Club news

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Aug. 6.

Canasta winners were Maxine May, first; Marilyn Larimore, second; and Rose Blakesley, third.

Wanda Nash won the door prize.

Janet Kessler was hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday.

Southwest Iowa Shutterbugs

Southwest Iowa Shutterbugs Camera Club held its regular meeting Aug. 8 at the Creston Pizza Ranch. There were 21 members present, answering “What is your photography goal for the 2014-15 season?”

The secretary’s report was approved, and the treasurer’s report wasn’t given as the treasurer wasn’t present.

Winners of the state and county fair photography competitions were recognized. Members who entered state fair were: Kathy Hribal, Kim Scharfenkamp, Pricilla England, Jenny Bolinger, Debbie Bates, Kathy Rohrig, Sandy McCurdy, Ann Hegstrom, Brenda Strauss, Michelle Jones, Vera and Walter Fengler, Leon Maxson, Linda Freeman, Sheila Sutton and Rod Tostensen. Eight of those members displayed with Brenda Strauss winning a second place.

Kathy Hribal was top winner at the Union County Fair, and Sandy McCurdy and Shelly Reed won “Best of Show” at the Adair County Fair. Discussion was held about Union County Fair. Union County would like some recommendations for judges for the photography for next year. Also, if we would like to see some category changes, let them know.

President Deb Loudon reminded everyone that Southwest Iowa Shutterbugs Camera Club’s new year begins in September with new officers: Deb Loudon, president; Deb Bates, vice president; Annette Pingree, treasurer; Kim Walter, secretary; Sheila Sutton, membership; Vera and Walter Fengler, historian; Kathy Rohrig, N4C Print chairman; and Deb Jensen, N4C digital chairman. Jensen reported because of medical issues, she will be unable to be the N4C digital chairman, and Brenda Strauss was elected to take over her position with Sheila Sutton helping her.

Discussion was held about the club’s meeting place; should it be the United Methodist Church or Pizza Ranch, both of Creston? Several like the camaraderie of The Pizza Ranch, others like the space and professionalism of the Church. It was decided to discuss with Tim Abramowitz (since he has been a mentor), which he feels would be better before a final decision is made. At this time, the first meeting of the month on the first Thursday will be at the church, and second meeting at The Pizza Ranch unless a another location is planned for hands-on, usually held on the third Thursday of the month.

Discussion was held about N4C competitions which start in September. In order for more to feel more comfortable about entering, a hands-on meeting Aug.21 will be at The Pizza Ranch, about how to get photos ready and enter the digital competition.

Deb Loudon handed out assignments from Abramowitz. He will not be here this month, but wanted everyone to work on these. Sharing time is back; bring photos to share or if you would like them critiqued. Some photo sharing was done by members.

The next meeting will be 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21, social and photo sharing time. The hands-on will begin at 6:45 p.m. with Deb Bates. Bring photos, digital and print, you would like help with to enter the N4C competitions. N4C print entries for September will be due Sept. 4 at the meeting; the digital entries will be due Sept. 10.

Creston Lions Club

Creston Lions Club members met 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at The Pizza Ranch. President Ron Dunphy called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Delmer Brown gave the invocation.

After the meal, a business meeting was held. The minutes of the previous meeting and the treasurer’s report were presented and approved.

Brown introduced Kelly Busch, Union County treasurer, who explained the responsibilities of her employment. Dunphy recognized new members Scott and Kelly Busch and Mike and Jo Duckworth by presenting them with pins and certificates. Dunphy also asked the young people present to tell where they go to school, the grade they’ll be in and to name a favorite teacher. Those responding were Clinton and Avery Fuller of Creston and Elizabeth Perry of Wellsboro, Pa.

Tom Braymen exhibited the new digital camera that will be used for KidSight vision screening of area preschool children.

Brown reported on the annual pork chop supper which will be held Sept. 18 at McKinley Park. Tickets are available from Lions members at $8 per person. The event is sponsored by the Lions, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Creston. Funds are used for various service projects. Watch for advertising in the local media.

The next Lions meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at The Pizza Ranch.

Kiwanis

The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 22 members. Chris Frederickson, president, presided. Jane Lowe did the prayer, and Ron Levine was finemaster.

The program was Chris Frederickson who discussed the State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries. These would be pioneer cemeteries or burial sites that have had less than 15 burials in the past 50 years.

The club will be hosting the Open Table meal Aug. 26, and also members are helping at the Bloodmobile Aug. 18.

The annual pork chop dinner will be Sept. 18 at McKinley Park; members now have the $8 per meal tickets to sell.