Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Organizations
Sons of Norway meet on Dec. 8

Lillehammer Lodge #1-633 – Sons of Norway met at Christ the King Church in Yankton on Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. The national anthems of Norway and the U.S. were sung and the U.S. flag pledge was led by Chairman Connie Kendall.

Guests Bruce and Roberta Warren were introduced.


The roll call of officers were read and the minutes of the last lodge meeting was read by Secretary Velma Larsen. The treasurer's report was given with a report of a successful bake sale earlier in the day in downtown Yankton.

A program of Christmas carols by the Lodge members was led by Velma Larsen, accompanied by Phyllis Neilsen.

The meeting was closed, the birthday list read, birthday song sung, table prayer recited. A feast of Christmas foods and fellowship were enjoyed by all.

4-H'ers meet on Dec. 3

The Jolly Juniors and Juniorettes met Monday, Dec. 3, at assisted living to sing Christmas carols. After that, we went back to the 4-H building for a brief meeting.

Our club is going to write thank you's for the people that sponsored the recognition awards. We are going to go ice skating on Dec. 16. After the meeting we had a craft and gift exchange. Our next club meeting is Jan. 14, 2008 at the W.H. Over Museum. If you are interested in 4-H contact the Extension office, 677-7111.

A special thank you to Rocky Kickland for playing his guitar for our caroling.

Carrie Kickland, reporter

Auxiliary holds meeting

The regular meeting of the Ladies' Auxiliary to Clay Post #3061 was held Tuesday evening, Dec. 18, 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 was made and seconded to accept the treasurer's report as printed.

Correspondence included reading Christmas cards from Department President Connie Heggestad and District #1 President Joyce Stahlecker, and the newsletter from Domestic Violence Safe Options Services.

Committee reports were on cancer aid and research, membership – we are at 100 percent, hospital and rehab, bingo playing at nursing home, hospital equipment on loan, Road to Recovery, hospice, cribbage playing with a veteran at nursing home, donations and cheer plates to assist the Civic Council, and gifts to members in nursing homes.

Motion made, seconded and carried to mail $25 to each of the five veterans' hospitals in South Dakota, and we renewed the subscriptions for the Plain Talk to the Royal C. Johnson Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Following the meeting, we played card bingo. The meeting adjourned to reopen on Jan. 15, 2008.

Meckling 4-H elects officers

The Meckling Livestock 4-H club met on Dec. 6 at the 4-H Center. The meeting was called to order by President Harry Hawley. The pledges were recited and roll was called. The secretary's and treasurer's reports were read. Used books for the ESA Giving Tree party and air fresheners for the Senior Citizens' Center were collected.

We then nominated and elected officers. Stacy Bottolfson was elected president; Luke Heine was elected vice president; Ashley Oulette was elected secretary; and Sydney Furry was elected treasurer. Kelsey Fallan volunteered to keep a reporter's notebook and Sean Morey volunteered to be club photographer.

We selected club goals and worked on our journals for this year. We have a new member; Sierra Furry has joined our club. Thanks to all that helped with the Salvation Army bell ringing. It was a cold night, but we had a good turnout both in members helping and donations collected! We discussed a number of community service and 4-H promotion projects coming up.

We had a report from the Junior Leaders' last meeting and a report from our Junior Leaders that are participating in Health Rocks! There was a reminder that if enrollment forms are not in yet, they need to get turned in. Also, a reminder of scholarship applications that are due in the next few months was given.

The members signed thank yous for the second place outstanding club award and for many sponsors that help keep 4-H going every year.

Demonstrations were then given; Erika Fallan gave a talk on "Treating Our Flag Respectfully," Sydney Furry gave a demonstration on origami, Ryan Bye gave a talk on "How to Stay Fit," and Jana Bye gave a talk on "Wrapping Presents."

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