June 24, 2023


Hoosier-Buell Chapter


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Beef, Boards and Beastly Beauty

Join us June 24 at the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis for this Disney Classic.


Buffet opens at 10:45 a.m. and closes at 12:30 p.m. with curtain time at 1 p.m. Buffet dinner includes coffee, tea and lemonade. Full bar services and gourmet desserts are available for an additional fee.


Send your payment and reservation to Terry Jones at 2309 Meadow Way, Anderson, IN 46012 by May 1. We have very good reserved seats in the blue section at a reduced rate of $70 per person. Make your check payable to Hoosier-Buell YMCA Alumni Chapter. This show will likely be sold out so get your reservations in ASAP. 


Make your own hotel accommodations, if needed. Our chapter will offer a post gathering event at another location for a one-hour sharing following the performance. Chapter officers will inform those beforehand who make reservations.

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre has been serving food, fun and fabulous live entertainment for everyone since 1973. It was called "Beef" because of the delicious hand-carved roast beef served before the performances, and "Boards" referring to the boards or stage of a theatre.

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre entertains more than 155,000 theatergoers annually. Each season includes professional Broadway shows, plays and acclaimed children's theatre productions by their resident Pyramid Players.


Send your reservation to Terry Jones (address above).

YMCA Alumni National Service Project

Construction set to resume in Dupree, SD

Photo by Randi Sidman-Moore

The National Service Project is a fun and gratifying project of the YMCA Alumni, an organization whose members in 17 chapters are retired YMCA employees and their partners. We are in the second year of the project, an ambitious partnership with the YMCA of the Seven Council Fires to build a Tiny Home Village on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in Dupree, S.D., plus two “twigs” (small YMCA branches) in remote communities on the nearly 5,000 square-mile reservation, an area of extreme poverty.

Construction of the tiny home village and the first of the "twigs" resumes next month. The National Service Project Standing Committee is actively recruiting 160 volunteers - 20 per week for 8 weeks - to help finish the first home and make significant progress on the others. No special skills are required.

Here is the schedule of work weeks:

Wave 1 - May 9 - 16

Wave 2 - May 16 - 23

Wave 3 - May 23 - 30

Wave 4 - May 30 - June 6

Wave 5 - Sept 12 - 19

Wave 6 - Sept 19 - 26

Wave 7 - Sept 26 - Oct 3

Wave 8 - Oct 3 – 10

Waves are filling up quickly, so register early to get your preferred dates. Visit the volunteer page of the National Service Project "Case for Support" website (click button below) for details and a form to register.


Dan Wheeler and Susan Wakefield from Indianapolis are going on Wave 2, Danny Maier from our chapter is going on Waves 7-8 with eight friends. We hope you will consider joining any of these waves for the National Service Project. There are many ways to support this worthy cause.

Fundraising for the National Service Project stands at $730,216. Total pledges from our Hoosier-Buell Chapter are at $34, 645.

Case for Support

Member news and updates:

Email Terry Jones for an updated roster of our chapter membership If you would like to receive a copy.

Correction from our last newsletter: The contributions in memory of Wayne Fieldhouse and Larry Hemdal were made by Don and Ramona Stetson.

Elaine Fortune has moved from Westfield, IN to Texas. Her new address is 963 W. Yellow Jacket Lane, Rockwell, TX 75087. We wish her the best at her new home.

An invitation from Ohio:

The Chambers YMCA Alumni Chapter from Ohio has invited our chapter members to attend their Spring Reunion May 17-18 in Chillicothe, Ohio (the state's first Capitol).  The attractions include a tour of the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park and the Adena Mansion and Gardens. Cost is $80 plus hotel. For more info: email John Mack or call (423) 340-6317. Join them for group activities and fellowship with dinner, breakfast and lunch.

Build relationships

Members are encouraged to contact current YMCA staff about our chapter events. Any active Y staff member can join our chapter for free and become aware of what we are all about. Email their names to Terry Jones if they express interest.

Travel Club Adventures

at a glance

Sept. 20-28, 2023

Mackinac Island & Grand Hotel

Oct. 15-25, 2023: 

Gems of the Danube & Prague

Jan. 27-Feb. 4, 2024: 

Winter Warm-up in Caribbean

April 21-May 3, 2024: 

Atlantic Crossing

May 6-12, 2024: 

Italy by Rail

Aug. 14-21, 2024:

Scottish Dream & Tattoo

Sept. 27 - Oct. 4, 2024: 

America's Music Cities

Jan. 27-Feb. 2: 2025: 

Alumni Reunion at Sea Cruise

Travel Club

Hoosier-Buell Chapter Leaders

Co-Presidents: Dan SagerTerry Jones

Vice President: Lou Drexler

Interim Treasurer:: Terry Jones

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