Clubs Vermillion Jaycees

The meeting of the Vermillion Jaycees was called to order at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21, at the fire hall by President Jason Coenan. A special welcome was made to four Elk Point-Jefferson Jaycees who were present as guests. The Pledge of Allegiance was said followed by an invocation by Linda Hawley. Approval of the agenda and minutes of the Feb. 4 meeting was moved and passed.

The treasurer's report was read and approved. Management VP Linda Hawley reported that she's still working on Blue Chip, and after the meeting Kevin Brady will be giving a CPG training. Membership VP Kevin Brady reported that there was 100 percent retention this month, and that close out was that night.

For community business, it was decided to change the date of the Outstanding Young Awards to March 14 in order to give more time for nominations. Voting on the winners will take place at the March 4 general meeting.

Jason Coenan reported during the president's comments that we have been invited to the Baltic convention on Memorial Day weekend for anyone who wants to go.

During open floor, Patty Carrell, the SE district director introduced herself and invited everyone to the regional rally at Viborg on March 23. We are also invited to the March 5 Elk Point-Jefferson meeting starting at 6:30 p.m., with speakers on AIDS and the Family AIDS Network starting at 7 p.m.

It was decided to hold the Hy-Vee fund raiser with Tammy Davis volunteering to chair the project. Hawley also reported on a possible fund raiser involving a scratch card.

The next meeting will be March 4 at the fire hall, with the executive meeting at 6 p.m., and the general meeting at 7 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned and closed with reciting the Jaycee Creed. The winner of the 50/50 was Jennifer Steele. Following the meeting, Kevin Brady held a CPG training.

Vermillion Lions Club

On Feb. 21, the Vermillion Lions Club held a dinner meeting at the VFW that was presided over by Lion Bijay Naik. Lion Bijay reported that the club's board of directors had voted to make a donation to the Vermillion Public Library summer reading program. Also, Lion Julie Potter recruited some people to answer phones on March 5 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. for SD Public Television's Festival.

Lion Mick Breske introduced Roxan Brown, the manager of the Civic Council in Vermillion. Roxan outlined the history of this non-profit organization from its start in 1920 to the present. In addition to talking about the costs involved in running the Civic Council, she listed the large number of organizations to which it donated money or materials.

The next dinner meeting was held at 6 p.m. on March 7 with a presentation by Doug Brunick, the fire chief of Vermillion.

Senior Citizens Center

Winter has found us! We had a cold spell, but 22 pitch, four pinochle and 15 bridge players gathered at the Senior Citizens Center Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Bridge winners were Sarah Brown, high; Leona Kryger, second; Jim Prosser, blind bogie and Monica Ballard, low.

Refreshments were furnished by Sarah Brown, Jayne Merrigan, Sylvia and Delmar Lynch.

Men and women are welcome. Come join us at 1 p.m. every Wednesday. No reservations needed.

Vermillion Rotary Club

President Missy Mayfield called us to order for our weekly lunch at the Silver Dollar. Our guests today from Vermillion High School were Amber Reisdorph, Nichol Sedivy, Karen Sorensen, and Dan Ring.

As the snow was melting outside we were treated to a video picturing the bountiful beauties of Alaska. The snow was more packed down and plentiful up there, but it didn't seem to be causing any problems.

Glaciers broke off into the cool, blue waters where whales cavorted. Nobody was shown shoveling sidewalks, paths, and driveways. And, after all, the snow outside (back here) was melting fast enough that any of us who had not gotten around to shoveling this weekend were beginning to think that this mild winter was rewarding our laziness. Maybe it is even time to consider an Alaska cruise. By the time we decide, book and get to the dock we should be well into a steaming summer and those glaciers will really look good.

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