Clubs and organization meetings – April 4


Epsilon Sigma Alpha

The Delta Delta chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha met March 6 at the Community Foundation of Jackson County in Seymour.

President Tonja Couch opened the meeting reciting the opening ritual. The president’s report was given. Couch gave information on the spring conference, a Camp Riley donation, a Hope for Hero food collection, May meeting dinner choices and Association for the Arts.

Vice President Susan Waltz asked members to give her names of potential new members and to reach out to past members. Nominee forms were passed out to members to sign up for positions for next year. Kara Abraham presented the treasurer’s report.

Education on the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis was given by Barb Grant.

Grant also provided information on the chapter’s philanthropic projects. Members were scheduled to provide food and volunteer their time serving dinner at the Ronald McDonald House on March 10.

February’s wood box craft evening profited $250 for Anna’s Celebration for Life project, and the spring crop netted $285 to help various charities.

Stacey Brummett informed members on the purple pansy toilet for the Relay for Life team and information on the survivor dinner. Julia Aker encouraged members to register for a Relay for Life team at relayforlife/

Linda Hofer encouraged members to sell geraniums. Forms were emailed to members, and orders with money were due at the April 3 meeting.

Ways and means chairwoman Libby Kimmell informed members of the Delta Delta event at BonWorth at Edinburgh Premium Outlets for Read Jackson County.

Pizza Palace night will be April 9, and Delta Delta must be mentioned when ordering.

Rada fundraiser orders were turned in, and a garage sale is scheduled for April 14.

Abraham won the raffle drawing.

Phi Beta Psi

Theta Omega chapter of Psi Beta Psi sorority recently conducted its April combined social and business meetings at the Community Foundation of Jackson County in Seymour.

Hostesses Joan Trimpe, Beckie Anderson and Desiree Hall served a variety of appetizers, desserts and drinks.

President Jackie Hill conducted the business portion. For spirit club points, members donated snack items to be taken to the Boys & Girls Club of Seymour by Rachel Rust.

Kalee Alberring and Hall were named to the nomination of officers committee for 2018-19. This election will be April 16 during the business meeting at the American Legion Annex.

Co-chairwoman Janet Cooper with Anderson talked about the upcoming basket bingo April 17. Also on the committee are Melanie Klakamp, Melissa Krawchison, Jennifer Payton and Amanda Reichenbacker.

Setup will be prior to the Monday night business meeting. Signup sheets were passed for working schedules. Members Alberring through Miller are asked to donate door prizes or a Chinese auction item. A lady fighting pancreatic cancer was selected to benefit from the 50/50.

The annual “Shop Til You Drop” bus trip to Chicago is tentatively set for June 9.

The 2019 dance committee currently is seeking bands to review.

The sorority will have a food tent at the spring Hen & Chicks Barn Market on May 18 and 19, chaired by Hill and Dana Byrkett. Other committee members are Joey King, Bobbie Sue Sweany and Trimpe.

An invitation was received from the Mitchell chapter stating that following the national convention July 12 to 14 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it would host an Indiana mini convention Aug. 6 at Tulip Street Christian Church in Mitchell.

Seven names were submitted for vote for prospective membership.

Theta Omega will sponsor a girl at Girls State this summer for the American Legion Auxiliary. A candidate also will be selected for Jackson County Fair queen contest.

Hostesses gave door prizes to Klakamp, Hill, Byrkett, Sweany, Cooper, Angie Reynolds and Doris Baurle.

THETO was not won this month.

Alberring then acted as auctioneer for the annual March auction. Items were of the make, bake or recycle nature. The proceeds benefit the spirit club June party, hosted by the losing red or white team.

4-H Tractor Club

The 4-H Tractor Club met March 27 at Wright Implement in Seymour.

Demonstrations were presented by Sydney Wiesehan and Andy Kellermeier.

Power take-off and auger safety were discussed.

Leader Bill Baute took the group on a tour of the shop and discussed safety around the special tools and equipment.

Pine Ridge Homemakers

Officers of the coming year were elected when Pine Ridge Extension Homemakers met March 27 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Seymour.

Officers elected were president, Sandi Hall; vice president, Adrene Wunder; secretary and reporter, Carol Wait; treasurer, Doris Frey; continuing education leaders, Mary Ann Seaney and Carolyn Krieger; volunteer community support leaders, Hall and Norma Pollert; and citizenship leader, Marjorie Patman.

Krieger reported she had delivered the backpacks to Child Protective Services along with diapers, bottles and formula. She also reported on Achievement Night, which will be May 10 at Camp Pyoca with the theme “Our Story Begins at Home.” Patman volunteered to make name tags for the club.

Hall gave the lesson on important papers to keep, where to keep and for how long. She stressed the necessity to have a regular system for preserving these records and to keep other family members informed as to how to access them.

Meals on Wheels for the club will be delivered in April by Hall and in May by Seaney and Wunder.

Patman gave the citizenship lesson on “Easter Around the World.”

Wunder gave devotions on “Whey Go to Church.” She served a dessert course along with favors of Easter candy. The hostess gift went to Seaney.

The next meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. April 24 at Mary Miller’s home.

Brownstown Lions

The Brownstown Lions Club recently conducted its regular monthly meeting.

Monica Clemmons, a speech and hearing state trustee and member of the Bloomington Lions Club, was a guest at the meeting. She awarded Brownstown Lions Club President Mary Ann McMahan the speech and hearing pin.

Clemmons also talked about the Lions Club’s hearing aid lender program, how to get low-cost hearing aids and the cochlear implant. She said because of the Lions, there is a state law that babies born in Indiana hospitals have their hearing tested within the first eight days.

Unused hearing aids can be recycled by leaving them at the glasses recycling box at the Brownstown Public Library.

In other business, members discussed the upcoming fish fry set for May 19 on the Jackson County Courthouse square during the Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale. More details will be released later.

Past District Governor Frank Ruane, trustee for the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and vision services chairperson and member of the Seymour Noon Lions Club, also was a guest at the meeting.

Anyone with questions about the Brownstown Lions Club may call 812-358-3709 and leave a message.

Ladies Aid 3

Ladies Aid 3 of Immanuel Lutheran Church met March 20.

The meeting was opened by President Jane Pardieck with Hymn 571, verses 1 and 2 and reading Psalm 23 in unison.

Vicar Coleman Geraci led the topic on the 500th anniversary of the Heidelberg Disputation on April 26. The Lenten season ends at the cross. Eternal merits are won for us with Jesus on the cross. Christ came for sinners. The topic was followed by prayer.

It was noted that a second reading had passed for the amendment to the constitution that the meeting day has been changed from the third Thursday to the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. This will be started in March, the first meeting of 2018.

Roll call was answered by 15 members. The November minutes were amended.

The secretary and treasurer’s reports were distributed.

Correspondence was passed around for members to read.

The activities committee reported for June, the group will travel to Versailles and tour Tyson Temple United Methodist Church, which was built without nails, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. The fall outing will be Sept. 18 at Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville.

Linda Kamman reported for the cheer committee. Birthday, get well and sympathy cards had been sent to various members.

The craft show committee reported that cards were ready for the vendors mailing.

There was nothing to report for the lunch committee.

A Christmas committee has not been appointed yet.

This being the month of the 100th anniversary of Ladies Aid 3, the group is sponsoring The Tribune daily prayers, the April 18 informer, broadcast and altar flowers. The group will sit as a group that Sunday.

The spring pitch-in will be at 11:30 a.m. April 17. Staff members will be invited as guests. A cake will be purchased for the 100th anniversary celebration. Members are to bring a dish, items for the silent auction and mites.

Visitation reports were given by Donna Runge and Donna Otte for December and Janice Mundt and Ann Mahan for January.

The meeting closed with Hymn 471, Verse 6 and the Lord’s Prayer.

Hostesses for March were Pat Weasner and Brenda Snyder.

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