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Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 10:14 a.m. CDT

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met June 19.

Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, first; Marilyn Larimore, second; and Gwen Sandeman, third.

Maxine May won the door prize.

Connie Bailey was hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.

Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, first; Barb Veitz, second; and Carol Harrison, third.

Janet Kessler won the door prize.

Mary Kline will be hostess for cards and chatter July 11.

Super 8 Card Club

Super 8 Card Club met June 20 at the Regency Park club room. Margarite Minnick was hostess.

Winners were Irene Ripperger, first; Lottie Riley, secon; and Leta Larkin, third.

Joyce Perry will be hostess July 18.

PEO Chapter AZ

PEO Chapter AZ met June 18 at Salem Lutheran Church. Fifteen members werepresent.

Connie Purdum gave her report of PEO state convention.

The monthly birthday luncheon will be noon July 25 at Kelly¹s Flowers.

The next meeting will be a social event July 16 at Connie Purdum¹s home.

VFW Post 1797

VFW Post 1797 met June 11 at the Elk’s Lodge in Creston. Twenty-five members and guests were present for dinner.

Commander Gary O’Daniels called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with 20 members present.

The post draped the charter for comrade Dennis Hiatt. Minutes and QM reports were read and approved.

Service officers report hospital 54 hours, Honor Guard 36 hours and community service two hours for a total of 92 hours.

The post surgeon has visited veterans at both nursing homes.

In old business, the sign is finished and ready to set at the ball field.

The Elks held a veterans dinner on Flag Day June 14, after a flag presentation.

In new business, post officers were installed for 2013-2014.

The state VFW held its meeting June 6-9 in Red Oak. Creston Post received numerous awards for the year 2012-13. Thanks to all members for your participation.

Also at the meeting, Ron Sprague donated two wood carvings, and they brought a total of $265. This money was donated to the Voice of Democray program.

Post 1797 will again man the state fair booth Aug. 12 at the Varied Industries building. And again this year calendar sales will start in September.

A motion was made and approved to donate $150 to the NMS for use in helping veterans families while troops are deployed.

The Meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.

The next meeting will be July 9 at the Elk’s Lodge with dinner at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. meeting. All veterans are encouraged to attend.

DWF Executive Committee

DWF Executive Committee met 2 p.m. June 20 at the First Christian Church for the installation of officers. Eleven members were present. Pat Fils called the meeting to order and asked the Rev. Diane Clark to give the opening prayer.

Shirley Ray installed the officers and presented them with a rose and a gift.

The business meeting began after the installation of the officers.

The treasurer’s report was given and approved. The check for the scholarship will be written in August when the school year begins. Phyllis Smith made a motion to continue to pay the organizations paid the previous year. Florence Willetts seconded the motion. Approved.

There was some discussion on helping with the Backpack Fun Day and also the kids summer lunch program. It was decided to help the St. John’s United Church of Christ on the week of Aug. 5 with the lunch program. No decision was made on the Backpack Fun Day.

New Business: Kay Wagner will be retiring as of the last of June. DWF will give her a check for $100 and both circles will help with a coffee fellowship in her honor.

A ham and bean supper will be held Sept. 5 to begin the new year for both circles. The supper will be at 6 p.m.

There were no reports from the committees.

The next DWF meeting will be Sept. 5, after the supper.

There won’t be any meetings in July or August.

Motion by Rhonda Vogel to adjourn, second by Phyllis Smith. Meeting adjourned.

Delta Kappa Gamma

Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met 9 a.m. June 14 at Henry A. Wallace Center with 10 members present.

Julie Derby reported this year’s Grant-in-Aid scholarship was awarded to Emily Anker of Earlham High School. She is planning to major in elementary education. Robyn Ploeger and Jean Miller will conduct the financial review after the accounts are closed July 1. Deb Bauer, Derby, Connie Nielsen and Lois Frederick volunteered to assist Tammie Cass with the completion of the mini-grant project.

Nielsen reported approximately 50 little dresses will soon be ready to ship for the Africa project. The chapter voted to add to Pi Chapter’s $30 contribution to bring the total sent to $2 per dress to help cover the cost of shipping.

President Karen Tussey gave highlights from the state convention in Ottumwa. The tentative 2013-14 chapter budget was approved. Tussey also handed out Red Rose awards to those recipients present. Members were also reminded registration for the state executive board meeting Sept. 7 is due by Aug. 28.

The next meeting will be 6:15 p.m. Oct. 7 at Winterset United Methodist Church. Hostesses will be Ethel Lee Osborn Tucker and Ruth Tucker. Members are reminded tobring items to put into the new teacher bags. To simplify things, everyone is asked to bring the same items signed up for the last time. The number of bags will be announced later.

Dorothy Wallace presented a Founders’ Day observance. The rest of the morning was spent planning the programs for the upcoming year. Eight members were able to stay for lunch.

TOPS 1338

TOPS 1338 met 5 p.m. June 17 at the United Methodist Church. Nine members weighed in with Diana Loomis being the best loser for the week. Monica Belew was runner-up.

Anna Thompson called the business meeting to order. The TOPS pledge was recited.  Minutes for the last two meetings were read by Marisue Lewis, and the treasurer’s report was given by Alice Brown. Thompson read a letter from Janice Walston reporting on the SRD in Ames and asking to visit the club and give her new presentation. It was decided to invite her for July 29.

Squares were won by Lewis, and fine went to the treasury. Members continue participating in the “Jazz” contest, with one member being close to completing it. The “Red Can Challenge” is to substitute eggs for a meat protein at least once this week.

The program was given by Darlene Rohrig on “Bone Health for Life” and “Watermelon, Mother Nature’s Sports Drink.” Thompson is responsible for the program next week.

The meeting adjourned with the TOPS closing pledge.

TOPS 1338 met 5 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church with six members weighing in. Monthly best loser was Lola Baucom and runner-up was an anonymous member.  Anna Thompson led the TOPS pledge and conducted a brief business meeting. Minutes were read by the secretary.

“Squares” were won by Neoma Davis and fines went to the treasury. The “Jazz” contest is close to having a winner, but no one qualified this week.

The program was given by Thompson using the “My Plate” theme. Members used a paper plate to record a meal and worksheets were sent home to be recorded for a week. She also talked about choosing foods for a July Fourth picnic.

The “Red Can Challenge” is to have a breakfast with a carbohydrate, dairy food and fruit. The program for next week will be given by Baucom. The TOPS closing pledge was given, and the meeting adjourned.

Anyone (women, men, teenagers) interested in weight loss encouragement is invited to visit the group. TOPS 1338 meets every Monday at 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Church basement.  A visit is not a commitment.

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