Club news 5/19

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Alpha Mu Master

The Alpha Mu Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Gwen Nussbaum in Jackson. Linda Metheny was co-hostess. The meeting was conducted by Marsha Parrish, president.

Contributions were made to Safe House for Women, Birthright and Relay for Life. Possible social events for next year were discussed. A vote was taken for "program of the year." The award will be presented at the last meeting of the year. The chapter also decided to have "lunch out" once a month this summer.

Preregistrations were collected for the Beta Sigma Phi Missouri State Convention to be held in Cape Girardeau in October 2005. These were turned in at Monday's city council meeting. The meeting will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Cape Rock Drive. The Chapter Executive Board will meet at Metheny's home prior to the council meeting.

Mary Schwab presented the results of the chapter survey that was taken at the last meeting.

Joyce Hays installed the officers for the coming year. They are, Metheny, president; Bernie Gardner, vice president; Schwab, recording secretary; Margaret Little, corresponding secretary; and Parrish, treasurer.

Nussbaum presented the program in which several diet plans were discussed.

The last meeting of the chapter year will be at the N'Orleans restaurant at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. The new chapter year begins in September.

New McKendree UMW

Shirley Patterson conducted the meeting of New McKendree United Methodist Women on May 4.

The Wesleyan Circle was in charge of the program, and Patterson introduced the guest speaker, Tammy Gwaltney, executive director of Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence. The agency is an advocate for those affected by the trauma of sexual violence by coordinating the community service to provide professional, compassionate and timely intervention and education.

During the business meeting, Wesleyan Circle reported the largest number in attendance.

Pat Lynn, secretary of social activities, displayed literature and program information about world hunger and also provided yellow ribbon bows for those wishing to display them as a gesture of support for our troops.

Amy Cook reported on the district meeting held at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau recently.

June 19 will be the Annual Day Apart at Lake Wappapello.

Fellowship time prior to the meeting was hosted by Naomi Circle.

The June 1 meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall with the Hope Circle as hostess and the Esther Circle presenting the program.

The local mission collection will be for the Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry.

Capaha Scottish Rite Women

The Capaha Scottish Rite Women's Club met May 10 at Delmonico's restaurant in Jackson. There were nine members and two visitors present.

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

The nominating committee report was accepted. New officers are Armstrong, president; Cynthia Alfaro, vice president; Debbie Hay, secretary; and Doris Hurst, treasurer.

Marsha Plunkett, program chairman, led the group in playing games.

The June meeting and installation of offices will be held June 14 at Delmonico's. Hostesses will be Juanita Holder and Hawkins.

Kage FCE Club

The Kage FCE Club met at the home of Shirley Palen on May 13. Inez Statler reported that the May 1 benefit dinner, auction and barn dance for the Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship Program was a success, with Kage Club contributing a collection of gardening supplies for the auction and some members contributing for the meal. In addition, the $500 HEED grant received by Statler was presented to the Horsemanship Program on this occasion. Kage Club was awarded a certificate for its volunteer efforts in connection with the Horsemanship Program at the recent volunteer recognition sponsored by the United Way of Southeast Missouri.

A report was heard about the District FCE meeting held at Doniphan on May 4 and attended by five club members. The Kage Club received a certificate for 60 years of affiliation with Extension/FCE at the meeting.

Yarn was brought to be sent to Romania, one of the FCE projects for the year.

Low-maintenance landscaping was the program presented by Statler. Barbara Schaffner will be hostess when the club meets on June 10.

Town & Country FCE

The Town & Country FCE Club met at the home of Carolyn Thompson on Thursday, with nine members present. The meeting was called to order by Darlene McCain, president, with the Pledge of Allegiance and the club collect.

Gerald Jones, Cape Girardeau County presiding commissioner, was present and signed a proclamation for National Day of Family which was Saturday.

Little Golden Books were brought by members to be given to newborn babies at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

The club will go to Parkview State School today to give cookies and ice cream as the May project.

Cape County FCE Council meeting will be held at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Jackson at 7 p.m. on June 3.

The club will mail a care package to Kenny Heise, who is stationed in Iraq. He is the son of member Shirley Heise. The club will donate $25 to Clover Kids and $50 to Jackson Ministerial Alliance food pantry for the June project.

Mary Klaproth gave mini programs on bullying, medication safety and grandchildren, and women and clinical depression.

A report was given on the club's successful bake sale held at the Poplar Bluff Air Show on May 9.

Club out will be at Quizno's in Jackson at 6:30 p.m. on May 27. The June 10 meeting will be the club's anniversary meeting. The location will be given later.

-- From staff reports

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