The regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Clay Post #3061 was held Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, 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 treasurer's report as printed. Invoices were presented for payment and motion made and seconded to allow them to be paid. Correspondence included General Orders #7, Connies Communique, Awards from National Department for Snowball Express Donation, thank you from Royal C. Johnson Hospital for Christmas donation and Evelyn Styles, a nursing home resident, for Christmas gift.
Committee reports included sympathy and get well cards mailed, Bingo playing at the nursing home, Civic Council donations, Cheer Plates and Welcome Table, Hospital Equipment on Loan, Hospice, Road to Recovery and Cribbage playing with a veteran at the nursing home. We also purchased a new wheelchair.
The Charter was draped for Lorraine Griffin who passed away Jan. 14.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned to reopen March 18.
4-H'ers will donate fruit
The Meckling Livestock 4-H club met Feb. 25 at the 4-H building and was called to order by President Stacy Bottolfson.
The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge were said. There was no secretary's report or treasurer's report given.
Old business: We discussed the After-Prom party basket fundraiser. We will donate a basket with a Tanager women's T-shirt, a USD Coyotes men's T-shirt and a certificate for lawn raking.
Fruit orders were turned in today and the fruit will be delivered March 13. Money will be due at our next meeting.
Dates for our summer camp, the fair, and scholarships were provided. the committee for Nike Reuse-a-shoe discussed their next steps to putting this project into motion.
New business: We discussed the Vermillion flag design contest, the rate of gain weigh-in dates and State Fair camping spot deadlines.
Motions were made and passed to donate a box of 4-H fruit to the food pantry, make a $25 donation to the 4-H Foundation and have our April meeting at the care center to play bingo with the residents.
Shannon Jepsen gave a presentation on the work she has been doing, donating her time to the Head Start program.
Next months meeting will be March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the 4-H building.
Ashley Ouellette, secretary
Jolly Juniors and Juniorettes meet
The Jolly Juniors and Juniorettes met Monday, March 24 at Wal-Mart to take a picture of the club and our community service project "seeds for soldiers."
We returned to the 4-H building for our regular meeting. President Jackie Hulse called the meeting to order, our pledges were said. The secretary's report was done by Ellen Hanson and the treasurer's report was done by Brittney Hanson. We will promote 4-H by putting flyers on the top of pizza boxes to be delivered by Pizza Hut on March 28-30. We were reminded of 4-H camps. Our next meeting will be April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts building.
Demonstrations were done by Marley Hanson on how to make a purse and Megan Vlasman on decorating eggs. Ashley Sorenson did a judging school on baby toys. If you are interested in 4-H, contact the Clay County Extension Office, 677-7111.
Carrie Kickland, reporter