Welcome Table News, April 2018


Meet Drew Gilbert and Ellen Wallace






4141 Smoke Signal (Dreamcatcher)

Cell phones: 734-318-0147 and 734-301-7342

Email: Drew: dagilbertsr@hotmail.com       Ellen: walle1026@gmail.com

Drew and Ellen purchased their home in Dreamcatcher and will be with us seasonally.  They are originally from Trenton in SE Michigan. Drew worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 Years and is glad to be out of there.  Ellen has been a hairstylist for 35 years.  Ellen has two children: Steven in Michigan; and Jaquelyn in California.  Drew has three children, Errol, Drew, and Vawnee. And the result of that gives him five grandchildren: Hailee, Davey, Madison, Brayden, and Aliza. They love to walk, play games and meet new people.  We welcome them into our Tanglewood familyl.

Meet Mark and Sharon Taboada






1534 Tanglewood Circle

Phone: Mark   517-614-1954

Email: sschroed62@gmail.com

Mark and Sharon hail from Houghen Lake, Michigan and will be with us seasonally.  Mark is retired from 33 years in the military; Sharon works as an Adjunct Professor for Northwood University, teaching business classes online.  She loves swimming and biking. They have two pugs, Ruby and Lucy.  They also have three sons: Travis; Alex, and Austin; as well as once daughter Mary and her husband, Michael.  Welcome to Tanglewood.


Meet Jay and Betsy Broker

1677 Primrose Lane (Wildflower)

Cell phones: 281-744-2773 and 281-744-2774

Email: betsybroker65@gmail.com     jays2cents@hotmail.com

Jay and Betsy are from Montgomery Texas and will be with us year round! Jay has retired from the field of insurance and they are looking forward to new, fun activities here.  They love walking, gardening, cruising and eating out!  They’re in the perfect place!  Welcome to Tanglewood!

Meet Joy and Dean Hall

605 Wilderness Circle

Cell phones: 937-527-1524    513-850-1569


Joy and Dean are originally from Wilmington Ohio and will be with us seasonally.  Dean is retired from a career as a purchasing manager and Joy was/is joyful as a housewife.  Dean is looking forward to days of golfing and woodworking while Joy enjoys crafting and reading.  We welcome them into our Tanglewood family.

Meet Gail Call

3072 Going to the Sun (Big Sky)

Cell phone: 989-798-1526

Email: gailcall@att.net

Gail has been retired for twenty years from a career in Human Resource Administration; she comes to us from Saginaw Michigan and she will be with us seasonally.  She enjoyed selling Saturn cars for five years after she retired.  She loves reading, biking, walking and movies and is looking forward to meeting new friends.  Welcome to Tanglewood!


Meet John and Marilyn Bullens

678 Safari Hunt Drive (Outback)

Cell: 317-652-5254; 317-652-5250

Email: mbullens@aol.com

John and Marilyn still own their house in Indianapolis, IN and as soon as it sells, they will be with us full time! John worked for Allison Trans and Marilyn was with Ricoh doing copy work.  They have many interests including: cooking; woodworking; dogs; bowling; and bocce ball. They have three grown children. The youngest has special needs and lives with them.  They enjoy traveling in their RV.  We welcome them into our Tanglewood family.

Meet Ben and Joyce Audia (Ben is not in the picture)

2310 Fancy Free (Bayside)

Phones: Joyce: 269-366-6017; Ben 269-366-6016

Joyce and Ben are from Michigan and will be with us year round. Joyce was in the field of banking and Ben was in retail management. She loves Bingo and he’s into fishing and has his own boat.  Welcome to Tanglewood!

Meet Ernest and Nora Sixbey

1902 Sunflower Circle (Wildflower)

Cell phones: 734-748-6951 and 734-748-8540

Email: noranernie001@yahoo.com

Ernest and Nora are with us seasonally from Rockford Michigan. He works with Ford Motor Company and she is a legal secretary. They love motorcycles and stained glass.  Welcome to our Tanglewood!


Meet Jim and Sandy Witty

927 Buffalo Jump (Outback)

Email: sammykw@comcast.net

Cell phones: Jim 317-846-5912; Sandy 317-833-2438

Jim and Sandy hail from Frankfort Indiana and will be with us seasonally.  Jim is a retired Methodist minister and semi-retired Marriage and Family Therapist. He loves biking, gardening, reading, walking, and board games/cards.  Sandy is retired from being the Executive Director of a Senior Center.  She enjoys the same activities as her husband with the addition of quilting and crafting.  Jim and Sandy have two children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. We’re delighted to have them join our Tanglewood family.

Meet AnneMarie Lewin

3098 Going to the Sun (Big Sky)

Email: aml11793@yahoo.com

Cell phone: 703-7325635

AnneMarie has relocated from Virginia to Tanglewood and will be with us year round! She is retired from the retail food industry and has been a caregiver as well.  Sandy loves a variety of activities including woodworking, glass, jewelry, camping, and keeping up a landscape garden.  She is the oldest of six, and is half French.  She loves going for drives and exploring.  We welcome her into our Tanglewood family.


Who To Contact?

The Welcome Committee has created a list of groups, clubs, committees, and other helpful information to help all new residents and/or those that have been here awhile learn what is available in Tanglewood. We call this the “Who to Contact” list. This is updated throughout the year as new groups, clubs or committees are formed and information of existing groups change. Note the date on the right hand bottom of the document which shows the last date changed. All new residents that we visit are given a copy of this list but since this list can change, the latest version is on the Home page of Twrtimes. Just look on the left side under Upcoming Events and click on the Who to Contact 2018-2019 link under Welcome Committee.

Leaving for the Summer or for a month or more?

For those that leave for the summer, we want to make sure people taking off for the summer or who will be gone a month or more have a copy of our Check Off List for Closing Your Tanglewood Home For The Summer_PDF.  This gives many tips on what needs to be done to make sure you find your home in good shape, when you return.

General Information For All New Residents
All new homeowners and those on the “lease to buy” program are visited in their home by a member of the Welcome Committee. A Welcome Bag is provided with information that will help them learn about what is going on in Tanglewood during that visit. Information about the surrounding area is also included with various giveaways from local banks, hospitals, and the Chamber of Commerce. Business cards and/or flyers from other Tanglewood residents who offer a product or service are also included as well as some outside vendors.
Be our guests at Monday Morning Coffee in the main clubhouse at the Welcome Table starting at 8 AM. Just look for the big yellow welcome sign on the table near the front door inside the hall. Get introduced to everyone, have your picture taken and learn what will be going on in the park. It is also a great time to ask any questions you may have. Please bring your badge and coffee cup. The Monday Morning Coffee meeting starts at 8:30 AM. What is going to happen in the upcoming week(s) is announced. If any changes are made on the weekly calendar, it is also announced at this time. It is a great way to meet your neighbors and become a part of the community whether you are here for a short time or forever!
If you are a new RVer in the Outback, please join us at the Welcome Table at 8 AM. We want to meet and greet you. If you have any questions as an RVer, call or visit Les and Arlene Thayer who work for Hometown America as Outback Hosts during the winter months. Call them at 863-585-1071 or visit them at 749 Elephant Walk (in a cabin). Once at Monday Morning Coffee, get a copy of the Welcome Committee’s “Who to Contact List” and “Welcome To Tanglewood”.

Tickets for most events are sold before and after Coffee in the main hall. Many of the tickets are also available at the Activities Director’s Office during the weekdays. Want to pick up a customized Tanglewood Tervis Mug? Buy one from the Activities Director’s Office. The RV/Business office does NOT sell any tickets.

Any questions call Sue Vollmuth, Welcome Committee Chairman, at 810-252-5415 or see her at the Welcome Table on Monday mornings at coffee.

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