* VAN BUREN HOMEMAKERS
The Van Buren Homemakers met on March 26 a 1 p.m. the Baptist Church.
Vice President Marcie Davis opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Club creed. Leah Rae Michael gave devotions, Winifred Allen read a "Thought for Today." Song of the month sang.
Five members were present for roll call. The secretary's report was read. No treasurer's report today.
A check was sent to Ebenezer Church in remembrance of Charter member Irene Walden who died Feb. 28.
Flower fund was collected. Get well cards signed for Evelyn Nevins and Dorothy Plunkett.
Events scheduled at the Clay County Fairground are Homemakers Workshop on April 22, at 6:30 p.m. Program is "From The Hoosier Cabinet."
Achievement Night is June 24. Story teller Vanita Moore will speak and the Clay County Melody Makers will perform.
Winifred gave the Health and Safety lesson, Helpful hints on "If you have a home fire."
Virginia gave the Citizenship lesson on the "Chafariz Dos Contos," translated to "Fountain of the Tales," that is in Forest Park, a gift from Brazil, S.A.
Myrna Schrader gave the lesson on "Herbal Remedies."
The meeting was closed with the club prayer. The next meeting will be at Myrna's, on April 16 at noon. Marcie and Leah Roe served delicious refreshments.
* Jackson Township Better Home Extension Club
Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club met on March 27, 2008 at the home of Norma Diel.
President Lauralee Hawkins called the meeting to order with Bobbie Cayton leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Homemakers Creed.
For devotions, Mary Kent read "A Little Prayer."
Thirteen members answered roll call by naming the most recent book they read and did they pass it on.
Ann Carol Harden and Shirley Koehler led in singing "Irish Eyes" and "Happy Birthday" was sung to Lauralee Hawkins and Norma Diel.
The secretary's and treasurer's reports were read by Glenna Ogborn and approved.
Norma Diel's citizenship report covered the history of the First Ladies of the White House doll exhibit.
Several business matters were discussed. April 22, at 6:30 p.m., is the Homemakers Workshop and June 24, at 6:30 p.m., is the Achievement Program, both at the 4-H Fairgrounds.
Mary Alice Foulke presented the lesson, "Identity Theft."
All sang the closing prayer. Glenna Ogborn won the hostess gift. Others present were Jane Brown, Carmen Jackson, Mazo Modesitt, Wilma Nicoson, and Barbara Powell.
The next meeting will be April 24, at 7 p.m., at the home of Ann Stigler.
* WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP CIRCLE
The Washington Township Circle met on March 13, at 1 p.m., at the home of Doris Romas.
Judy England opened the meeting at 1 p.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance and Club Creed were repeated in unison.
"The History of Easter" was read by Linda Scheile, "Don't Judge" by Mary Lou Coley and "A Dogs Life" by Doris Romas.
Jude gave devotions "Cafe Au Pray." We sang "Irish Eyes are Smiling" led by Mary Lou Coley.
Wilma Rich's citizenship lesson was on Juliet Strauss on Natural Beauty of Indiana. A great writer and speaker about parks and Turkey Run State Park.
Roll call was answered by seven members naming a book you have recently read.
Secretary report by Rosalind and Treasurer's by Doris, both approved. Reports were completed.
We voted to give $15 to the scholarship fund. Six members sent money to attend the District Meeting at the 4-H Fair Grounds on April 1.
Wilma gave the lesson "Household money saving tips and hints," a very informative lesson. Handouts were given.
The meeting was closed singing the Homemakers prayer. Delicious refreshments were served and social time enjoyed. Lucy Spelbring won the door prize.
The next meeting will be on April 10 at 1 p.m. at the home of Mary Lou Coley. Judy England will give the lesson on fruit and vegetable safety.