VAN BUREN HOMEMAKERS
The Van Buren Homemakers met on April 16, at noon at the home of Myrna Schrader. Evelyn Nevins returned thanks and lunch was served.
The meeting started at 1:15 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance and the club creed was spoken in unison. Leah Rae McMichael gave devotions "What Prayer Can Do" and also read "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall." Winifred Allen led in singing "Home on the Range. Seven members present for roll call, Dorothy Plunkett, Marcie Davis, Frances Summers, Myrna, Everlyn, Winifred and Leah Rae. Secretary and Treasurer reports given and approved Flower fund was collected.
Winifred gave a Health and Safety Report, "Stop a Cold before it Starts." Winifred also gave a citizenship report on "Facts about the Hoosier State." We will entertain the Tri County Club Saturday, May 17, at noon at the Baptist Church.
Dorothy read "Things only a Mother can Teacher" in honor of Mothers Day. Happy Birthday was sung to Frances and Dorothy. Evelyn gave the leader lessons "Hour of Power."
Meeting was closed with the Club Prayer. Dorothy had a contest. Myrna won and received a jar of homemade strawberry jam. The next meeting will be May 21 at the Baptist Church at noon.
JACKSON TOWNSHIP BETTER HOMES EXTENSION CLUB
The Jackson Township club met on April 24 at the home of Ann Stigler. President Lauralee Hawkins called the meeting to order with Carmen Jackson leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Homemakers Creed. Ann Stigler read "Innocent Petitions" for devotions.
Sixteen members and one guest, Juanita Neese, vice-president exchange from the Pioneers club, answered roll call by telling if their umbrella was stored so they could find it if needed. Ann Carol Harden led in singing "Home on the Range." Glenna Ogborn read the secretary's and treasurer's reports Rose Mary Price presented a health and safety report, "Germs: What is a germ?" Norma Diel's citizenship report covered the history of Raggedy Ann.
Sign ups for next year's lessons and special interest lessons were completed. Working times for the 4-H Fair, July 11-18, in the exhibit hall and ice cream wagon were confirmed. July 17 is Ladies Day at the Fair. Membership dues and Achievement Night ticket money are due at the next meeting.
On May 8, Everwelcome Club will entertain the club at 7 p.m. at the First United Church of Christ in Clay City.
Carmen Jackson presented the lesson, "A New Wrinkle," and Norma Diel presented the lesson, "Household Money Saving Tips and Hints."
The closing prayer was sung. Wilma Nicosn won the hostess gift. Others present were Marilyn Bott, Bobbi Cayton, Mary Alice Foulke, Ruth Haas, Mary Kent, Shirley Koehler, Mazo Modesitt, and Barbara Powell. The anniversary meeting will be May 22, at 1 p.m. at Kleptz's.
ASSOCIATE CHAPTER OF TRI KAPPA
The Associate chapter of Tri Kappa met on Monday, May 5 in Trayler Hall at the First United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. After a delicious meal prepared by the Sarah Circle of the church, Andrea Baysinger from St. Vincent Clay gave a very interesting talk about the current activities at the hospital. Nurse's week will be observed next week and other special events are going on. One of the emergency rooms has been decorated with the Colt's team in honor of Peyton Manning's Children's Wing for St. Vincent.
The meeting was called to order by President Susie Freeman. Janet Trout led the opening song. The opening verse was recited. Marsha Wyndham read roll call. Kim Stearley gave the treasurer's report. Corresponding Sec. Jane Mercer read a thank you letter from First Methodist Church regarding the donation our chapter gave to the Colton Jones Fund. Kathy Witham volunteered to deliver the items for the Humane Shelter. It was decided to give a donation of $200 to the Humane Shelter. A donation was also given to Jim Minnick for all the extra work he has done for the chapter in recent years.
Thank you to tonight's hostesses: Vicki Switzer, Kathy Witham, Ruthann Jeffries. Martha Love, Julie Houston, Jacque Reberger, and Janet Trout.
Also thank you to Sue Parker for helping. The closing verse was recited. The Silent Auction was won by Susie Freeman, Mary Ann Gossett, and Pat Hackett. The next meeting will be Sept. 8, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. at the church.
President Freeman reminded everyone to not to forget to vote the next day.
Washington Township Circle
The Washington Township Circle met on May 8, 2008, at the home of Wilma Rich. Judy England called the meeting to order.
The Pledge of Allegiance and club creed were repeated in unison. Mary Lou Evely gave devotions "Mother's Gloves" and prayer. She also read from Chicken Soup "When a mother blows out 75 candles." She lead us in singing "Mother."
Wilma gave citizenship lesson cruising Indiana - The first most important road was the National Road U.S. 40 - coming west from Greencastle, Depauw University, Putnamville, Manhattan, Shady Lane, Harmony, Brazil, Forest Park, Center Point, Bowling Green, and Clay City. State flower is Peony, bird is Cardinal, tree is Tulip. Indiana averages 400 funnel clouds each year
Methodist Hospital is the largest in the Midwest and Crown Hill County is the largest cemetery in Midwest.
Roll call was answered by eight members and one guest telling about fresh flowers arrangement was received. Collections was taken.
Judy reviewed coming events, Achievement Night, June 24, at 6:30 p.m., at the Fairgrounds and eight members are to attend. Clay Co. 4-H Fair working times for the fair.
Carol Harden gave the lesson "Identity Theft" very good information and hand outs were given out.
Others present were Lucy Spellbring, Linda Halfhill, Brenda Sunthersburger and Carol Harden. Brenda became a new member of the club. The Club closed with the Homemakers Prayer.
Modern Homemakers Club
Modern Homemakers Club met at the home of Katherine Bouillez on May 8.
President Louise Fagg opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the club creed.
Devotions were given by Anna Mae Fagg. The song "Mother" was led by Wilma Modesitt. Marge Stoelting gave the health and safety report on Prescriptions.
New officers were installed, Carolyn tausig as President, Jean Nugent as Vice President, Wilma Modesitt as Secretary, and Anna Mae Fagg as Treasurer. Katherine Bouillez also gave a lesson on "What Personal items do you carry with you?"
The next meeting will be June 5.