Club news 4/21/04

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

GFW Club

The General Federated Women's Club met April 8 in the community room of city hall in Jackson.

The club is celebrating 95 years of continuous community service and members attended dressed appropriately for attire of 1909, the year the club organized.

Paul Sander, mayor of Jackson, signed a proclamation acknowledging the week of April 5 through 10, as Missouri General Federated Women's Week in Jackson.

Members were welcomed by Willa Dean Propst, president. Eula Limbaugh delivered the devotion followed by group singing led by Mildred Brase, accompanied on the piano by Mary Beth Vogt. Dorothy Palisch reviewed the Missouri General Federated Women's programs for 2003. Vogt composed a poem, "General Federated Women's Thursday Literary Club 95th Anniversary" which she shared with members. Marie Haupt voiced the collect at the conclusion of the meeting. A social time was shared with refreshments served.

Women interested in contributing to the community of Jackson are invited to join the club by contacting Palisch, membership coordinator, at 243-4777 or Propst, president, at 243-3286.

The next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. May 13 at Delmonico's restaurant. Mayor Sander will present his annual community progress report, and RoxAnne Hudak, recipient of the Sophomore Pilgrimage trip, will discuss her experience.

Arnsberg 4-H Club

The Arnsberg 4-H Club met April 1 at Trinity Lutheran Church hall in Friedheim. Treasurer Emily Ruch presided with 22 members, 10 leaders and four visitors in attendance. Tessa and Shelby Mangels led the group in singing. Cody Hahs led the pledges.

There were several meetings held in March. Shelby Proctor gave a report on a horse meeting, Emilie Beard and Danielle Daume reported on a foods meeting, Cody Tuschhoff reported on a beef meeting, and Melinda Pfeiffer, Devon Beard, Emilie Beard, Proctor, Tuschhoff and Daume reported on a horse rodeo meeting. Tyler Lappe reported on going to a teen conference in Bloomfield, Mo.

Several ideas were presented for the club's community service project and it will be voted on at the next meeting. It was also discussed to form a committee at the next meeting to make bylaws for the club.

Debbie Leoni of Main Street Fitness in Jackson conducted a health activity after the meeting.

Following the health activity, refreshments were served by the Terry Pohlman and Tom Lappe families.

The next meeting will be May 6.

Capaha Scottish Rite Women's Club

The Capaha Scottish Rite Women's Club met at Delmonico's Restaurant in Jackson for the April meeting. There were six members and one visitor present.

Luella Armstrong presided and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Omega Hawkins voiced the table prayer.

Doris Hurst, program chairman, read articles entitled "Idiots" and "Dummies."

The next meeting will be May 10 at Delmonico's with Juanita Holder as hostess and Hawkins as program chairman.

St. Mary CCW

The St. Mary Council of Catholic Women met Thursday in the Monsignor Huels Room of St. Mary Cathedral Church parish office building.

Dolores Gibbar reported that two bereavement dinners were served since the last meeting.

The nominating committee, Margie Huber, Regina Yeager and Marilyn Weber, submitted names of Nancy King for president and Diane Schaefer for vice president.

Since there were no other nominations, they were elected by acclamation.

The Rev. Tom Kiefer invited the group to join the Senior Citizens of St. Agnes Cathedral at the 5:15 p.m. Mass on April 28 and dinner at Bella Italia. Those interested should call the office to make reservations.

Refreshments were enjoyed as the group "dreamed" for the next 10 years. Ideas for programs, activities and building projects were shared. They will be taken to the parish council for consideration.

All were encouraged to attend the DCCW spring assembly to be held on April 30 and May 1 at Drury Lodge in Cape Girardeau.

A report was given on the successful spring bake sale and white elephant and garage sale.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 20 in the Monsignor Huels Room.

-- From staff reports

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