New head of Improvement Association looks forward to challenge


January 21, 1998|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

A TIRELESS advocate for her community, Barbara Moeller is looking forward to her new role as president of the Glen Burnie Improvement Association. Elected Jan. 13, she says the position is an extension of her commitment to her home of 50 years.

Moeller is a familiar figure to many in Glen Burnie because of her community activities.

Each May, she can be found backstage at the annual recital for the Glen Burnie Recreation Association's dance program. In July, she's at the Big Glen Burnie Carnival every night, organizing, socializing, delighting in the tradition of the event. At Christmas, she's collecting letters to Santa that children have deposited in the GBIA's special-delivery mailbox, making sure each one is forwarded to the North Pole.

She became president after 10 active years with the GBIA.

"If I'm going to make the commitment to something, I make the commitment," she says.

Moeller says she is hoping the enthusiasm she brings to her new position will spark renewed interest by younger members of the association.

"My biggest goal is to try and get the volunteers to come and work with us. Just to help come in and answer the phones, take messages, maybe do some computer work," she says. Using her gift of persuasion, Moeller plans to personally seek volunteers.

"If I take the time to make the calls and ask people to help, I believe they'll find the time to volunteer," she says.

In addition to her work with the recreation association and the carnival committee, Moeller plans to address two pressing community issues -- the light rail extension and the proposed Glen Burnie Town Center.

"I'd like to see the Town Center in my lifetime," she says.

Other members elected to the GBIA board are Gary Falls, vice president; Barbara Sabur, recording secretary; Genia Bryant, corresponding secretary; Muriel Carter, treasurer; and Linda Blair, financial secretary.

For additional information on the GBIA and its projects, call the office, 410-766-6760.

Vows exchanged, 3rd time

Henry and Irene Paskoski of Glen Burnie celebrated their commitment to each another when they renewed their wedding vows Saturday at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.

This is the third time the couple have exchanged vows: at their wedding, in 1948, at a renewal of vows at their 25th wedding anniversary and last weekend.

Congratulations to the happy couple. We'll be looking forward to the 75th anniversary in 2023.

Show will go on

According to dance teacher Dianne Rosso, neither rain nor sleet nor closing of the schools will cancel the rescheduled performance of Glen Burnie High School's dance program, "Winter Dance Showcase," set for 7 p.m. tomorrow in the school auditorium. Tickets are $4 and available at the door.

For information, call the school office, 410-761-8950.

PTO offers karate

The Parent-Teacher Organization of Richard Henry Lee Elementary School is planning an evening of karate instruction at FTC 6: 30 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow in the school's multipurpose room.

With instruction by Bartlinski's Martial Art of Karate, the program will provide an overview of martial arts instruction for a fee of $2 per child.

For additional information call the school office, 410-222-6435.

Listen up

"How To Talk So Kids Will Listen" will be the subject of a seminar offered by the Family Involvement Center at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Oakwood Elementary School, 330 Oak Manor Drive.

Pat Barton, family and community outreach specialist, and Dawn Collins, guidance field student, will address "Helping Children Deal With Their Feelings."

The seminar is open to all parents who have students enrolled in a public or private county school. There is no charge.

Information: 410-222-6429.

Pub Date: 1/21/98

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