Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club
Submitted by Mary Kent
The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club celebrates its 74th anniversary May 26, at the Lake House Restaurant.
Shirley Koehler, Ann Carol Harden and Glenna Obborn, who could not be there, were in charge of the festivities.
Lauralee Hawkins gave the devotion, "No Other Love Like Mother Love."
Thirteen members answered roll call by telling a nice thing their mother-in-law did for them.
Ann Carol Harden read, "Why God Made Moms From A Second-Grader's View," "You Know You Are A Mother When ...," and "Seven Reasons Not To Mess With A Child." She then said grace.
After our meal, Shirley read, "Babies and Kittens."
President Ruth Haas took up the leukemia collection and the club dues. Achievement Program tickets for June 28, 10 a.m., at the 4-H Fairgrounds, were purchased.
Shirley read, "Let Me Tell You About Extension Homemakers," from the Shine Magazine and "Mother, I'm Home."
Other members present were Marilyn Bott, Bobbi Cayton, Norma Diel, Carmen Jackson, Mary Kent, Wilma Nicoson, Barbara Powell, Rose Mary Price and Ann Stigler.
The annual picnic will take place June 23, at noon, at Shirley Koehler's home. Everyone bring a covered dish and table service.
Installation of officers will be conducted.
Tri-County Community Club
Submitted by Rhonda Tincher
The Tri-County Community Club, Inc., met at the Cunot Yacht Club May 18, 2011.
Shelly Blythe, Sandy Maines, Kay Altemiller and Mary Lyons were hostesses.
They served lunch of spaghetti and meatballs. It tasted wonderful.
President Geraldine Cundiff opened the meeting leading the members in repeating "The Club Creed," and Pledge to the Flag.
Surprise package was won by Sandy Maines.
Door prizes were won by Bonnie Hardwick and Kathy Sclight.
Devotions were given by Kay Altemiller, "Too Freaky to be Dirty," and Rhonda Tincher "Fable of the Devil's Wedge."
Roll call was answered by everyone telling who their favorite actor and/or actress is.
Secretary's report was given by Pat Kaster and Treasurer's report was given by Evelyn Rubeck, both were approved.
Lucy Strauch said she sent several cards to the sick for the month.
Lucy also gave the hospital equipment report.
The Ways and Means committee suggested we bring a purse to auction off at the next meeting.
Bonnie Hardwick was voted in as a new member. Welcome Bonnie.
The meeting was closed by the entire Club praying, "The Lord's Prayer."
Birthday members received their secret sister gifts. They were Wilma Hosapple, May Lyons, Evelyn Rubeck, Geraldine Cundiff and Pat Kaster.
The next meeting will be at the Rubeck Cabin with Rhonda Tincher and Alma Haltom as hostesses.
We had an auction for social hour.
Here's a recipe from a charter member, Bea Allen, who is now our honorary member. This recipe can be found in our cookbook:
Strawberry Heavenly Cake
* 1 box white cake mix,
* 1 (3 ounces) box strawberry gelatin,
* 1 (4 ounces) box vanilla instant pudding,
* 2 cups sliced and sweetened fresh strawberries or 2 (10 ounces) packages frozen and drained,
* 1 (8 ounces) carton cool whip, and
* 1 cup chopped nuts.
Bake cake in a 9-by-13 inch baking pan, according to directions on box. While cake is baking, mix gelatin with 1.5 cups boiling water. Chill (not set). Cool cake 10 minutes and punch holes with wooden spoon handle over cake.
Slowly pour gelatin mixture over cake. Let soak in.
Place cake in refrigerator about one hour. Mix pudding. Let chill 20 minutes.
Spread pudding on top of cake and then strawberries over pudding. Top with Cool Whip, sprinkle with nuts. Keep refrigerated. Can garnish with sliced (drained) strawberries.