Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club
The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club met at the home of Shirley Koehler on June 23. Marilyn Bott gave the blessing before the pitch-in meal was enjoyed.
President Ruth Haas called the meeting to order with all reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the homemaker's creed.
For devotions, Norma Diel ready "If you were busy" and "Joy in serving."
Nine members answered roll call by telling their dad's favorite pie. Barbara Powell led in singing "The more we get together."
The secretary's and treasurer's reports were read by Glenna Ogborn and approved. Shirley's health and safety report covered the under age drinking epidemic. Norma's citizenship report told the early history of Clay County.
Today, at 1 p.m., is the Ladies Day at the Fair, at the 4-H Fairgrounds. We looked over the initialed the ice cream wagon and exhibit hall sign-up sheets. On Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m. the Pioneer Club will entertain all clubs at the fairgrounds. On Aug. 30, the fall district meeting will take place at the Vermillion County Fairgrounds.
The officers will remain the same for the next year. Shirley conducted the re-installation.
Also present were Carmen Jackson, Mary Ken and Wilma Nicoson. Barbara led in singing the closing prayer.
The Modern Homemakers Club met on July 7, 2011, at the home of Wilma Modesitt, at 1 p.m.
Wilma read entitled "Excuse me, are you Jesus?" for devotions. Roll call was answered by your favorite recreation.
The treasurer's report was approved as read. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
We all sang the song of the month, "God Bless America." "The History of Clay County," was read by Helen Megenhardt.
Achievement Day will be today, at the Fairgrounds. The Pioneer Club will serve all day on Aug. 4, at the fair.
Those present were Jean Nugent, Mary Lou Farris, Carolyn Tausig, Helen Megenhardt, Anna Mae Fagg, Wilma Modesitt and Kathryn Bouillez.
The next meeting will be Aug. 4, at the fairgrounds.
Washington Township Circle
Washington Township Circle met on July 8, at noon, at the home of Doris Romas. We enjoyed lunch Doris had prepared for us.
Judy England opened the meeting at 1 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and club creed repeated in unison. We sang "God Bless America."
Collections were taken. The Secretary and treasurer's report were given and approved.
Judy's Health and Safety lesson was "Building Strong and Healthy Bones."
Linda's citizenship lesson was on voting. An important lesson.
Homemaker's day at the fair is today, at 1 p.m. Judy gave the lesson, "Internet safety for adults."
The Pioneer Club will be entertaining at the Exhibit Hall on Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m.
Hostesses and lessons were chosen for the year.
We closed singing the Homemaker's prayer. Judy won the door prize. The next meeting will be at Judy England's home on Aug. 11, at 1 p.m.
Tri County Club
The Tri-County Home Ec. Club met on July 12, at the home of President Jean Alsip. Co-hostess was Judy Allen. Laura Kennedy gave the food blessing and a delicious meal was enjoyed by all the members.
The Pledge of Allegiance and the Club Creed was led by Claralou Thompson. Devotions were given by Jean Rowings. She read "What Flower is a Christian?" and "The 7-ups."
Secretary Debbie Lawson read the minutes from last month and took roll call with everyone telling their favorite recreation.
The song of the month "God Bless America," was led by Ruth Timm. Jeanne Steuerwald gave the Health and Safety lesson on "Trash or Treasure."
Claralou gave the citizenship lesson on Voters and voting requirments.
After the new program books were passed out, President Jean Alsip led the business meeting reminding all members about the upcoming fair. Some additions and corrections were made concerning the programs to be given in certain months and hostesses were added for unfilled months.
The District Meeting on Aug. 30, at the Vermillion County was discussed.
Thank you cards were read. A special invitation from the Pioneer Club for Aug. 4, concerning Healthy Eating was read.
Clarlou passed out new sheets with members addresses, phone numbers, birthdays and email addresses updated.
Jean reminded us about the Ladies Afternoon at the fair and Claralou encouraged all members to exhibit in the open class.
The next meeting will be Aug. 20, at the home of Jeanne Steuerwald.
Ruth Timm closed the meeting with all singing the club prayer.