Club news 3/22/06

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Kage FCE

The Kage FCE Club met on March 9 at the home of Martha Slaten. Dortha Strack, president, conducted the business meeting.

Members brought their "Tune Out Violence" pledge sheets to be turned in at All Clubs Day on Monday. Final plans for Kage FCE hosting the event were made. Registration for the event is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Several ideas for community service projects for the year were discussed.

The Southeast District FCE meeting will be held at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Jackson on April 27.

Edna Hey presented a program titled "Someone in the USA Asking -- Can I be a Lobbyist?" and Margaret Crites presented a program titled "Woman to Woman -- Resisting the Deadly Triangle of Violence."

The next meeting will be at the home of Inez Statler on April 13. Barbara Schaffner will give the program on sewing shortcuts.

Tilsit 4-H Club

The Tilsit 4-H Club met on March 2 at Gordonville Fire Station 2 near Tilsit. Matthew Golden, president, presided over the meeting. There were 20 members and 17 others present.

Matthew Brucker and Todd Aufdenberg led the pledges and Ryan Aufdenberg, Tanner Schabbing, Collin Schabbing and Brucker led the songs.

The secretary's and treasurer's reports were given. Foods A reported on a project meeting that was held.

Paige McNeely gave a demonstration on how to make an orange smoothie, and Lyndsey Hinkebein gave a talk on how to take care of wildlife.

The next meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 6 at the fire station.

American Legion Auxiliary 63

Patsy Kimbrel, vice president, presided at the March 6 meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary 63. Members voted to purchase necessary kitchen utensils and also to send $100 to the Kenny Rogers Children's Center in Sikeston, Mo.

Peggy Blaylock, Americanism chairman, delivered the DVDs titled "For Which It Stands" to area schools. Certificates have also been mailed to firms or individuals flying the American flag in a lighted display.

A committee of Legion and Auxiliary members has been appointed to plan the April 24 visit of the national commander.

Six area high school girls have been chosen to attend Girls State from June 25 through July 1. They are invited to attend a briefing session at the American Legion Hall in Sikeston on April 2.

A carton will be placed at the post for members to donate canned foods and/or paper products for the Red Star food pantry.

Buddy Poppy Day is scheduled for May 5. Donations are designated for veterans' needs.

The next meeting will be on April 12 with lunch served before the 1 p.m. meeting.

Presbyterian Women

The Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson met March 17 in the church fellowship hall for their quarterly meeting.

Shirley Hutton, moderator, called the meeting to order. Esther/Hannah Circle had 12 members present and Perdue/Lear Circle has seven members present. There were also six guests.

Alene Friese reported a proposed slate of officers for the upcoming year. They are Hutton, moderator; Chris Pagano, historian; Molly May Lowes, treasurer; Doris Bollinger, personal faith and family life; and Friese, search and resources. All were elected by acclamation.

Jonell McNeely, Church Women United, reported that a successful World Day of Prayer was held on March 3 at First General Baptist Church in Jackson. World Day of Prayer 2007 will be held at First Presbyterian.

Fran Reid, missions chairman, reported that $799 was collected for the Tools of Hope and blanket fund in February and that the next mission offering will be the birthday offering in May.

Mona Hamilton, sewing, reported that she has sent sheets to Church World Services to fulfill the club's quota for this term.

Carolyn Thompson, support chairman, reported that her committee had prepared lunch for two funerals since the last meeting.

Judy Litzelfelner, Young Life coordinator, reported that her committee is serving lunch to 75 to 80 high students one Friday a month.

McNeely reported that a special effort will be made to get pictures of church members for the pictorial directory during the next two Sundays.

Hutton reported that new Circle lists have been updated to include new church members. They will be published in the April newsletter.

The P.W. Presbyterian Spring Gathering will be held at Dardeene Church in St. Louis on April 27. The deadline for reservations is April 17. The fall gathering will be held in October at First Presbyterian Church.

The next regular meeting will be on May 19. This will be the annual meeting at which officers are installed. Pagano will give the history summary for 2005.

Thompson reported that the club had received a $150 rebate for Best Choice labels. A motion was made, seconded and passed by acclamation to present a check for $100 to Midwest Learning Center.

Jim Ford, executive vice president, community relations, Presbyterian Children's Services Children's Foundation of Mid-America, and Jim Barry, director of Midwest Learning Center, gave an update on Midwest Learning Center, formerly known as Presbyterian Children's Home.

St. Vincent de Paul CCW

St. Vincent de Paul Council of Catholic Women met March 6 in the lower room. Joyce Luton was guest speaker. She is organization commission chair for the Diocesan CCW. She explained the workings of the council from the parish level to the national level.

Shirley Cracraft, secretary, read the minutes, which were approved. Pat Harrison gave the treasurer's report. She reported on memorial gifts given to the council in memory of Ann Cantoni and Janie VanGennip. It was decided to add the funds to the Rita Schmidt leadership fund and rename is the Schmidt-Cantoni-VanGennip fund.

Michele Moon reported on Church Women United, stating that she will be in charge of the upcoming retreat in Jefferson City, Mo.

Joan Eggimann, church commission chair, reported that the retreat that was planned at the church on Feb. 18 was cancelled due to inclement weather. It has been rescheduled for April 8.

A motion was carried that favors be made for the spring assembly to be held April 28 and 29 in Cape Girardeau. Cases will be made for the rosaries that are donated each year for First Communicants and RCIA candidates.

Three new members were included as well as guests from St. Mary Cathedral Church.

Cape County FCE

The Cape Girardeau County FCE Council met March 2 at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Jackson. Linda Sebaugh, president, presided at the meeting with 18 attending.

Darlene McCain told the group that she has been chosen as alternate to the national meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

FCE week is celebrated each year during the month of October. Cape County Extension will be making favors for the state meeting in October.

Child Advocacy Week was recognized in January at Jefferson City. More than 200 dolls were displayed on the steps of the Capitol and were given to the state legislature. The dolls were donated by FCE members and will be given to service agencies for special needs children.

The tour committee has been buy planning trips for this year. A group went to the Fox Theatre in St. Louis to see "Little Women." Aug. 8 is slated for the group to see "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." On Sept. 9, the tour will be going to Kentucky Opry and the Carl Hurley Show. A trip to Opryland in Nashville, Tenn., is planned for December.

All Clubs Day will be Monday at the Extension Center in Jackson. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Each club will display something from its 2005 activities. The theme will be spring forward with FCE. JoAnn Hahs of the Lamplighters Club will present the program. Each person is to bring a salad for lunch. Students from Central High School will provided the entertainment. Membership pins will be awarded.

Fair booths at the SEMO District Fair will be for display only this year and will not be judged. Each booth will receive $50, and registration is due to Patti Turner by May 1.

The Southeast District meeting will be held April 27 at the Extension Center in Jackson. The theme will be "Seventy Years of Lighting the Way with FCE." Robin Hosp will provide the entertainment.

-- From staff reports

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