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By Billie Jo Rose, Crawfordsville Correspondent | Apr 01, 2013

Pat Smalling, Tatum and Railey of Waxahachie, Texas spent a week recently visiting in the home of Ron and Susie Butler and Dorothy Jones.

Marion and Opal Reschly celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Thursday, March 28, with dinner at the Pizza Ranch in Washington.

The Crawfordsville Lions Club met at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Crawfordsville Community Room with 14 members present.

After calling the meeting to order, President Steve Williams led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance and Gene Miller offered the opening prayer. Secretary Nancy Love read the minutes of the March 11 meeting. They were approved as read. Treasurer Randy Finke gave the treasurer’s report.

Information was shared about the upcoming district conference which will take place in Fort Madison in April. Sixty- and 50-year members will be honored. Among them will be members of the Crawfordsville Club. Arvid Anderson has been a Lion for 60 years and Larry Fletcher is a 50-year member.

As a follow-up to last month’s quest for wheelchairs, Lion Luetta Greene reported that she had procured one and donated it to the Guatemala mission project of which Rick Fulton spoke at the last meeting.

Road cleanup is April 6, with members meeting at 9 a.m. at the sign on the east edge of town. Kristine Williams will recruit help among students who are working toward Silver Cord credits.

The concession stand for the June 1 car show was discussed, with no decisions being made.

In the absence of the Tail Twister, the meeting adjourned.

The regular meeting of Iowa Chapter L of the National T.T.T. Society was held at the Olds United Church of Christ, Monday, March 25. President Marlys Fear called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Following the singing of "Sword of Gold," Cathy Williams provided meditations with a reading from the Optimists’ Creed. Fifteen members answered roll call by telling how many houses they have lived in since being married or in college. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved as read. The treasurer’s report was given and approved as read and will be placed on file for audit.

Nancy McGohan reported that the Camp Committee coordinated selection of camp girls with the Wayland Chapter. Four girls and families have been contacted and have agreed to attend camp in 2013.

Leah Woline is the Ways and Means Committee Chair for 2013. She announced there will be a plant auction at the May meeting. She suggested other fundraising activities for 2013, to be decided later.

Karolyn Crawford has been in charge of camp girl gifts for several years and reported four former camp girls will be graduating this spring. She read a thank-you note from one of the girls who will graduate in May expressing her gratitude for the Chapter’s continued interest and support over the years.

Unfinished Business: At the February meeting, Marlys Fear was designated delegate to the National T.T.T. Convention in October. The second delegate will be Nancy McGohan, with Leah Woline as alternate. Mary Benson moved that a donation be given to the National T.T.T. Project Fund at the convention. The motion was seconded and motion carried.

New Business: Bills were presented for various items. A motion was made to allow these bills, it was seconded and carried.

Marlys thanked hostesses Joan Rodgers and Missy Fear. The business meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m. by repeating the Closing Creed.

The next meeting will be April 22 with Pat King and Ruth Erwin serving as hostesses.


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