Clubs Clay County Democrats

The monthly meeting of the Clay County Democrats was held at noon Feb. 9 at the Prairie Restaurant. Allen Johnson, co-chair, Clay County Democrats, called the meeting to order. Maxine Johnson reported on the last Central Democratic Committee meeting which had been held in January in Pierre. The last Cracker Barrel session was discussed and the next session is planned for Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at the public library in Vermillion. David Lorenz was introduced as the speaker and he spoke about various tests, how the results of the scores can be interpreted, and the standards which are currently used for admission to The University of South Dakota.

He also talked about some of the changes that are being instituted to aid in bringing the enrollment at USD back to its previous levels. Since there will be some changes in the amount of tuition being paid by non-state students, measures are being taken to assist current out of state students to receive financial aid so they can graduate as planned.

The next meeting of the Clay County Democrats will take place on Wednesday, March 1 at the Prairie Restaurant. Joe Reedy, District 17 senator, will be our speaker. He will bring us up to date on the bills currently being considered by the Legislature. Information concerning the meeting will be on Channel 3.

OES Juno Chapter #44

Vera Emerson, W.M. and Warren Morse, W.P. pro tem, conducted Juno's regular meeting Feb. 14.

Plans were finalized for A.G.M. Donna Whaley of Flandreau, who will make her official visit Feb. 26. A school of instruction will be held at 2 p.m. Four new members will be initiated during the evening meeting at 8 p.m. Evening refreshments were served by Dolly Larson and Jean Ann Prosser. Prior to this meeting, a rehearsal was held.

Vermillion Rebekah Lodge

The Vermillion Rebekah Lodge met Tuesday evening for their regular meeting. The Bible ceremony was held prior to the meeting. Reports of the sick and bereaved were given. It was reported that our UN delegate would be going from Fremont, NE on June 19 and coming back July 3.

Fern gave her annual report of the lodge for the year. Donations were given to: SD Lung, Arthritis, Education Foundation, Eye Research, Dakotabilities, Easter Seals, Scleroderma, American Action for Blind, Lymphedema, and March of Dimes.

Harriet gave a report of the New Step machine at the Civic Council and we voted to send a donation to pay for one chip. Under the Good of the Order, the Noble Grand appointed her committees and explained what they are to do. Ruth Iverson gave a school of instruction that was sent out by our assembly president.

Southeast Canton and LAPM

Southeast Canton and LAPM met Wednesday evening with Virginia Youngkrantz presiding. A report was presented on members who are ill.

A letter from the pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, DC was read. This is when representatives of all the states lay wreaths for the men who served in the wars.

It was announced that our state association meeting would be at the Oaks Motel in Sioux Falls on June 22. Alice and Bob Munsil served lunch.

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