8/40 LéPetite Salon 318
The Mercer County 8/40 LéPetite Sharon 318 held its regular monthly meeting Nov. 14 at Sharon American Legion Post 229. Following a brown bag lunch and social time, the meeting was called to order by Chapeau Sharon Evans.
The opening prayer was given by LéAumonier Stella Gallaway. Pledge to our flag was recited by all in attendance. Ritual was read by Protem Demi Chapeau, Michelle Ducklin and Potern Deuxieme Mary Ellen Flynn.
LéSectreaire Joan Turnbull conducted the roll call of officers, with seven officers and four partners present.
LéCassiere Ruby Nolf gave the treasurer’s report.
Millie Gregg will report on the cystic fibrosis program at the December meeting. LéAumonier and music chairman Stella Gallaway read “One Nation Under God” for her music report.
LéArchiviste and cards and flowers chairman Mary Ellen Flynn will send appropriate cards out to our partners.
Nurse’s Scholarship was reported on. Forms are available and can be filled out and submitted if you know of anyone going into these fields.
LéCassiere and Partnership chairman Ruby Nolf reports 28 partners are paid in and four more ready to be sent in. Ten more partners are needed to meet the 2013-14 goal.
The Christmas party will be Dec. 12 at Sharon American Legion Post 299. Bring a guest.
LéSectreaire Joan Turnbull read the minutes of the October meeting.
The Salon 318 will start collecting school items for the Morgridge Academy and asked other organizations to help with the postage.
Forget-Me-Not Garden Club
The Forget-Me-Not Garden Club of West Middlesex enjoyed their Christmas party at the Iron Bridge Inn.
Thelma Barnes provided candy canes and handed out her self-made birthday gifts for the December birthdays.
Janet Crowner and Betty Anderson will be the nominating committee.
Starting at the next meeting, March 3, the time will be noon for each meeting. What you like about St. Patrick’s Day will be the roll call. Roll call at the Christmas meeting was favorite Christmas party. The party finished with a gift exchange.
Dec. 10 will be the board meeting at noon at The Radisson.
The Woman’s Club Christmas banquet will be at noon at the Tavern in New Wilmington with a gift exchange to follow. Barb McConnell will give the Inspiration.
Donations were given for treats for Light-up Night in West Middlesex.
MC Federation of Clubs
Mercer County Federation of Clubs Nov. 25 meeting was held at Greenville Italian Home. Greg Muscarella, president, welcomed everyone.
After regular titual opening by President Tom “Ace” Hanzes, roll call of officers and clubs was taken by Secretary Dick Edwards Jr. Nine officers and 27 clubs were present.
The federation was very disappointed about the passing of the Small Games of Chance Bill; State Legislative Chairman Al Chambers noted that it was voted down by only three votes. All clubs should check on the changes and new things allowed under this bill. Our federation attorney urged all clubs to make sure their by-laws are up to date and to see who holds the liquor license.
A nominating committee was set up. Henry Holmes and Dan Steelsmith will be in charge.
There will be no December meeting. Mext meeting will be Jan. 27 at BPOE Lodge 103 Sharon Elks, 260 East Connelly Road, Sharon.
New Hamburg Countryside Garden Club
Cianci’s restaurant in Greenville was the meeting place for the New Hamburg Countryside Garden Club on Dec. 4. Eighteen members answered roll call with their favorite Christmas cookie.
The meeting was opened with the club prayer and the pledge to the flag led by Shirley Zahniser. Hostesses were Claudia Gardill and Shirley Zahniser. Lynda Ammann read the minutes of the previous meeting and Terry Sanders gave the treasurers report. December birthdays were remembered and cards were sent to the ill. It was decided that meetings will be held at Cianci’s at 11 a.m. Door prizes were won by Lucy Fangas and Bev Chalupka. Dues were collected for the coming year. New meeting books will be distributed at the next meeting at 11 a.m. Feb. 5. There will be no meeting in January.