Clubs 4-H Junior Leaders

The 4-H Junior Leaders met on March 21, at 12:30 p.m. at the 4-H Center. Flag pledges were said and the treasurer's and secretary's reports followed.

For old business, Stacy Miskimins gave a report on the Custer Retreat.

New business followed. The 4-H Conference State Awards and CWF trip were discussed. For community service the Junior Leaders gave $25 to Club Campaign. We wrote letters supporting the 4-H Centennial Stamp for the year 2002. Then we talked about new county fair activities.

Our hostess was Tabitha Hubert. Our next meeting will be 12:30 p.m., April 18, at the 4-H Center. Remember to wear your paint clothes and bring your tools for making the booth.

Correction from last month's report: Nina Joy, secretary, instead of Stacy Miskimins.

Leslie Larson, reporter

Burbank Feeders

The monthly meeting of the Burbank Feeders 4-H Club was held on March 21. The meeting was called to order by Alisha O'Connor. After the pledges, roll call was taken with the topic of foods. The secretary's report and treasurer's report followed. Old business and new business ended the meeting. After the meeting was adjourned, we did a magnet project. The Hawleys served treats afterwards.

Emeritus Club

Emeritus Club will meet Wednesday, April 7 at the Silver Dollar. Professor Norma Wilson, co-author with Charles Woodard of the book One-Room Country School, will present excerpts from the book, primarily a collection of memorable experiences from students, teachers and parents. Come early, stay late. Dr. Wilson will autograph purchases made before and after the meeting.

Senior Citizens Center

A lovely spring day on Wednesday, March 25, found 54 card players at the Senior Center.

Twenty-two played pitch, eight played pinochle, four played skip-bo, and 20 played bridge.

Bridge prizes were won by Jim Prosser, high; Ernie Miller, second; Marlys Miller, third; Eve Marshall, blind bogey and Luceal Liffengren, low.

Refreshments were provided by Doris Swanson, Norma Fallen, Geri Preston, and Margaret Schmidt.

Thirty-six card players, nine pitch, 12 pinochle, three skip-bo and 12 bridge players were at the Senior Citizens Center on Monday, March 29.

Bridge prizes went to Phyllis Christol, high; Jim Prosser, second; Barbara Kronaizl, third, and Shirley Raab, low.

Refreshments were furnished by Irene Rabusch, Midge Carlson, Shirley Raab and Phyllis Christol.

Drawings went to: Eleanor Offerdahl, door prize; Mary Maxwell, Nola Lawrensen, Barbara Kronaizl, Sarah Brown, Blanche Gregoire and Sig Nissen.

Sons of Norway

Lillehammer Lodge 1-633 Sons of Norway met March 16 with Marvis Trondvold presiding. Forty-three members signed the registry. The treasury has a balance of 1,675.02.

Three recently translated Opdahl Aarboks (yearbooks) for 1925, '26 and '30, have been purchased and are available for loan. Contact Earl Reese if you are interested. Lloyd Anderson also has Norwegian literature available for loan. No librarian will be appointed at this time.

Historian Helen Severson presented the updated Lillehammer Lodge scrapbook for everyone to review. She acknowledged Julette Olson, past historian, for her many hours devoted to the scrapbook. Julette passed away on March 2.

Heritage Highlights, a youth newsletter, is available to children or grandchildren of our lodge members who wish to subscribe for this publication. Contact the secretary for subscription forms.

Editor Louise Seger requests members to submit news articles of the past or future events to her during even-numbered months. The newsletter will be published during the odd-numbered months.

Norwegian, folk dancing lessons will be offered on Saturday, April 10, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Christ The King Lutheran Church. District Social/Cultural Director LaDonn Peterson will be the instructor. Everyone is welcome, including those with two left feet. Refreshments will be served. A fee of $2.50 will be charged for the activity.

Vi Ranney showed travel slides of Africa, including the Massi Mara Game Preserve in Niarobi, Kenya, Zazania, Serengeti, Olduvai Gorge and the Ngorgaro Crater. Vi shared information about the customs of the Maasi people who lived on only meat, milk and blood.

Members with March birthdays were honored and lunch was served.

The next meeting will be April 20 at Christ The King Lutheran Church at 7p.m.

Vermillion Rotary

Rotary members, in their weekly meeting Tuesday noon at the Silver Dollar, were informed about the global wheelchair distribution program of Hope Haven International Ministries based in Rock Valley, IA.

According to guest speaker Mark Richards of Hope Haven, his organization has distributed 10,000 unused or repaired wheelchairs in the past five years to persons with disabilities in developing countries around the world. Countries on the receiving end recently have been Nicaragua, in the wake of devastating Hurricane Mitch, and Vietnam, Romania, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Over 50 countries have been served since the program began.

Hope Haven's program is largely staffed by volunteers, who organize collection drives, transport old wheelchairs to repair centers, rehab the chairs for new use and then see that they are strategically distributed to countries where the need is greatest. Some wheelchairs are sent overseas unrepaired, and the organization has begun programs that employ disabled persons to fix the items before they are made available for use.

Richards told his audience that many Americans are now using a new generation of motorized wheelchairs, leaving tens of thousands of older wheelchairs in attics and in storage. These are the opportunities Hope Haven's program targets.

Rotary vice president Randy Houska presided. Club guests included Robert Bowker, principal of Austin and Jolley elementary schools in Vermillion, and four Vermillion high school students � Jana Prasek, Vani Ramakrishnan, Sihaya Reid and Kristen Salverson.

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