Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club
The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club held their Aug. 25 meeting at the home of Bobbi Cayton.
President Ruth Haas called the meeting to order with all reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and club creed. For devotions she read, "Live by faith and not by feeling," by Helen Steiner Rice.
Thirteen members including new member, Martha Knox, answered roll call by telling about an unusual visitor they have had.
Barbara Powell led in singing "Bicycle built for two," and "Happy Birthday" to Ann Stigler.
The secretary's and treasurer's report were read by Glenna Ogborn and approved.
For Shirley Koehler's health and safety report she read, "Ten big moments in breakfast." Norma Diel's citizenship report covered more on voting.
The bakeless bake sale donation was collected. Bears and ducks need to start being sewed. An ice cream wagon report was provided. Exhibit hall hours were totaled. Several upcoming lessons were noted.
Ann gave the lesson, "Don't let the bed bugs hike."
The closing prayer was sung. Norma won the hostess gift. Martha was presented a welcome gift.
Other members present were Marilyn Bott, Lauralee Hawkins, Carmen Jackson, Mary Kent and Wilma Nicoson.
The next meeting will be Sept. 22, at 1 p.m., at the home of Carmen Jackson. Donations should be brought for the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry.
Tri-County Home Ec. Club
The Tri-County Home Ec. Club met Aug. 20 at the home of Jeanne Steuerwald, her co-hostess was Judy Allen.
Vice-President Jean Rowings led the meeting in the absence of President Jean Alsip. She welcomed seven members and four guests.
Julie Pell blessed the food and a delicious luncheon was served. The Pledge of Allegiance and the Homemaker's Creed was led by Julie. Jeanne Steuerwald gave devotions "God is in small stuff," from the book "The God Who Comforts Us."
Secretary Treasurer Debbie Lawson took roll call with everyone telling about an unusual visitor they have had. She also read the minutes of last month's meeting and gave the treasurer report. Ruth Timm led the song of the month and Claralou Thompson gave the citizenship lesson on voting. Jeanne gave the health and safety report on Aloe. Julie Pell gave the lesson on bed bugs.
The business meeting included a tally of who exhibited and worked at the county fair and information on upcoming lessons.
The district meeting will be held at Cayuga in Vermillion County, Jean Rowings, Ruth Timm and Claralou Thompson are planning to attend.
Bake sale money is to be handed in at the next council meetings. All members brought school supplies to be donated to the Leaap Center.
The door prizes were won by Julie Pell and Sally Suiter.
The meeting was closed with Ruth Timm leading the singing of the club prayer.