02/19/14 Forty people met at Homer’s Restaurant on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at noon to celebrate Tyner-Polk Township Days. 

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

Jean Lowry

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

June Pontius

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