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Published: Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 9:44 a.m. CDT

The Book Club

The Book Club met Nov. 4 at the home of Carolyn Derrick with 10 members present. President Donna Haag began the meeting with a reading on the grace of God given to each of us.

Pat Pokorny asked if she could present her book report prior to the business meeting, so she could leave for another commitment. She shared readings from the book “Sea Wolf” by Jack London.

After the book report, Donna Haag called the business meeting to order. Roll call was taken as members shared the various books they have read or are reading with the group. Minutes were read, and the treasurer’s report was given.

Discussion was held concerning the December meeting. Barbara Thomsen and Dorothy McNaught will provide soup, Pat Pokorny and Donna Haag are to bring relish tray items, Retta Ripperger will provide bread and Velma Riegel and Shonda Deranleau are providing desserts. Each member is to bring a Christmas memory to share. Members may bring a wrapped book if they would like to be included in the gift exchange.

After the adjournment of the meeting, members moved to the kitchen where Carolyn Derrick served cake with apples and ice cream.

The next meeting will be Dec. 3 at the home of Barbara Thomsen.

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Nov. 6.

Canasta winners were Janet Kessler, first; Marilyn Larimore, second; and Connie Bailey, third.

Joan Chubick won the door prize.

The board was hostess for cards and chatter Nov. 13.

Canasta winners were Janet Kessler, first; Wanda Nash, second; and Connie Bailey, third.

Bailey won the door prize.

Marilyn Larimore will be hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.

GRMC Auxiliary

Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary met Nov. 11 at the D.V. Richardson room at Greater Regional Medical Center. Joan Chubick conducted the meeting. Five members and Annette Rice were present.

Monte Neitzel gave an administrator’s report.

Rice gave a new volunteer report stating there are three new information guides. More guides and gift shop volunteers are needed because of snowbirds leaving. If anyone is interested in volunteering as information guides or in the gift shop, contact Rice at 782-3553.

Rice gave an IHA Auxiliary/volunteers news update. The volunteer management report was not renewed this year.

The resignation of Rhonda Vogel was accepted.

The gift shop will be closed Monday with a grand Christmas opening Tuesday. The hours on Tuesday will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit and see all of the Christmas items.

The “Books Are Fun” sale held Oct. 24 went well.

There will be a jewelry sale 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 17 in the MAP conference room.

A Bloodmobile will be held Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church hall.

The next meeting will be 10 a.m. Dec. 9 at the home of Annette Rice. The 2014 budget will be presented at this meeting.


The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 23 members and one guest. Chris Frederickson, president, presided. Ed Ritter did the prayer, and Ellen Gerharz was finemaster.

The program was Dr. Jim Mansour, board member of Union County Habitat for Humanity, who spoke about the organization that began in the area in 2002.

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