Club news 2/3/05

Thursday, February 3, 2005

St. Mary CWC

St. Mary Council of Catholic Women met Jan. 20 in the Monsignor Huels Room in the Parish Office Building.

The group viewed a film sent by Sister Mary Christopher Chinedum Ibegwam about her work with Mary Jo Copeland in the Minneapolis area. Sharing and Caring Hands and Mary's Place provide food and shelter to those in need.

President Nancy King displayed several books to be taken to the Spring Assembly for a silent auction. Cans of soup will be collected for "Souper Sunday" to benefit local pantries.

A Day of Reflection for Region 7 will be held March 5 at Guardian Angel in Oran.

"Shoes for Orphan Souls" will continue to be collected until April. New shoes, socks and shoelaces for boys and girls up to age 18 are needed.

The spring garage sale and bake sale is scheduled for April 9.

The next meeting is set for Feb. 17; Jean Seres, "The Hat Lady," will entertain the group.

Oak Ridge FCE

The Oak Ridge FCE Club met Jan. 18 at the Elks Lodge in Jackson.

Thank-you notes were read from 4-H for the donation to their building fund and from a military unit in Kuwait thanking the club for Christmas cards sent to them. Marilyn Retherford reported that seven schools had participated in the essay contest about "Respect" -- submitting 153 essays.

Kim Begley reported that $257 had been collected at the December Council Meeting for the Green Bear Project.

Projects for 2005 were discussed and five were chosen. The club will adopt a family, help the Elks with their Christmas baskets by bringing an article of clothing each month (socks, mittens or hats), help the Missouri Veterans Home one night a month, continue to help the Green Bear Organization and continue to host the birthday party each month at Jackson Manor.

Members nominated Carole Jo Byrd for the "Heart of FCE" award.

Begley gave a program en-titled "Eliminate the negative, accentuate the positive."

Laureate Alpha Rho

The Laureate Alpha Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Jan. 20 at the home of Marion Miles Edwards. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Mary Ann Nenninger, secretary, and approved by members. The treasurer's report was read by Norma Schrieber, treasurer. Schrieber read a thank-you note from the Chromosome 18 Foundation for a donation sent to them.

Erma Vaughan, president, announced that the state service project for 2005 will be the ALS Foundation. A contribution will be made to this foundation by the club.

Votes were cast for a Valentine queen, who will be crowned at the Valentine party to be held Feb. 10 at Dexter Bar-B-Q. It was announced that members should bring Valentines for their secret pals to the next meeting, which will be held at the home of Bonnie Hennessey today.

A program was presented by Grace Hoover. She gave a short history of her life and then gave a book review of "Nights of Rain and Stars."

Zonta Club

The Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau Area met Jan. 4 at the University Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Mason Bias from Kies Eye Center presented a program on two of the procedures performed at their facility, NearVision CK and laser vision correction.

Early planning discussions were held regarding the District 7 Meeting to be held in Cape Girardeau Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 and the Zonta flea market to be held on March 5 at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Nancy Hunter NSDAR

The Nancy Hunter Chapter NSDAR met Jan. 26 in the Hirsch Room at Cape Girardeau Public Library. Sharon Rowland, regent, led the group in the rituals before turning the program over to Clarence "Dub" Suedekum who gave a historical report on the Civil War battle of Cape Girardeau.

Dorothy Points reported she had received a letter from Jeremy Wells, a 2002 graduate from Southeast Missouri State University.

The chapter sponsored him to be the winner of the outstanding award, and he was given $8,000 from the DAR in 2002.

The minutes were read and approved, and Ruth Lang gave the treasury report. The Good Citizen and American History awards will be held in the Hirsch Room on Feb. 21.

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