Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary met April 8 at the MAP conference room at Greater Regional Medical Center. The meeting was conducted by Betty Jungst. Eight members and Annette Rice were present.
There was no administrator’s report.
Rice gave a new volunteer report. Information guide training will be held in late April. There are two new gift shop volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering, in any position, contact Rice at 782-3553.
The annual membership drive is still on for 2013. The dues are $5 each for auxiliary and hospice. Lifetime membership is $50. Send all dues to Volunteer Services, 1700 W. Townline St., Creston, IA 50801.
Carolyn Abel gave the gift shop report. The gift shop buyers and Rice will attend a gift shop market and volunteer workshop today at Prairie Meadows.
Scholarship applications have been received and results will be announced soon.
A bloodmobile will be held noon to 6 p.m. April 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church hall.
Annual volunteer recognition will be 5 to 7 p.m. May 2 at the hospital cafeteria.
There was a jewelry sale April 9.
The next meeting will be May 13 at the MAP conference room at Greater Regional Medical Center.
Lincoln Neighbors met April 10 at the church basement with Dorothy Jackson as hostess. President Phyllis Huff called the meeting to order. Huff read devotions, “Starting the Day,” and “Daffodils for Granny.” Roll call was answered by 11 members with a Bible verse followed by sharing funnies.
Secretary minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
In old business, Mary reported on the women’s night out, and also announced several upcoming ladies night out Saturday at Lorimor, April 25 at Arispe and May 1 at Macksburg.
New business consisted of election of officers for following year. Results were Dee Sloan, president; Dorothy Jackson, vice president; Joyce Perry, secretary; and Kris Hoakison, treasurer.
There was no further business.
The Lord’s prayer was said by all. Show and tell time with items were shown.
Jackson served a strawberry cake with topping and coffee.
At the next meeting Shar Leith will be hostess.
The meeting adjourned.
Kent Dinner Club
Kent Dinner Club met April 11 with seven attending.
The next meeting will be 5:30 p.m. May 9 at Creston Family Restaurant.
PI Chapter DKG
Eight members attended the April 13 meeting of Pi Chaper Delta Kappa Gamma Internation at Creston High School. This was a joint meeting held with the Beta Kappa Chapter. The group worked on a service project making pillow case Dresses for Africa. A total of 28 dresses were sewn. Each chapter gave $30 toward shipping expenses for the dresses. Snacks were provided by both chapters.
Karen Tussey, president of Beta Kappa, called the meeting to order. Vice President Sandy Harris, Pi Chapter, presided at the meeting. Roll call for both chapters was given, as well as correspondence.
Pi Chapter received a letter from Union County 4-H requesting participation in purchasing a trophy for the county fair. M/S/C by Sherri Nissen and Diane Davis to donate $20 needed for purchase.
M/S/C by Diane Davis and Kim Riley to table sponsoring a scholarship for the 2013 year.
The state convention will be June 7-9 in Ottumwa with guest speaker Dr. Lace Marie Brogan from Alberta, Canada, giving the address. President Joan Lienneman will be attending. Early Bird registration is April 26.
Donna Niday, Upsilon State immediate past president, joined the meeting and discussed a merger proposal of the two chapters. Options were presented with each chapter to discuss and vote at their next meeting which option they choose. They will then present a letter to Donna Niday to report to the state. The options are:
1) Stay as two separate chapters
2) One chapter will remain
3) One chapter will dissolve and decide how to disperse the scrapbooks, materials and treasury accounts
4) Both chapters dissolve and combine as a new chapter. This requires the most work with combining treasury accounts and new by-laws.
The next meeting will be May 13 at the Greenfield E.E. Warren Opera House with a tour followed by a tour of the Old Hotel and dinner at the Olive Branch Restaurant. The group will meet at 4:50 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church parking lot to carpool.
The meeting adjourned, and the groups began sewing.
VFW Post 1797 met April 9 at the Elk’s Lodge in Creston. Twenty-seven members and guests were present for dinner.
Junior Vice Frank Riley called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with 16 members present.
The post draped the charter for comrades James Hamilton and Leo McCauley. Minutes and QM reports were read and approved.
Service officers report: hospital 45 hours, Honor Guard 12 hours, community service 7 hours, VA 64 hours, for a total of 128 hours.
The post surgeon has visited veterans at both nursing homes.
In old business, the post is going to check with Union County pork producers about cooking for a veterans picnic in June.
In new business, election of officers was held for 2013-14: Gary O’Daniels, commander; Senior Vice Asa Denton; Junior Vice Frank Riley; Q-Master Dennis Abel; Chaplain Ricky Leonard; Judge Advocate Robert Jungst; Surgeon Robert Clark, and trustees are Doc Pennebaker, Terry Loomis and John Parkins.
Creston Veterans Administration will hold a Viet Nam show and tell at the depot Sunday.
On May 5, Camp Dodge will hold a memoial ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Viet Nam War. Times are 2:30 and 3 p.m. Anyone interested in attending, call Denny Abel at 641-782-0517 or 782-8348.
Bob Jungst gave a report on the Union County VA, and Abel reported on the state and district. O’Danieis was re-elected district commander April 6 at the meeting in Ottumwa. The next state meeting will be June 7-9 at Red Oak.
The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.
The next meeting will be May 14 with 6 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Elk’s Lodge. All veterans are encouraged to attend.
Beta Sigma Phi
Alpha Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 11 with Martha McAuley as hostess. All members were present for this first meeting after winter recess. Bev Miller presided. Members answered roll call by telling if they had done “spring housecleaning.”
Information was received concerning the International Endowment Fund. Plans for state convention in West Des Moines June 28-30 were shared.
Service committee reported that stuffed animals were taken to the hospital ER in March. Social chairman Marilyn Larimore announced plans for the Founders Day observance, which will be held in conjunction with the next meeting April 25. A vote was taken for Woman of the Year, who will be recognized at that event. Loretta Kelly, program chair, passed a sign-up sheet for hostessing for next program year.
Miller gave the program on facts about Iowa citizens and events, and “What you didn’t know about Iowa.”
Creston Lions Club
The Board of Directors of Creston Lions Club met 7 a.m. April 9 at Adams Street Expresso. President Tom Braymen presided over the meeting. Secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were accepted and approved.
Braymen reported 111 preschool children received vision screening through the KidSight project April 4 at the Early Childhood Center. Braymen, Stew Stewart and Jerry Thomsen did the screening. Visiting Lion members Mr. and Mrs. Paul Barker and Sheila Haidsiak from Villisca helped and demonstrated a new digital camera.
A motion by Dean Brant to purchase five information booklets was made, seconded and carried. The booklets will be made available to day-care facilities before scheduled vision screenings of preschool children in the future. Brant also made a motion to make a donation to the Iowa Lions Foundation. The motion was seconded and carried.
On Tuesday, Creston Lions held their monthly noon meeting at The Pizza Ranch. President Braymen presided and opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Delmer Brown gave the invocation.
After the meal, a business meeting was held. The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were approved.
It was reported Al Pokorny and Braymen conducted KidSight vision screening for 18 children at St. Malachy School April 11.
Four members volunteered to help with the bloodmobile April 29.
The next regular meeting will be 6:30 p.m. May 6 at The Pizza Ranch.
Chapter LG P.E.O.
Chapter LG P.E.O. met Tuesday at the home of Lori Scott with Lea Ann Schuler serving as co-hostess. Sixteen members responded to roll call.
Rosalie Denton, president, asked for any questions that members may have to be presented at the state convention in June. She and Marcia Riley are planning to represent the chapter there.
The service of installation was conducted by Denton for Treasurer Linda Linch; Chaplain Dianne Huffman and Guard Kay Ritter.
P.E.O. Chapter AZ has invited the chapter to a social get-together 9:30 a.m. Saturday. 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.
The next regular meeting will be 1 p.m. May 7 at the home of Peg Anderson with Annette Rice in charge of the program. The next birthday luncheon will be May 14 at Kelly’s Garden Cafe.
After the meeting, Karla Powers presented a program on the three project funds in Iowa that fall under the umbrella of the Iowa P.E.O. Project Fund Inc.
The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 25 members. Brad Lorenzen, president, presided. Ed Ritter gave the prayer, and Amy Edmondson was finemaster.
The program was Mike Linch, representing Creston baseball and softball, discussing the upcoming season that serves about 350 children in the community from grade school to middle school age. It is an all volunteer program.
The Kiwanis Club presented Linch and Creston baseball and softball with a check for $350 to help with their expenses. The club also sponsors one of the teams.
The public is invited to check out the Creston Kiwanis Facebook page to send a message, if anyone wants to learn more about the club or message about membership. New members are always welcome.