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Club News

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club

The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club conduct its March 24 meeting at the Senior Citizens Center hosted by Rose Mary Price.

Ruth Haas, president, called the meeting to order with all reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Homemaker's Creed.

Glenna Ogborn read, "The Lifeline," for devotions.

Ten members answered roll call by telling how they learned to drive.

Barbara Powell led in singing, "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover," and "Happy Birthday," to Norma Diel, Lauralee Hawkins and Rose Mary.

The secretary's and treasurer's reports were read by Glenna and approved.

Shirley Koehler's health and safety report covered mosquitoes, biting your nails and getting out of breath climbing stairs.

Norma's citizenship report described the county officers.

Several business matters were discussed. Upcoming and next year's lessons were reviewed. Signup times for the fair's ice cream wagon were taken care of. Extension Homemakers will celebrate their 100th anniversary. Pins can be purchased for $3.

The Homemaker's Workshop is April 24, at 6:30 p.m.

The Achievement Day is June 26, at 6 p.m., and the fall district meeting is Aug. 24. All will take place at the 4-H Fairgrounds.

Lauralee presented the lesson, "Leave Your Excuses at the Door."

To close, the club prayer was sung.

Other members present were Marilyn Bott, Bobbi Cayton and Carmen Jackson.

The next meeting will be April 26, at 1 p.m., at the home of Norma Diel.

The Washington Township Circle Club

The Washington Township Circle Club met March 8, 2012, at 1 p.m., at Rosalind's home.

At 1 p.m., Judy England called the meeting to order.

The flag salute and Homemaker's Creed were repeated in unison.

Judy's devotion from James' calling, "I am Taking Care Of Your."

Roll call was answered by four members, telling "How I Learned to Drive."

Brenda led us singing, "I'm looking over a 4-Leaf Clover."

Rosalind gave the Secretary's report.

Judy's Health and Safety lesson was, "Laughing Matters -- You and Your Health."

Linda Schiele's lesson was on the duties of the assessor, clerk, auditor and clerk of circuit court.

Rosalind gave the lesson on Nutrition and Cancer.

We closed singing the Homemaker's Prayer.

The next meeting will take place at Judy England's home April 12, at 1 p.m.

Linda won door prizes.

Delicious refreshments were served and social time was enjoyed.

Tri-County Home Economics Club

The Tri-County Home Economics Club met at the home of Jean Rowings Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

Ruth Timm served as her co-hostess.

Becky Jacobs blessed the food and a delicious meal was served to members and one guest.

The pledge to the flag and the club creed were recited.

Roll call was answered with everyone telling how they learned to drive.

The Secretary's report and Treasurer's report were read.

Ruth Timm gave devotions, with two readings titled, "Help Me," and "The Winding Road."

Claralou Thompson gave the citizenship report on the duties of the assessor, clerk and auditor.

The song of the month was led by Ruth and happy birthday was sung to Laura Kennedy and Debbie Lawson.

Health and Safety were included in the lessons.

President Jean Alsip went through the president's packet from council meeting and reminded everyone of the upcoming April Homemaker's Workshop and Cultural Arts meeting April 24, encouraging members to participate.

Jean Rowings and Jeanne Steuerwald volunteered to work Ag Day at the fairgrounds, serving pizza to fourth-graders in the county.

Cooking with Yeast Recipe booklets were passed out to all members from Shirley Koehler and Peggy Booe's special interest lesson.

Becky Jacobs gave a lesson on Carb Counting 101, and Jean Alsip gave the lesson, "Don't Let Falls Get You Down."

The next meeting date was changed to April 10, at the home of Jean Alsip. The lucky plate prizes were won by Laura Kennedy and Claralou Thompson.

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