Dickinson MARSP winds-up pantry drive April 18, launches ‘Each One, Bring One’

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Dickinson Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired Public School Personnel (MARSP) will meet Thursday, April 18, at Pine Grove Country Club.

The theme for the luncheon and meeting includes “Each One, Bring One.” Each member is encouraged to bring a friend, who is a fellow retired Michigan public school employee.

“We are actively recruiting new members. Your friend needs to make a luncheon reservation by calling 774-5053 and pay $13 for the meal,” said a spokesperson. “Should he or she join, a welcome coupon will be received that is good for a free luncheon on the next reservation made by the new member.”

Spouses are always welcome.

Members may bring $35 checks to renew their own memberships to Germaine Edwards, membership chair; Kate Thomas, co-chair; or assistant Pam Trask will receive these dues.

Members, spouses and guests are encouraged to bring four or more of canned good items to conclude the annual pantry drive and benefit all four pantries, Salvation Army Bread of Life, St. Vincent’s of Iron Mountain and Norway and Maranatha Messengers.

The event begins with a social hour from 11 a.m. to noon with coffee provided and a cash bar available.

The luncheon menu features Italian specialties including fruit salad, ciabatta bread sandwich with Italian turkey and provolone and Italian “Red” soup of Italian sausage and herbs, parmesan, beans and peas, spumoni and beverage are included. Persons may specify a plain chicken breast, club salad or a vegetarian club salad as an alternate with your caller.

Reservations of members and spouses should be made with your caller by Thursday, April 11. Guests or anyone missed may call Carol Wilcheck at 774-5053 by this cut-off. Cancelations and additions must be made by Monday, April 15. After that, if you find you cannot honor your reservation, please send your luncheon payment with a friend and have he or she bring you your boxed meal.

The featured speaker is Jeanna Elmer Simone talking about a “Journey of a Lifetime.” She is the daughter of John and Betty Elmer. John is a retired Breitung Township Schools teacher and Betty is a retired Iron Mountain business woman who was involved with the family business, Perina’s, for many years.

Members are reminded of the “tech” prize to be won at the May meeting for having recruited the most new members.