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Come with us to the Blue Gate Garden Inn
'The Sounds of Romance'
Thursday, Sept. 23
Harmony — “a combination of musical sounds considered to be pleasing”… that personifies The Lettermen for more than 50 years. Soft, romantic harmonies blend for music such as their first hit, “The Way You Look Tonight.”

The Lettermen have cut more than 75 albums, have numerous gold records and a myriad of hit songs such as “When I Fall In Love,” “Theme From A Summer Place,” “Goin’ Out Of My Head,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” “Hurt So Bad,” and “Shangri-La.”

The Diamonds’ hits include “Little Darlin,” “Silhouettes,” “The Stroll,” “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” And more.

The one thing that remained constant over the years, despite many personnel changes, is the unique three-part harmony. Isn’t it romantic?
First, our meeting...
Begin with our Annual Hoosier–Buell Chapter meeting at 1 p.m. in the Wisteria Meeting Room at Blue Gate Garden Inn. Shipshewana is an Amish community located one hour south of Kalamazoo and/or one hour northwest of Fort Wayne.
Our meeting will include these topics:
Balance-Brain-Body: Our body and our brain are crucial to good balance. Learn functional techniques to work your balance and brain at the same time.

Personal Investment Strategies: How to plan and monitor your investments. How can we maintain and improve our standard of living? Financial advisor Marley Hardy from Edward Jones will present information that is pertinent to current retirees.

National Service Project: The Sioux YMCA has been chosen as our first project. What are the needs? What is that Y’s history? How can we help? When can we see the proposed project? Where do I sign up? Dan Sager has served on the national committee and is excited to share all the information with our chapter about the project.

We will have reports on our membership, finances, election of officers and door prizes, too.
Registration, dinner and show...

Dinner will be served family style at 6 p.m. in the Blue Gate Restaurant:
chicken, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dressing, homemade noodles, garden salad, homemade bread, beverage and assorted pies. Plus a hot buffet breakfast is included for Friday morning at the Blue Gate Garden Inn.
Registration for dinner and show is $60 per person in the blue theater seating.
Please send your check to Don Stetson, Treasurer, 5501 West River Road, Muncie, IN  42304. Note: Don needs to receive your reservation prior to Aug. 9 for this reduced $60 dinner/theater rate.
Make your own hotel reservation by calling Blue Gate Garden Inn at
(888) 447-4725. Be sure to reference the quote under “YMCA Alumni Retirees” in order to honor this rate: Mini Suite, King or Queen $124.98 plus 12 percent tax. Handicap accessible rooms are available by request. Note: Be sure to reserve your room by Aug. 9 to insure the lower rate.
Extend your stay by arriving a day earlier or adding one more night to take in all the wonderful Amish shops and history. There's a huge “flea market” on Wednesdays in Shipshewana.
Welcome new members...
Delores Byrd, Indianapolis, IN

Greg Smith, Sellersburg, IN

For your information: The chapter will be sending out all membership renewal statements in October.
AYR Award named for editor Bill Stahl
YMCA Alumni's most prestigious honor: The F. William Stahl Award

The F. William Stahl Award – our most prestigious honor - is presented in Bill's memory by YMCA Alumni. The award is given in recognition of Bill's dedication and commitment to the YMCA, the YMCA profession, and the art of written communications. If you have someone you would like to nominate, please let your officers know as nominations are due in September.
Get warm in 2022 with our YMCA Alumni Travel Club

How about taking in some major league spring training baseball with the Grapefruit League in Arizona? Or a few days of golf at the beautiful World Golf Village and Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida. Or an early spring gathering at the YMCA's Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mt., North Carolina.

Our Travel Committee listened to your requests and scheduled these shorter, domestic events among a whole bunch of exciting U.S. and international trips for 2022. Just click the button below. It'll open up a world of travel for you... with friends. But, always register early.
Hoosier-Buell Chapter Leaders

Co-Presidents: Dan SagerTerry Jones
Vice President: Lou Drexler
Treasurer: Don Stetson

Click on name in blue to send email.

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