Clubs Project aimed to protect children
The Vermillion Rotary Club with Kent Scribner presiding met for our weekly lunch Tuesday at the Neuharth Center. Guests today included Carl Anderson and three students from Vermillion High School: Michael Clark, Colin Eilts, and Gunnar Malek-Madani. Rotary is helping with the Welcome Table on Jan. 12 and some volunteers are needed. Next week is the last meeting to which you can bring Christmas gifts for an area family.
Rennae O'Connor presented our program today describing a project titled "Each Child Is One of a Kind," co-sponsored by District #5610 of Rotary. This project is aimed at increasing the safety of children in the community by encouraging children and their parents to put together information about each child that could be consulted in the case of the possible abduction of a child. The information would not only include data on height and weight as well as a photo of each child, but also samples of DNA to be kept by each family.
The project would be carried out with the cooperation of the local schools and we will need volunteers from Rotary to assist in the process.
Seniors gather for cards, dominoes
On Tues., Nov. 25, two tables of dominoes players were at the Senior Center. Table #1 had five players with Fritz Lefler�s high of 360 and Barb Larson winning with the low of 231 points.
Table #2 seated six players with Russ Heikes�s high of 495 and Nila Fostvedt�s winning with 272 for low.
Tuesday, Dec. 2 found two tables of dominoes ready to play. At table #1 with six players, Doris Schmidt had the high number of 278 and Barb Larson won with 183 points. At table #2, June Munkvold had 455 and Jayne Merrigan won with 182 points, of the seven players.
On Dec. 3, the Wednesday group put on heavy jackets and spent the afternoon in the warmth of the Senior Center. There were 30 pitch players and 16 bridge players. Bridge winners were Luceal Liffengren, first; Ernie Miller, second; Howard Melstad, blind bogey; and Jim Prosser, low. Leona Kryger and Shirley Riehle served refreshments.
Come join us, meet people spend an afternoon trying your luck and having a great time, no reservations needed.
Juno installs 2004 officers
Worthy Matron Sigrid Nissen presided at Juno�s regular meeting Dec. 8.
Business and usual proceedings were conducted. Annual reports of secretary and treasurer were given. Annual Christmas tree coin march will go for local distribution.
Installation of 2004 officers was conducted by the Installing Officer Dolly Larson. Her assistants were: Installing Marshal Beverly Orr; Installing Organist John Ryper of Beresford and Installing Chaplain Vernon Anderson of Centerville.
Officers installed: Worthy Matron Grace Bick; Worthy Patron Calvin Rosenbaum; Associate Matron Susan Lyman; Secretary Vera Emerson; Treasurer Jean Ann Prosser; Conductress Marilyn Siecke; Chap-
lain Alton Siecke; Adah�
Sylvia Rosenbaum; Ruth�Gloma Kneebone; Esther�Mary Edelen; Electra�Sigrid Nissen; Warder-Helen Manley; and Sentinel Erik Nielsen. Dolly Larson will be Juno�s prompter.
Evening lunch was served by Sue and Rollie French.
Eta chapter holds banquet
Eta chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met at the W. H. Over Museum, 6 p.m. Oct. 27. Corinne Rath presided at the initiation ceremony for Kathy Crowley and Jane Carlson.
Following the ceremony a banquet was served, with Donna Schafer making the arrangements. State President Keitha Neuharth, Alpena, was a guest of the chapter. She urged members to think of possible names for membership and to plan for multiple initiations over the years.
She announced the 75th anniversary will be held in Minneapolis, MN, the summer of 2004. Members made contributions to the World Fellowships program, and received a silver bell signifying the ringing in the new year of Delta Kappa Gamma on its 75th anniversary.
A grant-in-aid was presented to Melissa Vatter-Miller, a student of The University of South Dakota who is pursuing her graduate studies in the School of Education.
Lisa Vik, Gwen Hall and Beth Hanson served as hostesses and decorated the tables with fall colors and handmade student placements.
President Carol King presided at the business meeting. Greetings were read from Doris Winters, Houston, TX, and Bonnadell Frederickson, Norfolk, NE.
The chapter will decorate a Christmas tree at the Parade of Trees at the W.H. Over Museum. Marlys Stensaas and Rosalee Driscoll are in charge of arrangements.
The Retired Teachers of Eta chapter packed 600 cookies to distribute to the teachers and support staff in the public schools for American Education Week in November.
The next meeting will be held Dec. 11 at the W.H. Over Museum at 4:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring a canned food item for a needy family and items for the silent auction. The program will consist of singing Christmas carols and viewing the parade of trees.
Acting as hostesses for the event are Marlys Stensaas, Mary Lou Monfore and Janet Hoff.
The chapter will recess for the holidays and resume meetings in January for the Cracker Barrel session held for the legislators.