Clubs Lodge plans picnic July 20

On Tuesday, June 15, at 7 p.m. the Lillehammer Lodge 1-633 met at Christ the King Church with the guest book signed by 40 people. Guests included Cheryl Holm (daughter of Irvin and Clarice Holm), Bernice Nissen, (sister of Sylvia Hagen) and Elaine Rasmussen. Sixteen officers were present. President Carol Broderson called the meeting to order. The Norwegian and the United States national anthems and pledge of allegiance to the U.S. flag opened the meeting. We tried to sing in Norwegian Pal Pa Haugen, or Paul on the Hillside. It was interesting. Possible language lessons need to be worked into our schedule. The secretary's report was accepted as read. The treasurer's report was also approved. Laura Martindale announced a membership application for Nellie Nielsen, sponsored by Evangeline Jensen. Beverly Lowe read a communication regarding attempts to improve standards for human tissue implants. Legislation is being worked on to require the testing of transplanted tissue and storage requirements. This affected the Lowe family due to the death of their 23-year-old grandson. Mrs. Lowe was a former member and has renewed her membership. Unfinished business included a reminder to members for saving used stamps to be sent to Norway, and any members desiring to order a red vest can contact Clarice Holm. There was a discussion about tentative plans for a float for the Riverboat Days. Our July meeting, a pot luck picnic at the Riverside Park, will be adequate time for more discussion about that. We had not done anything about participating in the Sons of Norway scholarship trust fund. The motion was made, seconded and passed to have the Lodge sponsor Lillehammer delegate Wayne Knutson with a $25 contribution for the fund0raiser walk to be held at the SON convention in Rapid City. Coming events of interest included Dalesburg Midsummer Event June 25; Runescap jewelry is still available for order; the Gjoa Lodge in Sioux Falls; and the Opdalslag meeting in Irene in September. Persons interested in attending the Opdalslag can contact Earl Reese for more information at (605) 665-9208. Our July 20 meeting will be a 6 p.m. potluck picnic at the Riverside Park, followed by the Concert at the Park. After the meeting closed, lunch and visiting followed the Norwegian table prayer, birthday greetings and song. There was no program scheduled for this meeting.

Scribner: 'Save a little passion' for club

Kent Scribner, president of the Vermillion Rotary Club, gave his "State of the Club" remarks at Tuesday's luncheon meeting in the Al Neuharth Media Center. "I feel strongly that the Rotary Club of Vermillion stands out in the Vermillion community in the same sense that Rotary International stands out around the world," he told club members. He urged his fellow Rotarians to "save a little passion for serving through Rotary. "If we believe in Rotary's motto of 'Service Above Self,' we need to share a little more passion for serving our community through our club and for serving our world through Rotary International," he said.

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