Van Buren Homemakers Club
The Van Buren Homemakers met Sept. 17, at the Baptist Church.
Vice President Marcia Davis brought the meeting to order.
The Flag salute and the Club Creed were given. Marcia read the 23rd Psalms for devotion. Three members were present for roll call.
The secretary report was read and approved. Marcia read the Treasurer's report. The song of the month was sang and "Happy Birthday" was sang to Myrna Schrader.
Leah Rae McMichael gave a health and safety report "Important Update on Strong Bones." There was no citizenship.
Myrna gave the leader lesson "Mindless Eating. Why We Eat More Than We Think." Marcia read off the coming lessons and other events planned.
The next meeting will take place Oct. 15, at Evelyn's, at noon. The meeting closed with the club prayer.
As President Evelyn Nevins was in the hospital when we had the meeting, she called a meeting for Sept. 25, for those that could attend. The stage used for Ladies Day at the fair needs to be made more stable as it is dangerous.
The Ronald McDonald House sent out a wish list of items that are needed. We received a list of items that our military overseas would like to have to make their life away from home better.
Dorothy Plunkett took home the dog pillow pattern.
Evelyn attended the "Breads" lesson and served the zucchini bread. It was very good.
A lesson sheet for next year is to be turned in by Oct. 16. Suggestions for leader lessons and special interest lessons are needed.
Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club
The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club met Sept. 24, at the home of Mary Alice Foulke.
President Lauralee Hawkins called the meeting to order, with Norma Diel leading the pledge to the Flag and the Homemakers Creed.
For her donation, Mary Kent read, "A Prayer for Peace," by Helen Steiner Rice.
Twelve members answered roll call by telling what they can do to improve the environment.
The secretary's and treasurer's report were read by Glenna Ogborn and approved.
Ann Carol Harden led in singing, "You're A Grand Old Flag," and "Happy Birthday," to Wilma Nicoson.
"Here's What is Really Not Sustainable," was Shirley Koehler's health and safety report. Norma Diel's citizenship covered Sandra Day O'Connor.
Several business matters were taken care of. Lesson ideas for next year were discussed. Indiana Homemakers Night is at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 27, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. "Christmas in Norway," is the program theme.
Rosemary Price presented the lesson, "Do You Know Your Peppers?"
Ann Carol led in singing the closing prayer. Glenna Ogborn won the hostess gift.
Others present were Marilyn Bott, Carmen Jackson and Barbara Powell.
The next meeting will be at 1 p.m., Oct. 22, at the Extension Office, hosted by Bobbi Clayton.
The Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa met Monday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, Trayler Hall.
After a delicious meal prepared by Goodies Galore, the program was given by Dorothy Snell and her daughter Jane.
The program was several Para-normal stories along with some wit and wisdom comments
It was enjoyed by all.
The meeting was opened with the usual song and verse. Roll call was answered by 25 members.
Minutes of the Sept. 14 meeting were read and approved by Recording Secretary Mary Ann Froderman. Cor. Sec. Kathy Witham read a thank you from the First Methodist Caring Ministry for the donation. Ruth Ann Jeffries sent a note stating inactive status.
The treasurer's report was given by Kim Stearley. There were no bills presented. Jacque Reberger sent a camation for Rita Robertson's father, who passed away recently.
President Sandy Henderson reminded everyone to continue bringing items for the Humane Shelter and giving to the Angels for Eastside.
Jane Mercer mentioned that the Senior Center doesn't need plastic containers any longer.
Sandy Henderson and Mary Ann Gossett went to the Officer's Workshop Saturday, Sept. 19, at Clayton. It took place at the Mill Creek Elementary School. There was a breakfast buffet and then all the state officers gave a brief speech.
The goal for the next two years is "State Wide Literacy Program."
Another thing the state would like to do is form new chapters in towns that don't have chapters yet. All outdated materials from the past need to be thrown away.
Sandy appointed a committee to work on the chapter of Peggy Blair for the book on the first 50 presidents that the state is putting together.
The committee will be Rosemary Campbell, Muriel Glidden, Dorothy Snell, Susie Freeman, Mary Ann Gossett and Sandy.
The deadline for the chapter will be June 30, 2010.
Sandy appointed a committee to work on the state literacy program. They are Marsha Wyndham, Marian Harrison and Kathy Witham. Sandy asked Luann Grey to be chairman of the by-laws committee, which must be reviewed in 2010.
Sandy thanked the committee for the meeting, Susie Freeman, Kim Stearley, Mary Ann Gossett and Kathy Bell.
The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2, at the church.
The committee will be Luann Grey, Sue Goshen, Margaret Cauldwell, Delores Thomas and Muriel Glidden. The program will be by Jennifer Chamberlain for S.O.S.
The meeting ended with the closing verse. The Silent Auction was won by Diane Reynolds, Elaine Stephens and Janet Trout.