START hosts beach themed June meeting

Staff Report

MAN, W.Va. — START (Seniors Taking Active Rolls Today) held their July 28th meeting at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church. Reminders of a day at the beach were the decorations on the tables covered in white. Wooden sailboats, wooden lighthouses, and ceramic fish were placed on tables along with shades of blue placemats.

Guests were welcomed, blessing given and guests led members to the buffet.

Members celebrating June birthdays were Billie Noel and Frank Thompson.

START welcomed Rev, Terry Stone and his wife Anne to the meeting. Rev. Stone serves as the new pastor of Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church.

Ron Lemon introduced the guests from Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (SWVCTC). Tahnee Bryant, Instructional Specialist, presented information on the new Health Information Management and Engagement Program being offered at SWVCTC. Andrea Brown explained about the Simulation facilities offered at the college. Dr. Jack Dilbeck, recently selected Vice President of Academic Affairs, gave his vision of SWVCTC. The SWVCTC contingent provided two great door prizes and booklets of information.

Larry Peters presented a rousing musical interlude of Gospel music. Peters was invited by members to sing at any time.

Minutes of the June meeting were read and there a treasurer’s report was given.

Door prizes were awarded and the meeting was adjourned.

Attending the meeting were JoAnne Hensley, Gretchen Donahue, Barbara Spears, Lou Arnold, Jean Wintz, Terri Plumley, Terry Stone, Anne Stone, Jane Grimmett, Donna McNeely, Bill McNeely, Pebble Vance, Pauline Jeffery, Billie Noel, Mae Osborne, Ricco Rallos, Ron Lemon, JoAnne Hensley, Patty Doczi, Maxine Justice, Sherry Stepp, Arthur Brunty, Barbara Brunty, Elizabeth Tackett, Ethel Morgan, Joan Thompson, Larry Peters, Ailene Peters, Alice Harrison, Dr. Jack Dilbeck, Tahnee Bryant, Andrea Brown, Chris Lawson.

The next START meeting will be Thursday, August 25, at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church in South Man. Plans for the annual Picnic will be made.

“If you are in the Man area, come on by for great food and fellowship,” Gretchen Donahue, START president, said.

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