Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library board meeting was held 6 p.m. Aug. 20 in the genealogy room at Gibson Memorial Library. Eight members were present.
Marilyn Ralls reported final numbers for the summer reading program as follows:
Youths through 12 years, 231 signed up and 93 completed the program. Teens, 94 signed up and 29 completed the program. Adults, 110 signed up and 75 completed the program. Ralls also asked for FOL to pay for the hotel room in Dubuque for the October conference. Connie Harden motioned to approve. Krystal Irelan seconded. Motion approved.
A change was made to last month's minutes. FOL chocolate walk has been changed to a cookie walk for this year. Corrected minutes accepted.
The treasurer's report consisted of Scholastic Book Fair totals. Percentages ofmonies to be put toward the new library tabled until next meeting. Applegate Memorial Fund-Library and FOL will combine to buy a boulder for the giving tree.
The bake sale at the farmers' market was a success. Thank you to all who helped, donated and purchased baked goods. A bake sale will be combined with the used book sale this month.
The used book sale will be at Lincoln School. Cheryl Blazek reported 20 tables are reserved from SWCC.
During FOL Week on Oct. 25, FOL will sponsor a cookie walk at Lincoln School. It will be free of charge and give patrons another chance to see the school and architect drawings. Vidette Dixon-Borgmann is also wanting to do a 5K run. Details on route to come.
FOL will set up an E-bay account to auction fall handbags.
The next meeting will be Sept. 27.
Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary
Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary met Sept. 10 at the MAP conference room at Greater Regional Medical Center. Betty Jungst conducted the meeting. Six members and Annette Rice were present.
There was no administrator's report.
Rice gave a new volunteer report. Information guide training will be Sept. 25. More guides and gift shop volunteers are needed. If interested, call Rice at 782-3553.
Some auxiliary members will assist as hostesses with the hospital open house Sunday.
The IHA annual meeting will be held Oct. 11 in Des Moines and several members are registered to attend. Helen Mosman has been nominated as a "shining star."
Carolyn Abel gave a gift shop report. The shop will be closed Nov. 19 and Christmas opening day will be Nov. 20. The gift shop will be open two nights from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 13.
The scholarship checks were sent to the colleges for the recipients entering the medical field. Some thank yous were read.
The next bloodmobile will be Nov. 5 at Trinity Lutheran Church hall.
A jewelry sale was held Tuesday. A book sale will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 in the MAP conference and vending rooms.
2012 volunteer in service dates are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 26 and 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 1.
The next meeting will be Oct. 8 at the MAP conference room.
Delta Kappa Gamma
Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met 6:15 p.m. Sept. 4 at Winterset United Methodist Church with 10 members and one guest present. The guest speaker for the evening was Susie Meade, the new superintendent of the Winterset School District. She informed the group about the initiative projects performed by the high school students in the district. She also spoke about the academy, preschool and advisor/advisee programs in the high school.
During the regular business meeting, members were reminded that dues of $65 should be paid as soon as possible. Any members not present at the meeting can contact Karen Tussey if there are any changes in address or phone number before the new program books are printed. Tussey will send for DKG brochures to include with some of our service projects so people can learn about our society.
Red Rose Awards were presented to those members who missed the June meeting. The award program will be continued for the 2012-13 year with the same criteria. The treasurer will send Tessa Mittag, a graduate of Orient-Macksburg, a $200 check for the Grant-in-Aid scholarship she won last spring. Two chapter members will be attending the fall executive board meeting Saturday. Oct. 6 is the date for the state president's meeting. Beta Kappa is responsible for the programs.
The rest of the evening was spent on the chapter project. Cloth bags made by several members were filled with various items a new teacher could utilize in her classroom. Some items were purchased with approximately half of the grant money received from the Upsilon State for the project. The rest of the grant money will be used for a similar project next year. The rest of the items and the material were donated by the members. A total of 24 bags will be distributed to new female teachers in the Winterset, Earlham, Orient-Macksburg and Nodaway Valley school districts.
The next meeting will be 6:15 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Olive Branch restaurant in Greenfield. After the meal, members will tour Greenfield Opera House.
DWF Executive Committee
DWF Executive Committee met 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at the First Christian Church with eightmembers present. The meeting opened with the DWF prayer. The treasurer's report was given by Margaret Wilkins. The minutes were read and approved. Rhonda Vogel made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Irene. Approved.
In old business: Wilkins and Vogel helped with the backpacks at the Presbyterian Church. Joyce Burkhead has been appointed co-chairperseon for funeral dinners. Vogel asked about finding a used computer for the library. The books for the coming circle meetings will be paid for by the DWF. Midge made a motion to give theMinisterial Alliance $500, seconded by Margaret. Approved.
In new business: Coffee fellowship has been moved to Sept. 23 with a ham/bean dinner. Mary Circle will furnish the salads, and Rebecca Circle will bring bars. Pam will bring the corn bread. There will be a potluck for the missionaries Sept. 19. Vogel made a motion to give $100 to Caroline Nelson's grandson for his mission trip, seconded by Irene. Approved.
An invitation to Platte Center Church was received. The program will be 2 p.m. Sept. 28. They would like to have reservations by Sept. 21.
The next meeting will be a salad luncheon. Mary Circle will be in charge of the luncheon.
The meeting closed with the DWF benediction.
The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 22 members and two guests. Brad Lorenzen, incoming president, presided. Ed Ritter gave the prayer and was finemaster.
The program was Dr. Lonnie Miller, a new doctor at Creston Medical Clinic. Miller, a native of the Creston area, discussed vaccines for adults and how important they are as a preventive of shingles and flu.
It was announced that the Casey's on South Elm will be helping with the Kiwanis coat drive this year by being a place to drop off coats, besides Hometown Insurance. The coat drive is scheduled for October.
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Wednesday.
Canasta winners were Barb Vietz, first; Joan Chubick, second; and Loretta Kelly, third.
Vietz won the door prize.
Marilyn Larimore will be hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday, Sept. 19.