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Published: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 9:40 a.m. CDT

Kiwanis

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.

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Feb. 19.

Canasta winners were Barb Veitz, first; Beulah McDonald, second; and Barb Bills, third.

Mary Kline won the door prize.

Barb Bills was hostess for cards and chatter Feb. 26.

Canasta winners were Gwen Sandeman, first; Wanda Nash, second; and Mary Kline, third.

Rose Blakesley won the door prize.

Gwen Sandeman will be hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.

Alpha Delta Kappa

Iowa Alpha Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa met Feb. 10 at the home of Carolyn Biere. Tina Morrison and Linda Huffman were co-hostesses for the meeting attended by nine members. President Danette Lesan conducted the business meeting.

The state convention will be held April 5 with registration due March 15. Biere and Ruth Schroder will be submitting the altruistic report in March. Officers for 2014-16 will be determined soon for a March state report.

The March 10 meeting will be at Pam Dunham’s home with Becky Riley, Marcia Riley and Peggy Tripp co-hosting. The program will feature Judy Hopkins sharing her barn quilts.

Chapter LG P.E.O.

Chapter LG P.E.O. met Feb. 18 at the home of Dianne Huffman with Linda Linch serving as co-hostess. Fourteen members responded to roll call.

Kay Ritter reported on plans for the annual omelet buffet that will be held Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church. There was some discussion about the scholarships that will be provided from the proceeds of the event.

Linch presented the budget proposed by the budget and finance committee.

Julie Christensen gave a program highlighting information regarding ceremonies and meeting procedures that was obtained from “The Record” magazine, Nov.-Dec. 2013 issue.

The next birthday luncheon will be noon March 11 at Kelly’s Garden Cafe. The next regular meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. March 18 at the home of Lynn Baker with Kay Ritter as co-hostess. Sandy Harris will give the program.

Crest Area Theatre

The annual organizational meeting of Crest Area Theatre was held Feb. 3 at The Pizza Ranch. Eleven members were present.

New board officers were elected.

Discussions were held on a play to be performed this spring, disposition of our workshop and the possible purchase of body mikes for future performances.  A committee was formed to plan for a scholarship this spring.

The next CAT board meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday in the SWCC Green Room. 

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 or Facebook page for information and to view pictures of past performances.

Creston UMW

The Executive Committee of Creston United Methodist Women met 9 a.m. Feb. 6 in fellowship hall. Jerrie Henderson, president, called the meeting to order.

Beth Perry conducted the devotions. Correspondence was read. The minutes of the January executive meeting were approved and the treasurer’s report approved.  

Mission reports included social action, membership and program resources.

A fundraising dinner was held Feb. 16. The invitational salad supper will be April 3 and the theme will be “Fruits of the Spirit.”

The circles of Creston United Methodist Women met Feb. 20 at the church. Morning Circle met at 9:30 a.m. and Evening Circle met at 7 p.m.

Susan Weight presided at the Morning Circle meeting with 13 members present.  Colleen Brotherton was hostess.

Secretary/Treasurer Ellen Rinner took the roll call and read the minutes of the January meeting.

Weight gave the prayer and self-denial program titled “Sound Foundations, Sound Missions.”

Evening Circle did not meet in February because of weather conditions.

The Young Women’s Circle meeting was postponed to 5 p.m. Feb. 26. Members met to finalize plans for the April invitational salad supper.

Book Club

The Book Club met Feb. 3 at the home of Pat Pokorny with President Donna Haag presiding. Eight members were in attendance.

Roll call was taken by members sharing books they had read or books on tape they had listened to since the December meeting.

The Book Club has received an invitation to the library’s coffeehouse event on 6:30 p.m. March 10. People of all ages are encouraged to participate with poetry, excerpts from books, articles or original compositions.

The secretary will order copies of “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald from the library for any members who need the book. It is to be read by every member for discussion at the April meeting.

The president will obtain the movie “The Great Gatsby” for the May meeting.

Carolyn Hubatka reviewed the book “The Beautiful and the Damned” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Ice cream cake was served by the hostess at the close of the meeting.

The next meeting will be Monday at Kelly’s Garden Café with Carolyn Hubatka as hostess. Shonda Deranleau will give the book review.

DWF Executive Committee

The DWF Executive Committee met 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at the First Christian Church. Seven members were in attendance. The meeting opened with the DWF prayer. Secretary read the minutes, and they were approved. The treasurer’s report was given and approved.

There was no old business.

In new business, discussion was held on serving Open Table.

The women will be serving Lenten service March 30.

New rounds tables have been donated to the church.

The table at the front of the church is needing refinished, so Midge is going to check to see what it would cost to have this done. The doors at the front of the church are also needing new kick plates.

There are five seniors who will be graduating from high school and the committee will be looking to see if they meet the qualifications. There is $517 in the scholarship fund.

Florence and Pat are going to be updating the birthday and anniversary list.

Rhonda Vogel has cut out shorts for the little boys in Africa. Joyce took one to sew, so DWF can see what they are going to look like.

Members are also talking about making a comfort bag for a new project.

Irene made a motion to look into purchasing a serving cart for the kitchen. This would help with taking things to the tables and also with clean-up. Seconded by Twila. Approved. Pat Fils will check into purchasing the cart.

Joyce reported 70 people were served at the funeral for Marian Stewart.

The meeting adjourned with the DWF benediction.

The next meeting will be 10 a.m. March 6 at the church.

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