Living Life fully for the Time God gives us

LifeTimers meet on the third Thursday of each month in Maresh Hall. In addition to their monthly luncheon meeting, this senior adult ministry (55+) organizes group travel, programs and ministry opportunities.

LifeTimers Leadership Team

Co-Directors: Linda Mason & Kay Morrison
Secretary: Carol Hagler
Programs: Debby Bussey, Babs Baugh, John Franklin, Kay Franklin, Barbara Higdon, Ed Twedt, Mary Moses
Treasurers: Melissa Brown & Anna Dillon
Travel & Day Trips Coordinator: Lonnie Shuler
Membership: Edith Geurin & Elizabeth Myers
Food Coordinators: Kathy Barnes & B.J. Wachel
Arrangements: Lois Jones, Annette Butler, & Jeannette McDonald
Photographer: John Myers
Historian: Buddy Wachel
Newsletter Editor: Marilyn Gladson
Staff Representative: Debra Arredondo
Email photos and tidbits to: Marilyn Gladson

Help Wanted

We want to make sure that our LifeTimers group continues to improve and to reflect your wants and needs. With that in mind, we are asking for your input. If you have ideas for future programs or you have contacts with people who have interesting stories to share, please contact Program Coordinator Debby Bussey.

We also want to plan day trips and excursions that are fun, entertaining, and enlightening. Your suggestions for outings would be most welcome. You can contact Lonnie Shuler at to share your ideas for day trips.

Finally, we are always looking for writers for our newsletter. If you are interested in writing for our front page devotional or provide any other content you would like to see in the newsletter, contact Marilyn Gladson.

September LifeTimers Gathering — September 20

Lewis F. Fisher is an author, historian and former journalist and publisher. His newest book is Maverick: The American Name That Became A Legend, published last fall by Trinity University Press. Last year Trinity Press published the second edition of his Saving San Antonio: The Preservation of a Heritage, first published in 1996 by Texas Tech University Press. Among his other books are American Venice: The Epic Story of San Antonio’s River; Chili Queens, Hay Wagons and Fandangos: The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio; and No Cause of Offence: A Virginia Family of Union Loyalists Confronts the Civil War. After coming to San Antonio in 1969 as a reporter for the Express-News, Fisher and his San Antonio-born wife, Mary, established The North San Antonio Times, which grew into a group of San Antonio suburban newspapers he published for 21 years. He then formed Maverick Publishing Company, which published 45 general interest regional nonfiction books by 27 authors. In 2014 his company was acquired by Trinity University Press, which he serves as Editorial Advisor. His essay on the historical impact of tourism on San Antonio’s economy, entitled “Somewhere Between Paris and Venice,” is included in the tricentennial history published by Trinity Press. His awards include being named a Texas Preservation Hero by the San Antonio Conservation Society in 2014.

We will meet on Thursday, September 20th at 11:00 AM in Maresh Hall. A forever membership to LifeTimers is yours for a mere $10. A delicious lunch will be served for $5.

Program Preview

Many thanks to Debby Bussey and her wonderful team of Program Coordinators for another great line up for LifeTimers. Debby, along with Babs Baugh, John & Kay Franklin, Barbara Higdon, Ed Twedt, and (newly added) Mary Moses have done another wonderful job for us this year. Here is a preview of what is to come, and I hope it will pique your interest and rev up your enthusiasm for this year’s programs:

September 2018
Lewis Fisher: San Antonio Author, Publisher, Journalist and Historian

October 2018
Colleen Swain: Director of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site

November 2018
WOW: Wonderful Old Women (come and find out!)

December 2018
Daniel, Lois & Edie: Our Traditional Christmas Music & Sing-A-Long

January 2019
Aaron Tyler: The Middle East

February 2019
Gene Grandjean: History and Results of the Texas Revolution (Alamo included)

May 2019
Fun and Games with Becky & Barbara: The Tradition Continues

Debby and her team are still firming up the schedule for March and April.

Programs Overview

If you are not currently a member of our LifeTimers group, you are missing out on lots of fun. As LifeTimers, we “live LIFE fully for the TIME God gives us.” We warmly welcome Woodland’s members who are 55+ and their friends (we have a strict “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy where age is concerned, so don’t let that keep you away).

This is a great opportunity for enjoying a delightful lunch and getting to know others while being entertained by guest performers or speakers. LifeTimers also sponsors local day trips and extended destination trips.

LifeTimers gather together on the third Thursday of the month from September through May in Maresh Hall at 11:00 AM.

If you are interested in becoming a LifeTimer, please contact our Edith Geurin at A LifeTimers one-time membership costs $10; our delicious lunch is $5.

Download the current LifeTimers newsletter here or read it below.