Crawfordsville News

The Crawfordsville Wednesday Study Club met in the Washington Hills Bank Hospitality Room on Wednesday, March 21, at 2 p.m. Eleven members and two guests were present.

President Pauline Richardson, program leader, began the afternoon meeting with the program on ?Safety Day? and introduced speakers, Chad Ellis, investigator from the Washington County Sheriff?s Office and Deanna Hansen, the University of Iowa Rural County Services Coordinator for RVAP ( Rape Victim Advocacy Program.) They gave a most interesting and informative talk about human trafficking within Washington County and Iowa and how we compare with other areas of the state and country. Both speakers were eager to answer any questions.

Following the program, the president opened the business meeting with the reciting of the flag salute and club collect. A few book briefs were given and discussed. One member mentioned attending book readings/signings and encouraged other members to do the same. The secretary/treasurer read the minutes of the February meeting and reported the balance in the treasury. These were approved as read. Correspondence from Lending Hands for their appreciation of the club?s paper products contribution was shared. Items (non-perishable and paper products) were then collected for HACAP.

The next meeting will be April 18, the theme being ?Exploring Day in Fairfield? including a Dutch treat lunch. More details will be announced later.

Hostesses Cathy Williams and Pam Humphreys served delicious refreshments following the adjournment of the meeting.

The Crawfordsville Lions Club met Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the Crawfordsville Community Room with 13 members present.

Lion President Lance Miller opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gene Miller gave the invocation. The minutes of the March 12 meeting were approved as read. Lion Treasurer Randy Finke gave his report. A check will be written to the World Indigenous Ministries in the name of Lara Hochstetler.

All leftover supplies, except sausage will be donated to the Fireman?s Pancake Breakfast.

Old business: highway cleanup is scheduled for April 14 at 9 a.m. Larry Swailes will be in charge of procuring vests and bags. There is no rain date.

The slate of officers proposed at the March 12 meeting was voted on unanimously. A thank-you note from Camp Courageous was read thanking the club for their donation.

New business: The Crawfordsville Lions Club WACO Scholarship is in progress.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.