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Does your group or organization need a speaker or
program? The Senior Scribes can provide one for your meeting. This
activity is part of their fund raising for the scholarship program they
sponsor. Scholarships are given to Darke County Teens pursuing an
undergraduate major in public communications.
In lieu of honoraria, donations are suggested for the
fund. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program, or
other speakers that are part of this program, please contact Al Bliss,
president of the Senior Scribe Scholarship Program, at (937) 548-5687,
or email him by clicking HERE
Hopper moved into the Greenville
area early in 2007 and since has been writing various
articles. In addition to her
writing she teaches piano and organ in her home and plays the
her church. Sharon is also available for "Positive Living
Through Music" programs upon request. To listen to samples of
Sharon's music, click HERE.
For information and scheduling, email Sharon
Hopper by clicking HEREor call
her at (937) 423-6758
Lois Wilson offers two presentations: One consists of
of her humorous and serious verse, chosen to fit the attendees. Her
other program explores child art─the stages children progress through,
the meaning and how parents can develop their child's visual
expression. Attendees are invited to bring child art for discussion.
Wilson is a former art education instructor at Miami University and
writes the "Along Life's Way" verse feature for the Senior Scribe page
of the Early Bird Newspaper.
information and scheduling, email Lois E. Wilson by clicking
will discuss the steps required to make a stained glass piece of art
work, beginning with selecting a pattern, acquiring the glass, cutting
the glass, smoothing the edges on a grinder, applying copper foil,
soldering the pieces together, and finally applying a patina if desired.
Delbert is a retired physician who has taken up stained
work. Among other locations, he has works displayed at both Garst
Museum, Family Health and the Brethren Home Retirement Community.
You may telephone Delbert at (937) 547-8539 or
email him by clicking HERE
managing editor of the Daily Advocate and currently the Daily
Advocate's Editor Emeritus, Robinson is the author of "God Don't Make
Junk." Robinson is also an adjunct professor at Edison State Community
Robinson will speak of either his experiences in
newspaper industry, or those he encountered during the process of
writing and publishing his book.
You may contact Bob by
You may see what Bob does by clicking HERE
Bliss is a retired Naval Nuclear Submarine Officer. He is a member of
the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc., and their Holland Club.
Submarine veterans who are members in good
standing of the
USSVI, and qualified on a submarine 50 or more years previously, are
eligible to become members of the Holland Club.
“Qualifying” on a submarine is earned by successful
completion of a rigorous process including learning operation of
complex systems, the location of onboard equipment, and damage control
procedures. The sailor must have a general knowledge of the operational
characteristics of their boat. The dolphins and a qualification
certificate are awarded to each qualifying submarine sailor by their
commanding officer in a special ceremony.
The qualification certificate reads: "Having
completed the rigorous professional requirements for qualification in
submarines, having gained through knowledge of submarine construction
and operation, having demonstrated his reliability under stress, and
having my full confidence and trust, I hereby certify that he is
Qualified in Submarines"
Once qualified, a submarine sailor earns the right
the dolphin insignia. Dolphin wearers must re-qualify on each boat on
which they serve.
Al qualified for his dolphins in 1959 aboard the
Hardhead – SS365, a diesel powered submarine. He went on to serve on
the USS Dace-SSN 607, a nuclear powered submarine. He was present for
the commissioning of the Dace and served on the crew for her first
cruise. Members who are assigned to the first crew are called “plank
holders.” Following service on the Dace, Bliss was transferred to Pearl
Harbor where he was assigned to the newly formed Naval Reactors
Representative's Office (NRRO), commonly referred to as the “Naval
Reactors.” During much of his eight years with the NRRO, Al reported
directly to Admiral Rickover, who is known as “The Father of the
Al will speak of his
experiences while serving aboard
submarines and also while serving as a member of the Naval Reactors.
You may call him at (937) 548-5687 or email him by clicking HERE
worked in women's ministries since
2001. She completed levels 1 and 2 in Nouthetic Counseling
Clearcreek Chapel in Springboro, Ohio. Since then,
she has counseled
women not only through the church, but also through the county courts.
She has also led many women's
primarily locally. She enjoys speaking to groups of women on the many
of womanhood. Nancy personally believes that there is no greater thing
earth, second to being a Christian, than being a woman!
You may contact Nancy by calling
(937) 338-0063 or email her by clicking HERE Jan Boyer
"Thirty Eight Years in Enemy Territory: A Buckeye's Observation"
Having spent thirty eight years there as a Buckeye, having two kids
graduate from Michigan State, my daughter from University of
Michigan Medical School and a husband with his MBA from the University
of Michigan, never the less, I can point out many interesting things,
one day trips, or neat vacation spots, etc. and make it a fairly
"Putting on a Happy Face" Jan
is well known for the hours she devotes at various functions in Darke
County doing "face painting". She will talk about where she got her
idea, how she got into providing 'happy faces', and will relate
some of her more memorable experiences. She might even provide some
happy faces for audience members!
You may contact Jan by calling (937) 548-1916 or email her by clicking HERE
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