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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 17, 2017

Crawfordsville News: T.T.T. Society meeting, Lions Club and canned goods donations

Nov 16, 2017

The regular meeting of Chapter L of the National T.T.T. Society was held Monday, Oct. 23, at the Olds United Church of Christ. President Sharon Beattie called the meeting to order and opened the meeting with the group singing the Sword of Gold. The Initiation Ceremony was performed with Louise Unkrich renewing her initiation after 75 years.

Seventeen members answered roll call with their favorite table, board or card game.

Pat Miller gave meditations with a reading “When to be a Bear” and “Principles of Life.”

Minutes of the previous month’s meeting were read and approved.

Corresponding Secretary, Marlys Fear read a thank-you note from Betty Carlson for the flowers she received for her 95th birthday. Missy Fear thanked those who have paid their dues timely.

The Treasurer’s Report was given by Missy, treasurer, and will be filed for audit.

In Committee Reports: Two birthday cards have been sent for camp girls’ gifts. The Ways and Means bazaar will be held in November. Each member is to provide two items for auction. Nancy and Missy both reported they have been in contact with two fourth-grade girls who are interested in attending camp this coming year, leaving room for one more girl to attend.

Nancy reported she and Joan Rodgers will be attending the Henry County Friends of Conservation meeting to inform them on the camping experience of the T.T.T. girls.

Nancy McGohan and Glenda Alvine will be hostesses for the November meeting, which will be held at the Olds United Church of Christ.

In old business, Lisa and Robin McClanahan audited the books and reported that everything was in order. As a reminder, receipts need to be kept and turned into Missy for cards and gift cards.

The Installation Officers Ceremony was completed with President — Barb Shelman; Vice President — Lisa Kempf; Recording Secretary — Jen Slagel; Treasurer — Missy Fear; Corresponding Secretary — Mindy Fitzgibbon and Historian — Karolyn Crawford. Sharon was thanked for her leadership as past president and presented with her President Gavel pin.

There were no bills submitted.

President Beattie thanked Marlys and Pat King for refreshments. The meeting adjourned with the Closing Creed. The next meeting will be Monday, Nov. 20, at the Olds United Church of Christ.

The Crawfordsville Lions Club met Monday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Crawfordsville Community Room with 14 members present. Lance opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag and Larry Fletcher gave the invocation. A delicious meal was prepared and served by Alice Hochstetler.

Following dinner, the meeting reconvened. The minutes of the Oct. 23, meeting were approved as read. Treasurer Randy Finke reported no activity in either account.

Old Business: Mike Massey reported that the Crawfordsville Elementary School has been reserved for the Pancake Supper on Feb. 17, 2018. Adam Mitchell reported that the Crawfordsville Community Club Haunted House Event that was co-sponsored by the Crawfordsville Lions had a participation of around 100 people. Miller reported on the Zone meeting that he attended on Nov. 7, in Winfield.

Billie Jo Rose reported that the Christmas party is scheduled for Dec. 8, at an Amish home near Kalona. Members are to make reservations by Dec. 1, to Rose. The cost of the meal is a freewill donation. Christmas drawing lists were distributed. Nancy will make the cards. The Club will once again offer a $100 Grand Prize. The Christmas party on Dec. 8, and the Christmas drawing on Dec. 16, will suffice as the next two December meetings.

New Business: The Blood Drive is scheduled for Dec. 4, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the United Church of Crawfordsville. The goal is 61 donors. Callers are in place for time slots. It was moved, seconded and approved to make the club’s annual donations to the Iowa Lions Foundation and the Lions Clubs International Foundation.

Loree will check with the school to see if there is a family the club can adopt for Christmas gifts. Lance brought forth correspondence about Leader Dogs. After much discussion and need for clarification, the subject was tabled.

The meeting adjourned.

The club’s trusty Tail Twister Lion Fletcher led everyone in a round of deep sea trivia.

The church charge conference is Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Washington. Everyone is invited to attend.

The United Church of Crawfordsville’s Mission Committee is sponsoring a “mitten” tree. Help to fill it with mittens, gloves, scarves and hats that will be presented to the WACO Elementary School to fill the need during cold weather.

During the month of November, the United Church of Crawfordsville is collecting canned goods, paper products and other non-perishable items for the HACAP Food Drive. Donations of money are also welcome. This is one way to feed the hungry in Washington County.

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