After moving from place to place in the Air Force for 21 years, Margie Orland is happy to say she’s been a resident of Redlands for the last 30 years.
Margie feels equally lucky to have her two sons, their wives and her four grandchildren also living locally. “I feel lucky to have all of my family close by,” Margie says. “It’s been a great joy to be a part of my grandchildren’s lives as they have grown up.”
In addition to gardening, biking, bowling, fishing, campaign, theater, reading (inspirational books are a favorite), travel and dancing, Margie has been very involved in her temple, Congregation Emanu El, for the past 30 years. In 2007 she was honored by Congregation Emanu El with the Rabbi Norman F. Feldheym Award, presented to individuals who have excelled at service to the community and the temple, among other things. Margie was also active in the Bowl Associates, served as past president of “Start Out Smart –Read”, the Redlands Jewish Community Club, the Inland Empire United Jewish Federation and Jewish Family Services of Riverside.
“I believe it’s important for all of us to give back to our community,” Margie says about her reason for joining Dancing with the Stars. “The Redlands Symphony is a wonderful organization, and their programs for children create special opportunities for young people to learn about music. I look forward to dancing and raising money for this worthy cause.”
Margie is dedicating her dance at Dancing with the Stars to her parents “…who instilled in (her) a love for music and dance.”