Not all New Year's resolutions are hard to keep! We invite women of all generations from Williams County to join Power in the Purse (PIP). Through PIP we learn about the needs in the community and how we can be part of the solution. In as little as ONE hour, FOUR times a year, PIP members collectively make a positive impact in the community!
Please join us on Monday, January 30th at 7pm at the Bryan Moose Lodge. Social time is from 7 to 7:30pm with the meeting begining at 7:30 and ending at 8:30pm. ... See MoreSee Less
Seeking GOOD CITIZEN nominations!
The Good Citizen award, endowed by the Hawk family is presented annually to recognize an outstanding Bryan citizen. The criteria and past recipients are listed on the nomination form. Here is a link to the form
bryanareafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2017-Nomination-Form-Good-Citizen-1.pdf ....or you may pick up a form at the Foundation office.
The deadline for nominations is February 1st. Please return the completed form to the Foundation office or mail to PO Box 651, Bryan.
Recognizing previous Good Citizen recipients, front L to R: Julie Brown 2011, Charlene Hess 2013, Mary Thaman 1991, LeeAnne Perkins 2016, June Webster 1998, Angie Schreder 2015. Back Row L to R: Tom Herman 1993, Greg Spangler 2008, Richard Buchsteiner 2002, Bruce Benedict 2001, Al Horn 2004, Dave Perkins 2016, George Brown 2011, Richard Hess 2013, Tom Voigt 1992, Bill Pepple 1995 and Richard Reed 2014. ... See MoreSee Less
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the Foundation office will be closed on Monday, January 16th. The office will re-open on Tuesday, January 17th at 9am. ... See MoreSee Less
Don Geesey was born near West Unity and graduated from West Unity High School. Don participated in sports, particularly basketball and football and was a member of the “Speed Demons” city basketball team. Don attended business college in Ft. Wayne and worked for General Electric. Gertrude and Don were married in 1926 and are the parents of one daughter, Constance.
Don and Gertrude moved back to Bryan in 1936 where Don was a salesman for Bursley Wholesale Grocery and the Spangler Candy Company for twenty-five years. They were active in many civic and community activities in Bryan. Gertrude was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Bryan Hospital Auxiliary and the Williams County Historical Society. Don was a member of the Bryan Lions Club, Bryan Moose, Orchard Hills and the Williams County Fair Board. In 1961, Don was elected and held the office of Williams County Recorder for sixteen years. Don and Gertrude were both very active members at Wesley United Methodist Church.
Don and Gertrude valued education and felt it was a great injustice for a young person to be denied a higher educational experience due to his or her financial limitations. The Gertrude and Don Geesey Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to help a Bryan High School senior pursue their educational dreams. Don and Gertrude continue to make a difference in the community through their scholarship fund. ... See MoreSee Less
As we countdown to a new year.....One of the real JOYS of the holiday season is the opportunity to say THANK YOU to our Donors and to wish you the very best in the New Year! ... See MoreSee Less