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Published: Friday, May 17, 2013 9:38 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013 9:39 a.m. CDT

Chapter LG P.E.O.

Chapter LG P.E.O. met May 7 at the home of Peg Anderson. After a lunch provided by Anderson, there was a travelogue program provided by Annette Rice. She shared pictures and anecdotes, as well as facts, about some recent trips that she has taken. Fourteen members responded to roll call.

The scholarship committee reported they had many qualified candidates for scholarships. They selected five of the applicants for $500 scholarships. Sandy Harris presented them at the awards ceremony. They were given to Carlea Schuler, Jordyn Walsh, Travis Miller, Emma Johnson and Jana Johnson.

President Rosalie Denton apprised members of the proposed amendments that will be presented and voted on at the state convention next month.

The next regular meeting will be 9:30 a.m. at the home of Carol Harrison with Halcyon Looney as co-hostess.

Bancroft History Assembly

Bancroft History Assembly met May 6 at the home of Kay Ritter. A brunch was served on a table decorated with flowers and butterfly dishes.

The business meeting was called to order by President Peg Anderson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The thought for the day was a quote from Martin Buxbaum:  “Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty. They merely move it from their faces to their hearts.” Ten regular members, four life members and one honorary member answered roll call naming their favorite wild flower.

The minutes of the last meeting were read by the secretary and approved by the members. The treasurer’s report was read and accepted.

It was noted that three grocery cards were purchased from a monetary collection and given to the RICC last month. This month’s contribution was hair care products for RICC.

Beth Perry gave a brief correspondence report.

Kay Raymond reported on the preparations and delivery of the coloring books “Together We Grow” to Creston kindergarten and first-grade students.

The program committee has chosen women of history again as research topics for the 2013-14 year. Sign-up sheets were passed for both topics and hostess dates. Committee assignments for the new year were read.

Peg Anderson reported on attending the GFWC Iowa Convention April 27 in Des Moines. Bancroft History Assembly received the president’s creativity award as a result of the barn quilt project for the Creston historical complex.

Kay Raymond summarized the reading program report for the past year. Dora Coen was recognized by the assembly for having read the most books from the suggested list.

Coen, as parliamentarian, then administered an oath of office to the 2013-14 officers.  President is Peg Anderson; secretary is Marisue Lewis; treasurer is Avis Hainline; and corresponding secretary is Beth Perry. Joan Nurenburg will be vice president.

The club collect was given, and the business meeting adjourned.

Mary Jones then introduced the speaker for the day, Martha Musmaker. She spoke on the life of Clara Barton.

Kent Dinner Club

Kent Dinner Club met May 9 with eight attending.

The next meeting will be 5:30 p.m. June 5 at Creston Family Restaurant.

Crest Area Theatre

The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of Crest Area Theatre was held May 6 in the green room at SWCC PAC. The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. with six members present.

Auditions for the musical “Oliver!” will be held 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in room 220 of the instructional building at SWCC. Directors are Jerry Huffman and Julia Weisshaar-Mullin. Performances will be July 12, 13 and 14. Roles are for several adults and children. All lovers of theatre are invited to participate in auditions.

Visit crestareatheatre.wordpress.com for further details about the performance and CAT.

Crest Area Theatre seeks to provide an opportunity for creative activity and entertainment in the theatre and serve the community by combining the talents of local artists for dramatic, cultural and artistic developments. Participation is open to all. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the green room of SWCC PAC.

P.E.O. Chapter AZ

The regular business meeting of P.E.O. Chapter AZ was held May 7 at the home of Cheryl Wilson. Twenty-six members were present.

Emma Johnson thanked the chapter for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship award she received.

Jane Briley, president of Creston Historical Society, gave a program about researching family trees, citing many resources available.

Verlee Owens, a member since 1960 living in Sioux City, sent a letter requesting to go inactive.

The May birthday luncheon will be noon May 23 at Adam’s Street Espresso.

Katlynn Scadden was selected to receive a $250 scholarship award from the chapter.

A fundraiser for P.E.O. projects was discussed.

Sharon Bennett was installed as chaplain.

The next meeting will be June 18 at Salem Lutheran Church.

Elzevir Reading Circle

On May 10, Elzevir Reading Circle spent the afternoon at Henry A. Wallace Center Life Center. After lunch, the secretary and treasurer reports were given and approved as read. Angela Pullen read a thank you letter from SWCC for support of the GFWC scholarship.

President Terry Ammon reviewed the upcoming program schedule for the 2013-14 year. She gave a review of the state GFWC convention held April 26-27 in Des Moines. The circle’s contribution of fishing line was sent to be included in the basket that was auctioned off.

A new member will be joining in the fall.

Hostess Nancy Reed shared a gift bag of butter cookies, mints and a flower bookmark.

The next meeting will be held 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the home of Alice Bowers.

Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary

Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary met Monday at the MAP conference room at Greater Regional Medical Center. Lois Daub conducted the meeting. Nine members and Annette Rice were present.

There was no administrator’s report.

Rice stated five new volunteers were trained April 30.

Rice and members of the gift shop buyers gave reports on the auxiliary and volunteer conference and hospital gift shop market and workshop. Jone Snyder gave the gift shop report and reported the gift shop has many new items since the buyers attended the market.

Five $1,000 scholarships were awarded and thank-you notes were read from some recipients.

The membership funds received were below the year’s goal. Additional memberships can still be received for both auxiliary and hospice guild.

The spring fling luncheon held April 15 netted $968.

An auxiliary jewelry sale will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14.

The golf tournament, along with the hospital foundation, will be June 7.

A bloodmobile will be held June 24.

Creston Auxiliary will host the summer gathering June 4 with the theme “Come to the Fair.”

The next meeting will be June 10 at the MAP conference room at Greater Regional Medical Center.

Alpha Sigma

Iowa Alpha Sigma Master Chapter No. 1632 met for the 63rd time May 9 for a meeting and Mother’s Day observance at the home of Marilyn Larimore.

The social committee organized a hors d’oeuvres appetizer party with eight members and one guest Joyce Hoepker present. Each member brought one of their favorite snacks to share. Tables were decorated with pink napkins and small boxed favors filled with candy and nuts with the spring theme.

Beta Sigma grace was repeated by all. Everyone enjoyed the many food ideas.

After the fellowship time, Beverly Miller, president, called the business meeting to order. Roll call was answered with “What do you look forward to the most this time of the year?” Minutes of the previous meeting was read, corrected and approved.

A thank you from Rural Iowa Crisis Center for the full meal the chapter donated for a family at Christmas time was shared.

Loretta, program chairperson, presented a sheet for everyone to complete for hostess dates and programs for next year. Loretta also announced Cheryl McClure will be hostess at the next meeting.

Beverly Miller read from the Book of Beta Sigma Phi (The Colder Circle).

Marilyn Larimore gave a program on the history of Mother’s Day.

The meeting was adjourned, and members repeated the closing ritual and joined hands for the Mizpah.

Dessert was served by the hostess.

The Book Club

The Book Club met May 6 at Dorothy McNaught’s with 10 members present. The movie “The Blind Side” was shown.

The secretary report was read and approved. Role call was books read in April.

The planning committee for 2013-14 is Barb, Sherry, Carolyn H. and Donna. The theme for 2013-14 will be early 20th century authors, with the movie “The Great Gatsby” in May. A few authors are F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, Edith Whorton, Virginia Woolf, John Steinbeck and Ernest Hemmingway.

Officers for 2013-14 will be president Donna Haag and secretary and treasurer will be Shonda Deranleau.

Attendees had a movie snack, and McNaught served peach soup.

The next meeting will be Sept. 9 with Sherry Taylor as hostess.


The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 21 members present. Brad Lorenzen, president, presided. Korina Loudon did the prayer and was finemaster.

The program was Ellen Gerharz, director at Creston Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis member. She gave the club an updated calendar of this year’s area and chamber events. She also updated the club on new businesses and factory employment information.

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