Creston Lions Club
The Board of Directors of Creston Lions Club met at 7 a.m. May 13 at Adams Street Espresso. First Vice President Ron Dunphy conducted the meeting.
The minutes of the May 6 meeting were approved. Twila Brant gave the financial report. Two bills were presented and approved for payment. The finance committee will meet soon to audit the books and prepare a new budget.
The club received a thank you from Camp Courageous in Monticello for a recent donation. A request for financial assistance for new eyeglasses was approved. Sheri Holliday of Winterset will attend the June 3 meeting to install officers and new members.
Creston Lions met May 20 at noon at The Pizza Ranch. President Pro-tem Tom Braymen conducted the meeting. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, and Delmer Brown gave the invocation.
Dean Brant shared a letter from Lions Club International regarding new club members. He announced the state convention will be June 6-8 in Cedar Rapids. Beth Perry reported the completion of a request for financial assistance for a person needing new glasses.
The June 3 meeting will be a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Cromwell Church. Reservations will be required. The program will include installation of new officers, induction of new members and presentation of awards. Past District Gov. Sheri Holliday of Winterset will conduct the program.
Members will be needed to work at the Fourth of July bingo stand at McKinley Park. Tom Henderson won the drawing. The meeting was adjourned.
Rebecca Circle met at the home of Donna Wilson 7 p.m. May 15. Six members were present.
Pam Richie opened the busines meeting with the DWF prayer. Secretary read the minutes of the previous meeting. They were approved. There was no treasurer’s report.
It was election of officers. Midge made a motion to keep the same officers, seconded by Bev. Approved.
Two boxes were sent to Pastor Di’s son.
On June 1, a graduation party for Pastor Di will be held at the church. DWF is in charge of the party.
Plans were made for next year’s booklet.
Circle members continued a study of “Really Bad Girls of the Bible.”
The meeting closed with the DWF benediction.
The next meeting will be 6 p.m. June 5 at A&G Restaurant.
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary
Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met May 21.
Canasta winners were Janet Kessler, first; Loretta Kelly, second; and Maxine May, third.
May won the door prize.
Rose Blakesley was hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.
Canasta winners were Mary Kline, first; Wanda Nash, second; and Maxine May, third.
Rose Blakesley won the door prize.
Beulah McDonald will be hostess for cards and chatter June 4.
Elzevir Reading Circle
The last meeting of the 2013-2014 year for Elzevir Reading Circle was held May 9 at Crestmoor Golf Club.
President Terry Ammon presented the GFWC Sustainability Award given in collaboration with Bancroft History Assembly and Chautauqua clubs. The three clubs dispose of broken fishing lines at three locations in Union County. Ammon also read her president’s letter outlining highlights of the 2013-2014 year.
Ammon moved and Mary Burg seconded to amend Article 7 of the by-laws that refers to increasing yearly dues for next year. Motion passed.
Angela Pullen moved to donate $25 to Gibson Memorial Library in memory of honorary member Jo Levine. Sherry Taylor seconded and motion passed.
A sign-up sheet was passed for program and hostess selections for next year.
As guests of Ladies Literary Circle, the program was presented by Laurel Bower Burgmaier. She is a producer of many documentaries shown on IPTV.
Members recited Mary Stewart’s Club Collect, and the meeting adjourned.
The next meeting will be Sept. 12.
Beta Sigma Phi
Iowa Alpha Sigma Master Chapter No. 1632 met 2 p.m. May 22 at the home of Loretta Kelly for its 80th meeting. Members repeated the opening ritual in unison.
President Marilyn Larimore called the meeting to order with members telling of their Memorial Day plans.
Minutes of the May 8 meeting were read and approved as read. A letter was received from international with the names and standing of each member.
Treasurer Pat Fils gave her report.
Social Chairman Norma Putnam announced members will go to the Olive Branch in Greenfield for the second meeting in June.
Members received the new program books for 2014-2015.
Closing ritual was repeated in unison followed by the Mizpah.
Marilyn Larimore gave a program on Diagonal.
Kelly gave a program on Afton.
Refreshments were served by the hostess.
Super 8 Club
The Super 8 Club met at the community center with Joyce Perry as hostess.
Members played cards for the afternoon.
Winners were Mary Bean, high; Jean Green, second; and Lottee Riley, third.
Perry served cookies and coffee after cards and visiting.
Next month, Lottee Riley will be hostess at the hall on June 19.