MARSP Event Calendar 2022-2024


July MARSP Executive
Committee Meeting

Monday, July 25, 2022 - 1:00 PM
First Baptist Church - Midland

“TRTA Update &
Membership Meeting


Speaker - Tim Lee, TRTA Executive Director
Thursday, August 18, 2022, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $10.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.
none  Click here to email Anita Patton for reservations.  none

Tim Lee is the Executive Director of the Texas Retired Teachers Association. Mr. Lee has held this position since 2004 and has been in Midland many times as guest speaker for MARSP and District 18. He will be speaking on the upcoming legislative session and possible effects we might see.


September MARSP
Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 10:00 AM.
First Baptist Church - Midland

September Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program: Dr. Angelica Ramsey, Superintendent of MISD
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $6.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.
none  Click here to email Anita Patton for reservations.  none

Dr. Angelica Ramsey is the Superintendent of Schools for MISD. She will be discussing the improvements that MISD has made in the past year, future endeavors, and how retired school personnel can assist the school district.


October MARSP
Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church - Midland

October Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program: Denise McKown, Dean Education & Early Childhood, Midland College
Thursday, October 6, 2022, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $6.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.
none  Click here to email Anita Patton for reservations.  none

Dr. Denise McKown is Dean of Education at Midland College. She will be speaking about the new Pre-K school being built at Midland College. This is a collaboration between MC and MISD. She will also speak about the teacher training program at MC.


November MARSP
Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church - Midland

November Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program: “Homeless of Midland Photo Exhibit” by Conrad Coleman
Thursday, November 3, 2022, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $6.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.
none Click here to email Anita Patton for reservations.  none

Conrad Coleman is a Midland native, so many of you will know Conrad as a former student. He will bring his “Homeless of Midland Photo Exhibit” to our meeting. Through his photography, Conrad is hoping to bring the plight of the homeless to light and help alleviate some of the problems the homeless face. The stories are very touching, so be prepared to be moved!


December MARSP Executive
Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church - Midland
December Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program: “Field’s Edge” by John Mark Echols
Thursday, December 1, 2022 following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $6.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.
none Click here to email Anita Patton for reservations.  none

John Mark and Briana Echols founded Field’s Edge in Midland in 2016. Field’s Edge is building a village of “tiny homes” on 23.5 acres in southwest Midland. John Mark will be speaking about their mission to “promote human dignity by cultivating home for the homeless and empowering a lifestyle of service”.


January MARSP Executive
Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church - Midland

January Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program: “Lifestyle Medical Center”
Thursday, January 5, 2023, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $6.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.
none Click here to email Anita Patton for reservations. none

The staff of the Lifestyle Medicine Center will be showing us “Why Nutrition Matters” as we grow older. They will explain how a diet centered around whole plant foods can help reverse many chronic diseases.


February MARSP Executive
Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church - Midland

February Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program: “The Soup Kitchen” by Jason and Nancy Ivy
Thursday, February 2, 2023, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $6.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.
none Click here to email Anita Patton for reservations. none

Jason and Nancy Ivy are the current owners of Midland Soup Kitchen Ministry. They will be speaking about their mission to feed the hungry with a free home-cooked meal and to feed them spiritually.


March MARSP Executive
Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church - Midland

March Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program:“Veterinary Medicine” by Fix West Texas
Thursday, March 2, 2023, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $6.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.
none Click here to email Anita Patton for reservations.  none

Fix West Texas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing unwanted litters, keeping pets healthy, and reducing community shelter intake and euthanasia rates. The staff will be discussing ways that they can provide easy access to low-cost pet care.


April MARSP Executive
Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church - Midland

April Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program: “Master Gardeners” by Susie Yarborough, President of Master Garderers
Thursday, April 6, 2023, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $6.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.
none Click here to email Anita Patton for reservations.  none


Susie Yarborough is a member of MARSP and is President of Permian Basin Master Gardeners. Susie will be giving us information on recommended plants, useful gardening tips, and other ideas for spring planting. Bring your questions!

May MARSP Executive
Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 4, 2023
First Baptist Church - Midland

May Luncheon and
Membership Meeting

Program: “The Pecos Trail” by Melissa Hagins, Executive Director of Texas Pecos Trail Region
Thursday, May 4, 2023 following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $6.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.
none  Click here to email Anita Patton for reservations.  none

Melissa Hagins is Executive Director of the Texas Pecos Trail Region. She will be showing us the twenty two counties that cover 35,000 square miles within the Pecos Trail Region. Melissa will explain the many different natural wonders and outdoor recreation opportunities that can be experienced, many of which are within a day’s drive.


Membership

Is Critical!

If you have questions about your membership or want more information PLEASE email Paula Knight, Membership Chair or Deborah Jordan, President at the following email address:


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Latest News

On August 18, 2022, Tim Lee, Executive Director of TRTA, will speak at our first luncheon meeting. Please return here for future updates.