Glenn Aug 2013 1 - CopyStop by to see Bob Glenn these days and he is likely to be out on his bicycle – an activity he has enjoyed for many decades.  In fact, Bob helped organize the now-famous bike ride across Iowa (RAGBRAI) that began in the early 1970s.  Today, Bob is well into his ninth decade and finds the bicycle is just one way to maintain his forward motion.

Bob, and his wife Jerrie, are also interested in helping children move forward with faith and fun at Missouri’s United Methodist camps.  “Our granddaughters had a wonderful experience at Camp Galilee,” the UM camp near Eldorado Springs, Missouri.  So, a couple of years ago the Glenns created an endowment fund at the Foundation to help pay camp fees for children in need.  The Glenn United Methodist Camp Scholarship Fund has so far helped over 50 children and youth attend one of the four United Methodist camps around the state.

Lee Walz, director of camping and retreat ministries, states that the Glenn Fund “is already making a huge impact,” even helping some parent camp volunteers “who would not have been able to send their own children without the help of the fund.”

Bob and Jerrie stay active at their church (Branson UMC), the Branson senior center (Bob is a frequent Master of Ceremonies), and by volunteering in the community.  But this is just the latest chapter in a very full and extraordinary life – trick motorcycle performer, Iowa State Trooper, founding chief education officer for the Iowa State Patrol, expert pistol marksman, national board of Toastmasters International, president of the Aladdin Lamp collectors, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren –  all are aspects of the Glenn legacy.

If you think you would like to keep up with Bob and Jerrie, give the Foundation a call and start a legacy of your own!