Washington Twp. Circle Club
The Washington Township Circle Club met Oct. 8, at the home of Wilma Rich. Doris Romas, president, called the meeting to order at 1 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance and the Homemakers Creed were then repeated.
Martha McKenzie gave devotions Hebrew 3:12 "Venner." Roll call followed, and was immediately proceeded by a demonstration entitled "Do You Have Trick-Or-Treaters at Your House?" presented by five members and guest Lucy Strauch. We then proceeded to sing "I'm looking over a Four Leaf Clover" and took roll call.
Doris and Rosalind then gave the Treasurer and Secretary report respectively, and both approved. The citizenship lesson "Father of Indiana State Parks." Richard Lugar and Turkey Run.
The organization donated money for the local 4-H awards on Achievement Night.
The evening closed with the singing of the Homemakers prayers. Refreshments were served and social time was enjoyed.
The Washington Township Circle Club also met Thursday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m., at the home of Doris Romas.
Thirty-five puppy pillows and 10 bears were made in the morning. We enjoyed our sack lunches at noon and drinks and goodies from Doris. Rosalind gave table prayers.
At 1 p.m., Doris officially called the meeting to order, which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the unified recital of the Homemakers creed. Rosalina then gave her devotion entitled "Be Still," Psalm 46.
Roll call was given, and each member answered by telling their favorite place to shop. Collections were taken immediately following.
"He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" was then sang and the secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved.
Judy England then gave the Health and Safety reports "Parlor Tricks that Boost Your Brain Power" and "Health Myths," while Linda Schiele read the citizenship report "Facts About Indiana."
It was announced Doris and Judy will make cookies for the 4-H achievement night.
Brenda gave the lesson "Peppers."
The meeting closed with the singing of the Homemakers prayer, which was led by Brenda. Linda won the door prize. Others present were Lucy Spelbring, Wilma Rich and Marth McKenzie.
The next meeting will take place on Dec. 10, at 11:45 a.m., for Christmas Dinner at the home of Lucy Spalding. Brenda will have donations, while Linda will present a lesson entitled "50 Stress Care Guides." There will also be an exchange of both gifts and cookies.
Tri-County Community Club
The Tri-County Community Club met at the Zion Church in Poland on Oct. 21. There were 11 members and two guests in attendance. One of the guests was Shelly Blythe, who was voted in as a new member at the meeting's end. The other guest was Carolyn Keiser.
We enjoyed a delicious meal with Wilma Hollsopple giving the blessing. The afternoon business meeting was opened by our President Rhonda Tincher with all attendees repeating the Pledge of Allegiance. The surprise package was won by Roberta Ness, while the door prize was won by Gerry Cundiff.
Devotions were read by Tincher, who read a passage entitled "Growing Older Is God's Plan."
Roll call was answered by 11 members stating what they liked about autumn. The secretaries report was then given and approved, and a card report was presented by Lucy Strauch with 10 cards being sent out for the month. Juanita Neese then gave the hospital report which was approved.
There was an election of officers. Results will be announced next month.
We will be having a breakfast, lunch and bake sale exclusively featuring homemade items, at the Brazil Court House on Nov. 2. Everyone is welcome to attend.
We celebrated two birthdays, as both Alma Haltom and Diana Ness celebrating. Happy birthday girls, as it's our understanding you both turned 39 and holding.
The meeting was closed with all in attendance repeating the Lord's prayer. The social hour was spend playing bingo, with Gerri winning coverall.
Next month our meeting will be held at the Zion Church, with Rhonda Tincher and Alma Haltom as hostesses. See you then.
Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club
The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club met on Oct. 22, at the Clay County Extension Office. Bobbi Cayton served as hostess.
President Lauralee Hawkins called the meeting to order with Bobbi Cayton leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Homemakers Creed. For her devotional, Ann Carol Harden read "Finding God."
Thirteen members and one guest, Linda Schiele, vice president exchange from Washington Township Club, answered roll call by telling if trick-or-treaters came to their home. The secretary's and treasurer's reports were read by Glenna Ogborn.
Ann Carol led in singing "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover" and "Happy Birthday" to Marilyn Bott and Glenna.
"Know Your Numbers" was Shirley Koehler's health and safety report. Norma Diel's citizenship report covered "The Father of our Indiana State Parks."
Norma presented the lesson, "Packing a Fun Lunch Full of Nutrition." Ann Carol led the closing prayer. Carmen Jackson won the hostess gift.
Others present were Mary Kent, Wilma Nicoson, Rose Mary Price, Barbara Powell and Ann Stigler.
The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Clubt also met Nov. 12, at the home of Marilyn Bott.
President Lauralee Hawkins called the meeting to order with Mary Alice Foulke leading the Pledge of Allegiance and the Homemaker's Creed. for her devotional, Bobbi Cayton read "Be Happy Where You Are."
Thirteen members answered roll call by telling their favorite place to shop. The secretary's and treasurer's reports were read and approved by Glenna Ogborn.
Ann Carol Harden led in singing "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," and "Happy Birthday" to Barbara Powell.
Shirley Koehler's health and safety report covered asthma and cancer. Norma Diel's citzenship report presented facts about the state of Indiana.
Coins for Friendship were collected and a report on the Christmas meeting were presented.
Shampoo and dish detergent were collected for the Clay County Food Pantry. The nominating committee needs to get an officer slate ready for a report in January.
Shirley presented the lesson, "Mindless Eating." Ann Carol led in singing the closing prayer and Carmen Jackson won the hostess gift.
Others present were Mary Kent, Wilma Nicoson and Rose Mary Price.
The Christmas Party will be Dec. 4 at 12:30 p.m. at Bob and Angie's Restaurant in Clay City.
Delta Theta Tau Sorority
The regular meeting of the Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority was called to order at 7:20 p.m., on Nov. 17, 2009, at the First Presbyterian Church's Fellowship Hall.
The meeting was opened by Chapter President Linda Sheese with Delta Opening Ceremony and Delta Prayer. The acting Recording Secretary called roll with 16 members present. The minutes of the October meeting were read and approved. The Treasurer's Report was read and will be filed subject to audit. Bills were presented for payment.
October Philanthropy -- Diane Braden and Dava Boor purchased hats, gloves, and underwear for Serving On The Streets (SOS) and trash bags, pine cleaner and laundry detergent for the Humane Shelter. Purchases were delivered to both places along with items members brought to October meeting.
November Philanthropy -- Melissa McCullough reported that checks will be given to the Food Pantry and SOS to purchase needed items. Items brought by members to November meeting will also be delivered.
December Philanthropy -- On a motion by Linda Harms, an additional $100 will be spent on December philanthropy.
Christmas Movies -- A movie will be shown on Dec. 7 for residents of Jackson Gardens, on Dec. 8 for residents of Cooper Towers and on Dec. 8 for residents of Meridian Towers. Members were reminded to sign up to work one of the evenings and to bring three dozen cookies.
Cheeseballs -- Kim Emmert-O'Dell reported we made 1,500+ cheeseballs. She also suggested we consider raising the price next year due to the rising cost of materials. Cheeseball money is to be turned in at the December meeting or members will be assessed a fine.
Christmas Santa Letters -- Jennifer French had copies of the information received from another Delt chapter advertising their Santa letters that can be sent to your children/grandchildren. Deadline for ordering is Dec. 5.
The Emerald Years -- Linda Sheese announced she has forms for members interested in ordering the updated Delta Theta Tau 100 Year history book.
Christmas In The Park -- Linda Harms said she has a tree and extension cords we can use to decorate. She will also donate the sign formerly used by her real estate office if we can find someone to make changes to it. Available members are to meet at shelter No. 4 at 10 a.m.,, on Nov. 23 to decorate.
There were no communications to be read.
Flower Fund was collected.
The next meeting will be the Christmas party at 6:30 p.m., on Dec. 1, at the home of Diane's daughter.