More Ambassadors – Good Stories

August 23, 2014

JCI Corp HQ 2013 (366x199) “Ambassadors of Lifelong Engagement” at Reunion 2014

The members of the WSJ Society are indeed Ambassadors of Lifelong Engagement. To date, the Reunion 2014 event has nine discussion leaders, covering six of the eight topic areas identified. Each of the volunteers has an interesting experience to share that may prove valuable in your own planning.

Ron Kuta is a volunteer with the American Legion, working at the local and national levels. Early in his retirement, Neil DeVries taught a course on careful selection of medical information sources on the web. Jim Bohn, always a creative leader, has a business startup, ProAxios, helping clients with organizational performance. Through his interest in genealogy, Paul Froehling has found relatives back home in Onarga, IL, and Ost Friesland, Germany. Ron Kuchenreuther continues to play softball in retirement as part of his on-going fitness program, and just for the fun of it! Other News stories provide detail on the other volunteers. Here’s the list so far:

  1. Lifelong Learning
    • Ron Schmidt — SCORE & MOOC online learning
    • Dennis Miller — Robotics
  2. Volunteering
  3. Health & Wellness
    • Neil DeVries — Online medical information resources
  4. Work/Start a Business
    • Jim Bohn — Business startup ProAxios
  5. Crafts & Projects
    • Scott Jamieson — Astronomy
    • Paul Froehling — Genealogy
    • Lou Davit — Solar Home
  6. Sports & Fitness
    • Ron Kuchenreuther — Softball
  7. Financial Planning
    • OPEN — Tools of value for retirement planning and managing finances in retirement
  8. Travel
    • OPEN — Tools, resources, to support rewarding, enjoyable travel

We would like to identify at least one group leader for each of the topics. More than one leader per topic is fine. There will be several group discussion periods. Multiple leaders will allow them share the responsibility.

If you would like to share your experiences as a discussion leader, please contact Jude Anders at email:, or Phone: 414.351.1229.

See you at Reunion 2014!