Clubs Trinity's WELCA elects officers

Members of Trinity's WELCA met for their Thankoffering Service and annual business meeting on Thursday, Oct. 28, in Askeland Lounge, Trinity Lutheran Church. Ruth Circle prepared the varied program and Esther Circle provided refreshments. Trinity's preschoolers entertained the women with songs led by their teacher, Cindy Knudsen. Roberta Iverson, SE Conference Mission Action secretary from Bergen Lutheran Church, reported the ingathering of Lutheran World Relief projects from 22 WELCA units: 2,370 quilts, 557 school kits, 190 health kits, 170 layettes, 125 "I Can Sew" kits, 125 blankets, 226 pounds of selected clothing, and 150 pounds of new soap bars. Financial support in the amount of $1,421 was collected and contributed to LWR for overseas shipping costs. Women placed their annual thank offerings in a cornucopia at the close of the program. Jan Olson presided at the annual business meeting. The following were re-elected to offices for 2005: Jan Olson, president; Dorothy Neuhaus, vice-president; Evelyn Hermanson, secretary; Susanne Steenholdt, treasurer; Jill Munger, mission action representative; and Esther Knutson, mission community representative.

Lodge discusses meeting times

Lillehammer Lodge 1-633 met at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Christ the King Church. Viona Ranney accompanied as we sang the national anthems of Norway and the United States, followed with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Sorsensen, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Jonason, Nina Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Hoxeng and Randy Christensen. The register was signed by 51 persons, including nine Lodge officers. The secretary's report was read and accepted. In the absence of treasurer Clarice Holm, Carol Nordby reported the current balance. There may still be outstanding bills. There was no report on new applications for membership. The upcoming bake sale was discussed extensively, with more information to be presented next month. President Carol Broderson reported on the resignation of Sub District 6 Director George Casanova due to ill health. Marge Grorud has been named as his replacement. Marge has had considerable experience, and is welcomed into this position. Our Lodge has been asked to give financial support to the cost of a planned bronze statue honoring Crown Princess Martha, mother of the present king of Norway, King Harald the Fifth. She is noted for her active role in keeping Norway visible on the world stage despite its occupation during WWII. She was a symbol of courage, determination and optimism and earned the respect and admiration of Americans. More information will be available by our November meeting. The Ski for Light Foundation, organized to assist persons with vision problems to ski with a companion, is also requesting financial contribution. Plans for a bake sale were discussed, with the decision to be made at our next meeting. It will possibly be on Dec. 10, in the area of the Parade of Trees in downtown Yankton. Evangeline Jensen was awarded a new member recruitment pin for her enlistment of Nellie Nielsen. A memorial to the death of member Ted Blakey will be sent to the Norwegian Studies at Augustana College in Sioux Falls. Laura Martindale, financial secretary, has been injured in an accident and is presently in a nursing home in Omaha, NE, for physical therapy. The nominations committee asked for volunteers for upcoming officers for the year 2005. It was discussed about changing our meeting schedules for December, January, February and March to 2 p.m. instead of 7 p.m., and changing the day to the third Saturday of the mont, instead of the third Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting will be on Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. The meeting was closed by President Carol. Sylvia Hagen introduced the guests, The Jonasons and Sorensens, or the "Two and a Half Danes," for our program. They played many familiar, very entertaining songs and hymns. Jean Silvey read the birthdays of the month, followed by the Norwegian table prayer led by John Grindvold.

Jolly Juniorettes begin new year

The Jolly Juniorettes 4-H club met on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the 4-H building. President Sarah Anderson called the meeting to order. Katie Van Balen led the Pledge of Allegiance. Theresa Dendinger, secretary, led the 4-H pledge and took roll call. The topic was to name your own 4-H personal goal. She also read the secretary's report. Connie Holoch gave the treasurer's report. Old Business: A thank you was given to the Holochs (Connie and Emily) for arranging the 4-H display that was in the library display case in September. They did a great job! 4-H t-shirts are still available to purchase. The colors are gray or white, price $15.90. Call the Extension Office if you would like to purchase one. Theresa Dendinger told the club the t-shirts look really good and she has had numerous comments on how nice they look. New Business: Pam Hanson was introduced as a new co-leader. Colleen Speakman will be retiring as co-leader. She will be missed! She promised to come and attend a meeting occasionally. The Recognition Event will be Nov. 7 at the 4-H building. Everyone was encouraged to attend. Theresa Dendinger and Ellen Hanson volunteered to each bring two dozen cookies to the event. Discussion took place on what to give Virginia Delvaux on her retirement from the Clay County Extension office. The club members decided to give her a JoAnn's gift certificate. Emily Holoch will present it to her at the retirement party. Emily Holoch and Ashley Sorensen will each bring two dozen cookies to the party. (The retirement party was Sunday, Oct. 24.) Club members volunteered to bring various food items for the Thanksgiving dinner basket that will be donated to a needy family in our community. Enrollment forms were handed out. They are due back to the Extension office by Dec. 1. The club program for 2004-2005 was handed out to each family. A reminder was given to fill out the Leaders/Parents and Members Survey and to mail it into the Clay County Extension Office, return deadline by Nov. 30. The deadline for the Citizenship Washington Focus Trip applications are Dec. 1. A thank you was given to the 4-H members who brought designated items for the two military care packages that the club put together to mail to two USD students serving in Iraq. The club elected new officers for the 2004-2005 year: President Theresa Dendinger; vice president Tia Krier; secretary Austin Krier; treasurer Sarah Anderson; camera and community service Katie Van Balen; and reporter Ellen Hanson. Discussion took place on the club changing its name. Everyone decided to think about a new name and bring their ideas to the November meeting. More discussion will take place on the name change then. Theresa Dendinger gave a demonstration "Come Join the Fun � Fashion Revue." She also provided the refreshments for the evening. Club members put together Halloween treat bags for Prairie Homes Assisted Living and Meals on Wheels. The next club meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at the 4-H center kitchen. Ellen Hanson will give a demonstration. Thanksgiving food items should be brought to this meeting. Thanksgiving centerpieces will be put together at the meeting. Ellen Hanson Reporter.

Midday Connection to meet Nov. 9

The Women's Midday Connection will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Centerville American Legion hall at noon. Our special speaker will be Sandy from Vermillion and she will have photos of old churches to share with us. Come and see if you can identify any of them. Pat Anderson of Centerville will perform our special music. The guest speaker this month is Nancy Duhachek from Mission Hill. This is the month you have been waiting for! We are having a bake sale. If you have a recipe that you would like to make and bring to sell, we would really appreciate it. If you aren't the baking type, you can still come and enjoy what the others have prepared. We would love to see you! For reservations please call Wilhelmina Jorgenson at 326-5562, Jan Stevens at 563-2821 or Lois Lounsbery at 763-5284 by Nov. 5.

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