Van Buren Homemakers
The Van Buren Homemakers met on July 16, at the Baptist Church.
Leah Rae McMichael and Marcie Davis furnished lunch.
President Evelyn Nevins has been a patient at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
Vice President Marcie brought the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was given and the Club Creed. Leah Rae gave devotions, "I'm a child of God."
Four members were present for roll call, Virginia Phillips, Myrna Schrader, Leah Rae and Marcie. No meeting was held in June. Happy Birthday was sang to Marcie.
Marcie reviewed the newsletter. Leah Rae received a 10-year certificate for being a 10-year member, and the club received a Model Club Certificate at Achievement Night.
Leah Rae gave the Health and Safety report "Instant Home Health Checks." Myrna gave the leader lesson on "Moles and other skin ailments."
The next meeting will be Aug. 20, at Myrna's. The meeting was closed with the club prayer.
The Modern Homemakers met on Aug. 7, at Forest Park in Brazil, for the yearly picnic.
We had five of our council members as guests and 10 members attending.
We had a meal of fried chicken, salad and vegetables. Roll call was answered with the name of your favorite ice cream flavor.
Jean Nugent had devotions "Deck of Cards," about a World War II soldier carrying a deck of cards with him.
The citizenship report was about Sandra Day O'Conner, given by Louise Fagg.
Jean Nugent's lesson was on Self Defense.
The meeting was closed with the Homemaker's Club Prayer.
The next meeting will be Sept. 3.
Washington Township Circle
The Washington Township Circle Club met on Thursday, Aug. 13, at noon at Martha McKenzie's home. We enjoyed a carry-in salad luncheon at noon.
Linda Schiele gave the table prayer.
At 1 p.m., Doris Romas, President, called the meeting to order and gave devotions of Psalm 119:144.
Roll call was answered by six members naming their favorite ice cream.
We sang "Getting to Know You."
The secretary and treasurer's reports were given and approved.
Linda's citizenship lesson was "What happened to the signees of the Declaration of Independence?"
Doris thanked all who exhibited or worked at the fair.
Brenda, Linda and Doris will attend the conference meeting on Aug. 25 at McCormick's Creek State Park.
Rosalind gave the lesson "Moles." Wilma and Brenda were also present.
Refreshments were served, and social time engaged.
The next meeting will be Sept. 10, at 1 p.m., at Linda Schiele's home, with the lesson "Balance and Mobility" by Lucy and Rosalind.
Van Buren Homemakers
The Van Buren Homemakers met on Aug. 20, at the home of Myrna Schrader. Leah Rae McMichael gave the blessing for our light lunch.
Vice President Marcie Davis open the meeting with the Pledge of the Allegiance and the club creed. Leah Rae gave devotions, "School days for young and old," and "Never give up." Three members were present roll call.
Secretary and Treasurer's report read and approved. The song of the month was sang. The flower fund was collected.
Leah Rae gave the health and safety report, "Four ways to live longer." No citizenship or leader lesson this month.
Marcie passed out the club books and the secretary book.
The three members present signed up for what lessons they would get.
The next meeting Sept. 17 at the Baptist Church at noon, with a sack lunch.
The lesson will be "Mindless eating." The meeting was closed with the club prayer.
Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club
The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club met Aug. 27, at the Cloverleaf Healthcare of Knightsville, with Mazo Modesitt as honorary hostess.
President Lauralee Hawkins called the meeting to order with Marilyn Bott leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Homemakers Creed.
Shirley Koehler read "The Beatitudes for housewives," and "In all humility," from an old Coronet booklet.
Fourteen members and one guest, Marjorie Anderson, Mazo's sister, answered roll call by telling their favorite ice cream flavor or treat.
Shirley led in singing "Getting to know you," and "Happy Birthday," to Ann Stigler.
She also presented a health and safety report on Shingles.
The secretary and treasurer's reports were read by Glenna Ogborn and approved. Norma Diel's citizenship report, "What happened to the signees of the Declaration of Independence?"
Several business matters were taken care of.
All workers for the 4-H fair were thanked. An ice cream wagon report was presented.
Our county point system was updated.
We were reminded of the special interest lesson on "Breads," on Sept. 22, at 1 p.m., at the 4-H exhibit hall and the fall conference leader lesson training at Monroe County on Sept. 28.
Mazo Modesitt received her 70-year recognition award from the Clay County Extension Homemakers. She had her sister, Marjorie, read "A lesson in heart," to the club.
Ruth Haas' lesson covered "Funny Little Moles." The closing prayer was sung.
Several good treats and fellowship were enjoyed. Others present were Bobbi Cayton, Ann Carol Harden, Carmen Jackson, Mary Kent, Wilma Nicoson and Barbara Powell.
The next meeting will be Sept. 24, at 1 p.m., at the home of Mary Alice Foulke.