The regular meeting of Chapter L of the National T.T.T. Society was held Monday, Nov. 20, at the Olds United Church of Christ. President Barb Shelman called the meeting to order and opened the meeting with the group singing Sword of Gold. Louise Unkrich was honored and celebrated for her 70 years of service with T.T.T.
Eighteen answered roll call by telling their favorite thing that happened this year.
Minutes of the previous month?s meeting were read and one correction was made. At the last meeting Unkrich renewed her initiation after 70 years; the previous report stated 75 years.
Correspondence: Mindy Fitzgibbon, corresponding secretary reported Chapter L was recognized as a 2017 Merit Award winner in The Tidings magazine. Three thank you cards were read from Camp girls for gifts they had received.
The treasurer?s report was given by Lisa Kempf, in the absence of Missy Fear, treasurer, and will be filed for audit.
Committee Reports: Camp Girls-Joan Rodgers and Nancy McGohan attended the Henry County Friends of Conservation meeting to report on what the purpose of T.T.T. is. They were encouraged to write a letter to apply for grant money to used for sending girls to camp. The group awarded Chapter L moneys to be given to campers on condition that they reside in Henry County Two girls have already been chosen and another will be contacted.
Charity ? Gift cards were sent to four previous campers for Thanksgiving.
Camp Girls ? Pat Miller will send one birthday card.
Old business: Marlys Fear reported dropping off old robes at the T.T.T. office.
New business: A sign-up sheet was passed around for members to sign up for committees, hostess duties and meditations.
President Shelman thanked McGohan and Alvine for refreshments. As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned with the closing creed. The next meeting will be Monday, Feb. 26, at the Olds United Church of Christ.
A delicious brunch prepared by hostesses Linda Wiltfang, Rachel Koehler and Wilma McAllister was held at the United Church of Crawfordsville on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. for the Wednesday Study Club. Twelve members were present to enjoy the meal and the holiday decorations.
Following the meal, the business meeting was conducted by the president who led the flag salute and club collect. Several members gave interesting book briefs. The minutes of the Nov. 15, meeting were read and approved and the treasurer?s report was given. The group sang Happy Birthday to two members who had birthdays on Dec. 2, one being her 90th. The meeting was adjourned for the program themed ?Holiday.?
Program leader Clarissa Malmberg led the group in a fun and entertaining game of ?Unwrap the Ball of Saran Wrap.?
Following the game, a time of fellowship was enjoyed by all.
Donations of paper products were collected for Lending Hands.
There will be no meeting in January. The next meeting will be held Feb. 21, 2018, the theme being ?Happy Hearts Day.? Election of officers also will take place.
Twenty-six members and guests of the Crawfordsville Lions Club held their annual Christmas party at an Amish home near Kalona, Friday evening, Dec. 8.
Attending were Scott and Jeanne Davis, Darrel and Mary Egli, Randy and Linda Finke, Donna Fletcher, Joel and Luetta Greene, David and Lisa Jewell, Craig and Rachel Koehler, Larry and Nancy Love, Mike and Shirley Massey, Gene and Pat Miller, Lance Miller, Adam Mitchell, Billie Jo Rose, Loree and Ken Stogdill, Larry Swailes, and Mindy Wilson.
A delicious Amish meal was enjoyed by all.
The Lions held the annual Christmas drawing at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Crawfordsville Fire Station.
Rex and LeAnn Felts of Crawfordsville welcomed their first grandson, Evan Fredrick Felts, Dec. 7, 2017. He is first child of David and Prynses Felts of Center Point. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.
Local great-grandparents are Willard and Dorothy Sands of Crawfordsville.