In April, 1994 a group of about 30 people met to form what would become the Frederick County Senior Recreation Council (FCSRC). They elected Ruth Janssen as their president, drafted by-laws and a constitution, and began holding monthly meetings. The FCSRC was approved by the Frederick County Commissioners on June 2, 1994 to be a non-profit organization that operates under the auspices of the Frederick County Department of Parks and Recreation. The FCSRC’s mission was (and still is) to provide interesting and healthful activities for all Frederick County residents aged 50 and over. In the summer of 1994 the FCSRC sponsored their first exercise class at South Frederick Elementary School, with instructor Tyree Morrison. The first class drew approximately 40 seniors who paid $1.00 per class to participate. This fee was used to pay the instructor who was contracted by the FCSRC. (Can you believe that after 29 years, the fee only recently went up to $2.00 per class?) In the fall of 1995 exercise was moved to the National Guard Armory (William R. Talley Recreation Center) where we still exercise today. Before moving to Arizona Ruth proposed that we elect a 9 member Board of Directors to serve our new organization. The first Board was elected in September, 1995,with John Cartee as President.