Submitted by: Joanne Bannon
When MBRA members gather, we typically share some combination of lively discussion, interesting entertainment, delicious food, and the ‘art-of-being-neighborly’! The May 2013 Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner was, of course, no exception!
The recipe for this years’ event included the following:
1 “Starter Batch” of neighbors to organize and plan the details, and recruit volunteers:
Shelly Funk, Paul Masick, Matthew Kindred, Rita Speck, Joanne Bannon
A handful of “Neighborhood Faithfuls” to help with logistics:
Skip Cravens – VIP invitation mailing, Marge Klise – dish arrangement, Karin Lorenz and Abby Alexande – dessert slicing and serving, Shelly Funk and Rick Melby – greeters and membership dues, Paul Masick – Fellowship Hall arrangements
3 History Buffs:
Matthew Kindred and Shelly Funk – MBRA 40th Anniversary trivia cards and photos
Guest Robert Anton – Mark Twain Portrayal
One Half Dozen Entrée Cooks:
Rita Speck, Remy Winget, Jane Lee, Karin Lorenz, Carol Spengel, Joanne Bannon – meat dishes
A Heaping Cup of Roll-Up-Your-Sleeve Helpers:
Many neighbors helped with set-up, dessert slicing and serving, clean-up, hosting our guests, and other efforts that made the event so lovely! Thanks to all!
1 Hearty Dash of MBRA Board Direction and Generosity:
2012-2013 President Rod Lorenz and Board Members to support event expenditures
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this perfect blend of the “art-of-being-neighborly”!!