Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

February 12, 2014

Club Chatter

Greensburg Daily News

---- — The Clinton Extension Homemakers met Feb. 3 at the Beach Tiki Bar for their 79th anniversary celebration with 11 members and one guest, Bonita Myers.

To open the meeting, president Connie Fruchtnicht had devotions, “Ten Free Gifts for the New Year.” The gift to listen, a gift of signs of affection, a note, the gift of laughter, a compliment, a favor, the gift of leaving alone, a cheerful disposition, gift of a game and gift of prayer.

Happy Birthday was sung for Regina Osborn and Happy Anniversary was sung for Dorothy Mahan. A Valentine card was signed for Maxine Hayers. Members said they enjoyed the Christmas party held at the Big Four Cafe in Batesville.

It was announced that the sewing project for RIley Hospital has been postponed until better weather. A gallon jar was donated to be decorated for the collection of funds for the cancer research. A total of $87 has already been collected.

The ENVON conference in July will be held in Indianapolis and members are urged to pan to attend. Connie had prayer before a delicious meal of their choice. A game to guess how many total years of membership for our club members was won by Betty Chadwell, a gift of the Greensburgopoly game. Lucky napkin winner was Regina Osborn. By luck of the draw, Connie won a Greensburgopoly game as well. All members received an Indiana festival guide booklet.

Members had their choice of either Key Lime Pie or Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate chips made by Connie. Connie thanked Marilyn Davis for arranging the celebration, Betty and Regina for calling everyone since it was a change of date.

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the home of Ann Lindsay.

Country Girls and Guys 4-H Club

The Country Girls and Guys 4-H Group met at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 at the Clarksburg Fire Station.

There were 32 members and 4 guests in attendance.

The meeting was called to order by Club President Emma Geis. The pledge to the American flag was led by Andrew McCrary and the 4-H pledge was led by Grace Hartman. Roll call was answered by stating each member’s New Year’s resolution. The secretary and treasurer’s reports were given by Emily Martin. Health and Safety reports were given by Kenny Geis, Ethan Eldridge, and Lydia Moore.

Business discussed concerned the county 4-H target enrollment date of March 1 and the final date of May 15, Livestock tag dates, 4-H trips, and ideas of upcoming meeting and community service activities.

After the business portion of the meeting, 4-H members were given a grand tour of the fire station, including an up-close look at all of the fire trucks, fire vehicles, and equipment. Volunteer firefighters Steve Geis and Wayne Speer’s expertise was evident in their clear explanations of each piece of fire equipment and its purpose.

The 4-H’ers were attentive listeners and asked many questions. The 4-H members would like to thank the firefighters for sharing their knowledge about firefighting and allowing us to hold our meeting at their wonderful fire station. A vote was taken to make a monetary donation from our club to the fire station for all that they do for our community.

After the fire station tour, demonstrations were given by Madelaine Burford, “Making a paper envelope;” Philip Fisse, “Dressing for Cold Weather;” Lizzie Fisse, “Canning Green Beans;” Mathew Stewart and Nick Ploeger, “How to Show Cattle;” Andrew McCrary, “Archery;” and Kendall Cuskaden, “Making 3-2-1 cake.”

The meeting was then adjourned and refreshments were served by the Burford and Cuskaden families.

– Daily News