Relatives in Wayland received word of the death of Grace (Wittrig) Davison on Oct. 28, 2013, at Rockford, Ill. Grace was born and raised in the Wayland area. Celebration of Life service was held Nov. 2.
Many enjoyed the pancakes and whole-hog sausage at the Wayland Fire Station on Saturday night. This year, the proceeds from the annual fundraiser will go toward the purchase of a new rescue truck.
Chapter Iowa J of National T.T.T. Society met Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at the Wayland Community Center at 7 p.m.
President Lori Messer called the meeting to order and opened with a statement of goals and focus for the new year.
"Sword of Gold" was sung and Recording Secretary Georgia Fort took roll with 16 members present. Minutes of the Oct. 7 meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer Jeanne Davis gave her report.
Ways and Means Committee is looking at possible fundraisers. Motion carried for Amy McLaughlin to check into specific opportunities. Willa Wilson and Jen Miller will also serve on this committee for the new year.
A motion carried for members to bring items to meetings to be donated to the WACO Back Pack program. Lorrie Conrad will take those donations to the elementary school.
It was noted that the list of new officers had been sent into the national office along with the treasurer’s annual report.
Cindy Seberg, past national treasurer, spoke of the concerns of the national society and finances. The costs of sending girls to camp have stayed the same or increased while interest on the invested funds has decreased drastically. The Project Fund is in need of support. Motion carried for members to make a commitment of 25 cents a week for first year ($13) to be sent to National Project Fund; the second year to save 50 cents a week ($26 for the year) and the third year to save $1 a week ($52). If every chapter participated it would greatly assist the National Project Fund and support the camping campaign. These donations are to be voluntary on the part of individual members. The treasurer will collect these funds at the close of the 2013-14 fiscal year and send one check to the National Project Fund.
Delegates to national convention, Lori Messer and Georgia Fort, gave reports on the convention. Other Iowa J members in attendance were Cindy Seberg, Ann Wilson, Diann Miller and Linda Groff. Cindy, Ann, and Diann gave reports on convention also. Changes to bylaws voted in at convention were discussed. The 2015 National Convention will be held in Des Moines.
Motion carried to change the time for the Dec. 2 meeting to begin at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the community center. Members are to bring snack foods to share and items for a “Make-It, Bake-It, Take-It” auction. Cindy Seberg will act as hostess for this meeting and will furnish the drinks.
Delegate transportation mileage was approved at 14 cents (IRS charitable rate) for attendance at the national convention.
President Lori Messer thanked the hostesses, Ann Wilson, Linda Messer and Joni Huisenga.
Closing Creed was repeated and a social time was held while enjoying the delicious seasonal refreshments.