The Associate chapter of Tri Kappa met in Traylor Hall of the First United Methodist Church on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. After a delicious chicken dinner prepared by the Sarah Circle of the church, the meeting was called to order by President Jacque Reberger with the usual song and verse. Roll call was answered by 19 members. Minutes were read and approved. A thank you from the LEAAP Center and newsletters from SOS (Serving on the Streets) were read. The treasurer's report was read and approved. Cards were to be sent to Linda Easton and Sandy Swindle. During old business it was mentioned that cleaner such as Windex can be added to the list of things to bring for the Humane Shelter. Under new business, the slate of officers will remain the same for the coming year.
The program about the East Side Angels fund, was presented by member Ellen Packard. The funds have been used for many activities over the years. This year the fifth graders have received a Lilly Grant to enable everyone to go to the Indiana State Museum and the IMAX theater in Indianapolis this spring. Our funds will pay for lunch at the museum. The fund has also paid for things such as clothing, shoes, medications and the fifth grade celebration t-shirts.
Thanks to this evenings committee of Rita Robertson, Dianne Reynolds, Susie Freeman and Shirley Whitt. The meeting was then closed with prayer.
The secret sister prizes were won by Theresa McCullough and Marsha Wyndham.
Tri-County Community Club
The Tri-County Community Club met at the home of Evelyn Rubeck with Elizabeth LaFary as co hostess. They served a great meal with all the trimmings. Wilma Holsapple gave the blessing.
Our afternoon business meeting was opened with all repeating the Club Creed and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Our new president is Rhonda Tincher who called the meeting to order. The surprise package was won by Linda Rushton and the two door prizes were won by Mary Lyons and Rhonda Tincher.
Devotions were read by Bonnie Hardwick, "Good 'ole days," and Rhonda read, "Happy Groundhog days." They sure come up with some funnys to make us all laugh. We have some serious things, too.
Roll call was answered by 13 members stating their favorite color.
The secretary's report was given by Linda and approved. The treasurer's report was read by Evelyn Rubeck and approved. The card report was read by Wilma, with one card being sent for the month.
Linda gave the hospital report and it was approved.
Due to our new committees, anyone who needs to borrow or donate to our club can call 986-6351 or 765-795-4462. We will be happy to help you in your needs. Anyone wishing to donate used equipment, please contact one of us by calling either of the numbers listed.
On our Ways and Means committee, we will be serving breakfast and lunch at the Clay County Court House on May 7 and November 5.
All are welcome to come and enjoy our home cooked food and desserts.
Next month our club will meet on March 21 with Roberta and Diana Nees as hostesses.
Today we had a valentine auction to help our bank account.
Next month we are to wear green and bring a green item for our sale.
Jackson Township Better Homes Club
The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club met on Feb.23 at the home of Mary Kent. Glenna Ogborn served as co-hostess.
President Ruth Haas called the meeting to order and all recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Homemaker's Creed. For devotions she read, "Beautiful words for a beautiful day," and "Retirement."
Seven members answered roll call by describing something they recycle.
Barbara Powell led in singing, "Thank you Lord," and "Happy Birthday" to Mary Kent.
The secretary and treasurer's reports were read by Glenna Ogborn and approved.
Shirley Koehler presented the health and safety reports, "Take a deep breath," an "REM sleep."
Several business meetings were discussed.
All vote for upcoming lessons and the scholarship fund was collected. Reminders for Ag day sign up on March 23 and spring district meeting on March 14 were presented.
Ruth presented the lesson, "Technology and you."
The closing prayer was recite. Martha Ellen Knox won the hostess gift. Marilyn Bott was also present.
The next meeting will be hosted by Rose Mary Price at the Senior Citizen Center on March 22, at 1 p.m. Bring items for the food pantry.