Kum Join Us homemakers conduct March meeting

Kum Join Us Extension Homemakers Club met March 10 in the fellowship hall at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Borchers, with Linda Booher serving as hostess.

The meeting opened with members reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and club creed.

Roll call was announced by each member talking about their favorite room in their home. Answers varied from a granddaughter’s former princess room to a sewing and computer room to a hallway lined with creek gravel. A sunroom was popular, too.

Olga Otte read the secretary’s report, and Amy Pierceall gave the treasurer’s report.

Officers for the coming year are Otte, president; Ruth Ann Hendrix, vice president; Pierceall, treasurer; Carol Mansfield, secretary; and Mandy Otte, education secretary.

Achievement Night will be May 14 at Cornerstone Community Church in Seymour with registration from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring items for the cultural arts display. The special arts exhibit is an ornament.

Booher gave a report about the scholarship application. She said Aryss Beebe needed more readers for Head Start.

Carol Mansfield gave the lesson on “How full is your glass?” She said optimistic people have a 30 percent better chance of surviving a heart attack than a pessimistic person. The universal sign of a smile can communicate a positive attitude and a sense of optimism.

Members brought 13 items for the food pantry. Booher read an Irish poem and blessing and used the St. Patrick’s theme for the food. She served key lime pie, green iced cookies and candy wrapped in green foil.

Booher showed a collage of her granddaughter, Coco, dressed up for a carnival. She continued the theme of looking forward to spring by giving gardening gloves to go with the flower seeds Pierceall had given as hostess gifts in February.

The next meeting will be a party at Zaharakos on April 7. The group will gather at 5:30 p.m. at Borchers and carpool to Columbus.