offered a prayer. Sharon Bailey, Rita Scallon and Ann Zobrosky took snacks to Bridges to Health volunteers on August 19. The Community Collection Can was passed to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. Karen updated the group on the Christmas parade float and decorating a downtown window for Christmas.

The regular Kiwanis board meeting will be held at Sirloin Stockade on August 27 at noon. Board members are expected and all other club members are invited. John Lightle, Marion club member and Lt. Governor for the Wabash Division spoke to the group regarding attendance. He advised that we should determine what kind of club we want to be and who we should ask to become members. He, along with input from the members, had some great suggestions and many things to think about. We only had to think of why we joined Kiwanis and what we enjoy about it to be able to talk to others about joining. He also spoke of how some clubs have satellite groups and how some have changed their meeting format and times.


The Executive committee of Chapter 503 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees met Aug. 15 at Richard’s Restaurant. Present were President Nelson “Jim” Hayes, 1st Vice President Harold McCollum, Secretary Barb Murray and Calling Tree Chair Sue Suever.

Meeting called to order at 8:30 a.m. Hayes displayed copy of the “thank you” letter he sent to July speaker, Alan Losure. Discussion of upcoming speakers followed with suggestions for local and state politicians and representatives of health care providers. Hayes has been in contact with Blue Cross-Blue Shield representative for the November meeting and will contact another individual to speak in September.

The minutes of the July 18 meeting were reviewed with no action. No treasurer report today in Mrs. Schenk’s absence. McCollum reviewed NARFE newsletter from Indiana Federation president, James DeWitt. Main discussion was NARFE Indiana tax relief. Suever reports no problems.

Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m. Next general meeting is Sept. 19, 2019 at noon at the Sirloin Stockade. Speaker will be John Clark of Northwood Manor Retirement Community. All active and retired federal employees, their spouses and guests are welcome.

Marion Lions Club

The Marion Lions Club will hold its regular monthly board/membership meeting on August 27 at the Sirloin Stockade. Dinner will be at 5:15 p.m. and the meeting will be at 6 p.m.

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.

High-Low Euchre Group

The High-Low Euchre Group met on Aug. 19 for lunch and cards at Richards’ Restaurant. Winners were: High score, Shirley Ball; Most lones, Pat Cox; Low score, Marlene Malott. The card group will meet again Sept. 16 with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and euchre at 12:30 p.m. at Richard’s Restaurant in Marion.

Marion Senior Center

Aug. 26: 9 a.m. dominoes, 10:15 a.m. exercise, 11:15 a.m. lunch, 12:15 p.m. bingo ($1)

Aug. 27: 9 a.m. dominoes, 10 a.m. sing along, 11:15 a.m. lunch, 12 p.m. euchre ($1), Ship Counselor - call for appointment

Aug. 28: 11:15 a.m. lunch, 12 p.m. brain aerobics, 12:15 p.m. art class

Aug. 29: 9:30 a.m. Wii bowling, 10 a.m. blood pressure, book club, 10:45 a.m. name that tune, 11:15 a.m. lunch, 12:15 p.m. bingo ($1)

Aug. 30: 9 a.m. open studio, 11 a.m. birthday lLunch, 12 p.m. euchre ($1)

Activity Results

Euchre Aug. 13: Paul Haley, first; Bess Birkla, second; Beverly Elofson, third; Claudette Casey, fourth;

Wayne McManaman, most lones

Euchre Aug. 16: Ginny Lowe, first; Ralph Marley, second; Janie Morris, third; Joyce Cerny, fourth;

Lana Mauldon, most lones

Bingo Aug. 4: Carol Brown, Pat Kearney, Barbara Brown, May Weesner, Penny Timmons, Bill Pearson, Joyce Abdon, Phyllis Springer, Charles Sloderbeck, Sandy & Terry McCarty, Phyllis Springer, caller; Margaret Gregg, assistant; Pat Kearney, cover all.

Bingo Aug. 12: Margaret Gregg, Barbara Hobbs, Barbara Brown, May Weesner, Bill Pearson, Joyce Abdon, Dan Long, Claudette Casey, Terry McCarty, Sandy McCarty, Phyllis Springer, caller; Margaret Gregg, assistant.

Bingo Aug. 15: Margaret Gregg, Becky O’Haver, Bill Pearson, Joyce Abdon, Barbara Brown, Carol Brown, Dan Long, Kathy Long, Mary Burnett, Pat Young, Jewell Spencer, Terry McCarty, Sandy McCarty, Phyllis Springer, caller; Margaret Gregg, assistant; Mary Burnett, cover all.

Wii bowling Aug. 15: Paul Haskett, 214,222; Barbara Hobbs, 205,223; Francis Wildoner, 211

Garden Club of Marion

The Garden Club of Marion held their July 12 meeting in the beautiful Gardens of Matter Park. Following the business meeting, 23 members and one guest enjoyed the annual club picnic. Guest Joyce Bullington, Central East District Director, invited everyone to the district meeting on Oct. 24 in Gas City and also to the State Convention in April of 2020 to be held in Richmond.

Aug. 9 found the club back indoors at the Marion Public Library. After a short business meeting, 21 members enjoyed a workshop presented by Louise Personette titled “Creating Dried Beauty.” Louise is an artist talented in drying flowers and foliage and using them to craft beautiful greeting cards. She gifted each member with one of her cards and provided materials and directions for everyone to design a creation of their own.

The next meeting will be held on Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. in the library. Garden Club members will be invited to share their interests, hobbies and horticultural challenges for a “Getting to Know You” program.

Suite Living

Since last reported we have been quite busy here at Suite Living. We had a wonderful communion service, listened to Rita Faust share her piano skills and background information about the music she played, gave manicures, learned Why do We Say It? and had a great game of corn hole. Oakley Oakerson played the game for the first time and won. The nerve.

We also had a movie night when the resident watched Breakthrough. They loved it. We had story time with Kat, crafts with Myna, church services with Pastors Darren Williams and Dwight Elliott and their families. Eric met with the residents to discuss the fall/winter menus and asked for their input and suggestions. Thanks to Sue Hostetter, we started a new category in our ABC Game. She wanted to list things that are Awesome, which turned out to be rather interesting.

When the piece of paper with the number and letter on it is found, it will be revealed. Sadly, we had to postpone our trip to New Zealand, but, fear not. We’ll make the trip next month. Life happens. We’re looking forward to the music of Brian and Mary Ross who will be entertaining us after this evening’s pot luck for our independent residents. We like to do this to enable them to get to know their neighbors, which is always a good thing.

In our wandering, we recently discovered yet another Grant County treasure. It’s on 800 West (County Line Road) and is called The Ark Christian Ministries. The Chronicle should run a story on all the good work they’re doing there and simply the grounds and facilities they have out there. It is noteworthy. Go ahead and Google it.

We also mailed postcards to some folks we’ve been praying for. Ending a sentence with a preposition again. (Sigh) Better name the bingo winners before time runs out. They included Myna Cravens, Pat Stonerock, Wilma Brookshire, Dorothy Huston, Martha Rice, Rosemary Eastes, Sue Hostetter, Betty Malott, Vivian Anderson, Suky Lazard (who didn’t have much luck at bridge this week), Dolores Cranor, Judy Himelick, Oakley Oakerson, Jean Schaus, Robecca Maynard, Leona Ruch, Sherry’s grandson Dylan, Beulah Willis, Martha’s daughter Carol and great-granddaughter Sophia, Sherry Cox and Dolores Cranor’s friend from Missouri, Ellie and Gracie Meyers. We plan to share good news this week. It’s easier than you may think.

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