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Gleaners Host Potluck and Share Donations

On Saturday, April 14 Gleaner North Baltimore Arbor #461 held a potluck at Maranatha Bible Church in Van Buren Ohio.  The evening opened with the pledge of allegiance and prayer by Chaplain, Bob Place.

During the evening Kathy Hough was honored as our CVR (Community Volunteer Recognition) recipient.  She is instrumental in a number of volunteer activities in and around the Dunkirk and Findlay area.

Kathy Hough receives her recognition from Elaine Swope

Following the recognition, donations were made to the following organizations:

The Concoct (those affected by domestic and sexual violence) in Bowling Green-$200 received by Clare Heath.

Clare Heath with Craig Swope

Project Hope (equestrian therapy program with locations in both Bowling Green & Findlay)- $300 received by Allen & Sandra Tebbe.

Allen and Sandra tebbe with Craig Swope

Wood County Historical Society, Juanita Place presented a new wheelbarrow and pop up tent to September Killy-Knight.

A new wheelbarrow and a pop-up tent for the Wood County Historical Center

Christ’s Church in Bowling Green for Mission week-$500 received by Jeff & Sue Miklovic.

The Miklovics accept a donation for a Mission Project from Craig Swope

North Baltimore Library- $200 received by Tammy Trout.  The Fire Relief Foundation received $300 also.

A short meeting followed.

Old Business:

The arbor made a $200 donation to the NB Youth League baseball and softball teams.

Special thanks to the Cunningham family for organizing the Special Holiday Event in February.  A Valentine’s Day dinner was held at City Mission in Findlay. They also shopped for much needed supplies.

Tammy Trout, on behalf of the NB Cub Scouts, presented a plaque to the arbor for sponsoring this year’s Pinewood Derby.  They also wanted to thank Russ Cunningham and his son’s for helping judge the competition.

Russ Cunningham, Tammy Trout, Craig Swope

Special thanks to Elaine Swope, for organizing bingo, in March, for the kindergarten classes at Powell.

New Business:

The arbor voted in two new members, discussed changes in The Daughter Project, in Toledo, and discussed upcoming events.  Gleaner will be at Maranatha Bible Church, Van Buren, Ohio, for their Environmental Activity on Saturday, May, 19, at 10am.  Anyone willing to help  for a couple of hours and enjoy lunch with the group, is asked to email president, Craig Swope, at ceemswope@aol.com.

About us:

Gleaner Life Insurance Society provides both financial security and volunteer opportunities to members. Our competitive life insurance and annuity products help members to safeguard their dreams now and in the future.

Faith in Action:

As a faith-based not-for-profit organization, Gleaner helps to better our members’ communities by providing the funding to complete volunteer projects. Explore how our members help us to be a major force for good.


Funded entirely by Gleaner, our arbors or service clubs allow members to get involved in their communities by volunteering and making donations to charitable causes without the hassle of fundraising.

Elaine Swope

NB Arbor Secretary

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