55 Plus luncheon
The 55 Plus Community ‘Pot Luck’ Luncheon was held at the First United Methodist Church on Monday, January 16, with 55 in attendance.
Linda Wachter, chairperson, opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. She then asked for those with January birthdays to stand and be recognized. Two anniversary couples were recognized and three new members attended.
Linda Martin, activities chairman announced the next couple month’s speakers. Ed Steers will be the speaker in February on Abraham Lincoln. March will be Rose Jackson from the Shenandoah Women’s Shelter. Martin asked for suggestions for other months.
Wachter said the group would be following the school closing policy each month for luncheons. The same items of cereal and peanut butter will be accepted in February for MCIEC.
Glenn Ryburn, the guest speaker, was introduced and stated he was a Vietnam Veteran and had been asked to participate on the committee for the Morgan County Vietnam Veterans Monument. The committee first set the definition criteria for the names that are to go on the monument. Then they set the criteria for the person to be from Morgan County. The document DD214, a discharge paper giving their history as a veteran would be needed. Two different consent forms are available…one would be the form a veteran himself would sign and the other would be a form the family of a veteran would sign to request a family member’s name be put on the monument.
The committee is raising money through several fund raisers with one coming up in February. West Virginia had the most veterans in Vietnam War of any state.
February 20, President’s Day, is appropriate for the next meeting with the speaker being an author and authority on Abraham Lincoln. The meeting will be at the church with a noon ‘Pot luck’ luncheon and chicken will not be furnished, so plan your dish accordingly.
The luncheon is open to everyone in the area and new members are welcome.