The Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau Area Foundation met May 18 at the offices of Osburn, Hine, Kuntze, Yates & Murphy. The board voted in the 2005-2006 offices. They are Kimberly Price, president; Reagan Holliday, vice president; Dr. Janet Ruopp, secretary; and Marsha Haskell, treasurer.
The board approved the 2005-2006 service budget, which includes contributions and service projects for the following organizations: Success by Six, GED Graduation, Otahki Girl Scouts, Habitat for Humanity, SEMO NASV, Missouri Mentoring, Cape Girardeau Public Library, American Cancer Society, Vision House, March of Dimes, Boys and Girls Club, First Call for Help, Safehouse for Women, Girl Scout Day Camp, Go Red for Women Campaign and the Family Resource Center.
The board also determined the amounts of Zonta's Career and Technology Center scholarship and the Southeast Missouri State University scholarship.
Plans were made for the upcoming Zonta night at Outback Steakhouse as a thank-you for Outback's support of the 2004 Women of Achievement Luncheon.
The Arnsberg 4-H Club met May 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim with 11 members, seven leaders and four guests present. Emily Ruch, president, presided over the meeting.
The club had local achievement as the main portion of the meeting and all members gave demonstrations or illustrated talks. They were, Ethan Seyer, how to care for a bottle calf; Ryan Pohlman, parts of a steer and the corresponding meats; Dustin Oehl, how to make a music CD on your computer; Jessica Seyer, parts of a camera; Tyler Lappe, how to pot a tomato plant; Kaycie Seyer, transplanting plants; Kyle Rohde, how to bench show a dog; Rachel Seyer, cat facts; Amanda Lappe, how to make decorated sandals; Emily Ruch, parts of a saddle; and Shelby Proctor, how to get a horse ready to do barrels and poles. The club thanked Dortha Strack and Donna Heuer for being the judges. Any members not present will do their demonstration at the July meeting.
Club members were reminded to be working on items for County Achievement and the county fair. Anyone with exhibits for the county fair should bring them to the July meeting.
The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on July 7 at the church.
The Alpha Mu Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met for its annual end-of-the-year dinner at the N'Orleans restaurant on May 23. The meeting was conducted by Margaret Little, president.
A report was presented by those attending the Fox Theatre in St. Louis on May 21.
The program of the year award was presented to Marsha Parrish for her program on Project Hope with Dennis Rigdon.
Mary Schwab reported the results of the chapter survey taken at the last meeting. The social committee reported that in lieu of "lunch out" this summer, there will be an "evening out." The first dinner out will be June 16.
Perfect attendance charms for the year were presented to Carole Calvin, Vicki mcKinney, Linda Metheny, Bernie Gardner, Judie Herbst, Parrish and Schwab.
Secret pal gives were exchanged and new secret pal names were drawn.
The next regular meeting will be in September at the home of Charlotte Bess.
The Capaha Scottish Rite Women's Club met at Delmonico's restaurant in Jackson for their May meeting. Luella Armstrong presided over the meeting.
The nominating committee report was given and accepted. The officers are Armstrong, president; Cynthia Alfaro, vice president; Debbie Hey, secretary; and Doris Hurst, treasurer. They will be installed at the June 13 meeting at Delmonico's.
Hey, program chairman, and Armstrong, hostess, led the group in playing "Truth or Lie."
Hostess for the June meeting will be Omega Hawkins, Juanita Holder and Donna Delay.
The St. Mary Council of Catholic Women met on May 19 in the Monsignor Huels room.
Copies of the treasurer's report was distributed by Pat Eftink.
A donation was given to St. Mary Cathedral School for new Spanish books.
Margie Huber, organization chair, said Circle leaders will meet June 8 to update circle lists and plan for the coming year.
Dolores Gibbar reported that two bereavement dinners were served.
A total of 79 pairs of shoes, 115 pairs of socks and some shoelaces were collected for "Shoes for Orphan Souls."
Shirley Reeves reported on the spring bake and garage sale.
A sign-up sheet was available for workers at the parish picnic to be held on Sunday at Deerfield.
The next meeting will be June 16 in the Monsignor Huels room.
The Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158 met May 10 with Gary Kamp, commander, presiding.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved. Richard Aguilar gave the financial report and P.M. Kurre reported membership at 596. Lou Crites reported on flags. Jack Latimer gave the club room report. Virgil Whitener gave the house report.
Mike Strack reported that five flags were sold. He also said that flag etiquette booklets will be given with each flag given or sold.
David Ludwig made a motion that $40 be made available for mailing out invitations to guard members for the welcome home event scheduled for June 12 at 2:30 p.m. The motion was seconded and passed. He also announced that the Americanism committee gave out three scholarships for $400.
Larry Koehler gave the baseball report. Leonard Adams reported for the dance committee.
Charles Hutson reported for the nominating committee. Nominations were: Larry Koehler, commander; P.M. Kurre, first vice president; John Hopkins, second vice president; Richard Decker, adjutant; Richard Aguilar, finance officer; Bill Poe, service officer; Jim Nelson, historian; David Ludwig, Americanism; John James and Boyd Summers, chaplain; Jack Latimer, Milford Kirn and Albert Beussink, trustees; and Bill Sullivan, sergeant at arms.
Decker went over the agenda for the "Welcome Home" event and answered members' questions. Motion was made that membership provided to the troops would be for 2005-2006. The motion was seconded and passed.
Aguilar informed the members that the first of June, the toll-free number at the veterans hospital will no longer be available.
The next meeting will be June 14.