Crest Area For Life
Crest Area for Life met 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Holy Spirit hall. President Betty Baker opened up the meeting with the right to life prayer. Seven members were in attendance.
Terry Madison gave the secretary’s report from August. It was approved.
Pat Pokorny gave the treasurer’s report. It was approved.
Velma Riegel sent out 11 baby congratulatory cards.
Under old business, Meg Crawford sent the newsletter out for the annual meeting and fundraiser for the billboards.
Pokorny and Baker gave a report on the SWCC Social Awareness Day held Sept. 11. They passed out several pens and magnets. LifeCare Pregnancy Center in Stuart also had a booth.
Under new business, Rich Madison and Gordon Crawford put up a billboard on Highway 34 west of town. Thank you to them.
LifeChain will be in Des Moines on Sunday at the Assembly of God on Merle Hay Road.
The annual meeting will be next month. The slate of officers will be: Baker, president; Meg Crawford, vice president; Terry Madison, secretary; and Pokorny, treasurer. The program will be on abstinence. The business meeting will be at 7 p.m. andthe program at 7:30 p.m.
Rich Madison made a motion, seconded by Pokorny, to adjourn.
Afton Federated Garden Club
Afton Federated Garden Club met Sept. 13 at Afton Community Center with Monica Huddleson as hostess. Before the meeting, members had a club picnic and social time at Afton City Park.
President Vicki Johnson called the meeting to order with members repeating the club collect and the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was answered by 16 members and Donna Huddleson who attended as a guest.
Minutes for the previous meeting were read and approved. The financial report was given and will be filed. AFGC card chairperson Donna Thomas gave her monthly report. Announcements were made about upcoming workshops.
Plans were made and sign-up sheets for the annual salad luncheon were passed out. Bevington Garden Club and Sunshine Garden Club of Winterset have been invited to the luncheon, which will be held Oct. 11 at the Lorimor Community Center. Ideas for a speaker were discussed, and Johnson will be in contact to see if the person is available. Duties were assigned for the luncheon and members will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the community center to prepare for the guests.
Johnson reminded members they need to be thinking about nominees for the November election of officers and to also where to hold the Christmas party, which will take place Dec. 6. There was a motion to adjourn with everyone repeating the conservation pledge.
Monica Huddleson gave the program on trees – their value to humans and wildlife and the many uses for tree products.
Refreshments were served by the hostess, Huddleson, and her guest Donna Huddleson.
The next meeting will be the annual fall luncheon Oct. 11 at Lorimor Community Center with guest registration beginning at 11 a.m.
Lincoln Neighbors Club met Sept. 11 at the home of Dee Sloan with 11 members present. Sloan opened the meeting with a devotion and a reading, “Friendship.”
Roll call was answered with members sharing their funnies.
The secretary read the minutes of the last meeting, and they were approved.
The treasurer gave her report.
There was no old business.
New business was discussed. Kris Hoakison wants to step down from the treasurer position for awhile. Discussion was held on who to fill the place. Joyce made a motion to have Sloan take her place. Motion carried.
Many reported on ingathering kits. Papers were passed around if anyone is interested in making a kit.
A thank you was read from the Whites for the wedding gift.
There was no further business.
The Lord’s prayer was said by all.
Dorothy Rectenbaugh will be hostess Wednesday.
Sloan served dessert with coffee.
VFW Post 1797
VFW Post 1797 met Sept. 17 at the Elk’s Lodge in Creston. Twenty-two members and guests were present tor dinner.
Commander O’Daniels called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with 17 members present.
The post draped the charter for departed veterans Verlyn Rice, Willard Walters, Emmett Eagan, Duane Wilson and Robert Booth.
Minutes and QM reports were read and approved.
Service officers report was bloodmobile 20 hours, honor guard 86 hours, and community service 83 hours for a total of 189 hours.
The post surgeon has visited veterans at both nursing homes.
In old business, Dennis Abel gave an update on the Freedom Rock; to date, $10,000 has been raised.
An update report on the VA clinic shows it is still being discussed by VA in Des Moines.
In new business, flags were put up for Balloon Days, and the post led the homecoming parade.
A discussion was held about Poppy Days, and it was decided to have it Nov. 9 before Veterans Day.
A motion was made and approved to contribute $500 to the VFW programs. Also approved to send $500 to SWCC for two scholarships for 2013-14 year.
For the good of the order, Comrade Ron Cordon is in Washington, D.C., to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
O’Daniels gave a report on state and district VFW.
The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.
The next meeting will be Tuesday at the Elk’s Lodge with 6 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. meeting. All veterans are encouraged to attend.
The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 23 members and one guest. Chris Frederickson president, presided. Steve Bolie did the prayer, and Craig Mittag was finemaster.
The program was Ron Peterson, lieutenant governor, Division No. 13, who installed new officers and board members. They are: President Chris Frederickson, President-elect Jane Lowe, Vice President Craig Mittag, Treasurer Sandy Hysell and Secretary Victoria Brammer.
The outgoing officers and board members were thanked for their service.
The Kids Coat Drive has started. Donations of new and gently-used coats may now be dropped off at Hometown Insurance, Petznick Printing or Casey’s South through Oct. 25.
Also, the Kiwanis Club is selling fresh wreaths and door swags, decorated with pine cones and a red bow. Prices are $20 and $25 and will be delivered the week of Thanksgiving and will last through the holiday season. See any member for ordering. Proceeds go to the many children’s programs and activities that Kiwanis sponsor.
Delta Kappa Gamma International
Six members of PI Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma International attended the Sept. 16 meeting at She-Nae’s in Creston. The group toured the store and learned how the business came about. Many creative designs were viewed and how some were made was discussed. Members proceeded to Adams Street Espresso after the tour for a meal and the monthly meeting.
President Joan Lienneman called the meeting to order.
The May minutes were read and approved.
The treasurer’s report was given by Kim Riley. All expenses are current.
A thank you note was read from Ashley Boswell, thanking the group for the contribution toward the 2013 Adams County 4-H plaque.
Lienneman attended the state convention June 7-9 in Ottumwa. She reported that each club should have a strategic plan in place outlining the three-, five-, seven- and 10-year goals. Soap Creek Productions had an exhibit displaying items from the Civil War. Notes were read and a collection taken for families affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes.
The 2014 state convention will be held in Davenport June 13-15.
Des Moines will be host to the 2015 convention to be held at the Marriott Hotel.
The new state president is Mary Zirkleback of Des Moines. The theme this year is Passion to Teach – Honoring Women Educators.
Motion, seconded, carried by Joyce Anderson and Ruth Clinton to adjourn the meeting.
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Oct. 2.
Canasta winners were Loretta Kelly, first; Wanda Nash, second; and Maxine May, third.
Kelly won the door prize.
Marilyn Larimore will be hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.
Chapter LG P.E.O.
Chapter LG P.E.O. met Oct. 1 at the Christian Church with Irene Francis as hostess and Marcia Riley as co-hostess. Thirteen members responded to roll call.
The program was the exemplification of the ceremony of initiation.
The next regular meeting will be Oct. 15 at the home of Alice Bowers with Terry Ammon as co-hostess. The birthday luncheon will be Tuesday at Adams Street Espresso.