Membership Trustee – Roy Meier
I was born in New York City & after graduating from East Islip High School I joined the Navy under their then current program called Kiddy Cruise. Which meant that if you join before your 18th. birthday, you get out the day before you turn 21. After two years of intense technical training I was assigned to an Anti-Submarine Squadron based out of Norfolk Virginia where I served on 3 different carriers & was part of the recovery operation for the Mercury 4 Capsule with astronaut Gus Grisson. Due to the then Berlin Crisis, I was extended an extra 6 months & was part of the first US Naval military force to visit Hamburg Germany since WWII. So much for the Kiddy Cruise Program!
After leaving the Navy I attended Night College for 7 years while juggling a career, marriage & raising two terrific kids, Corrine & Roy Jr. I moved to my current adopted city (Twinsburg) in 1980. Over the intervening years I worked for several major companies in the banking, medical device & legal industries. Since living in Twinsburg I have been on three City Commissions: Planning, Comprehensive Plan Review & Charter Review. I also ran unsuccessfully for City Council. (Twinsburg’s loss)
I remarried in 1975 & along with my wife Leanne, have lived for the past 38 years right near the center of the “Square”. We were blessed with our son, Justin who prefers Seattle to Twinsburg. (Go Figure).
I am an avid bicyclist so if you see a funny yellow 3 wheel Trike with big flags: that is me. Remember to obey Ohio’s 3-Foot Law & give me some space.
Now retired since 2007 & after experiencing The Tales Of Locust Grove, I was so taken with what our Historical Society does to promote our city’s heritage, I joined & for the past 2+ years have been involved with heading the Membership Committee. During that time just in the past 12 months our membership has grown by 62 members. No kudos to me personally because I have had the help of many dedicated members who value what The Twinsburg Historical Society is all about.