St. John’s Women
St. John’s Women’s Evening Fellowship met Feb. 10 at the parish hall. Denise Moore gave the devotions. Carol Wallace collected the least coin and read a story about two important words, “I’m sorry.”
Mary Burg conducted the business meeting in the absence of the president. The secretary and treasurer’s reports were read and accepted. Final plans were made for the upcoming soup supper to be held 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 10. Plans were also finalized for hosting the Lenten service to be held March 16 at St. John’s. The menu for serving at the Open Table April 15 was also decided.
The trivia prize was won by Peggy Waddell. Refreshments were provided by Ramona Weeks.
Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary met Feb. 10 a the MAP Conference Room with seven members and Annette Rice present. Carolyn Abel conducted the meeting.
Monte Neitzel gave an administrator’s report.
Training for information guides was held Tuesday. There are also new volunteers in the gift shop. If interested in volunteering for any services, call volunteer services at 782-3553.
Rice gave an IHA report.
The annual membership drive for auxiliary and hospice dues is on during February and March. The dues are $5 for each the auxiliary and hospice, $10 for both or $50 for a lifetime membership. All dues may be sent to Volunteer Services, 1700 W. Townline St. Ste. 3, Creston, IA 50801.
Jone Snyder gave a gift shop report.
A bloodmobile will be held Feb. 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church hall.
A review was completed of the 2014 calendar.
February wellness screenings can be completed at Greater Regional Medical Center.
Legislative Day will be Feb. 27. Some members will attend. A Books Are Fun sale will be held March 11 and 12.
The auxiliary will host a “Spring Fling” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 at the Methodist Church.
The next meeting will be March 10.
Kent Dinner Club
Kent Dinner Club met Feb. 13 at Creston Family Restaurant with seven attending.
The next meeting will be 5:30 p.m. March 13 at Creston Family Restaurant.
GFWC Progressive Chautauqua Circle met Jan. 28. President Mary Morris called the meeting to order. Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Devotions given by Vaughn Seckington included a reading of excerpts from a book by Methodist Bishop R. Jones.
Jerrie Henderson presented the program on human trafficking. President Obama declared Jan. 11 as Human Trafficking Day. She recommended reading the book “The Slave Next Door” by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter. Suspicious conditions may be reported by calling 1-800-949-9999.
President Morris thanked Henderson for giving the program.
Seventeen members answered roll call with the name of a musical instrument they thought was soothing to listen to. Five members were absent.
Minutes of the Nov. 27 meeting were read. An addition to the minutes included the club had voted to collect money for gas cards for the crisis center, moved by Kathy Tapken and seconded by Judy Woods. Motion carried.
Additionally, the motion included members to donate personal items in February, paper products in May and cleaning products in April for the crisis center.
The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.
The Adopt A Family gifts funds were donated by the club. Gifts were displayed and members helped wrap them after the December meeting. Morris thanked Connie and Jerrie for their shopping skills.
Polly McCoy gave the safety report about carbon monoxide detectors
Carolyn Biere gave the reading report. The club has 100 percent participation with 647 books being read. James Patterson is the favorite author.
Members were encouraged to wear red Feb. 7, Wear Red Day, to support heart disease awareness.
Henderson reported a library coffee house will be held 6:30 p.m. March 6 to raise funds for the library.
Kathy Tapken said there was not much to report on Reel In and Recycle, as not much fishing is going on now.
Linda Huffman reported the Federation has been in existence for more than 143 years. One of the highlights of recent years was the donation by the Federation to replace a fire truck destroyed during Sept. 11, 2001.
Sharon Booth shared scholarship applications were distributed and due back Feb. 7.
Morris thanked Judy Weese and Bev Butler for the dedication they have given in compiling and developing the hour logs members complete. Reese explained the log for 2014. The log is to be completed from January to December 2014.
The next meeting will be Tuesday at the home of Biere.
Meeting was closed with the club collect.
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Feb. 12.
Canasta winners were Rose Blakesley, first; Maxine May, second; and Carol Harrison, third.
Barb Bills won the door prize.
Barb Veitz will be hostess for cards and chatter Feb. 19.
TOPS 1338 met 5 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church. Eight members answer roll call. The best loser for the week was Neoma Davis and runner-up was Shellie Sullivan.
Anna Thompson led in the TOPS pledge, opening the business meeting. Minutes were read by Marisue Lewis and the treasurer’s report was given by Alice Brown. Shellie Sullivan won the fines from the previous week and Lola Baucom won the Squares money.
Members were reminded of the midwinter social to be held Feb. 24.
The club welcomed Beverly Lyon as a new member.
The program was a presentation called “We Name Names,” with information on well-known labeled foods, most of which were not good for people. She then named 10 super foods that are healthy.
Each member signed the “Be a Winner – Be a Loser” chart. The Red Can Challenge is to try a new food this week.
After the closing TOPS pledge, the meeting adjourned.
Best losers for Jan. 27 were Alice Brown and Anna Thompson. Carol Sheldahl was runner-up.
For the month of January, the best loser was Lola Baucom and Shellie Sullivan in second place.
On Feb. 5, the best loser was Monica Belew. Baucom was runner-up. The Lotto Loser contest was won by Sheldahl.
Diana Loomis was the best loser for the Feb. 10 meeting. Sullivan was second place winner.
Anyone interested in losing weight is invited to attend a meeting held each Monday at 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Church basement.
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The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 25 members present. Chris Frederickson, president, presided. Steve Bolie did the prayer, and Bill Kunert was finemaster.
Member committees met and did planning for the rest of 2014.
Kiwanis Pancake Day will be March 25 at the United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are now available from members.
More information and messages can be sent to the club on its Facebook page Creston Kiwanis Club.