Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

March 26, 2014

Club Chatter


Greensburg Daily News

---- — Lone Tree DAR

The Lone Tree Chapter DAR was held Monday, March 24, 2014 at the home of Lois Laskowski with seven members present.

Refreshments of angel food cake with delicious strawberries and blueberries topped with whipped cream were served by the hostesses Betsy Moll and Linda Volk.

The meeting was called to order by Regent Linda Volk and opened with the DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, American Creed and the singing of the National Anthem.

Secretaries and Treasurer’s Report was read and approved.

President General’s Message was given by Betsy Moll on the “Early American Women of Distinction”.

National Defense was given by Linda Volk. This was a very moving story titled, The Navy’s Baby: A True Display of the American Spirit.

New Business - The 113th Indiana DAR State Conference will be held May 16 to 18 at the Indianapolis Marriott East. Contact Regent Linda Volk if you are interested in attending.

There was some discussion on the May Tour. Ideas were The Miller House and Garden in Columbus, or The Lily House and Garden in Indy. There will be more discussion at the April meeting.

Lois Laskowski gave a very interesting program on one of the first biographies of the Revolutionary War’s most remarkable women, a beautiful Philadelphia society girl named Peggy Shippen. While the war was raging, Peggy befriended a suave British officer named Major John Andre and then married a disabled revolutionary general named Benedict Arnold, who was twice her age.

She brought the two men together in a treasonous plot that nearly turned George Washington into a prisoner and changed the course of the war. To read more, be sure to check out “Treacherous Beauty,” by Mark Jacob and Stephen H. Case. Thanks for a great program, Lois.

Meeting was adjourned. Next meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday April 28, at the Greensburg home of Stephanie McDaniel. Program will be by Carol Bonnett on Paul Revere. Committee is Stephanie McDaniel and Barbara Barnett.

Linger Awhile Extension

On March 12, the Linger Awhile Extension Homemakers met at the Extension Office small meeting room for their monthly meeting.

President Diann Reisman opened the meeting, leading the Club Creed and Pledge to the Flag. For Devotions, Diann chose “Finding Heaven on my Front Porch.” The thought of the month was given by Alberta McQueen. Roll call was answered by eight members naming the food or drink they associate with Ireland.

Paulette Duerstock read the minutes of the February meeting and Rosemary Schroeder gave the Treasurer’s report. All joined in singing the song of the month, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling.”

Irene Tebbe and Alberta are donating stuffing for the Riley Hospital puppy pillows project. Our club was assigned the October page of next year’s program book, so we made our selections for song of the month, thought of the month, etc. Teresa Horan and Paulette will be attending the Spring Distrrict meeting in Brown County March 13, and six of our menbers plan to attend International Night April 7.

For Health and Safety, Irene Tebbe’s first topic was “Combating Cavities.” Helping prevent tooth decay and fighting cavities could be as simple as making sure that flouride is in your drinking water. Another topic for discussion was “Take it Easy on your Face.” If you want to exfoliate and have sensitive skin, be very careful. The exfoliation process can actually cause irritation.

Diann Reisman presented the lesson “Make your own Laundry Soap.” With three main ingredients, Fels Naptha, Washing Soda and Borax, you will have a product that works great for hard to treat odors and stains, for just a few cents per load compared to 25 cents per load for the name brand products.

The meeting was closed with all singing the Club Prayer. Melly Allgeier won the 50/50.

A large assortment of delicious cookies from the cookie exchange was enjoyed by all for refreshments with a nice variety of cookies to take home and share with our families.

Our next meeting will be at the home of Diann Reisman at 7 p.m. April 16, when the lesson will be “Wrap it Up.”

The Fifty Extension Homemakers

The Fifty Extension Homemakers, armed with needles and thread, met at 11 a.m. March 19, at the home of Isabelle Royse.

Sixty puppy pillows were stuffed and closed and made ready for children at Riley Hospital. Several more will be completed at our individual homes. At noon, we enjoyed a lunch of beef stew, white bean chicken chili, rolls, cheese and crackers, strawberry trifle and raspberry trifle, nuts, and cookies which Isabelle prepared for us.

At 1 p.m., Isabelle called the meeting to order followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the Homemakers’ Creed. Isabelle gave devotions from a Woman’s Day magazine article titled “A Mixed Tape from the Angels” by Barbara Lynch.

Ruth Smith read the thought of the month, and Viola Minning led the song of the month. Bertha Head called the roll, answered by “What food or drink do you associate with Ireland?” There were 10 members present and three guests: Jewel Chambers, Tava Meisberger, and Shelby Forkert. Bertha read the secretary’s report from the February meeting, then gave the treasurer’s report.

For cultural arts, Isabelle showed Barbie and Ken doll clothes she made for her granddaughter’s birthday. She reported on the Madison District spring meeting held in Brown County. Decatur County won the gallon decorated jar for Coins for Cancer contest, done by Mary Preble, and this will be taken to Home and Family Conference in June. We were reminded of the April 7 International Night where we can bring something for cultural arts and/or a handmade purse. We were reminded to save pop tabs for Riley.

Money was collected for dues and International Night. Isabelle read an article titled “GMO Foods” from Reader’s Digest, January 2014 issue, for Health and Safety. These genetically modified organisms can cause depression, allergies, infertility and some cancers.

Viola Minning led the Club Prayer, followed by a hand-out lesson, “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?”

Viola and Tonia Schofield won the door prizes. Our next meeting will be at Ruth Smith’s April 1.

Modern Trends Extension

Modern Trends met at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the home of Kathryn Schoettmer, with nine members present.

Vice President Ann Stagge opened the meeting with members saying the Creed followed with Pledge to Flag.

Kathryn had devotions with prayer to end terrorism and violence.

Bonnie Evans read the Thought: “May you be in heaven 30 minutes before the devil knows you’re dead.”

Roll Call was answered with What food or drink do you associate with Ireland?

Song leader Carol Firsich led the members in singing When Irish Eyes are Smiling.

Marilyn Strasburger read the Minutes from the Feb. 18 meeting and they were approved.

It was decided that the Club would take a tour of Weberding on April 15 and lunch at the Pub at 11:30 a.m. Carol Firsich and Mary Preble would be the drivers and everyone needs to meet at Jean Pratt’s driveway at 10 a.m.

Shirley Armstrong gave a Health and Safety lesson on “The more hospital Emergency room doctors know about your medical history.

And Lucille Wenning gave a report on “To soften the skin and if you get a splatter of grease on your arm use flour to take the burn out,

Dues were taken and will be turned in to the Extension Office.

Ann closed the meeting with the Club Prayer.

Kathryn gave everyone an envelope with four pieces of paper cut in shapes and members were to make a square from them. Carol Firisch, Marlene Wolter, Ann Stagge and Shirley Armstrong won prizes.

Next meeting will be the tour and lunch on April 15.

Kitchen Kookies Extension Homemakers

The Kitchen Kookies met at the home of Barbara Smiley March 12. For devotions, she read “Joy on the Way.”

Enjoying the sight of robins is a sure sign of spring.

The meeting opened with President Polly McCreary leading the club creed and pledge to the flag. The Thought of the Month, “May you be in heaven 30 minutes before the devil knows you’re dead,” was read by Susan Reasoner.

Secretary and Treasurer reports were given with all 10 members answering the question, “What food or drink do you associate with Ireland?” We then sang “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” and “Happy Birthday” to Susan.

Susan gave the health and safety presentation on the sub-clinical diverse thyroid. Cultural arts presentation was given by Alice Woodhull on why we should examine our love of foods. Could it be the smell or the taste we enjoy?

The committee for International Night has been very busy. They are working hard with the Twilighters and Maya from Mayarari Indonesian Grill.

Maya is looking forward to sharing her recent trip to Indonesia. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 7 at Greensburg First Baptist Church.

The meal is $10 and reservations should be turned in to Barbara Smiley, 891 South County Road 700 West, by March 27.

Polly gave the lesson, “Small Steps to Health and Wealth.” Helen Parker won the contest and lucky napkin prizes.

The meeting was closed with the singing of the club prayer.

– Daily News