Members of the Best of Thymes Herb Club met on a dark and dreary March 27 evening in the home of Ruth Timm.
Jean Rowings gave the table grace before the women filled their plates with delicious food and enjoyed lively conversation around the tables.
Previously the women had decided to feature an herb food dish at each meeting. Jeanne McMichael had chosen rosemary and she prepared a pork loin with a rosemary/herb rub; a fresh sprig of rosemary accented the loin.
President Peggy Potts read a postcard from Nancy Cox, passed out Herb Fair flyers and had several garden magazines free for the taking.
Karen Staub gave interested members a garden word find game sheet. She said it was good to exercise your brain.
The Central Indiana Unit of the Herb Society of America meeting will be April 19 at Carmel United Methodist Church. Several women plan to attend.
A Kids Day outing was discussed. Committee members include Pat Krider, chair; Rose Marie Weber, Pat Wilkinson, Jean Alsip, Laura Kennedy and Karen Staub.
Gardening questions were answered.
Wilkinson gave a power point presentation on Eastern Bluebirds. She said the bluebirds prefer to nest in wide open spaces with very little underbrush and only a few trees. They need overhead wires or other perches from which to hunt for insects and protect their territory. Other information included how to start a bluebird trail, predators and other problems, and other cavity nesters. A bluebird nesting box was displayed.
The hostess received a bird votive candle; Wilkinson, a glass bluebird garden ornament for presenting the program. Door prizes were won by Sipriana Bussing, Weber, McMichael and Jean Hull
The annual mushroom hunt meeting will be April 24 at the home of Staub. Bring you boots for the 5:30 p.m. creek walk and hunt. Dinner will begin after the hunters return to the house.
Others attending were Carolyn Petty, Roxanne Cunningham, Sue Thompson, Carol Swearingen, Lois Lawson, Charlene Miller, Pat Deakins, and Donna Yocom, guest.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP CIRCLE
The Washington Township Circle met on Thursday, April 10, at the home of Mary Lou Coley's home. Judy England opened the meeting at 1 p.m. The club creed and Pledge of Allegiance were repeated in unison. Wilma Rich gave devotions "A Little candle and Act of loveliness." Mary Lou led us in singing "Home on the Range" and gave the health and safety lesson "Grandma's Shoes."
Citizenship lesson by Wilma on First Ladies Dolly Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Martha Washington, Louise Adams, Anna Harrison, Claudia Taylor and Lady Bree Johnson. Roll call was answered by six members, "Do you know where your umbrella is?" Secretary report by Rosalind was approved. Twelve families were held by FNP donations from clubs. Serving day is May 1, at 9 a.m.
Judy England to make cultural arts exhibit. Fashion show will be at 4-H Fairgrounds April 22, at 6:30 p.m. Judy gave the lesson "Safe Handling of Fruits and Vegetables." This was a very important lesson and hand-outs were given. Linda Scheile was also present. Closed singing Homemakers Prayer. We sang "Happy Birthday" to Lucy Spelbring and Judy England. Refreshments were served and social time enjoyed.
The Modern Homemakers Extension Club met on April 3 at the home of Jeanne Nugent. Members enjoyed a delicious Spring breakfast prepared by Jeanne and co-hostess Carolyn Tausig. President Louise Fagg opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag and the Homemakers Creed. Devotions were also given by Louise, reading "The Easter Story."
The citizenship lesson, History of First Ladies of the White House Doll Exhibit, was given by Carolyn Tausig. Roll call, "Is your umbrella stored where you can find it?" was answered by eight members and one guest, a great-grandson of Johanna Dardeen.
Anna Mae Fagg and Carolyn reported on the Spring District meeting, which was hosted by Clay County Homemakers at the fairground.
The Homemakers Workshop will be held April 22 with the theme "From the Hoosier Cabinet," presented by Sue Berg, Extension Educator of Monroe County. The Homemakers Achievement Day will be June 24; Vanita Moore, a story teller, will be the speaker.
An interesting lesson on "Household Hints" was given by Anna Mae. The May meeting will be held at the home of Katherine Bouillez in Terre Haute. Meeting was dismissed by singing the Club Prayer.
TRI COUNTY COMMUNITY CLUB
The Tri County Community Club met at the Yacht Club with Sandy Maines as hostess and Mary Lyons as co-hostess on March 19. A wonderful meal was served with Wilma Holsapple giving the blessing. Sandy and Mary had decorated the club with a theme of St. Patrick's Day, it was beautiful.
The afternoon business meeting was opened by our president Rhonda Tincher with the club repeating our club creed and the pledge to the flag. The surprise package was won by Evelyn Rubeck. The door prizes were won by Gerry Cundiff and Evelyn Rubeck. Devotions were read by Rhonda, the feed-sack dress, which most of us could relate to. Stupid things people say, and ad bloopers by Gerri.
Roll call was answered by 11 members telling an easter memory. Secretaries report was read by Gerri Cundiff and both were approved. Treasurers report was given by Evelyn Rubeck and approved. Card report was read by Diana Nees with five cards being sent for the month. On our ways and means we had a white elephant sale to help fund our club. Our club members all wish you Pat Kaster a speedy recovery from your recent accident, we're missing you at the club, so hurry and get well. We purchased three new wheel chairs and already delivered them to people in our community. If anyone has no more use for theirs, our club has use for them, please call any of our members.
May 5 and Nov. 3 we will be having a bake sales and will be serving breakfast and lunch at the Brazil Court House, all are welcome to come and have breakfast and lunch with us.
Our next meeting will be at Marilyn Eckermans on April 16, we'll be looking for you there. The meeting was closed with all repeating the Lords Prayer. The social hour was spent playing Bingo and I did not write down who won coverall so I guess we'll find out at our next meeting. So long till next time.