Clubs Lillehammer Lodge

Yankton Lillehammer Lodge 1-633 met Feb. 15 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Yankton with President Marvis Tronvold presiding.

There were 42 members present and two guests: Jean Silvey and Wanda Hermanson. Lucille Mjoen won the door prize.

The following members spoke regarding their heritage: Sylvia Hagen, Orvin Oien, Arnold Lee, Shirley Juracek, Earl Reese and Connie Kendall.

The treasurer's report revealed a balance of $1,866.06.

Appointed auditors are Don Thompson and Gilbert Mjoen.

The following people were selected as delegates to the district convention in Cedar Rapids, IA, June 8, 9 and 10: Marvis Tronvold, Carole Nordby and Louise Segar. Alternates are Carol Broderson, Earl Reese and Diane Reese.

Earl Reese reported on the SON social gathering held Feb. 5. It was well attended and enjoyed by those present. The next SON social will be Feb. 26 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Christ the King.

The next Son meeting will be March 21 at 7 p.m. at Christ the King.

Lions Club

Lions Club President Julie Potter announced the board of directors had voted to sponsor a delegate to Boys State and one to Girls State and had donated $380 to the Vermillion High School singers going to New York City. (This is the group that performed for the Christmas Party.) It was announced that the net profit from the REA Pancake Day was approximately $800 and that the Lions Club Spring Pancake Days will be April 12 and 13. The Mobile Unit will be here both days from 4 to 8 p.m.

March 30 is the date for the club's 50th anniversary party. District 5-SE Governor "Red" Beukelman will be the speaker for the event. The program for the March 2 meeting is yet to be announced. John Austin, USD football coach, will speak at the March 16 meeting.

Mary Martha Circle

Mary Martha Circle met Thursday, Feb. 17 in the First United Methodist Church parlor in Vermillion. The night's events: Kitchen detail at 5 p.m.; Kitchen Chatter at 5:30 p.m.; Mealtime at 6 p.m.; Meeting/planning session at 7 p.m.; Adjourn at 8 p.m.

Projects: Parents Night Out, Easter Craft Sale, Welcome Gifts, and United Methodist Church 14th Anniversary Cookbook.

Come early, come late, come eat and run. Just come join the fun and fellowship. Our next meeting will be March 23. For more information call United Methodist Church 624-2179. Babysitting is provided.

Senior Citizens Center

There were plenty of excited and winning card players Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 16, and of course there are always some losers.

Sixteen pitch players tried their luck, along with four pinochle and three skip-bo players. Dorothy Dahlman was a lucky pitch player who "shot the moon" and made it!

There were 25 bridge players with Eve Marshall, first; Barb Kronaizl, second; Irene Rabusch, third; Shirley Riehle, fourth; Robin Eisenmenger, bogie and Louise Scott, low.

Refreshments were served by Marie Parke and Leone Kruger.

Come on down to the center and join in the fun!

Vermillion Rotary Club

The Vermillion Rotary Club met at noon at the Silver Dollar Restaurant on Feb. 22. President Randy Houska welcomed guests, three high school seniors, Krystal Lynch, Courtney Nelsen and Dan Necklace.

The Rotary Club will answer phones for the South Dakota Public Television fundraiser, Festival 2000 on Sunday, March 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. Volunteers are needed to fill our shift if you are available.

The guest speaker was Meg Quintal, representing Vermillion Can Do! This program is a nationally funded program by the Arts Council. Its purpose is to provide assessment of all cultural resources in Vermillion by pulling together cultural ideas and forming discussion groups. The program is developing a steering committee which in turn will appoint discussion leaders. Small groups will meet, focusing on areas we are proud of in Vermillion, what our vision is and what challenges and obstacles we face in these areas. Any and all interested individuals should contact Meg Quintal to become involved.

The American Red Cross will be meeting on Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. They will answer questions about ways they can help out in emergency situations.

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