Tri-County Home Ec. Club
The Tri-County Home Ec. Club met at the home of Laura Kennedy on the evening of May 15.
Co-hostesses were Debbie Lawson and Julie Pell.
A delicious Mexican meal and social hour was enjoyed after Jean Rowings blessed the food.
President Jean Alsip opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag and Claralou Thompson led the club creed.
Jean gave the devotions and Ruth Timm led the song of the month.
Secretary and Treasurer Debbie Lawson took the roll call with everyone telling what their mother did that is now outmoded.
She also read the minutes from the April meeting and gave the treasurer's report.
President Jean passed around papers to be reviewed and checked for those who were volunteering for the ice cream wagon and other fair duties.
The new upcoming lessons were also signed for. Tickets were bought for the Achievement Day program June 26. A day trip is to be planned by Jeanne Steuerwald for June.
Our annual purse auction took place with all getting good bargins and surprises.
A special guest from Zambia, Africa, gave a very interesting talk for our program on her duties as a nurse for the village women in her area. Betty Tshala and her husband, Fred, are missionaries for the United Methodist Global Ministries.
Both Betty and her husband are college graduates and speak six languages.
They are spending the week at the home of Jean Rowings. Fred is in charge of their agricultural program of a 2,000-acre area.
He has enjoyed the farming being done in our area and going to the field with Jean's son David.
In Zambia, their farm work is done with oxen and donkeys. Betty's work as a nurse concern her program with the village ladies and children.
She is teaching them mainly lessons on improving their health by cooking and eating the foods that provide the most nutrition.
She and her helpers provide four nutritious meals a week to village children.
She also teaches important information on a variety of health issues to village women.
Although her husband has been to our country before, this is Betty's first time. They are going to Illinois next and will be in our country until the middle of June. Lucky napkins were won by Ruth Timm, Jean Rowings and our guests Betty. Nine members and two guests were in attendance.
The meeting closed with everyone singing the club prayer.
Washington Township Circle Club
Washington Township Circle Club met May 10, at Doris Romas' home. Judy England called the meeting to order at 1 p.m. The women gave the pledge to the American flag and said the Homemaker's Creed in unison.
Rosalina gave devotions about "Saying 'Thank You.'" Roll call was announced by four members, "naming something their mothers did that is now outmoded."
They sang "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," before collections were taken.
The treasurer's report and secretary's report were approved.
Judy's Health and Safety lesson was about the danger of brown recluse spider bites. The spider has a figure on its back, and a bite is very dangerous. If bitten, you should see your doctor.
Linda's Health and Safety lesson was on legislature, districts, precinct 23 and 23 voting in Clay County.
The group is working on things for their Aug. 4 meeting at Fairgrounds. On June 26, at 6:30 p.m., the club will host Achievement Night. Four members are planning to attend.
Judy gave a lesson on yeast. She brought two things she had baked.
The meeting was closed with the Homemaker's prayer. Delicious refreshments and social time was enjoyed. Linda won a door prize.
The next meeting is June 14, at 1 p.m., at Linda Schidler's home.