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Crawfordsville News

By Billie Jo Rose, Crawfordsville Correspondent | Mar 03, 2014

The Crawfordsville Lions Club met at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the Crawfordsville Community Room. Seventeen members were present.

President Larry Fletcher called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance and gave the opening prayer. The minutes of the Jan. 27 meeting were approved as read. Treasurer Randy Finke gave the treasurer's report.

It was noted the pancake supper went well and members of the Leo Club assisted in serving and a donation was made to that club. Those who donated milk, eggs and hogs have been appropriately thanked. Left over pancake mix and coffee have been donated.

The club will make a donation to the WACO after prom party.

Rick Stauffer has asked the club to serve concessions at the car show Saturday, June 7. Randy Finke will cook and line up the food. It will again be held on the church parking lot, as this worked well last year. The club has been asked to sponsor the event in 2015.

The Crawfordsville Community Club will host a Easter Egg Hunt this year.

A motion carried to help a local resident with medical expenses.

The Christmas lights have been taken down. Questions were raised as to the repair of the Crawfordsville town sign at the edge of town that was damaged by wind and it was announced that it is being repaired.

Lion Arvid Anderson presented chevrons to members for years of service in Lions: Nancy Love, 10 years; Randy Finke, 35 years; Gene Miller, 40 years; and Gene Lintz, 45 years. Arvid thanked the club on their dedication to Lionism and all the good they do for the community and beyond.

Following adjournment, delicious refreshments were served by Steve Williams and Mike Massey.

The regular meeting of Iowa Chapter L, of the National T.T.T. Society was held at the United Church of Crawfordsville, at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, with Pat Miller and Cathy Williams serving as hostesses.

President Missy Fear called the meeting to order. After the singing of "Sword of Gold," Ceanne Alvine provided the meditations.

Eighteen members answered roll call by telling if they prefer candy or flowers as a gift.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer's report was given and will be placed on file for audit.

Programs were distributed by Missy. Corresponding secretary Marlys Fear shared that the national office was encouraging each chapter to add two new members each year. Sharon Bright's membership has been transferred from the Wayland Chapter. One member has asked to become a sustaining member and two have demitted.

Missy announce some changes to the bylaws.

Treasurer Lisa Kemp explained the "Step It Up Challenge."

Camp chair Nancy McGohan gave a report on campers. A report on prospective campers will be given at the next meeting. Camper gifts have been given for Christmas and Birthdays.

Ways and Means chair Leah Woline reported the sale of butter rraids was a success, as well as the November bazaar. She reminded everyone that there would be a plant auction at the June meeting.

 

Missy reported the dates of the state convention in Waterloo are April 11-12.

She asked for volunteers to go to the convention. The workshops are "Taking T.T.T. Into the Future" and "The Impact of a T.T.T. Camping Experience."

In other announcements, Marlys was celebrating her birthday this day and in January, Mary Benson became a 45-year member. The group congratulated Marlys, Mary and others with special announcements.

Missy closed the meeting, leading the group in reciting the T.T. T. Creed.

Refreshments were served by the hostesses.

In church news, the Dorcas ladies blessed eight quilts and presented them to the WACO Elementary School nurse to be used for children in the sick room. Many more quilts are being put together.

The ladies also sewed 25 cloth dolls to be used at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and Blank Hospital in Des Moines. These dolls are used to help traumatized children, by being able to point to where they hurt when they are unable to verbalize this information.

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