Wayland Area News
National Nursing Home Weekobserved at Parkview Home
Parkview Home observed National Nursing Home Week with many activities beginning with all the ladies being presented silk corsages on Sunday, May 12, at 7 a.m. in honor of Mother’s Day.
On Monday, May 13, the Mother’s Day Tea was held. On Tuesday, time was spent outside in the courtyard enjoying the flower beds and beautiful weather. That evening residents enjoyed a music program.
On Thursday, May 16, the Sunbeams Day Care children visited, which is always a time of fun for everyone.
Thursday afternoon, Jody Brown, a Parkview Staff member offered a painting class. Residents enjoyed using acrylic paints to paint the scene or words of their choice onto rocks. Regular brushes or sponge brushes could be used.
The rocks were then sprayed with a sealant, and were to be placed in the flower gardens.
On Friday, the May 17, at 1:45 p.m. an ice cream social was held with all variety of toppings for their ice cream.
Each day during the week, the residents, staff and even visitors dressed up in their Parkview Home t-shirts and other clothing for the “Color of the Day” – red, green, blue, yellow, orange or pink – providing a bright atmosphere each day.
On Monday, May 20, Jake McVey, local Nashville music artist, entertained residents and guests.
On Monday afternoon, June 3, at 1:30 p.m., Wilma Evans, a Parkview staff member, will be conducting a basic genealogy class which is open to the public.
Activity Director Jerilyn Winga and Assistant Crystal Chunn welcome you to come enjoy the activities with the residents and staff at Parkview.
Iowa J, T.T.T.
Nineteen members and three guests enjoyed a finger-food potluck dinner on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wayland Community Room. This years’ campers were special guests.
Joni Huisenga and Susan Mast served as hostesses.
Following the meal, the business meeting was called to order and opened with singing The Sword of Gold.
Recording Secretary Rachel Meyer took roll and read the minutes of the April 2013 meeting.
President Ann Wilson read a memo from the Iowa State T.T.T. Board urging chapters to send their two delegates to national convention; and a note from Heather Applegate.
Treasurer Linda Messer gave her report.
It was announced that Erika Stauffer had a baby boy that morning; a memorial will be sent in memory of Nancy Mattock’s son, Bobby.
Motion carried to check out a “tip night” at one of the Pizza Ranch locations as a fundraiser.
Susan Mast gave a report of the NHS Tea served by Iowa J.
Motion carried to accept the changes to by-laws and those will be sent to state for approval. Copies will be distributed to members as soon as approved by the State.
Gifts had been purchased for the local graduates who had been previous camp girls.
The next meeting will be held Monday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Sassy’s Café. Founder’s Day will be observed.
Wayland Lions Club Meeting
The Wayland Lions Club held its May meeting on Tuesday, May 22, at the Wayland Community Center.
President Jay Meyer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Royce Roth offered the Invocation. Alice Hofstetler catered a delicious meal that was enjoyed by 12 members and two guests.
The treasurer’s report and secretary’s minutes were given by Terry Kaufman and Carol Shumaker, respectively, and approved.
Membership Chairman Brian Pattyson announced the final approved plans for the Oct. 15 sponsor/new member meeting.
Past International Director Dave Stoufer and Former LCIF Coordinator Rachel Nicola will be the featured speakers for the October meeting.
New officers starting with the July meeting will be as follows:
Marianne Pattyson, president; Randy Fehr, first vice president; Royce Roth, second vice president; Tim Egli, third vice president; Terry Kaufman, treasurer; Gail Simmering, secretary.
The Wayland Lions Club will sponsor two blood drives this year, the first on Thursday, June 13, and the second in August (date to be determined) held at the Wayland Community Center from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are encouraged to properly coordinate times with available personnel.
The Wayland Lions Club sponsored July 4th Pancake Breakfast will be held at the Wayland Community Center from 6:30 to 9 a.m. A portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to the Insight Partnership Group for disability technical training and development.
9SE District Governor DeEtta Rasmussen, praised the Lions for the work they do locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. Some of these activities include Camp Courageous, Camp Hertko Hollow and Leader Dogs for the Blind, to mention a few.
Rasmussen also encouraged the Lions to participate in the Reading Awareness Programs to help those challenged with reading skills through volunteering, classroom reading, purchasing books, etc.
Rasmussen awarded Carol Shumaker with a 15-year Lions certificate and Terry Kaufman with a 10-year Lions certificate. In addition, she welcomed Gail Simmering as a new Wayland Lion and presented her with a Lions membership pin and certificate of membership.
Guest speaker, CEO of Insight Partnership Group Todd Meyer, explained the challenges and services of the group for Henry County special needs citizens.
He reported on one such disabled adult, wheelchair-bound and unable to speak since birth, now can communicate with a mini iPad attached to the wheelchair.
The Wayland Lions Club approved an iPad and wireless router to be used by the Insight Group to facilitate training, understanding and work skills for the group’s members.
Meyer also led a discussion regarding the WACO 4+1 school programs and other recent developments regarding some basic skills lacking in some current programs.
The Wayland Lions Club will meet again at 6:30 p.m. at the Wayland Community Center on June 18. Those interested in attending can call Membership Chairman Brian Pattyson at 319-256-4346.
The Lions motto is “We serve!” Those interested in serving the needs of their community and their fellow man are always welcome.
Memorial Day service at Wayland
A Memorial Day Service was held in the central park in Wayland at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27.
Clayton Reitz served as squad leader.
Craig Rodgers (son of the late Donald J. Rich) read the Memorial prayer.
Melanie Imhoff Draper played Taps.
Members of the honor squad were Bill Grimm, David Rodgers, Ross Davison, Andrew Finke, Jim Stauffer, Don Davison and Terry Farmer.
Joan Rodgers and Jessica Rodgers placed poppies on the name plates at the memorial marker.