50 Extension Homemakers
The 50 Extension Homemakers met at 1 p.m. Feb. 19 at Zion United Methodist Church.
Isabelle Royse opened the meeting with Pledge of Allegiance followed by the Homemakers’ Creed. Ruth Smith, hostess, gave devotions titled “Planted with Love” from Woman of God daily devotions by Gail Marsh. Carol Ayres read the thought of the month, and Bertha Head and Mary Marsh lead the song of the month, “Laugh Provoker.”
Nine members answered roll call by stating “Who was President when you were born?” Bertha read Juanita Israel’s January secretary’s report in her absence and then gave her treasurer’s report.
For cultural arts, Ruth showed a framed copy of Zion Church’s deed dated April 7, 1866, and an old Sunday school secretary’s book beginning March 6, 1904. She also pointed out the cemetery behind the church with special note to ancestors of several of our members.
There were no birthdays this month. We discussed the fact that fiberfill for puppy pillows has almost tripled in price which may cause us to rethink the project. It was related that the pie eating contest at the Fair needs a new chairman and volunteers. We were reminded that our $10 club dues are due by May 1. District Day is March 13 in Brown County with a $10 lunch fee. Isabelle found some future lessons: “Wrap It Up,” “Conservation Wise,” and “Sleep Disorders.” Our next meeting will be at Isabelle’s at 11 a.m. March 19.
For Health and Safety, Isabelle read an article titled “Confessions of a Flu Virus.” Bertha led the Club Prayer. Isabelle gave a lesson, “Smilin’ Feet.” Ruth served Cherry Dump Cake and other items for refreshments. Carol and Bertha received the door prizes.
Linger Awhile Ext. Homemakers
The monthly meeting of the Linger Awhile Extension Homemakers was held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the home of Alberta McQueen.
President Diann Reisman called the meeting to order and all members joined in the Pledge to the Flag and Club Creed. For devotions Alberta read “If I Had My Life to Live Over” by Erma Bombeck. Rosemary Schroeder gave the thought of the month “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts”. All joined in singing the song of the month, “A Laugh Provoker” to the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Paulette Duerstock read the minutes of the January meeting and Rosemary gave the Treasurer’s report. The Spring District meeting is scheduled for March 13 at 9:30 a.m. in Nashville, Ind. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., and your $10 reservations need to be sent in to the county treasurer by March 1.
For Health & Safety, Irene Tebbe read an article on the flu vaccine. There is still time to get vaccinated against the flu if you haven’t already. It is important to get the flu vaccine as soon as possible to minimize your chance of catching the flu. Also and article on Cold Weather SPF. Protecting your skin and lips from the sun’s damaging effects is just as important in the winter as it is in the summer. Use a lip balm with a broad spectrum SPF 30 year round to prevent chapped lips and guard agsinst skin cancer.
For Cultural Arts, Alberta showed us the wedding picture of her grandparents Henry and Mary Laudick, as well as a picture of her mother Catherine Laudick, and one of her mother and uncle Albert Laudick when they were children. Alberta also displayed her crocheted afghan featuring the popcorn stitch in a varigated tan color.
The lesson for this month was the conclusion of Small Steps to Health and Wealth. Build your path to health and wealth one step at a time. The principle is that people will be more successful with behavorial change and feel less deprived if their spending or eating habits are reduced in gradual stages rather than making one large change all at once.
The meeting was concluded with singing the Club Prayer. The 50/50 was won by Theresa Ripperger. Our next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. March 12 in the Extension office small meeting room. We will bring cookies for a cookie exchange and Diann Reisman will demonstrate making laundry soap.
Modern Trends Homemakers
Modern Trends met at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the home of Lucille Wenning with seven members present.
Vice President Ann Stagge opened the meeting with members saying the Homemakers Creed and the Pledge to the Flag.
Lucille read The Gift of Friendship by Jean Conder Soule. Mary Preble read the Thought “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt.
Secretary Marilyn Strasburger had roll call with members telling Who President when you were born?
Minutes from December meeting were read and approved, no meeting in January because of the weather.
Song leader Carol Firsich led the members in singing the song “ A Laugh Provoker.” Treasurer gave her report.
Members to bring ideas for the annual meal out in April to the March meeting. Lucille gave a health and safety lesson on How to get all the fiber without tasting like sawdust”.
Meeting closed with Club Prayer. Lucille had a jar full of buttons and everyone made a guess as to how many were in the jar, Marilyn won the prize being the number 400 the number of buttons was 660.
Next meeting will be at the home of Kathryn Schoettmer at 1 p.m. March 18.
Hostess served cherry cake and drinks.
Kitchen Kookies Ext. Homemakers
On Feb. 17, seven members of the “Kitchen Kookies” met at the home of Barbara Smiley.
Polly McCreary hosted the meeting. After this winter cold and snow, Polly still had ice. Erma Moore won the napkin prize.
The meeting was opened with members reciting the pledge to the flag and the club creed. For devotions, Polly read “Excepting Substitutes.” Erma read the thought of the month.
The song “Smile” was led by Norma Louden.
Health and safety was given by Susan Reasoner on anti-aging. Polly read a thank you letter from New Directions for our contributions. Secretary and Treasury reports were read.
We are working with the Twilighters Club for International Night. It will be held at Greensburg’s First Baptist Church April 7.
Registration will be at 5:30 p.m. with a meal at 6 p.m.
The program and meal are being planned by Maya of Mayasari Indonesian Grill. The meal will be $10, which is due before March 27. Send reservations to Barbara Smiley.
Don’t forget to bring your cultural arts, featuring handmade purses and other items. Polly handed out the less, “Who Gets Grandma’s Pie Plate?” chapters 7 through 9.
Polly served red velvet cake and hot spiced tea. After a social time, we called our home-bound friends Carol Smiley and Alice Woodhull on speaker phone.
Change of date for the meeting is March 12 at Barbara’s.
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