Club news 6/10/12

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lamplighters FCE

The home of Verla Mangels provided the setting for the May meeting of Lamplighters FCE Club. Sharon Bogenpohl, vice president, called the meeting to order. There were 10 members who gave a "time saving tip for house cleaning" as the roll call. Mangels shared a devotional thought entitled, "Are you a pack rat?"

The following business was conducted or shared:

Five members represented Lamplighters at the spring district meeting in Farrar, Mo.

Members weeded the flower beds at Oak Ridge Schools on May 2.

Members made nine of the 28 sweet potato recipes that were tested at the Cape Girardeau County Extension Center for "Today's Farmer Magazine."

Teresa Hinkebein shared the committee had taken six books to each hospital in Cape Girardeau for the Books for Newborn program.

Jackie Kurre, Lamplighter president, and Jo Ann Hahs, county president, were present for the signing of the proclamation for Day of the Family.

Kurre and Hahs read to kindergarten through fifth grade students at Oak Ridge on May 17. The club voted to read three different days during summer school at Oak Ridge.

A $25 donation was given to Cottonwood Treatment Center.

Members were reminded to save and submit the eight digit code from Con Agra's Red Push-Pin Feeding America products.

Roberta Allen opened the surprise box from the district meeting.

Members began brain-storming how to use the contents to make a sellable item.

Karen McLane's program on green cleaning provided many helpful hints to make each member have a healthier, cleaner home. Mangels updated members on how to be prepared for emergencies or a disaster.

Kurre was recognized as having a May birthday.

The June 21 meeting will celebrate Lamplighters' birthdays. It will include a visit to Cape River Heritage Museum, lunch at the Grecian Streak House, and an afternoon movie.

-- From staff reports

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