“I get by with a little help from my friends!”
Father Blaney’s Friends Club
A song written and performed by the Beatles was titled “With a Little Help From My Friends.” The lyrics say, “Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends. I’m gonna try with a little help from my friends.” These words describe Father Blaney’s Friends Club because your membership – your friendship – has provided that little help our villagers need. With a little help from their friends, they have learned new skills and provided a little help to their friends.
Your membership in Friends Club is a great gift. Our villagers are amazing individuals with many talents to share and they don’t need tasks done for them, they only need a little help from you, their friends, to succeed. Your friendship has provided that help and they thank God for your presence in their lives.
Continue to give the gift of friendship at Sharing Meadows by renewing your Friends Club membership today. Your membership will support Sharing Meadows and assure the villagers that they will continue to get by with a little help from their friends.
FRIENDS CLUB is a special club where friends come together to enjoy the comfort and assurance of friendship while providing a little help to other abled adults. FRIENDS CLUB not only helps other abled adults grow in love and friendship, it also assists all people involved in our organization to form new friendships that last a lifetime while maintaining the old.
The development of Sharing Meadows continues because of the tremendous support from our FRIENDS and we hope you become part of this special club. We are enclosing two membership cards, one for your renewal and one to share with a friend. Membership in the FRIENDS CLUB remains just $40, the same as last year. Each month you will receive our newsletter, the GOOD NEWS, and will automatically be entered in a drawing to win one of three $100 gift certificates to your favorite restaurant. You might also be selected as the HIDDEN WINNER for the month – your name hidden somewhere in the newsletter. If you see your name as the hidden winner, call us before the end of the month and we’ll send you $40. Renew your membership today! Recruit a new friend for us today! Thank you, FRIENDS!
1991 Land is purchased
1992 First road, Mandich Blvd., is built
Elias Building is constructed for storage
1993 Main entrance road, Cidulka Blvd. is built
1994 First 3 homes, the Village of St. John is opened
Fishing shed is constructed next to Tucker Lake
1995 St. Timothy Center Camp Building is constructed
1996 Woodworking room constructed in Elias Building
1997 Corporate office is built at Sharing Meadows
1998 Ceramic studio is in operation
Path to campfire is paved
1999 3rd Road, Mihalo Blvd. is constructed
Three additional homes are built
2000 Village of St. Vincent is opened
2001 Addition to Elias Building is constructed
St. Timothy Center parking lot is paved
2002 Swimming pool and Smolen Pool House are constructed
2003 2nd Storage building is constructed
Welcome signs installed at both entrances to Sharing Meadows
Endowment fund is established
2004 Weis Blvd., is built
Village of St. Theresa is constructed and opened
2005 All Sharing Meadows roads are paved
Forcey House, for guests and visitors, is completed
2006 Mack Blvd. is dedicated
2007 Road is constructed leading to 4th village
Construction begins on 4th village
2008 Village of St. Jane & St. Joan is opened
2009 Pier is added to Hog Lake, giving us access for fishing and boating
2010 Deck is constructed overlooking the pier at Hog Lake
2011 Construction begins on a gazebo overlooking Hog Lake
2012 The Coleman Gazebo, overlooking Hog Lake is completed
Road is constructed leading to 5th village
Construction begins on 5th village
2013 Village of St. Mary & St. Joseph is opened
Buy a Friends Club Membership BY MAIL:
Click here for ticket (PDF) and payment by mail instructions.