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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 23, 2014

Crawfordsville News

By BILLIE JO ROSE, Crawfordsville correspondent | Mar 17, 2014

The Crawfordsville Lions Club met Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Crawfordsville community room. Seventeen members were present. 
Lion President Larry Fletcher called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance and gave the opening prayer. The minutes of the Jan. 27, meeting were approved as read. Lion treasurer Randy Finke gave the treasurer's report.
Old Business: It was noted the pancake supper went well and members of the Leo Club assisted in serving and a donation was made to that club. Those who donated milk, eggs and hogs have been appropriately thanked. Leftover pancake mix and coffee have been donated.
New business:  It was moved, seconded and approved to make a donation to the WACO after prom party.  Rick Stauffer has asked the club to serve concessions at the car show to be held on Saturday, June 7. Randy Finke will cook and line up the food. It will again be held on the church parking lot.  The club has been asked to sponsor the event in 2015.
The Crawfordsville community club will be hosting a Easter Egg Hunt this year.
It was moved, seconded and carried to help a local resident with medical expenses.
The Christmas lights have been taken down. Questions were raised as to the repair of the Crawfordsville town sign at the edge of town that was damaged by wind and it was announced that it is being repaired.
Lion Arvid Anderson presented chevrons to members for years of service in Lions: Nancy Love, 10 years; Randy Finke, 35 years; Gene Miller, 40 years and Gene Lintz, 45 years. Lion Anderson thanked the club on their dedication to Lionism and all the good they do for the community and beyond.
Following adjournment, refreshments were served by Steve Williams and Mike Massey.
The regular meeting of Iowa Chapter L, of the National T.T.T Society was  held at the United Church of Crawfordsville, Monday evening, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. with Pat Miller and Cathy Williams serving as hostesses.
President Missy Fear called the meeting to order. After the singing of "Sword of Gold," Ceanne Alvine provided the meditations.
Eighteen members answered roll call by telling if they prefer candy or flowers as a gift.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer's report was given and will be placed on file for audit.
Programs were distributed by Missy Fear. Corresponding secretary Marlys Fear shared that the National Office was encouraging each chapter to add two new members each year. Sharon Bright's membership has been transferred from the Wayland Chapter. One member has asked to become a sustaining member and two have demitted.
Missy Fear announced some changes to the by-laws.
Treasurer Lisa Kemp explained the "Step It Up Challenge." 
Camp chair Nancy McGohan gave a report on campers.  A report on prospective campers will be given at the next meeting. Camper gifts have been given for Christmas and birthdays.
Ways and means chair Leah Woline reported the sale of Butter Braids was a success, as well as the November Bazaar. She reminded everyone that there would be a plant auction at the June meeting.
New business: Bills were presented for various items.  A motion was made, seconded and carried to pay these.
Missy Fear reported the dates of the State Convention in Waterloo are April 11 and 12, 2014.
She asked for volunteers to go to the convention. The workshops are "taking T.T.T. into the future" and "The impact of a T.T.T. camping experience."
In other announcements, Marlys Fear was celebrating her birthday this day and in January, Mary Benson became a 45 year member. The group congratulated Marlys Fear, Mary Benson and others with special announcements.
Missy Fear closed the meeting,  leading the group in reciting the T.T. T. Creed.
Refreshments were served by the hostesses.
In church news, the Dorcas ladies blessed eight quilts and presented them to the WACO Elementary school nurse to be used for children in the sick room. Many more quilts are being put together.
The ladies also sewed 25 cloth dolls to be used at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and Blank Hospital in Des Moines. These dolls are used to help traumatized children, by being able to point to where they hurt when they are unable to verbalize this information.

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