The regular meeting of Iowa, Chapter L of the National T.T.T. Society was held at the Swedish American Museum, Swedesburg, Oct. 23.
President Marlys Fear called the meeting to order at 7 p.m..
Following the singing of "Sword of Gold," Helen Mullin provided meditations with a reading titled "Useful Kitchen Gadgets" and a favorite poem of hers.
Sixteen members answered roll call by describing Halloween memories. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved as read. Joan Rodgers provided the treasurer's report, which was approved and placed on file for audit.
Nancy McGohan from the Camp Committee reported that she purchased the large laundry bags which will be used to transport campers' bedding and other bulky items. She also purchased school supplies for each of the 2012 campers. Chapter L will provide each of the camper girls' families with gift cards from HyVee for Thanksgiving.
The Nominating Committee submitted the following names for office for the 2012-2013 year: president, Marlys Fear; vice president, Missy Fear; recording secretary, Jean Anderson; treasurer, Joan Rodgers; historian, Nancy McGohan; and corresponding secretary, Carole Lauger.
Election of officers was held at which time all nominees were elected. Installation of the officers was held following the close of the business meeting. A motion was made to bring non-perishable food items to the next meeting to be donated to the Fellowship Cup. Motion carried.
Marlys thanked the hostesses, Marge Tolander and Betty Molander.
The business meeting was adjourned by repeating the Closing Creed, followed by the installation of officers.
President Marlys reminded everyone that the next meeting will be the annual bazaar and auction to be held Monday, Nov. 19, with Pat King and Ruth Erwin as hostesses.
The Oct. 25, "Friends and Family Night" Promanade of Voiture Locale No. 661-40/8 was held at the Bryn-Mawr Steak House with 25 members and guests present.
Honored guests, Grande Chef de Gare du Iowa Robert Feirereisen and wife of Cedar Rapids and Grande correspondant Larry Williamson and wife of Plainfield brought greetings from the Grande Voiture.
Other members and guests present were: Chef Locale Don Emdia and wife, Cindy and daughter, Erin of Donnellson; Gary Golson, Ameican Legion Veterans Representative at Veterans Hospital in Iowa City and wife Lorna of North Liberty; Ernest Whiting and wife Jan of Columbus City; Myron Jennings and wife Tana of Winfield; Dean King and wife Mary of Mt. Pleasant; Helen Lease, Jeff Johnston and wife Diane of Crawfordsville; Barb Duder and husband, Gary, Robert Kennedy and Dean Slater and wife Ruth, all of Washington.
Two guests were present, Past Grand Chef du Illinois Dennis Brennan of Wapello and John Mikelson, veterans representative at University Hospital in Iowa City, of Columbus Junction.
Grande Chef Feirereisen played a tape of comedian Red Skelton explaining the "Pledge of Allegiance" and presented a copy to the Voiture Locale.
Merl and Frieda Finke visited Friday until Monday in the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Barb and Phil Deats at Clive. One of the highlights of their trip was to go to Boone and ride the dessert train at the Scenic Valley Railroad Museum. Phil was the conductor on the train.
The United Church of Crawfordsville will be having a fall soup supper Saturday, Nov. 10. Serving will be from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. Chili, potato and oyster soup, along with relishes and desserts will be on the menu. A free-will offering will be taken. At 7 p.m., the quartet from Indiana, "Bound 4 Glory" will entertain.