Clubs Rotarians get jazzed at luncheon

The Vermillion Rotary Club with Dan Van Peursem presiding met for our weekly lunch Tuesday at the Neuharth Center. Our guests today from Vermillion High School were Kendra Gottsleben, Cassie McBride and Nichole Nelson. Other guests were Karen Muenster, Kyle Repp, and Britt Fremstad. Chuck Yelverton held the first of only two bike helmet auctions and held up one of our members for a full $30. (This is the auction where you bid on a bike helmet that you, then, immediately donate for some second-grader who really could use one.) May 7 at Austin School is the day when volunteers will pass out the helmets and fit them, with just acquired expertise, to those little heads. Sue Ann Stutheit brought us our program today in the form of 14 jazzy singing students from USD. In a wide variety of tunes run through a cappella style we delighted to the blending and bumping of the voices of Heather Reeves, Erik Meek, Jeff Peters, Kim Weiser, Deirdre Whitman, Amber Nepodal, Nick Baumgart, Matt Gustafson, Patrick Roberts, Kelly Van Beek, Eric Tomkins, and Kali Pistulka Hardina. It was a bitter sweet experience. The Jazz Singers are not funded next year because of budget cuts. We can hope that the music goes on somehow anyway, but without more tax money that's unlikely.

Auxiliary elects 2004 officers

The regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Clay Post #3061 was held Tuesday evening, April 20 with Sr. Vice President Delores Gregg presiding. Roll call of officers was taken and recorded. Chaplain Eileen Johnson offered the opening prayer. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Treasurer's report was accepted as printed subject to audit. Correspondence included reading General Traders #9. Committee reports were from Funeral Committee, Chaplain, Hospital Equipment on Loan, Hospice, Road to Recovery, Bingo at Nursing Home, and Civic Council. A Loyalty Day Project of our Auxiliary will be the presentation of our state flag to the W.H. Over Museum. Officers elected for the ensuing year are President ��Elizabeth Fiedler, Sr. Vice President � Delores Gregg, Jr. Vice President � Dorothy Lane, Treasurer � Marlene Amundsen, Chaplain � Opal Smith, Conductress � Marjorie Christensen, Guard � Bea Christopherson, three year Trustee � Marjorie Christensen. Reports were given on the District #1 meeting held at Beresford on April 18 by Marlene, Opal and Barbara. The auxiliary received a check for the poppy display. Delegates and alternates to the department convention were appointed and the registration for delegates attending the convention will be paid. A monetary love token will be given to the department president. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned to reopen on May 18.

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