Clubs Fosses present lodge's program
Lillelhammer Lodge 1-633 met on Aug. 17, at Christ the King Church in Yankton, at 7 p.m. The national anthems of Norway and the United States, and the pledge of allegiance to the flag opened the meeting. Music director Phyllis Nielsen led us in the singing Oleanna in Norwegian, with more or less success! Kristen Saoi was the only guest. Forty signed the register, including 16 officers. The secretary's report was accepted as read. Treasurer Clarice Holm was not present, so there was no report. Financial secretary Laura Martindale presented an application for transfer of membership for Bernice Nissen, recommended by Beverly Lowe. She also announced that Bernice is a gold star member, formerly with the Borgund Lodge in Rapid City. Communication reports included a thank you from the Borgund Lodge in Rapid City for our contributions to the recent state SON convention; and word has come from Marge Grorud that George Casonova, Dist. 6 director is doing well after a recent surgery and expects to be home soon. Upcoming events in the area include the Opdalslag meeting in Irene, on Sept. 11 and 12. The Stolarlag Stevne Lag will meet in Sioux Falls on Sept. 15-18. We will not be participating in the Riverboat Days parade this year. Marie Oien reported on sending five pounds of stamps for Tubfrim recently. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21. Wayne and Esther Knutson will report on the recent SON convention in Rapid City. The business meeting was closed by president Carol Broderson. Jean Silvey read the names of those with August birthdays, and introduced the program for the evening. Wilbur and Elizabeth Foss portrayed the struggles and rare times of relaxation of pioneer immigrants in the middle 1800s. The birthday song and Norwegian table prayer preceded lunch and visiting.
Plant sale, quilt show planned by gardeners
The Clay County Master Gardeners met on Thursday, Aug. 26 at the 4-H center. Four members were in attendance (Tom Vogel, Brenda Martens, Roberta Iverson, and Sharon Allen). Committees reported on Vermillion Beautiful, the spring plant sale, May garden tours, Clay County Fair, and answering SDSU's Garden Line phones in Brookings. Brenda Martens stated that Vermillion Beautiful may not have flower beds next year. The city's streetscape plan calls for using flower pots. Brenda will keep us informed. The spring plant sale was successful and netted our group $220. Next year's plan calls for a combination plant sale and quilt show. Master Gardeners are encouraged to seek area quilters to display or sell their quilts (all types of quilts are welcome � from wall hangings to full sized ones). Members who drove to Brookings to answer phones for Garden Line discussed their experiences. They enjoyed the trip immensely and were quite surprised at the variety and quantity of the calls. People from all around the state seemed to use this service. The phones rang continuously from the beginning of the show until the end! New business consisted of discussions of the State Master Gardener meeting in Rapid City on Sept. 10-12. Several members were interested in attending. Sharon Allen contacted Rhoda Burrows regarding next year's Master Gardener's classes. According to Dr. Burrows they are not set yet, but Sioux Falls is probably going to be the closest one to our area. She also suggested that the course may be offered on-line. Contact April Borders if you know of people who are interested. It might be a handy way for MGs to gain education hours. Dates for meetings for the remainder of the year were "tentatively" set. The Sept. 23 meeting may be moved to a different location. Members should watch their mail for postcards announcing date and place. They may contact Sharon Allen if they have any questions. Oct. 28 will be the last meeting of the year. It will be a pot luck meal, and the Vermillion Garden Club will be invited.
4-H'ers discuss future projects
President Luke Heine called the Aug. 9 meeting of the Meckling Livestock 4-H Club to order. He then led the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge. Our roll call topic was one of your fair exhibits. Kelsy Fallan gave the secretary's reports for June and July. Brittany Bye gave the treasurer's report. All reports were motioned and passed. We discussed old business: the fair schedule and when we work at the fair, and the due date for 4-H journals. Page 9 of the journal must be handed in to the Extension Office. For new business we discussed our community service and promotion projects, decided that Ashley Ouellette and Kelsy Fallan would do the radio interviews at the fair with KK93, discussed state fair, and the watercolor class on Sept. 25. Ashley Ouellette motioned to adjourn the meeting; Gerrit Heine seconded it. We then helped with fair setup. We will let the members know when our September meeting will be.