Kent Dinner Club
Kent Dinner Club met Jan. 9 with seven attending.
The next meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Creston Family Restaurant.
The Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution met Dec. 14 at The Pizza Ranch.
Cheryl Micetich and Jerilyn Syfred presented the program, Christmas Foods of the Past.
The meeting was called to order by Connie Kinkade, chapter regent. Members shared in reading the ritual.
Laura Guhse shared the president general’s message. The president general reviewed holiday activities and urged people to make a posting on the NSDAR blog.
Elaine Brown shared the words of a member of a Missouri DAR Chapter. Her son wanted information about his father’s side of the family.
The roll call was shared by 18 members who told of a veteran in their family.
Jane Briley, secretary, shared the minutes. The minutes were approved.
New members to Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter were inducted as members of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Bonnie Riepe gave the finance report.
Theresa Bahniuk explained information from the NSDAR bylaws concerning officers who attend the meetings and what their role at the meetings are.
The Indian moment was shared by Judith Wachter.
Deb Richardson shared the commemorative moment, the anniversary of the Bill of Rights.
Hazel Braby shared the conservation moment – run a dishwasher and washer only when they are full.
Laura Guhse shared the Constitution moment.
Pam Marvin shared protocol. A new slate of officers were recommended at the Continental Congress. The president general is the official spokesman for the society. They also have a special symbol to share your support for the president general.
Jan Morgan explained how to display a flag in a window as part of the flag moment.
Jerilyn Syfred shared the women’s issue on the Pearl Harbor attack.
Marjorie Kinkade shared the sunshine report. Cards were sent to Hazel Braby, Cheryl Micetich, Betty Sestac and Darlene Morgan.
Jan Morgan reported the chapter had seven applications submitted for the Good Citizens award. Their papers were sent off to state. Christopher Hansen from Clarke Community School District was sent on as the district winner.
Judith Wachter asked for the items members brought for the DAR Indian schools. She will have them mailed in after this meeting.
Volunteer hours are to be logged at http://members.dar.org. Any community hours for community service can be counted.
Nancy McHarsh Chapter will not meet in January and February, so delegates were elected to annual conference.
The next meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. March 9 at Richardson Conference Room, Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. The program will be Trip to 122nd Continental Congress by Theresa Bahniuk assisted by Pam Marvin. The roll call will be Why I joined DAR. Hostesses will be Marj Kinkade, Beverly Hargin and Raedene Sticken.
Delta Kappa Gamma
Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met 9 a.m. Jan. 4 at Fontanelle United Methodist Church. Six members were present.
President Karen Tussey reported the chapter’s mini-grant application titled Recruitment with a Punch has been submitted. Notification will be received from Upsilon State in February. Julie Derby will make sure local schools receive Grant-in-Aid applications.
Long-time member Ruth Tucker died at the age of 104. She will be remembered in a memorial service at the Upsilon State Convention. A red rose will be sent to the funeral and a $10 memorial will be sent to Upsilon State Memorial award fund.
After the business meeting, members completed the biennial forms. Members also discussed the design of a chapter brochure and ways to introduce potential members to the organization.
The next meeting will be 10 a.m. April 5. Members will meet at 9 a.m. at Winteset’s Shopko parking lot and carpool to the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, followed by lunch at the botanical center. The membership will also be voting on the 2014-2016 slate of officers.
The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 22 members and one guest. Chris Frederickson, president, presided. Jim Morris did the prayer, and Paul Lorenz was finemaster.
The program was Travis Miller, speech language pathologist at Greater Regional Medical Center. He discussed different aspects of his job from a medical standpoint.
Kiwanis Pancake Day has been confirmed to be held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 25 at the United Methodist Church. Tickets will be available from members soon.