Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Organizations
Ladies auxiliary meets March 21

The regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Clay Post #3061 was held Tuesday evening March 21, with President Opal Smith presiding.

Roll call of officers was taken and recorded. Chaplain Opal Smith offered the opening prayer. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Motion made, seconded and approved to accept treasurer's report as printed.


Correspondence included General Orders #7, letter from Shirley Christensen regarding District #1 meeting in North Sioux City.

Committee reports included bingo playing at Vermillion Care Center by Opal Smith, Americanism chair. Dorthy Lane reported on patriotic rules given to St. Agnes School, and Pledge of Allegiance certificates given to a kindergarten class at Austin School. Cancer aid and research were over our quota, get well and sympathy cards were mailed, ways and means needs items for the table at Pierre. Reports were also heard from hospital equipment on loan, hospice and road to recovery.

The meeting adjourned to reopen April 18.

4-H�ers plan future projects

The Jolly Juniors and Juniorettes 4-H club met on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Town Square Apartments building for their monthly meeting. Many of the residents who live there joined the meeting. Ellen Hanson, president, called the meeting to order. Jackie Hulse led the Pledge of Allegiance. Ashley Sorensen led the 4-H pledge. Everyone introduced themselves and the roll call topic was �What is your favorite type of candy?�

Marley Hanson read the secretary�s report. Pam Hanson read the treasurer�s report that Emily Holoch had prepared.

Old Business: A thank you was read from the Mississippi State University Extension Service for the backpacks that our club sent to the Hurricane Katrina evacuees, from St. Agnes School for the donated item our club gave for the St. Agnes Classic held in December, from many SESDAC individuals for the Christmas gifts given from club members and for the Smile-Maker cards the club made for the Meals on Wheels people.

Discussion took place about 4-H t-shirts and the club challenge. The club decided to pledge $100 towards the t-shirts club challenge.

New Business: Information and dates were given about fruit sales.

The club decided to purchase a bunch of daffodils from the American Cancer Society and to then give them to Drs. Richard and Matthew Knutson. Allison Knutson, a former club member, is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia.

The club sold refreshments during the Vermillion Community Theatre play Feb. 17-20. Families chose which day to bring cookies and to help.

Upcoming events were mentioned: Roller skating for 4-H�ers in South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska at the Sioux City Rollerama Sunday, Feb. 26, Club Project Day, Saturday, March 4, a community service project involving pediatric Avera sites and SD 4-H Foundation of delivering 4-H bears to an Avera Health site.

Everyone was reminded to read the Clay County Guidelines, especially the page listing information written about 4-H members in Clay County. Emily Holoch was one of the members featured in January.

A reminder was given about the next club meeting.

Ashley Sorensen made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Marley Hanson seconded the motion and the motion was carried. Meeting was adjourned.

Ellen Hanson gave a demonstration � Tic-Tac-Toe Fun with Perler Beads.

Sarah Droegemeier gave a demonstration �How to Make Honey Milk Balls.�

Ashley Sorensen presented a judging school in the photography area. The pictures were of Flintstone characters.

Club members stamped Valentine�s Day cards for the people who live at Town Square Apartments. Everyone had a good time!

Sarah Droegemeier brought refreshments.

Pictures were taken with club members holding new Smile-Maker cards for the Meals on Wheels people for the months of March and April, holding purse-size Purells for an upcoming community service project and with the Valentine�s Day cards stamped that evening.

Marley Hanson

Reporter

Students address Rotary Club

The weekly luncheon meeting of the Vermillion Rotary Club was held Tuesday, March 28, at the Neuharth Center on the USD campus. President Mercy Hobbs opened the meeting and presented the invocation. Among the guests introduced were three seniors from Vermillion High School who spoke briefly about their current activities and about their future plans. They were Donny Stewart, Breean Solberg and Raleigh Tiahrt. Other guests included Jamie Rounds and Dr. Ralph Brown. A slate of officers for 2006-2007 was presented and elected by acclamation.

Rotary member Dr. Tim Schorn introduced the program for the day, which was a presentation by three USD students who had recently traveled to Israel and Palestine. The presenters were Jeff Gordon, Rose Tackie and Emily Mueller. The students used a Power Point presentation of photographs to illustrate their experiences.

Their trip started in Jerusalem where they stayed in a convent in the old city. They talked about all the churches and religious sites they visited including the Wailing Wall, the Supreme Court and the Knesset. They also visited the Israel Museum and saw some of the Dead Sea scrolls on exhibit. They were also able to visit the Holocaust Museum called Yad Vashem, and the Mount Herzl Cemetery where many state leaders are buried.

They also spent time on the Palestinian side and visited the Red Crescent Society in Ramallah and saw the wall that separates Israel and Palestine. The students felt they had experienced what it is like to be in occupied territory. They said there was a lot of activity because of preparations for the Palestinian election.

The students also got to meet with Dr. Ahmed Soboh, the Palestinian Deputy Minister of Information, who gave them an overview of the conflict. He stressed that negotiations must continue.

In talking to people on both sides of the conflict they noticed the people talked mostly about their feelings for the two governments rather than about individuals. They ended their presentation by taking questions from the audience.

Ladies auxiliary meets Feb. 21

The regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Clay Post #3061 was held Tuesday evening, Feb. 21, with President Delores Gregg presiding. Roll call of officers was taken and recorded. Chaplain Opal Smith offered the opening prayer. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Motion made and seconded to accept the treasurer�s report as printed.

Correspondence included General Orders #6 Nancy�s Best of the Best, thank you from Royal C. Johnson, letter from national home on Awareness Week, letter from Gov. Rounds on dedication of Vietnam War Memorial.

Reports were given on cancer aid and research, membership, bingo playing at Vermillion Care Center, Hospice, Road to Recovery, hospital equipment on loan and national home request for assistance with heating costs.

A monetary amount will be donated to the Vietnam War Memorial in James Fuch�s name.

It was reported that a member gave a monetary amount for the decorated basket and the money was to go to the cancer fund.

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