Clubs Eta Chapter will donate books

Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met at St. Agnes School Auditorium, March 18. Helen Kephart and Eleanor Offerdahl were hostesses for the evening.

Corrine Rath, vice president, presided at the business meeting. Reports were given on world fellowship, students from foreign countries who are able to pursue their education due to the generosity of members; Golden Gift members who are encouraged to apply for stipends to further their education; and the Professional Affairs Committee, which is active in the Cracker Barrel session sponsoring the legislative candidates to update the community of the legislative issues held at the State Capitol during the 40-day session.

Eta Chapter served refreshments to members in attendance at the Cracker Barrel session held in February.

Corinne Rath, book chairman, requested members to donate money or books that third-graders would enjoy reading. Each third-grader in the Vermillion and Catholic Schools will receive a book at the end of the year.

Kappa Chapter, Watertown will host the Alpha Pi state convention June 13-14 at the Ramkota Inn. The Alpha Pi State Chorus, Women in Art Exhibit and Achievement Award presentation will be the highlight of the convention.

A Mystery Bus Trip is planned for the end of May. Members and guests are invited to take the trip.

Following the meeting, Janet Peterson presented an interesting and informative program on rural schools she taught in during her teaching career. Members shared their experiences in the teaching profession.

The last meeting of the year will be held Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. at the Buffalo Run Winery. "Honoring our Founders" and awards will be the highlight of the morning program. Xi Chapter, Yankton, are invited guests. Notify Kerry Koppeng by April 20 if you plan to attend.

Kiwanis Clubs holds fund raiser

The Vermillion Kiwanis Club met on Feb. 12 and 26, at Pro's. The major topic of discussion was the planning of the upcoming fund raiser. The fund raiser was a soup and sandwich dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 at the eagles Club.

The fund raiser is to benefit youth programs of Vermillion.

By consensus the club will donate $100 to the national Kiwanis Gift Campaign. If you would like to join the Vermillion Kiwanis Club or would like more information about the group please contact President Janet Mount at 677-5214.

Retired teachers discuss legislation

The Southeast Area Retired Teachers met at the Silver Dollar March 12, at 11:30 a.m. There were 23 members and guests present. Helen Manley gave the table prayer.

Following the lunch buffet, the Vermillion High School jazz choir, under the direction of Kristin Iverson and accompanied by Carmen Howard, presented the musical program.

President Mary Geffre Johnson called the meeting to order with members saying the pledge to the flag. Highlights and events on this date in history of our country were presented by the president.

Reports were given by Loren Carlson, chairman of the legislative committee, who spoke about several pieces of Legislation that were presented in the past session of the state legislature. District 17 Rep. Donna Schafer also offered pertinent information on state issues.

Wayne Knutson, membership chairman, spoke about encouraging retired teachers to attend and become involved in the organization. A member tea is planned for May.

The book titled The Missouri has been presented to the Vermillion Public Library in memory of Larry Monfore. Books in memory of Ray DeVilbiss and Usher Abell will be presented at a later date.

Joe Sippel, Orla Christensen and Joan England were appointed to serve on the nominating committee and present a slate of officers for the coming year at the April meeting.

Mildred Herren was nominated for the Reminiscent Teacher Award and Mary Geffre Johnson for the State Outstanding Service Award. The award presentations will be made May 1-2 at the state convention held in Pierre at the King's Inn.

The members approved a donation to the After Prom Party Committee.

The 50/50 drawing was won by Donna Schafer.

The unit sponsors a $200 scholarship to a high school graduating senior who is pursuing a teaching degree. The presentation will be made at the high school award program in May.

The members recorded volunteer hours contributed in the community the past month.

The final meeting of the year will be held April 9 at the Silver Dollar at 11:30 a.m. Louie Fostvedt will present a program on "Mission of Love." Members are encouraged to bring retired educators and guests. Reservations are not required. Come and enjoy the fellowship of former colleagues.

Seniors enjoy cards, dominoes

Mexican train dominoes were played at two tables with low being won by Marlene Amundsen and Mary Bartels. Barb Larson and Verle Lawrensen had high score while Maxine Millette had the winning mid-point number. It was an intresting afternoon of scoring with the high and low seperated by exactly 30 points.

On Wednesday, March 19, 23 bridge and 27 pitch players gathered at the Senior Center. Bridge prizes went to Shirley Riehle, first; Monica Ballard, second; Marlys Miller, third; Barb Kronaizl, fourth; Ernie Miller, blind bogey; and Russ Hiekes, low.

Coffee break refreshments were furnished by Julia Cleland, Maxine Millette, Marlene Amundsen, and Jean Christensen.

Want to play other card games or board games? Call the Center and come down!

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