President Joe Bottorff called the meeting to order and offered prayer for the dinner.
Betty (Long) Geible was the oldest person in attendance at the age of 91. Those attending Tyner Days for the first time were Larry Barden, Class of 1964, and his wife, Judi. They live at Evart, Michigan where he enjoys ice fishing. Joyce (Carlson) Moore, Class of 1961, and her husband Curtis, live at Riverview south of Tampa, Florida in the winter months and in the Fort Wayne area during the summer months. Sandra (Carlson) Dunn, Class of 1955, was also a first time attendee. She and her husband, Bill, live at Columbia, Maryland.
Susan (Brubaker) Weybright read a poem entitled, “In the Land that made Me, Me”. It related to those people who grew up in the 1950s and it brought back many memories to those in attendance.
Those attending Tyner Days were:
Ken and Marty Allen
Larry and Judi Barden
Joe and Sally Lemert Bottorff
Ben and Vickie Holderread Burger
Gene and Betty Burger
Ron and Linda Burkholder
Ralph and Joanne Keller Chandler
Sandra Carlson Dunn
Betty Long Geible
Ted and Deanna Jacobson
Janis Keller Lockwood
Roger and Arlene Fouts McCan
Ed Martin, Jr.
Bob and Charlotte Mayforth
Curtis and Joyce Carlson Moore
Jim and Barbara Palmer
Glen and Joby Petry
Bob and Evelyn Pontius Smith
Phyllis Shank Smith
Eileen Sullivan, friend of Betty Geible
Don and Marlene Bottorff Swank
Bill and Susan Brubaker Weybright
President Joe continued the meeting by asking those in attendance the volunteer projects they participate in since they retired. Some mentioned remodeling projects, teaching a public boating course, preparing adults for G.E.D. tests, volunteer nurse, visiting nursing home patients and shut-ins, piano playing at church, Hospice, Historical Museum, Habitat Restore, transporting patients to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, Lions Club members and making quilts for charity projects.
Joe indicated that an election would be held since he would not be serving as president and the secretary-treasurer would not be serving another year. Since Ben Burger was vice president, he agreed to serve as president. When volunteers or nominations were requested for the offices of vice president and secretary-treasurer, no one responded.
It was suggested that since there was no slate of officers for next year, the group would continue to meet on the 3rd Saturday of February at Homers Restaurant. No notice of meetings would be placed in the newspapers and no minutes would be taken. This idea met with the members’ approval.
Ben Burger, president for the 2015 meeting, indicated that a reservation had already been made for February 21, 2015. Linda Burkholder said she would notify people via e-mail of the Tyner Day meeting.
Submitted by Arlene McCan