The Crawfordsville Lions Club met at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Crawfordsville Community Room. Eleven members and four guests were present. Guests introduced were Stefanie Aerni, Jason Collier and Tina Collier. Donna Fletcher joined the group later to hear the program.
First Vice President Larry Fletcher took the gavel in the absence of President Steve Williams. He also led the Pledge to the Flag and gave the invocation.
Before delving into business, the club was treated to a program given by international exchange student Stefanie Aerni, of Switzerland. She is a sophomore student studying at WACO High School this year. She is residing with the Collier family and arrived in the United States in January and will be going home the end of June. She introduced the club to life in Switzerland, as well as remarking on her experiences here.
The minutes of the April 22 meeting were read and approved. It was noted that Arvid Anderson was honored as a 60-year Lion member at the recent district convention.
Treasurer Randy Finke gave the treasurer’s report.
Members were reminded that the ball park cleanup is at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20. Some discussion was held with regard to the concession stand menu for the car show and who would procure the food. Randy Finke will see to that. More information about the event will be available at the next meeting.
Since there were no tricks from the Tail Twister the meeting adjourned.
The Wednesday Study Club met at the home of Wilma McAllister on Wednesday, May 15, with 11 members present.
The meeting was opened with the flag salute and the reading of the Club Collect.
Several members told about interesting books they have been reading, and the lists of books read the past year were collected. Those lists will be used to determine who will furnish salads at the September meeting.
The program was presented by Marilyn Rees. She chose a topic related to the Civil War and told of the Littleton family who lived in the Toolsboro areas. The family lost five sons while fighting for the Union Army. Comments were made about the tragedies of the war.
Following the program, the hostess served refreshments and the members enjoyed visiting.
Memorial Day Services will be held Monday, May 27, at the Crawfordsville Cemetery. In case of rain the service will be held at the American Legion Building. Verl Lekwa of Columbus Junction will be the speaker. Flags will be put up Saturday, May 25, at 8 a.m. and taken down on Memorial Day.
The Crawfordsville Community blood drive, sponsored by the Lions Club, will be held Monday, June 3, at the United Church of Crawfordsville Fellowship Hall.
To donate, contact David Jewell at 319-658-2711 or send e-mail to <email@example.com>.