Manhattan Area Retired Educators Association


Manhattan, Kansas


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Tours 2001-2002

                                   Tour I:  A Day in Abilene             
                                       October 18, 2000                                           
   Time: 8:15 a.m., Bus pickup at Meadowlark Hills                          
              8:25 a.m., Bus pickup-- NW corner of Mall parking lot 
   Return:  Approximately 4:30 p.m.                                      
   Arrangers: Carroll Hess and Liz Beikmann                         
   Cost:  $20.00 (includes lunch, mansion tour, and bus fare) 
              Make check to MARTA 
   Sign-up at the September and October meetings    

      The guided tour of the famous Seelye mansion by Terry Teejen, a former music teacher and the current owner, will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end about 12:00 noon.  The historic Seelye mansion contains 25 rooms with their original furniture, Edison light fictures, a ballroom, and a bowling alley.  Following the tour we will have lunch at well known "Farm House Restaurant". Around 2:00 p.m. we will take the bus to the Russell Stover Candy Factory just outside of Abilene.  Following a talk about making choclates we will visit the Russell Stover Gift Shop and/or relax in their Coffee Shop.   At 3:30 p.m. we will again board the bus for the return trip to Manhattan.


                                 Tour II:  Master Teacher
                            Leadership Lane, Manhattan, KS
                                      January 17, 2001
   Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.  Meet at RCSSC at 2:45 p.m. to car pool
   Sign-up at the January 8 meeting.
   Arrangers: Liz Beikmann and Charles Setterquist
   Sign-up at the January meeting

     Begun in 1969 by former Manhattan teacher, Robert DeBruyn, Master Teacher is an educational publishing and consulting firm.  Recently, Master Teacher formed a partnership with North Central Association to provide internet in-service training for teachers.  Master Teacher operates in the U.S. and Canada along with 18 other foreign countries.

Picture compliments of Tom Hawk Photography

             Tour III:  Marianna Kisler Beach Museum of Art
                                         April 18, 2001
   Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.  Meet at RCSSC at 9:20 a.m. to car pool
   Tour Guide:  Katherine Schlageck
   Arranger: Dan Beatty
   Sign-up at the March and April meetings.

     The opening of the new Beach Museum of Art on the KSU campus brought together numerous art donations and collections housed across the KSU campus.  The tour will include a behind the scenes look at storage and preservation of the collections, the educational program for children, art programs, and gallery.
    People attending this tour are encouraged to join a car pool due to the limited visitor parking on the KSU campus.


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Current Yearly Dues
MAREA  $10.00
KARSP    $15.00

What do the dues do?
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