TRI COUNTY COMMUNITY CLUB
The Tri County Community club met at the home of Marilyn Eckerman on June 20, 2007. A wonderful meal was served, with Wilma Holsapple giving the blessing.
The afternoon business meeting was opened by President Diana Nees, with the club saying the club creed and the Pledge of Allegiance. The door prize was won by Evelyn Rubeck and the surprise package was won by Lucy Strauch.
Devotions were read by Lucy, "God and his fighter," Kay read "Positive and Negative Assets," and Rhonda read "You are a true American."
Gerri Cundiff read the roll call with 14 members telling their favorite summer memory.
The secretary's report was read by Gerri and approved. The treasurer's report was given by Evelyn and approved. The card report was given by Lucy, with six cards being sent for the month.
Juanita Ness gave the Hospital report. Juanita and Lucy moved all the equipment so the carpet could be finished.
Next month there will be a purse auction, with contents not over $3.
At the end of October, will be our open house. We will let everyone know the exact date.
Birthday gifts were given to Lucy, Gerri and Pat Kaster.
The meeting was closed with all repeating the Lord's Prayer. The social hour was spent playing bingo with Wilma winning coverall.
Our next meeting will be on July 18 at the Yacht Club Boat Dock, with Kay Altemiller, Sandy Maines and Mary Lyons as hostesses.
JACKSON TOWNSHIP BETTER HOMES EXTENSION CLUB
The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club met on June 28 at the home of Shirley Koehler for their annual picnic meeting. Everyone provided a covered dish.
Norma Diel said grace before the meal. After eating, President Bobbi Cayton called the meeting to order. Ann Stigler led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Homemaker's Creed. For devotions, Mary Kent read "Prescribed by the great physician" and "Science vs. God."
Twelve members answered roll call by telling their father's occupation. Shirley led in singing "You're a grand old flag.""Happy Birthday" was sung to 102-year-old Mazo Modesitt.
The secretary's and treasurer's reports were read by Glenna Ogborn and approved. Marilyn Bott's health and safety report covered fish oil. Norma Diel's citizenship report covered Plattville and Stearleyville, Ind., and how the county fair began.
Members signed up for the lessons they want to attend in the coming year. The Clay County Melody Makers, who performed at Achievement Night, would like to extend an invitation to join their choir.
Bobbi conducted the installation of the new officers: President Lauralee Hawkins, who was absent; Vice President Barbara Powell; secre-tary/treasurer Glenna Ogborn; reporter Mary Kent; and songleader Ann Carol Harden.
Candles were presented to each officer.
Others present were Mary Alice Foulke and Carmen Jackson. Shirley led in singing the closing prayer, followed by Conrad, Shirley's grandson, performing two pieces on the piano.
The next meeting will be July 26 at 11 a.m. at the 4-H fairgrounds, before the Homemaker's Day at the Fair.
TRI COUNTY HOME EXTENSION CLUB
The Tri County Home Extension club met on June 19, 2007 at 7 p.m. at the McKinley Hill Church. Julie Pell and Jean Alsip were hostesses and a delicious meal was served, with Julie giving the blessing.
The meeting started with Judy Allen leading the Pledge of Allegiance and the Homemakers Creed. Eleven members answered roll call by giving their father's occupation. Jean Rowings read "Fathers are misunderstood" and "Nice to have a dad around" by author Helen Steiner Rice. Ruth Timm lead the song "You're a grand Ole' Flag."
The secretary's and treasurer's reports were read and approved. "Happy Birthday" was sung to Jean Rowings.
During the council meeting on June 4, county dues were paid, program books and the secretary's book were given to each club. The budget committee (which includes Laura and Julie), made some changes in the budget and gave $350 to the county chorus. Puppy patterns are available for making low income Christmas projects. The fair open class rules were discussed. Instead of giving items, Donna Black F.N.P, prefers money. Door prizes costing $5 will be purchased by Jean Alsip. Laura was presented with a gift for being president during the 2006-07 term.
The club meeting was discussed by all singing the club prayer. Members present paid their 2007-08 dues. Prizes for lucky plate and napkin were won by Julie Pell and Jean Rowings.
The next meeting will be July 26 at 11 a.m. at the Extension Office.