Club News

Linda Birney was hostess to Fleur-de-Lis Club members at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26.

Nancy Kimmel, president, conducted a short business meeting. The secretary and treasurer reports were read by Linda Birney. Roll call was answered with members naming their favorite holiday treat or candy bar. Members discussed possibilities for next month?s Christmas donation. Several ideas were presented for the November program, at which time Lynda Jarrard is hostess.

The program was given by Linda Birney on the Fleur-de-Lis Club. This social club was organized Nov. 14, 1912, at the home of Mrs. Joe Wright (the former Marie Hora home) in Jackson Towsnhip. Next month will be the club?s 105th years of existence. Cracker Jacks, Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce, Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies, Morton Table Salt and Life Savers were just a few items introduced in 1912. In addition, the original local Washington County Hospital was dedicated and two states, New Mexico and Arizona, were added to the Union, postage stamps were 2 cents and Girl Scouts of America was founded. She closed with several notebooks she had complied of newspaper clippings of meetings, many pictures, listing of past officers, and special anniversary and birthday celebrations of members past and present and obituaries of past members. There were special celebrations for the 50th, 70th, 80th, 90th, 95th, and 100th. She also had a box of past program booklets. Much of the earlier records were destroyed in April 1964 in the house fire of Bev Crandall. It was noted there were 16 charter members, one being Mrs. Mayme Birney, whose farm is where the present meeting was being held, a third-generation member. The club presently has eight members and still meets the fourth Thursday of the month. Dues are a bargain at $5 per year.

Following the program, members enjoyed dessert around the dining room table and sharing stories and reminiscing of past club meetings. A roll of Life Savers were place favors as well as a pocket token of Fall Blessings for each member to take upon departure for home.

The next meeting will be Nov. 16, at 1:30 p.m. with Lynda Jarrard as hostess.