Chapter LG P.E.O.
Chapter LG P.E.O. met April 2 at the home of Jennifer Hoyt with Carolyn Downing serving as co-hostess. Thirteen members responded to roll call.
Peg Anderson read the new slate of officers and all were installed except Kay Ritter and Dianne Huffman who will be installed at a future date.
The next regular meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Lori Scott with Lea Ann Schuler as co-hostess. Karla Powers will have the program.
The chapter has been invited to attend a special program 9:30 a.m. April 20 given by Sheila O’Riley, the Ugly Gardener. It is hosted by Chapter AZ and will be held at Prairie View.
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met April 3.
Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, first; Gwen Sandeman, second; and Beulah McDonald and Barb Bills, third.
Sandeman won the door prize.
Barb Bills was hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.
Canasta winners were Marilyn Larimore, first; Beulah McDonald, second; and Carol Harrison, third.
McDonald won the door prize.
Maxine May will be hostess for cards and chatter April 17.
P.E.O. Chapter AZ
The regular business meeting of P.E.O. Chapter AZ was held April 2 at the home of Carol Brentnall. Twenty-two members were present.
Dorothy Peak celebrated her 99th birthday April 1. Kay Raymond presented the theme for the yearbook, “Getting to Know You.” Judy Eklund proposed meeting somewhere the third Thursday of each month for lunch to celebrate birthdays. The first one will be noon April 25 at Upper Crust.
Marsha Fulton was installed as guard.
Marilyn Ide presented the program, “The Learning Tree,” and demonstrated several unique examples of teaching math.
The next meeting is a social meeting 9 a.m. April 20 at Prairie View Assisted Living. Chapter LG and BILs will be guests.
The Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met 9:30 a.m. March 9 at Greater Regional Medical Center.
Theresa Bahniuk presented the program, Living in Alexandria.
The meeting was called to order by Connie Kinkade, chapter regent. Members shared in reading the ritual.
Lynn Schlaht shared the president general’s message.
Dorothy Hughes shared the state regent’s message.
Cheryl Micetich shared the national defense report. Veterans are women, too. Ashley White recently died in Afghanistan. There are 14 statues nationwide of women veterans. Remember to honor women veterans on Memorial Day.
The roll call was shared by 13 members with their favorite place they have visited in Washington, D.C.
Jane Briley, secretary, read the minutes.
Bonnie Riepe gave the finance report.
Pam Marvin shared Protocol II, a standing policy to protect objects, documents, relicts and society.
Hazel Braby shared the conservation moment. One-third of the world’s water sources are outside the home. They must walk miles for water.
Jan Morgan reported that in 1955, a boy designed the flag as a school project when he was 17 years old.
Marvin discussed non-affliation with other organization.
The sunshine moment was shared by Marjorie Kinkade.
Lynne reported on the three scholarship applications. One will go on to state for competition.
American history winners to state are sixth-grader Nathan Shurhime and ninth-grader Anna Shurhime of Redding. They will be attending the April meeting.
Jan Morgan reported on the Good Citizen Award. Winners are Sierra Covington of Chariton with second place and Sarah Albee of Orient with first place.
More delegates are needed because Jerilyn and Pam can’t be delegates for the conference. Volunteers are needed. Volunteers: Lynn Schlaht, Bonnie Riepe and Marjorie.
The district meeting will be Sept. 16 and 17 in Creston.
The next meeting will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Lenox Methodist Church. Hostesses will be Bonnie Riepe, Elaine Brown, Connie Kinkade and Jo Walter. The program will be good citizen and history essays. Roll call is an idea for next year’s program.
Creston Lions Club
President Tom Braymen opened the April 2 meeting at 6:30 p.m. by leading in the Pledge of Allegiance. Delmer Brown gave the invocation. Twenty-six were present, including three guests.
After the meal, Dean Brant introduced the guests, Zone Chairperson Carol Sheldahl of Orient, Past District Gov. Gail Reed and Past District Gov. Reba Reed of New Virginia.
Sheldahl spoke about recruiting new members.
Gail Reed gave information about Lions Alert Emergency Response Plan for which he is district and state chairperson. He discussed what Lions members can do and how to be prepared in the event of disasters. In 2012, Lions Clubs made available funds for local members to make kits of supplies for tornado victims after the April 14 tornado.
Reba Reed is a trustee of the Iowa Lions Foundation. She spoke about the KidSight project, which is vision screening for preschool children. Photographs of children’s eyes are made and forwarded to doctors for evaluation. If problems are found, parents are notified and referrals made for further care. Each month 6,200–6,500 children are screened in Iowa. She also spoke about the Leadership Dog puppy training program, which takes place in two Iowa correctional facilities with the inmates caring for the puppies.
During the business meeting, the minutes of the March 19 meeting were approved. Also, new officers were elected that day and will take office after June 1.
A report on the Feb. 28 Spud Supper was made. The funds raised are used for Lions projects.
A training meeting will be held April 20 in Orient for officers and those who want to be trained on the new cameras to be used for KidSight. Local KidSight vision screening dates in Creston were April 4 and 5 at the Early Childhood Center and April 11 and 12 at St. Malachy School.
Anyone desiring information on becoming a member of Creston Lions may contact Membership Chairperson Stew Stewart at 782-5674.
Creston United Methodist Women held their regular executive meeting 1 p.m. April 4. Later that evening, at 6:30 p.m., they hosted their annual guest night.
Jerrie Henderson, president, presided over the 1 p.m. business meeting. The UMW purpose was read; joys and concerns were lifted up. Devotions were given by Beth Perry. Secretary Rosalie Denton presented the March minutes which were approved.
Betty Lou Shea, treasurer, gave her report, and it was approved. She also reported on the reading program. Book reports are due to her by June 28.
Mary Morris, vice president, gave information about the Mission Study scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2. The current social issues study topic on poverty will be presented. Women of other churches in the area have been invited. Those attending should provide finger foods for lunch. Final details for the guest night were discussed.
Other business included the plans for hosting the South Central District UMW annual meeting Sept. 14. Preliminary plans for future church kitchen remodeling were discussed. Dates to remember include circle meetings at the church April 18. The morning circle meets at 9:30 a.m., the young women’s circle at 5:30 p.m., and the evening circle at 7 p.m. Also on April 18 will be a Mission Study in Albia. June 4 will be a work day at Bidwell-Riverside in Des Moines. On Aug. 15, members have the opportunity to travel to Mitchellville for Women at the Well. The meeting concluded with the April Bible verse and a benediction.
Approximately 135 from churches in Creston and the surrounding area were in attendance at the guest night. The theme was “I Believe.” The morning circles members were hostesses. Evening circle members, assisted by the young women’s circle, decorated the tables and presented the program, which had been prepared by Jerrie Henderson. She gave the welcome and sang a solo, “Make Believe,” accompanied by Sue Dake. Terry Ammon read a poem, “Do You Believe?” Jhona Lyn Gallo gave the invocation. Mary Morris recognized the members of churches present.
After the salad supper, Courtney Dake, Anna Needles and Tiffany Gale, accompanied by Allison Engel, sang a song, “When You Believe.” Jane Briley read a poem, “Miracle.” Linda Topliff sang, “I Believe.” Susan Weight read a poem, “Compassion.”
A skit, “Immigration Today and Yesterday,” was presented by Betty Lou Shea, Rosalie Denton, Linda Topliff, Kay Ritter, Judy Weese, Mary Morris, Bobbie Jo Stevens, Claudine Sammons, Janet Miller, Joyce Cooper, Bobi Woodin, Mary Lee Foltz and Sandy McNichols.
The Rev. Gideon Gallo spoke on the subject of immigration.
The evening’s program ended with the Polar Express song, “I Believe,” sung by Jhona Lyn Gallo and Hanna Edmonson, accompanied by Sue Dake.
The closing was the ringing of bells which were on the tables.
The Book Club
The Book Club met 6:30 p.m. April 1 at Retta’s office with 13 members present.
The secretary report was read and approved, and roll call was books read in March.
The book read by most was “The Blindside” by Michael Lewis. Meg Crawford led a review. In May, the club will see the movie.
The treasurer report was presented and approved.
The next meeting will be 6:30 p.m. May 6 at Dorothy McNaught’s.
The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 25 members and two guests. Chris Frederickson, president-elect, presided. Karen Norton gave the prayer, and Amy Edmondson was finemaster.
The program was Brian Zachary with Creston Farmer’s Market. He stated the market is scheduled 4 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays June 3 to Sept. 30 in McKinley Park with a special market July 4 this year.