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Bay Area

Retired School Personnel

Volume 27 – Issue 3 November 2018

President’s Message
President To all snowbirds heading south or southwest for the winter:
Joyce Sigelko make sure our membership chairman, Dee Bishop, has your
winter address. If you receive your newsletter by email, you’re
President Elect all set.
Barb Skowronski
The January, 2019 MARSP Vanguard will do a summary of all
Program health benefits. Please read it and save it for your future
Vice President
Janet Brandt reference.
Ardith Reszke
Don’t forget to get your flu shot. See your doctor or one of the many
Secretary pharmacies that offer the shot, some without a co-pay. Call first and save
Margaret Bird some money.
Treasurer To all of you, enjoy the upcoming holidays and have a safe and healthy winter.
Connie Frank See you in March. God bless you all!
Past President Joyce
Sandy DeWaele
Linda Garcia-Conaway
BARSP Leeds Bird Janet Kanicki
Luncheon Meetings Margaret Bird Elaine Kirkpatrick September 11, 2018
Lumber Barons Dee Bishop Arlene Lambert Robert Martin, Jr, PhD
Brewery July 28, 2018
Dr. Mary Boettger Mary Larive
804 E. Midland St.
2nd Floor Kathy Bremer Carl Learman
Kay Bridenbaugh Kathy McMillan
November 12, 2018 Charlie Brown Marilyn Morales GREETERS
11:00 Shirley Clemens Sue Post November 2018
March 11, 2019 Betty Clifford Mary San Clemente
11:00 Kathy Cull Florine Schutkowski Joan Hildinger, Ron Hildinger, Carol
April 8, 2019 Mary Garcia Joyce Sigelko
11:00 Leon Giffel Barbara Skowronski March 2019
May 13, 2019 Marge Giffel Bob Sporman Marion Jones, Bill Jones, Mary San
10:30 Marty Gilkey Sylvia Sporman Clemente
Lois Gottleber Gary Tusciuk April 2019
Franklin Grant Yvonne Tusciuk
Nancy Rochow, Sylvia Sporman, Bob
Maria Grzincic JoAnn VanOver Sporman
Bill Jones Phyllis Woody
Marion Jones May 2019
Kathy Bremer, Marty Gilkey, Carol
Thanks Hoyle
Substitutes: Arlene Lambert, Jeanine
Carl Learman Link, Mary Moskal, Phyllis Woody



Many years ago, in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled “Gentlemen
Only...Ladies Forbidden”...and thus the word GOLF entered into the
English language.

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska.

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this…) The percentage of
North America that is wilderness: 38%

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400.

The average number of people airborne over the US at any given hour: 61,000.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

The San Francisco Cable Cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Spades—King David
Clubs—Alexander the Great
Diamonds—Julius Caesar

Cindy Shaheen would like to thank everyone who bought tickets for the Brian’s House car raffle.
Your support is greatly appreciated.

Bill Jones suggested asking members for renaming ideas for our newsletter, instead of “Bay
Area Retired School Personnel”. Maybe something using the bell logo? Come on, you creative
types...We know you’ll come up with the perfect moniker!
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BARSP Meeting Reservation Form

Monday, November 12, 2018 11:00 am at Lumber Barons Brewery on Midland St.
$11.00 per person
Name(s)_________________________________________ ________________________________________

No. Attending ________________ Amount Enclosed __________________________(please do not staple)

Make check payable to BARSP and mail by November 5
Program presented by Carl Learman
“Jolly Hammers” 6353 Lawndale Rd.
Dulcimer Group Saginaw, Mi 48604

BARSP MEETING MINUTES---October 8, 2018 which is now accepted by McLaren. Sue also suggested
that members contact OptumRX to determine that the new
The meeting was called to order by President Joyce Sigelko shingles shot will be a covered benefit.
at 11:00 AM.
NEWSLETTER: Rika Smith asked that all items for our
The meeting began with the “Pledge of Allegiance” and the
next newsletter be sent to Kathy Cull by Thursday, October
singing of “God Bless America.”
PROGRAM: Kathy Kinkema, retiree from Essexville-
LEGISLATION: Barb Skowronski introduced Chuck Ab-
Hampton Public Schools, and a member of MOMS DE-
shagen, co-chairman of the MARSP Legislative Committee.
ed a program regarding this organization. The group’s PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Joyce reminded snowbird
aims include preventing the passage of bills allowing guns members to take their health/medical cards and relevant
in schools and prohibiting the loosening of open carry per- phone numbers with them when they travel. Our last
mits. Kathy also offered suggestions regarding responsible meeting of this calendar year is Monday, November 12.
gun ownership. Donations for the Voluntary Benefit Defense Fund will be
collected today. The Bay County Humane Society sent a
Secretary’s Report: accepted as printed.
thank you for the donations made to them by our group.
Treasurer’s Report Cindy Sheehan has tickets for a car raffle to benefit Brian’s
House. Sunrise Family Credit Union is providing funding
Income $80.00 for a drawing for two lunches for our meetings from No-
Expenses $1,056.00 vember 2018-May 2019. Joyce’s final comment was a re-
minder to vote and to assist people who may need a ride to
Check Acc $13,907.93
their polling place.
Sav Acc $171.12
CD $7,039.39 MOTION TO ADJOURN: Dee Bishop moved and Kay
Bridenbaugh seconded a motion to adjourn.
BARSP Life CD $7,039.39
BLESSING: Elaine Kirkpatrick offered this month’s bless-
Barb Skowronski moved and Florine Schutkowski seconded
50/50 DRAWINGS: Kay Bridenbaugh, $45; Marion Jones,
a motion to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. $15; Florine Schutkowski, $15; Barb Skowronski and Mari-
an Larive, November lunches.
MEMBERSHIP: Dee Bishop read the names of deceased
members Linda Garcia-Conaway, Barbara J. Beasecker, Our next meeting is Monday, November 12, 2018 at
and Rose Moldenhauer. Dee asked for members’ help in 11:00 AM at Lumber Barons. Members are asked to
notifying her of the names of deceased members so that bring non-perishable food items with an expiration date for
use of at least six months in the future. Donations will be
records can be updated.
given to the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission of Bay City.
INSURANCE: Sue Post had hoped to have printed infor- Submitted by Margaret Bird
mation available from Priority Health, but she has not yet
received it. Sue suggested that members contact their doc-
tors if they are interested in changing to Priority Health Margaret
3361 Canterbury Dr. Presorted
Bay City, Michigan 48706 U.S. Postage Paid
Bay City, MI
Permit No. 30

VOLUME 27—ISSUE 3 November 2018


Hi, my name is Carol Harris Buller. I grew up in Pontiac, MI,

and graduated from Oakland University with Mike, my
husband of 48 years. I taught German in S. Redford, Saginaw
Township and Midland Public Schools, retiring in 2001. Since
then I have organized three adult trips to Germany,
Switzerland and Austria plus leading bus tours in the US with
Sunshine Senior Tours. This follows 11 student trips to Europe
while I was teaching.

Travel is a favorite pastime for Mike and me and we've already

made 2 trips to CT this year where our son Jeremy (welding engineer working on
nuclear subs in Groton), wife Sally, and grands live. Since moving from CO, our
grandson Cowboy has joined the rowing team, sister Mal the soccer team, sister Virginia
is continuing ballet, and sister Willa is a swimmer. We also enjoy visiting our daughter
Annamarie in Grand Rapids where she works on community development and events for
Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.

Lastly we love exhibiting our photography through the Midland Artist Guild and Creative
360 in Midland, and I sell photo cards at Midland's Dow Gardens. No grass growing
under our feet.

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