Crawfordsville News

The regular meeting of Chapter L of the National T.T.T. Society was held Monday, Oct. 23, a 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 thanked those who had paid their dues timely.

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

In Committee Reports: Camp Girls? Gifts ? Two birthday cards had been sent. Charity ? no activity. Ways and Means ? the bazaar will be held in November. Each member is to provide two items for auction. Camp Girls ? 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 one more girl to find. 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 report 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. As there was no further business the meeting adjourned with the Closing Creed.

The Crawfordsville Lions Club met Monday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m., at the Crawfordsville Community Room with 14 members present. Lion Lance Miller, president, opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag and Lion 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. Lion treasurer Randy Finke reported no activity in either account.

Old Business: Lion Mike Massey reported that the Crawfordsville Elementary School has been reserved for the Pancake Supper on Feb. 17, 2018. Lion Adam Mitchell reported that the Crawfordsville Cofmmunity Club Haunted House Event that was co-sponsored by the Crawfordsville Lions had a participation of about 100 people. Lion President Lance reported on the Zone meeting that he attended Nov. 7 in Winfield. Lion Billie Jo 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 Billie Jo. The cost of the meal is a free-will donation. Christmas drawing lists were distributed. Lion Nancy will make the cards. The Club will once again offer a $100 Grand Prize. The Christmas party Dec. 8 and the Christmas drawing Dec. 16 will suffice as the two December meetings.

New business: the blood drive is scheduled for Dec. 4, from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at the United Church of Crawfordsville. The goal is 61 donors. Callers are in place for time slots. t was moved, seconded and approved to make the club?s annual donations to the Iowa Lions Foundation and the Lions Clubs International Foundation. Lion Loree will check with the school to see if there is a family members can adopt for Christmas gifts. Lion 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.

A community Thanksgiving meal will once again be held at WACO High School on Thursday, Nov. 23. They are looking for volunteers to assist with food donations, setup, cleanup and delivery. If you or anyone you know is interested you may contact Alicia Lemon at 319-530-1900. Everyone is invited to his meal.

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. Please 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.