The regular meeting of the Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority was called to order at 7:30 p.m., May 19, at the First United Methodist Church's Traylor Hall.
The meeting was opened by Chapter President Linda Sheese with Delta Opening Ceremony and Delta Prayer.
The secretary called roll with 17 members present. The minutes of the April meeting were read and approved.
The Treasurer's report was read. Treasurer's report will be filed subject to audit. Total bills presented for payment were $614.89. On a motion by Mary Brown, the bills will be paid.
In committee news, it was learned 30 cookbooks are still available at $3 each for Taste Treat while all the money is in for Geraniums.
Lorna and Kim will take care of items for the food pantry as part of May Philanthropy.
Janine gave the Philanthrophy report, which includes help for LEAAP Center, Humane Shelter, Food Pantry, St. Vincent Clay ER and SOS.
Janine and Dava reported there were no renewals and no new applications in the Scholarship report.
On a motion by Cindy McKinney, Diane Braden will be our non-delegate to California as part of the convention report.
In new business, on an executive decision, we pledged $1,000 as a skatepark donation once everything is finalized.
Toni Carter made a motion to donate $250 to SOS for Day Camp for food. Mary Brown made a motion to donate $1,000 for scholarships to the YMCA camp this summer.
The meeting was in recess at 8:35 p.m., to install new officers.
The meeting was adjourned after the installation of officers present.
The Corresponding Secretary read thank yous from Delta Home Directorate for our donation in honor of National President, from Michele Arnold, St. Vincent Clay ER, for sweats and Family Literacy Program at the LEAAP Center.
The Tri County Community Club met at the Zion Church in Poland on May 20, with Pat Kaster as hostess.
A wonderful meal was served with Wilma Holsapple giving the blessing.
The meeting was opened by President Rhonda Tincher with all repeating the pledge to the American Flag and our club creed.
The surprise package was won by Gerri Cundiff and the door prize was won by Mary Lyons.
Devotions were read by Kay Altemiller, Pecans in the Cemetery, and Recipes for Life. Rhonda Tincher read Women Drivers and Mammogram.
Roll call by Diana Nees was answered by 14 members, telling about a favorite pet, there were a lot of sentimental stories.
The Secretaries report was read and approved by Diana Nees.
The Treasurer's report was read by Kay Altemiller and approved.
The Card report was given by Lucy Strauch with 10 cards being sent for the month.
The Hospital report was given by Lucy and approved.
The meeting on June 17 will be at Marilyn Eckerman's home.
May birthdays included Pat Kaster, Gerri Cundiff, Wilma Holsapple, Evelyn Rubeck and Mary Lyons. We received gifts from our secret sisters.
Our meeting was closed by all praying the Lord's Prayer.
Our social hour was spent playing Bingo with Kay Altemiller winning.
The Van Buren Homemakers Extension Club met May 21 at the home of Myrna Schrader.
President Evelyn Nevins gave the blessing and lunch was served.
Evelyn brought the meeting to order with members repeating the Pledge of Allegiance and the club creed. Evelyn read devotions "Guardian Angels, Have You Asked Your Guardian Angel for a Sign?" It was in the magazine, "Women's World."
Roll call was answered by six members, Dorothy Plunkett, Leah Rae McMichael, Mary Hendrickson, Virginia Phillips, Evelyn and Myrna.
Secretary and Treasurer gave their reports, both were approved.
Song of the month was "America."
Leah Rae gave a Health and Safety report on "Seven ways to conserve water." Virginia gave the citizenship report "Fun Facts about Laughing," and Dorothy gave the lesson "Balance and Mobility for older adults."
Achievement night is June 30 at 6:30 p.m. Those present bought their tickets.
The next meeting was scheduled for noon, June 9, at the Baptist Church. Dorothy will be the hostess and Myrna will give the lesson, "Funny Little Moles and other skin ailments."
The meeting closed with the club prayer.
Evelyn gave a contest won by Dorothy. Leah Rae also brought a gift, won by Virginia.
The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club celebrated its 72nd anniversary May 28 at the Oak Ridge Golf Course Restaurant.
Ann Carol Harden, Glenne Ogborn and Shirley Koehler were in charge of the festivities.
The flag salute and Homemakers Cree were recited.
Ann Carol led in singing "America," and "Happy Birthday," to Carmen Jackson.
She also said grace before the meal.
For her devotional, Ann Stigler read, "The Skunk," from Guidepost: His Mysterious Ways booklet.
Glenna read, "Thins My Mother Taught Me." Ann Carol read, "A Good Housekeeping Tip," "Senior Special," "Over 50s Fashion Advice," "My Nursing Home Plans: Cruises," "Power Outage During a Mammogram," and "When I Am An Old Lady."
Shirley presented two games. Wilma Nicoson won one and Barbara Powell and Ann Stigler tied for the other.
President Lauralee Hawkins conducted a short business meeting.
Tickets for Achievement Night, which will be June 30, at 6:30 p.m., at the Clay County Fairgrounds, were purchased.
Club dues and the Leukemia donation were collected.
Signup sheets for monthly meetings and entertainment committees were circulated. Signups for the 4-H Fair workers were confirmed.
Others present were Marilyn Bott, Bobbi Cayton, Norma Diel, Mary Alice Foulke, Mary Kent, Mazo Modesitt, Rose Mary Price and guest Betty Scharf.
The next meeting will be June 25, at noon, at the home of Shirley Koehler.
Those attending should bring a covered dish and table service. Drinks will be furnished and the installation of officers will be conducted.
Members of The Best of Thymes Herb Club met May 28 at the home of Jean Hull for a carry-in meal and plant exchange.
The hostess gave the table grace before many delicious food dishes were shared and enjoyed by the women.
President Peggy Potts updated the ladies on area garden events, including the Garden Walk and Arts Faire June 20, in Paris, Ill., sponsored by the Paris First United Methodist Church and the Edgar County Master Gardeners.
Pat Wilkinson reminded the members about the Clay City Pottery Festival and Quilt Show.
Roxanna Cunningham told about a trip to Branson, Mo., and the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co., in Mansfield, Mo. She passed around a Homestead and Produce Farm catalog.
Carolyn and Don Petty made trips to Callaway Gardens in Georgia, San Antonio, Texas, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder home and museum in Mansfield, Mo. She shared several brochures and passed around photographs.
Karen Staub traveled to Hilton Head to visit family. Karen has planned an Amish day trip for members.
Many members discussed how the rain and cold conditions have affected plant growth.
Pat Wilkinson read, "We Are Connected in Some Way."
Jean Hull had the plant of the month. She chose the Peony. She said peonies should be planted in full sun or light shade; heavy shade produces weak stems and few flowers.
Early September is the best time for division in Zone 6 and colder zones. Replant eyes 1-2-inches below ground level.
The presence of ants on peonies doesn't harm the flower or affect growth.
A hostess gift was presented to Jean. Door prizes were won by Beverly Webster, Ruth Timm and Carolyn Petty.
The next meeting will be June 25 at the home of Johna Lumsdon.
Other members attending were Rozanne Aker, Jean Alsip, Sipriana Bussing, Nancy Cox, Pat Deakins, Laura Kennedy, Pat Krider, Lois Lawson, Jeanne McMichael, Charlene Miller, Carol Swearingen, Claralou Thompson, Sue Thompson and Rose Marie Weber.
The meeting adjourned to Jean's yard for the plant exchange. Everyone picked a number and a 'bring one, get one' rule prevailed until all members had chosen a favorite.
The remaining plants then went up for grabs and many women gathered several more before the trip home.