Max Over 55 Club
The Max Over 55 Club is a social and service organization for community members over the age of 55. In addition to monthly socials and meetings, the club provides Meals on Wheels three days a week and holds various special events throughout the year.
Monthly meetings with a meal preceding are held on the fourth Friday of each month. In the months of October through March, the monthly meal and meeting take place at noon. In April through September, the meal and meeting are held at 6:00 pm.
The Max Over 55 Club is located at 201 Main Street in Max. Its phone number is 679-2265.
Current (2010) Over 55 Club officers are:
President: Joy Lies
Vice President: Dellora Schmidt
Secretary: Marian Schmidt
Treasurer: Joann McElwain
Max Over 55 Club History
from Max Centennial Book
"The Max Over 55 Senior Citizens Club was organized in March 1975 with 59 charter members. The first officers elected included Katie Jungling as president, Emma Schnaible as vice president, Frieda Anderson as secretary, and Odelia Schmidt as treasurer. The first meetings were held in the Max Memorial Hall.
A charter was obtained and plans were made for a center. At that time, it was required to begin with an old building. The Charles Morton house, a residence on Main Street which had originally been the first bank in Max was purchased for $10 by the group. The piano in the house was included. The building was moved so the basement could be filled and the land leveled by the National Guard.
Help was provided by many people, no only with money, but with volunteer work on yard and building. The members also raised money by serving meals at sales and meetings, bake sales, and later by making quilts to raffle."
--from A Century in the Heartland: Max History Book 1906-2006