Delta Kappa Gamma
Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met 6:15 p.m. Oct. 7 at Winterset United Methodist Church. The chapter had a meal provided by some of the members before the business meeting began.
Thirteen members answered roll call by talking about a recent book she had read. The members were reminded their 2013-14 dues of $65 should be paid to Vicky Wood before Oct. 31. The new program books were distributed. The members decided to add 10 a.m. Sept. 13, 2014, at Orient United Methodist Church as a project meeting in order to fill teacher bags.
Connie Nielsen and Lois Frederick gave an update on the project, dresses for girls in Africa. They reported approximately 60 dresses are ready to be shipped. An update on the mini-grant was also given. The bags, each with a book and three to four activities for early childhood, were shown. These book kits will be made available for checkout in three area communities.
The members voted to allow the slate of new officers for 2014-16 to be presented and voted on in April so they can be installed in June. Members were reminded to check out the state website for available scholarships.
The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Dec. 2, at the home of Dorothy Wallace in Greenfield. Jean Miller and Connie Nielsen will be hostesses. For the evening’s program, Dorothy suggested members work on a Christmas project for a local nursing home. More information will be available later.
The evening’s program was a discussion of the books “The Shallows” and “Now You See It” led by Diane Burgmaier and Denise Ackerlund.
The evening was completed with the members filling 17 bags with items donated by the members. These bags will be given to the newly-hired female teachers at Nodaway Valley, Orient-Macksburg, Earlham and Winterset schools.
Rebecca Circle met 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the First Christian Church. Five members were present.
Pam Richie opened the meeting with the DWF prayer.
Minutes were read and approved.
The treasurer’s report was given by Sue Adams.
Plans were made to serve coffee fellowship Oct. 20.
Bev Roberts gave the lesson from the book “Really Bad Girls.”
Coffee and dessert was served after the lesson by Bev Roberts.
The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the home of Midge Scurlock.
DWF Executive Committee
The DWF Executive Committee met 10 a.m. Oct. 10, at the First Christian Church. Five members were in attendance. The meeting opened with the DWF prayer.
The secretary read the minutes; they were approved.
In the absence of Margaret Wilkins, a treasurer’s report was not available.
Old business: There is a total of $280, so far, from the Rada Knife sales. Individuals can still order until the middle of November. Give orders to Rhonda Vogel.
New business: A donation was received from the Wynn family for the dinner that was served Oct. 3.
It was suggested to make a list of things that need to be done when using the kitchen. Joyce Burkhead will make the list to be posted in the kitchen.
There was some discussion on the donation to Rural Iowa Crisis Center. It wasdecided to table this until Margaret can contact someone from the center and get some answers to the question of whether the money stays in Union County.
The service committee reported 122 people were served at the Wynn funeral dinner.
Florence is still sending cards, not too many this month.
The next meeting will be 10 a.m. Nov. 7.
Florence made a motion to adjourn, second by Joyce. Meeting adjourned.
Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary met Oct. 10 at the MAP conference room at Greater Regional Medical Center. Joan Chubick conducted the meeting. Eight members and Annette Rice were present.
Rice gave a new volunteer report with two new information guides. More guides will be needed because of snow birds leaving. If anyone is interested in volunteering as information guides or at the gift shop, call Rice at volunteer services at 782-3553.
Reports were given on the IDVS and IHA conferences. Martha Musmaker was recognized as a “shining star” at the IHA conference Oct. 10 in Des Moines.
The gift shop will be closed Nov.18, so members may display Christmas items. The grand opening will be Nov. 19 until 7 p.m.
The annual inservices were held with 130 volunteers attending.
A book sale will be held Oct. 24, and a jewelry sale Dec. 17.
The next meeting will be Nov. 11 at the MAP conference room at Greater Regional Medical Center.
Crest Area Theatre
The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of Crest Area Theatre was held Oct. 7. The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. with four board members present.
A group attended a grant workshop in Osceola last month. Information given at the workshop was discussed.
The next production was also discussed. This might be in February, after the busy holiday season.
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. Membership is open to all. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Visit CAT’s website at crestareatheatre.wordpress.com and/or its Facebook page for the location of meetings and to view pictures of past performances.
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Oct. 16.
Canasta winners were Mary Kline, first; Loretta Kelly, second; and Marilyn Larimore, third.
Wanda Nash won the door prize.
The board hosted cards and chatter Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Canasta winners were Loretta Kelly, first; Maxine May, second; and Connie Bailey, third.
Barb Bills won the door prize.
Joan Chubick will be hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.
Mary Circle of First Christian Church met Oct. 17 at the home of Alice Bowers with 10 members present. Clarice Minnick was also present.
President Fils called the meeting to order with the Disciple Women’s prayer.
Joyce read the secretary’s report. Margaret gave the treasurer’s report. Both were approved.
In old business, the fabric donated will be tabled until after the holidays.
In new business, bulletin delivery for November are as follows: Nov. 13, Barb Lightner; Nov. 17, Barb Jennings; and Nov. 24, Averil Lynman.
The executive meeting will be 10 a.m. Nov. 7. Kitchen cleaning will be 10 a.m. Nov. 14.
Alice Bowers gave the lesson on Anita (modern version) of “Bad Girls of the Bible.”
Fils closed the meeting with the DWF benediction.
Refreshments were served by the hostess.
The next meeting will be 2 p.m. Nov. 21, at the church with Averil Lyman as hostess.
Super Eight Club
Super Eight Club met Oct. 17 at Regency Park.
Ten-point pitch was played.
Winners were Irene Ripperger, high; Donna Swanson, second; and Jean Green, low.
Hostess for the day was Swanson.
The next meeting will be Nov. 21 with Ripperger as hostess.
Chapter LG P.E.O.
Chapter LG P.E.O. met Oct. 15 at the home of Alice Bowers with Terry Ammon as co-hostess. Eleven members responded to roll call.
Dianne Huffman gave a program with a synopsis of Ruth McDonald’s report on the international convention she attended. More facts were learned about the P.E.O. organization.
The next meeting will be the annual auction Nov. 2 at Salem Lutheran Church. An invitation will be sent to Chapter AZ. The birthday luncheon will be noon Nov. 5 at Kelly’s Garden Cafe.
TOPS 1338 met 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at the United Methodist Church. Twelve members weighed in with Shellie Sullivan as best loser, and Carol Sheldahl as runner-up. Anna Thompson opened the meeting as she led the group in the opening TOPS pledge.
Minutes from the last meeting were read and approved. A treasury report was given. A letter from Janice Wahlstrom urged the club to have a group walk during the week of Oct. 20-26. Reservations for the fall rally were due Oct. 19.
Fines went to Sullivan, and Squares were won by Neoma Davis. The Loser Lotto chart was signed by those qualifying. The Red Can Challenge was to use no sugared drinks, whole milk or cream this week.
Sheldahl presented a program on “13 Easiest Ways to Clean Up Your Diet.”
The next presenter will be Lola Baucom. The closing TOPS pledge closed the meeting.
Monday was the date for the next TOPS 1338 meeting. Eleven members weighed in at 5 p.m. The weekly best loser was Neoma Davis.
The summary of the quarter ending in September showed the group had lost 50.25 pounds with Carol Sheldahl in first place and Lola Baucom in second place.
A new member was welcomed by the group.
The short business meeting was opened with the TOPS pledge.
Minutes were read by Marisue Lewis, and Alice Brown gave the treasurer’s report.
Squares were won by Vi Blazek, and fines went to the treasury.
Eligible members signed the Loser Lotto chart. The Red Can Challenge is to “get active when hunger pangs hit.”
Baucom gave a presentation from an AARP publication on “Losing Weight After 65.”
The closing pledge concluded the meeting.
Monica Belew will give the program next week. A no-gain week was declared for Oct. 21-28.