DWF Executive Committee
The DWF Executive Committee met 10 a.m. March 7 at First Christian Church.
The meeting opened with the DWF prayer.
Pat Fils, president, called the meeting to order. The minutes were read and approved. No treasurer’s report.
There was no old business.
In new business: A motion by Rhonda Vogel to help with Meals from the Heartland in Mount Ayr April 6 for one hour was approved. Fils will call for a time.
Rebecca Circle was in charge of delivering the church bulletins to shut-ins for the month of March.
Rebecca Circle will also be in charge of the May breakfast. Irene Francis asked about changing the date for the May breakfast to May 1. Midge Scurlock made a motion to change the date, seconded by Vogel, motion carried.
Committee reports: The worship committee held a brunch March 17.
Evangelism committee: Vogel gave the committee some ideas for fundraisers. Some of the ideas were: cook books, sell of Rata knives and a mystery dinner.
Membership: Midge reported the committee continues to check on several members of the church.
Missionary: Vogel has given the school General Mills points that have been collected and bottle caps to McDonald’s.
Florence Willets continues to send out many cards.
Willets made a motion, seconded by Irene Francis, to give a scholarship for a youth from the church. The money raised from the fundraisers would be used for thescholarship. Kay will be asked to put the information in the church bulletin.
The DWF committee is working on a project for little girls in Africa. The dresses are made from pillowcases.
After lunch, some of the committee came back to the church to work on the dresses.
The next meeting will be 10 a.m. April 4 at First Christian Church.
Chapter LG P.E.O.
Chapter LG P.E.O. met March 19 at the home of Alice Bowers with Lori Scott serving as co-hostess. Twelve members responded to roll call.
Thanks were expressed from Kay Ritter and Terry Ammon for all the members enthusiasm and support, as well as hard work that made the annual omelet buffet such a success.
P.E.O. Chapter AZ invited LG to a social get-together 9:30 a.m. April 20. It will be in the cafe room at Prairie View Assisted Living. The program is on garden art and will be given by Sheila O’Riley.
Clark and Susan Finehout invited the members to attend Hannah Finehout’s wedding 1 p.m. May 18.
Rosalie Denton read the president’s letter that was sent to Barbara Moore from President Peg Anderson in February.
After the meeting, Rosalie presented a program, “Where Are They Now”? It was taken from the July-August 2012 P.E.O. Record magazine. This followed an Iowa student who received the Scholar Award in 2006-2007.
The next birthday luncheon will be noon April 9 at Adams Street Expresso. The next regular meeting will be 1:30 p.m. April 2 at the home of Jennifer Hoyt. Installation of officers will be held.
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met March 20.
Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, first; Gwen Sandeman, second; and Barb Veitz, third.
Mary Kline won the door prize.
Barb Bills was hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.
Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, first; Beulah McDonald, second; and Carol Harrison, third.
Barb Veitz won the door prize.
Maxine May will be hostess for cards and chatter April 3.
The evening circle of Creston United Methodist Women met March 14 at the church. Fifteen members were present. Chairperson Rosalie Denton presided over the meeting. The hostess was Joyce Cooper. Terry Ammon presented the program, “Call to Prayer and Self-Denial: Christian Financial Responsibility.”
During the business meeting, the members signed up to help furnish food for the April 4 guest night to be held at the church. They also practiced the guest night program, which is being organized by Jerrie Henderson.
The morning circle met at the church with 12 members present. Lois Jay, vice chairperson, presided over the meeting. Alma Hoepker was hostess. The meeting opened with the membership pledge and prayer for today. Devotions were given about “Resurrection Women.” Secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were made. Betty Lou Shea made a report from “Response” magazine. The plans for guest night were discussed and members signed up to help furnish food and serve as hostesses.
Ellen Rinner presented the program, “Seeing the Power of the Sisterhood.” Included was a story about Emma Cantor, a regional missionary located in Manila, the Philippines, who works with women, youths and children. Opportunities to share in the mission of United Methodist Women from local efforts to worldwide were discussed. Members participated in a responsive reading of Psalm 15 to close the meeting.
Mary Circle of First Christian Church met March 21 at the church. Nine members were present.
Alice Bowers opened the meeting with the Disciple Women’s prayer.
Margaret Wilkins gave the treasurer’s report which was approved.
The secretary’s report was read and approved.
Old business discussed included volunteering for Ringgold County Cares 100,000 meals weekend.
New business included bulletin delivery for April.
An invitation was received to attend the salad supper 6:30 p.m. April 4 at the United Methodist Church.
Margaret Wilkins gave the lesson on Sapphira.
Wilkins closed the meeting with a prayer.
Refreshments were served.
The next meeting will be April 18 at the church with Pat Fils and Averil Lyman as hostesses. Florence Willets will have the lesson.
Super 8 Club
The Super 8 Club met March 21 at Regency Park with Lee Fresh as hostess. After refreshments were served, it was decided that Leta Larkin would be the hostess for their next meeting April 18.
Joyce Perry and Irene Ripperger shared first place honor, Leta Larkin second and Beulah McDonald third place.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas met March 12 in Holy Spirit Parish Hall after Mass celebrated by the Rev. Ken Halbur.
Thank you for the supper served by the committee consisting of Artie Mullin, Betty Bradley, Jean Miller, Dora Coen and Ann Moore.
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Minutes were read, and Irene Ripperger made a motion to approve the minutes and seconded by Sharon Skarda.
The treasurer’s report was read, and Kathy Tapken made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report and Irene Ripperger seconded it. A quarterly check received from Alliant Energy will be put in the bank.
There was a membership report of 38 members.
CD of A will be delivering cookies to the shut-ins.
The life saver project is coming up at the end of April. Volunteers will be needed for this, also. Forty percent of this sale goes to the state and 60 percent stays here for the crisis center.
Priest Appreciation Day is coming up in June. CD of A will be giving Father a monetary gift. This was tabled for now.
National dues are raising this year, so local dues will be increased. Discussion was tabled for now.
Four ladies are going to the state convention in Fort Dodge. The court was asked if there could be help in paying for expenses in going to this convention. It was requested to pay $50 per person for help in paying for this. Kathy Tapken made a motion to help pay $50 a person. Motion carried and approved.
Ed Smith is ill and Retta will send him a card. She will also be sending a card to the Dorothy Baker family and Pat Wolfe.
The Rev. Pins brother is having surgery, and he is asking for prayers.
June Huewe spoke about presenting Congressmen with postcards to prevent federal funding for abortions. These postcards are available to the group.
A web site called adoptacardinal.org was given to pray for a cardinal during the conclave.
The half and half was won by Sharon Skarda.
There was $5.96 in the charity cup.
Retta read an article on religious terminology.
Betty led the Lord’s prayer, and the meeting was adjourned.
The next meeting will be April 9.
Afton Federated Garden Club
Afton Federated Garden Club met March 8 at Lorimor Community Center. President Vicki Johnson called the meeting to order with members repeating the club collect and Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was answered by 12 members.
Minutes for the previous meeting were read and approved. Audrey McDowell moved and Bev Rowe seconded the motion. It carried. The financial report was given and will be filed.
Announcements were made about upcoming workshops. Afton Federated Garden Club has been invited to Bevington Garden Club’s annual salad luncheon April 16.
Members of AFGC will be in charge of the table favors for the District IV, V and VII meeting June 3 in St. Charles. Blue Star dedication will be 10 a.m. May 18 at Three Mile Lake. Johnson announced Pam Claussen, Iowa Blue Star chairperson, will be in attendance.
Plans were made to deliver daffodils to the residents of each of the Union County nursing homes and support the work of American Cancer Society Daffodil Days.
Some ideas for this summer for activities for AFGC were brainstormed and will be decided at the April meeting.
Motion to adjourn was made by Pauline McCoy and seconded by Bev Rowe with everyone repeating the conservation pledge.
Karen Wallace and Karen Van Buskirk gave the program on wildflowers.
Refreshments were served by the hostesses, Van Buskirk and Wallace.
The next meeting will be April 12 at the home of Bev Rowe with Doris Porter as co-hostess.
Elzevir Reading Circle
Elzevir Reading Circle met 1:30 p.m. March 8 at the home of Angela Pullen. President Terry Ammon called the meeting to order with the saying “We are born naked, wet and hungry – then things get worse.”
Members telling of a favorite book answered roll call. The secretary read the February minutes, which were approved as read. The treasurer’s report was also read and approved. The officers for next year will remain the same.
Linda Topliff moved and Pullen seconded motion to pay the one-third share of the bill for the Reel-in and Recycle containers that are to be located at Three Mile and GreenValley Lakes. Motion passed.
Ammon had met with and then written a letter of recommendation for a CHS student applying for a GFWC Scholarship. Southwest District Director Joan Shaffer will be attending the next meeting April 12. Members are to meet at 1 p.m. at the True Value parking lot to carpool to Greenfield.
The reading of Mary Stewart’s collect closed the meeting. Alice Bowers gave the program, reading stories and letters from people telling about their ancestors in the book “Our Own Stories” published in 1994 by the Union County Genealogical Society.
Hostess Pullen served a dessert with an Easter theme.
IOWA TOPS 1338 met on March 18 at the First United Methodist Church. The meeting opened with Diana Loomis presiding and nine members reciting the opening TOPS pledge. Weekly best loser was Lola Baucom and runner-up was Loomis.
Minutes were read by Anna Thompson and approved. The treasurer’s report was given by Alice Brown. Members were reminded of State Recognition Days to be held in Ames in May. Correspondence from Janice Walton informed officers of orientation and training meetings April 6 in Atlantic and April 25 in Bedford.
Squares was won by Brown and fines went to the treasury. The bean contest was won by Lola Baucom who was able to empty her plastic sack of beans first, signifying a continual loss of weight during this period. Some family Easter traditions were the theme of a group discussion.
The topic for the next meeting will be given by Baucom.
The red can challenge for the week is to eat no red meat, but use chicken, turkey, fish, eggs and beans as sources of protein.
After the closing pledge, the meeting was adjourned.
Creston TOPS 1338 held a weekly meeting 5 p.m. Monday with six members and one guest. The weekly best loser was Monica Belew, with runner-up being an anonymous member. The best monthly losers were the anonymous member first and Belew as runner-up.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read by Marisue Lewis. Squares was won by Belew and fines went to Baucom. The program was given by Baucom from an article called “Ten Top Ways to Lose Weight According to the Best Loser Contestants.”
The red can challenge is to measure or weigh one’s food for one day.
Dismissal was with the TOPS closing pledge.
Anyone interested in encouragement in weight loss is invited to attend the regular meeting 5 p.m. Mondays at the Methodist Church.