Cub news 1/27/13

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Town and Country FCE Club

The Town and Country FCE Club met for its annual birthday party on Jan. 10 at the Grecian Steak House. Sue Jones and Linda Thompson were in charge of arrangements.

After members enjoyed dinner, a brief business meeting was held with Jones, president, presiding. The devotion entitled "Your new 2013 contract," was given by Jones. Pennies for Coins for Friendship were collected. Darlene McCain led a game, Old Homespun Sayings. Members answered roll call to a birthday memory. A thank-you note was read from Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center for the Christmas treat sacks which were delivered on Dec. 17.

Jones was thanked for removing the club's Christmas displays in the Cape Girardeau County Park and Jackson City Park. The club's constitution was read. Members discussed projects for the coming year and decided to continue with the same projects with special emphasis for Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center and Parkview State School along with other projects. The club will provide a Valentine Party for Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center on Feb. 14. Jones will purchase the cupcakes and club members will provide the soda.

Members turned in their volunteer hours and Golden Bookmark forms and new forms were distributed to the members for 2013.

A gift exchange was held and a pound auction was enjoyed as a money making project for the club. The door prize was won by Joyce King.

Club out will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Branding Iron Restaurant in Jackson.

The next meeting will be Feb. 14 at the home of Mary Klaproth with Jones presenting the program on mini vacations.

Girardot Chapter IAAP

Barb Ostrenga, CAP-OM, a member of Girardot Chapter IAAP and administrative assistant in the Graduate Business Studies office at Southeast Missouri State University, presented the program "The unique role of the multi-manager admin" at the Jan. 15 meeting of Girardot Chapter IAAP. The one-hour program shared tips on how to establish priority of assignments, how to determine the "true" organizational chart of the company and how to avoid "multi-manager madness." Chapter members were enthusiastic in discussing suggestions that have been helpful to them, and trying to determine different paths that might be taken to maintain professionalism and advance their careers within a multi-manager office.

Ostrenga has had several years of experience working in multi-manager departments. While she was comfortable speaking on this subject, she noted that she was eager to gain a better understanding of the subject by preparing the presentation and offering it to members.

IAAP International has created several training modules for use by chapters in lieu of other learning options. Girardot Chapter is successfully making use of these modules as well as inviting professional speakers to assist members to gain recertification for their Certified Administrative Professional status and other professional achievements.

IAAP is an organization for any administrative professional who is seeking professional growth. The International Association of Administrative Professionals is a not-for-profit professional association for office professionals with approximately 28,000 members and affiliates and nearly 600 chapters worldwide. Celebrating its 70th year, IAAP assists office professionals to reach their career goals through education, community building and leadership development. Their certification programs are recognized as the industry standard of proficiency. If you would like to join, contact membership chair Sherri Jenkins at 651-2112.

Lamplighters FCE

The last quarter of 2012 found the Lamplighters FCE involved in many activities. In October, 12 members met in the home of Roberta Allen where the following happenings were reported: seven members attended the Fall District meeting in Jackson where members supplied breakfast items and desserts; a military care package was sent to Afghanistan; an oral and video presentation about Egypt was given by Bob and Adele Parsons and an Egyptian meal was prepared by Jackie Kurre, Dorothy Hahs and Allen; a donation was sent to the Red Cross and thank you cards were received from Cottonwood Treatment Center, Arnsburg 4-H Club, and Bert Seyer.

Linda Sebaugh was hostess for the Nov. 15 meeting. There were 10 members in attendance. During the business session, the following events were entered into the minutes: four members represented Lamplighters at the October Autism Work Day; Teresa Hinkebein, Karen Eaker and Sebaugh attended to Fall Leadership Training in Farrar, Mo.; Linda Freeman, Jackie Kurre, Jo Ann Hahs, Eaker and Hinkebein read to the K-5 classrooms at Oak Ridge R-6; and a donation was sent to the Cape Girardeau Baptist Association Disaster Relief Fund. The month's program was given by Hinkebein on Ovarian Cancer.

The December meeting was held at the Grecian Steak House in Cape Girardeau. There were 11 members present. Members shared a Christmas remembrance. Seven members attended the December Council meeting. It was decided that Jan. 15 would be a club "sew day" for weighted Autism items for the Oak Ridge School. A thank-you was received from the Cape Girardeau Baptist Disaster Relief Fund." Karen McLane, using Psalms as the basis for "Our Help Cometh from the Lord" installation, installed the following officers for 2013: Jackie Kurre, president; Sharon Bogenohl, vice president; Verla Mangels, secretary; Linda Sebaugh, treasurer; Roberta Allen, song leader; Bev Meyer, game leader; and Jo Ann Hahs, reporter. Secret Pals were revealed with a gift exchange and names were drawn for the New Year.

-- From staff reports

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