March 14 Community Briefs

March 14, 2014 

Cass County Area Homemakers Quarterly Council Meeting

The Cass County Heartland Area Homemakers had its quarterly council meeting March 5 at the Extension Office in Harrisonville. Lisle Homemakers were responsible for hospitality and Pleasant Valley Homemakers were responsible for registration.

Betty Beason, president, called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Linda Kyser gave the thought of the day.

The roll call, looking forward to spring because, was answered by 20 members. Clubs in attendance were: Get Together (4), Glorified Homemakers (3), Lisle Club (1), Pleasant Hill Young Matrons (4), Pleasant Valley Homemakers (5) and Progressive Priscillas (3).

Minutes of the September meeting were read and approved.

Beason reported her phone conversation with Louise Musick. Musick is resigning as vice president due to health issues. Arduth Baker moved and Katrina Cummins seconded to accept her resignation. Motion passed.

Maureen Eddleman moved and Sue Pulliam seconded to elect Linda Reece as vice president. Motion passed.

Beason announced that Darlene Hodges and Barbara Carter act as a steering committee to obtain a place and select a date in October for the Area Meeting. Beason requested the group to think about the theme for the Area Meeting and provide ideas at the Spring Fling.

Beason appointed a nomination committee consisting of Baker and Sandy Collins. The committee is to obtain nominees for the positions of vice-president and treasurer for the September meeting.

Sign-up for the Spring Fling includes 10:00 Progressive Priscillas “What’s in Your Purse,” 10:25 Get Together “Grace Hospice,” 10:50 Pleasant Valley “Essential Oils,” 11:15 Lisle “Pencils,” 12:55 Pleasant Hill Young Matrons “Quilts,” 1:20 Glorified Homemakers “Bingo.”

Each club is to bring a door prize in the range of $10. Glorified Homemakers in charge of registration, Progressive Priscillas in charge of hospitality, and Pleasant Hill Matrons will provide invocation.

Door prizes were won by Cummins, Carter, Hodges, and Kyser.

Meeting adjourned and a salad luncheon was enjoyed by the group.

Mary Sibley Chapter NSDAR

The Mary Sibley Chapter NSDAR met Feb. 15 in the conference room of Cass Regional Medical Center with 11 members and six guests present.

Marilyn Moreland, regent, opened the meeting with the ritual and pledges to the flags. Jane Porter gave the National Defense Report and Katrine Cummins gave the President General’s Report. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Lee Kingery gave a minute report on the Osage Indians, Phyllis Jones reported on the correct way to display our flag, and Karen Hillson spoke about a Revolutionary woman, Esther Read, and her role in the war.

Some of the Good Citizen Essay winners were with us to receive their awards, Jordan Schutte, from Archie, and Delaney Swanson, from Raymore. Anne Mulvey, from Harrisonville, was unable to attend but her essay was sent on for the state contest.

Our program was presented by Leslie Culpepper and her Chocolate Lab Otis, a therapy dog, who works daily at the elementary school in Harrisonville.

Our next meeting will be Saturday, March 15. All interested are welcome.

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