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Club news

Oct 12, 2017

Pat Stout was hostess to Fleur-de-Lis Club members Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Panda Palace Restaurant in Washington at 12:30 p.m. Members were treated to lunch by the hostess.

Following lunch, Pat gave the program on the Sonshine House. This is sponsored by the First Christian Church in Washington as an outreach ministry showing their love and help to the community. This program is for loaning of home care medical equipment to use to the residents of Washington County who are recovering from an illness or injury, absolutely no cost. They began this in 2011 with just 13 pieces of newly purchased medical equipment and have grown to more than 800 items. Some of these items include hospital beds, patient lifts, wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, commodes, braces, just to name a few. The equipment has resulted from donations of various types of medical equipment, financial donations, memorials, and grants. Myrna Flora is responsible for the day-to-day operations located in the large gray building behind the First Christian Church. They can be contacted at 319-591-1333 for an appointment for pickup of items and to fill out the necessary paperwork for inventory records. Appointments can be set up Monday – Saturday normal business hours, and limited hours on Sunday and holidays. There are volunteers who help with loan paperwork, donations, returns and also the maintenance and repair of the equipment. This is a very valuable mission since many insurance companies have decreasing coverage for this as well as Medicare and other programs with cost cuts.

Following the program, Nancy Kimmel conducted a short business meeting. The secretary and treasurer reports were read by Linda Birney. Roll call was answered by six members reading their fortune cookie received at lunch. Member Dorcas Jarrard shared a project she was working on for the Kalona Fall Festival where she was to have a booth. She uses a cricket lettering machine which cuts letters, shapes and phrases on vinyl, paper, or card stock. The group did not meet during the months of July and August, so members enjoyed visiting and catching up on activities and viewing some pictures of Bev Krotz’s granddaughter, Paige, who was married in September.

The next meeting will be Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. with Linda Birney as hostess.

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