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Published: Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 11:30 a.m. CDT

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Dec. 5.

Canasta winners were Rose Blakesley, first; Connie Bailey, second; and Janet Kessler, third.

Chapter AZ P.E.O.

Chapter AZ P.E.O. met Dec. 4 at Salem Lutheran Church. Shirley Ide and Sharon Booth were hostesses. Twenty-one members attended.

The chapter received an invitation for coffee and rolls from Chapter LG. The coffee will be 9:30 a.m. April 20 at Jan Knock’s home.

The next meeting will be Jan. 15 at St. John’s Church. Joan Chubick will be hostess, and Sherry Taylor will give the program on “Our Roots.”

President Karla Hynes read her letter of recommendation for Emma Johnson who has applied for the P.E.O. Star Scholarship.

Shirley Ide, Judy Ekund and Marilyn Ide gave a program on the history of Christmas carols. Members sang the carols after their history was given.

Jean Ide gave an update on the “Lincoln to Library” project. She said Hy-Vee will be making donations to the project in exchange for saved grocery receipts by the public. The chapter was encouraged to save their receipts and make monetary donations to the project.

Chapter LG P.E.O.

Chapter LG P.E.O. met Dec. 4 at the home of Kay Ritter with Marcia Riley serving as co-hostess. Fifteen members responded to roll call.

A memorial service was held for Lucille Wilson after Alice Bowers presented many memories about their friendship through the years and told of the many ways Lucille served her church and community.

A letter from Barbara Moore, Iowa state chapter president, challenges the chapter to look closely at the LOVE they share with sisters, communities and through projects and the way P.E.O.’s express love for education and helping women reach their goals. Her theme is “Love binds together the patterns of our lives.”

The scholarship committee presented their work on listing criteria to consider in choosing the recipients of scholarships and a method they have devised to assist in ranking them. More work will be done to ensure all the information they need will be included on the scholarship application forms.

The membership committee challenges each member to remember and contact a sister who is unable to attend the meeting today and assure them they are missed.

Chapter president is contacting the appropriate people in Kentucky to assist Sarah Finehout in locating a chapter in which she can participate. The money from last month’s auction will be used to send a $500 donation to Cottey College and $50 to the community food basket for Christmas. Another $100 will be used as a love offering when chapter president attends the state convention.

Peg Anderson gave the program on the significance and history of Christmas trees. All shared in memories of special events with family trees and traditions and special ornaments that were part of celebrations of Jesus’ birth.

There was a birthday luncheon Tuesday at Adams Street Espresso.

The next regular meeting will be 9:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at the home of Lynn Baker with Alice Bowers as co-hostess. Jean Paul will give the Founder’s Day program.

Progressive Chautauqua Study Club

Progressive Chautauqua Study Club met Nov. 27 at Jerrie Henderson’s home with Betty Wallace as co-hostess with Kay Ritter’s help because of Betty’s knee surgery. After the Pledge to Allegiance, Ann Ferguson led the devotions on helping someone.

Judy Woods gave the program on public issues, discussing the move of the Creston library to the former Lincoln School building. Pros and cons were discussed and ways to help were mentioned.

President Kathy Tapken called the meeting to order. Roll call was taken with three life members, 11 regular members and three guests present. The three guests were Joan Shatter, southwest Iowa district director; Bonita Baughman. southwest Iowa vice director; and Anne Pellett, Midwest Division - American Cancer Society. Roll call was answered with ways each of the members were active in the community.

Minutes were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given and bills approved.

The safety report was given about winter dangers.

The Reel In and Recycle project was approved in cooperation with the other two Creston Federated Clubs. It was approved the club participate in the Adopt a Family program.

Instead of a Christmas gift exchange, it was decided to bring underwear for the Rural Iowa Crisis Center to the Christmas party.

Reading lists should be in to Carolyn Biere by the December meeting or before. Volunteer hours lists should be in to Bev Butler by Jan. 10.

Anne Pellett reported on the Daffodil Days project. The materials will arrive in January. Orders are to be in by Feb. 2. They will be delivered March 11 through 15.

Sharon Skarda reported on facts about GFWC.

Joan Shatter and Bonita Baughman reported on the district and state GFWC. The state meeting will be April 25 through 27 at the Holiday Inn off Merle Hay Road.

The club had a Christmas party Tuesday at Summit House. Joyce Anderson, Sharon Booth, Bev Butler and Judy Weese were hostesses.

The meeting closed with the collect.

Delta Kappa Gamma

Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the home of Tammie Cass near Fontanelle with 12 members present. Cards were signed by the members present to be sent to members who were unable to attend.

Correspondence from Jan Wollenhaupt, a past member, was read, indicating she was sending memorial money to be used for the chapter’s Grant-in-Aid. A thank you from Upsilon State’s President Angela Pratt was also read, thanking the chapter for helping to host the Area 6 meeting in October. Reports were given by various chapter chairpersons: Denise Ackerlund reported on the Upsilon survey; Connie Nielsen reported on a program review by the state; Deb Bauer reported on personal growth and services. Ackerlund also reminded members the deadline to apply for scholarships is April 15. Information about the scholarships and application forms can be found on the state’s website.

Members voted to offer a $200 Grant-in-Aid scholarship to an area graduating senior again this year. Any member wishing to donate to this scholarship can send her contribution to Vicky Wood or Karen Tussey.

Tammie Cass volunteered to write the application for the literacy grant, which is due Saturday.

Members were reminded the state convention will be June 7 through 9, 2013, in Ottumwa. Registration forms are online.

The fall executive board meeting has been changed to Sept. 7, 2013.

The next meeting will be 7 p.m. March 5 at the Orient United Methodist Church. Hostesses will be Diane Burgmaier, Connie Nielsen and Linda BreDahl. The program titled “Come With Us to South Africa” will be presented by Lois Frederick and Jean Miller.

Each member is asked to bring four dozen cookies to fill cookie trays for the various schools in the area for a project.


The weekly Kiwanis meeting was 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 18 members and one guest. Chris Fredrickson president-elect, presided. Jim Morris gave the prayer, and Sam Beaty was finemaster.

The program was Chris Mansour, who discussed the Creston and St. Malachy schools first-grade reading buddies program. Every first-grader gets a reading buddy. Volunteers are still needed for second semester.

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