Clubs Meckling Livestock 4-H

The Meckling Livestock 4-H club met Nov. 15 at the 4-H building. Roll call subject was the members' favorite sport. The most popular sport was basketball.

We had three visitors � Nick, Chris and Tanner Mart. Each member brought an item for the food pantry. Next meeting we are going to bring more items for the food pantry.

Leo Powell and Mike Hauck gave a program on the Veterans Memorial honoring our veterans, and taught us how to fold the flag.

In new business, it was decided that we would take two cards from the giving tree and each member will bring $2 next month. Hostesses were Ashley Ouellette and Kelsy Fallan.

Our next meeting will be held on Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the 4-H building.

Secretary, Ashley Ouellette

Vermillion Lions Club

The Vermillion Lions Club held a dinner meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the VFW that was presided over by Lion Bijay Naik. It was announced that the board of directors had approved $100 to support the Lions Leader Dog Program for the blind. Also, the club will make a contribution to the Lions Club International Foundation to match the donation made by Lion Cliff Manley's family.

Lion Charles Wray, the director of the South Dakota Lions Foundation, explained some of the different programs that the foundation supports. These programs include the Lions Rehabilitation Center for the Blind in Sioux Falls, the collection of used eyeglasses and hearing aids, the South Dakota Summer reading program for blind children, and the disbursement of diabetic supplies to low income individuals. The foundation also has a mobile screening unit that provides screening for blood pressure, blood sugar, vision acuity, glaucoma and hearing.

The club's annual Christmas dinner meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the Senior Citizen Center.

Vermillion Rotary Club

The Vermillion Rotary Club welcomed B.J. Nesselhuf as its newest member at its Nov. 27 weekly luncheon meeting at the Silver Dollar. Guests were three visiting Vermillion High School students: Pat Johnson, Suzanna Kitzler and Brett Jepsen.

Club members also welcomed Mary Begley, oral interpretation coach at Vermillion High School, and three members of the oral interp team: Mary Nelson, Jon Hoadley, and Amber Reisdorph, who provided the meeting's program.

Local Rotarians soon learned why the entire VHS oral interp squad has qualified for state competition this weekend in Sioux Falls.

"We really have a great team this year," Begley said.

Nelson, Hoadley and Reisdorph backed up her words with their presentations.

Reisdorph made her highly dramatic piece come to life, followed by a humorous interpretation of literature presented by Nelson and Hoadley.

Rotarians are reminded that their raffle tickets should be turned in to Treasurer Jeanette Hubert by Nov. 30. The raffle drawing will be held at the next meeting, Dec. 4.

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