Area briefs

THS class reunion set

TROY — The Troy High School class of 1961 has chosen a date for their 55th reunion. Organizers invite all all class members to attend on Sept 9-1.

To ensure organizers have everyone’s current email or home address information to keep you posted on the plans for that weekend, email Barbara at or call Rosemary at (937) 339-7926.

Give Where You Live to meet

TROY — The newly established charitable giving circle, Give Where You Live Miami County, will host its first meeting of 2016 from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City.

New members are welcome to join the discussion and review the proposals for local 501(c)(3) organizations. This will be the first of four meetings this year, and 100 percent of the money collected at the meeting will go directly to the charity whose proposal is selected by the members.

The mission of Give Where You Live Miami County is to enable a group of local citizens who have the desire to support charitable organizations benefiting Miami County. Their vision is to encourage a culture of philanthropy and generosity by providing an easier process for residents to give back locally. Members may propose specific charities to be considered and a maximum of three will be presented during the meeting. One of the three will be selected to receive the donations collected on-site. Giving back really doesn’t get much easier. The goal is to have 100 members, each donating $100 per meeting. Imagine what an impact $10,000 might make to a local agency and the good it will do in Miami County. In November 2015, The Needy Basket in Tipp City was awarded $7,600 donated by Give Where You Live members.

Give Where You Live welcomes new members throughout the year. In addition, members plan to meet May 12, Aug. 11 and Nov. 10 from 7-8 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church.

For more information, or to sign up as a member, visit You may email questions to

Y offers youth volleyball

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is taking registrations for youth volleyball programs at the Piqua branch and Robinson branch (located on 25-A between Troy and Tipp City). Instructional classes and a competitive league begin in February.

The instructional classes begin Feb. 16 at the Piqua Branch for third through sixth graders and Feb. 20 at the Robinson branch for third through eighth graders from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Classes last for eight weeks and are geared towards both new and experienced participants.

The competitive league begins Feb. 18 for third through sixth graders. Teams participate in the Midwest Youth Volleyball League and compete in tournaments on weekends beginning in April. Team practice is on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Piqua branch from 6:30-8 p.m. Due to the competitive nature of the program, it is encouraged for fifth and sixth graders to also participate in the instructional classes.

Registrations are currently being accepted. For more information or to register, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or