Club news 5/20/12

Sunday, May 20, 2012

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63 met May 9 with 24 members in attendance. A luncheon was held with Pat Boren, Juanita Cook, Charlene VanDeven and Mildred Varvell serving as hostesses.

Barbara Yallaly, president, was awarded the 50/50. Yallaly reminded members of the district meeting to be held June 20 in Sikeston, Mo. Those attending should meet at 12:45 p.m. at the post home and carpool to the 2 p.m. meeting. Members were also reminded of the Memorial Day service ato be held May 28 at the Osage Centre. It is sponsored by the Joint Veterans Council.

Yallaly reported Unit 63 donated 3,059 volunteer hours at the Missouri Veterans Home in 2011.

Myrna Powers, longtime coordinator of Poppy Day, advised she no longer would serve as the chairwoman. Yallaly presented Powers a bouquet of yellow roses to show appreciation for her dedication for the yearly event. Linda Kern volunteered to serve in that capacity beginning in 2013. Edna Smith, Girls State chairman, was also presented with a gift of yellow roses for coordinating the Girls State program the past several years.

Members voted unanimously to donate $2,000 to the Cape Girardeau American Legion Post 63 baseball team.

The next meeting will be a potluck picnic at noon June 13 at Arena Park, shelter No. 5. The female veterans who are residents of the Missouri Veterans Home will be guests and will be honored. The entree and soft drinks will be provided and those attending are asked to bring a vegetable or salad. Attendees should bring their own table service.

Kage FCE Club

Inez Statler was hostess on May 10 when the Kage FCE met at the Cape Girardeau Senior Center for the regular monthly meeting. The devotional was presented by Statler.

Due to knee replacement surgery, Dortha Strack, president, was unable to attend the meeting. Jobyna Daume, vice president, presided.

Tip of the day: To avoid steamy mirrors in the bathroom at bath time, put an inch of cold water into the tub before adding the hot water.

Shirley Palen and Judie Herbst reported that the "Show Me Justice" games have all been distributed. 100 games were assembled and presented to the local fourth-grade classes.

Statler reported that she attended the signing of the Proclamation for the National Day of the Family by Paul Koeper, commissioner of Cape Girardeau County. All county FCE clubs were represented.

Barbara Marshall reported that the eyeglass cleaning project (Crystal Club) at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau will begin soon. Several members will be participating by cleaning eyeglasses of the residents.

Sarah Ross reminded members to send their monthly cards to their "pal" at Fountainbleau Lodge.

The June community service project will be a donation by the club to Dortha's Clover Kids Camp.

The next autism workshop will be held June 5.

Opal Collins reminded members that the Cape Girardeau Senior Center collects aluminum cans. They can be left at the back door of the center.

Books for newborns were taken to Saint Francis Medical Center in honor of the annual Day of the Family.

Those celebrating May birthdays were Marian Kramer, Ross, Palen and Collins.

The program, "What Makes a Product Green," was presented by Barbara Schaffner.

Strack will be hostess for the June 14 meeting at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Jackson.

Town & Country FCE

The Town and Country FCE Club met May 10 at Hilltop Creations for a dinner meeting hosted by Lois Seabaugh. The devotion, "Mother's Way" from Ideals, was given by Seabaugh.

Mary Klaproth presided over the business meeting. Pennies for Coins for Friendship were collected. Roll call was answered with each member telling if she got a yearly physical. Klaproth thanked members for helping with the end of school party for the students at Parkview State School given on May 10.

Members attended the Spring district meeting in Farrar, Mo., on April 24 and four members received membership certificates. Sue Jones, Darlene McCain and Klaproth received 45-year membership certificates and Seabaugh received a 40-year membership certificate. Members opened the gift package received at the meeting and discussed what could be designed from the contents of the package to bring back to the fall district meeting Oct. 11.

The club voted to purchase fans for the Salvation Army and bring items for the Jackson Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry to the June 14 meeting.

Klaproth announced she received notification the Cape Girardeau County International Report she prepared has received first place and the award will be presented at the Annual MAFCE meeting Oct. 5 in Hannibal, Mo.

Members were reminded of the weighted blanket work day for the TouchPoint Autism Center at 9 a.m. June 5 and the quarterly council meeting at 7 p.m. June 7 with both meetings to be held at the University of Missouri Extension Center.

Club out will be at 6:30 p.m. May 24 at the Branding Iron Restaurant in Jackson. Jones received the hostess gift.

The program was presented by Linda Thompson on "Women and Heart Disease." In addition, Hearth Fire #35, "Person to Person ... Here's to a Healthy Heart" was discussed by all members participating.

The next meeting will be the club's 46th anniversary party to be held at 6:30 p.m. June 14 at Pagoda Gardens in Cape Girardeau. Members will bring their secret pal gifts. McCain and Thompson are in charge of arrangements.

-- From staff reports

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