Grace UMW

Thirteen members were present for the Nov. 11 unit meeting. Refreshments were served by Arlene Wiederspan and Barb Yost. Stephanie Schlotzhauer gave the prayer.

Joys and concerns were shared.

Birthday to celebrate in November is Betty Mehmen.

Phyllis Lloyd gave the program on “Letting Your Light Shine” from the 2019 program book.

Lloyd encouraged all to read the Response on the World Thank Offering. The offering was collected.

Judy Reimer read from the prayer calendar.

Lloyd opened the meeting. Minutes were reviewed and approved.

Glenice Larsen gave the treasurer’s report. Expenses to year end were reviewed.

A motion by Reimer, seconded by Judy Hall, to donate $224.28 to the United Methodist Legacy Fund was carried.

Mission Coordinators were appointed: Phyllis Lloyd, Journey in Faith; the Rev. Tamara Holtz, Journey in Learning; Karen Baker, Journey in Action; Shelley Pryal, Journey in Growth.

A thank you from Arlene and Ken Wiederspan was read.

Reimer reviewed books from the reading program she had read.

UMW is scheduled to serve the Wednesday night meal Dec. 11. A menu was decided.

The next unit meeting and Christmas celebration will be at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at Perkins restaurant.

Meals on Wheels favors are due in January 2020. Members are to bring thoughts and examples to the December meeting. The favors will be made at the January meeting.

Round Table Book Club

Round Table Book Club met Nov. 5 at Shirley Sandstedt’s home.

Mary Olsen gave the book review on a book by Claudia Hagen, “Tonight We Fly: The Soviet Night Witches of WWII.”

The next meeting is Dec. 3 at Jo Seiler’s home.

George Eliot Book Club

Jessie McAndrew hosted the George Eliot Book Club at Lochland Country Club on Nov. 7.

Mary Seiler reviewed “The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story” by journalist Douglas Preston.

The next meeting on Nov. 21 will be hosted by Carol Kleppinger. Jessie McAndrew will present the book review.

Chapter HT, P.E.O.

Twenty-two members of Chapter HT, P.E.O. met Nov. 11 in the library at College View Assisted Living.

Hostess was Cathy Krebsbach.

President Nancy Hehnke led the business. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The treasurer called roll and gave the monthly financial report. The corresponding secretary gave the monthly correspondence report and read the correspondence.

P.E.O. committees and P.E.O. projects reports were given.

A winter social of Caroling and Cookies at the Village Green in the Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village was planned for Dec. 12 from 2:30-4 p.m.

Hehnke reading a report of the PEO International Convention which took place in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 12-14. Following the report, members played a get-to-know-each-other-better game.

The next meeting will be Dec. 9 at First Presbyterian Church. The program will be Christmas music and readings by members. Evening Lions Club

The Hastings Evening Lions Club met Nov. 12 at Pastime Bowl.

President Norma Rust called the meeting to order. Secretary Joanna Faber presented the report from the previous meeting. Dan Smith presented the financial report for the club.

The club discussed the Hastings Evening Lions club concession stand at the Hastings City Auditorium on Nov. 2 for the Citywide Garage Sale.

An upcoming event the club will be involved with is having a concession stand at the craft show on Nov. 23 at the City Auditorium. A sign-up sheet was passed around for volunteers. The concession stand will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The club voted to present monetary support for a client needing vision support so that he can do his job.

An eye application was presented and approved for another client needing glasses.

Gary Rose gave a trivia lesson on Veterans Day.

District Governor Wayne Hinerman reported on vision screenings that club members did at Axtell schools. He also gave a report on the Fall Rally that was held in Grand Island Nov. 1-3.

The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at Pastime Bowl.

Church Women United

First Congregational United Church of Christ was host for the World Community Day celebration Nov. 8 with 34 in attendance. Kathy Gruba and Debra Dowling provided music, and Dan Deffenbaugh provided the message.

Members of the Hastings/Juniata Unit of Church Women United conducted the celebration. A soup and pie luncheon completed the morning for those in attendance.

The next unit meeting will be 10 a.m. Dec. 6 at First United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

Fortnightly Study Club

Fortnightly Study Club met Nov. 12 at First United Methodist Church.

Barbara Sergeant was hostess.

Twelve members gathered for coffee and quick breads and conversation prior to a short business meeting. Good reads were discussed. Janet Hibbs Jones reviewed the book, “Rocket Men” by Robert Kurson.

The next meeting is 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Barrett Alumni Center. The scheduled program is the Christmas party. Everyone is asked to bring an unwrapped children’s book, to be donated to Healthy Beginnings.

OES Kensington

OES Kensington met Nov. 7 at the Masonic Center. Donna McCartney was hostess for the dessert luncheon.

President Nita Hemming greeted and welcomed everyone and presided during the business meeting. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as corrected. Karen Christensen gave the treasurer’s report and it was approved.

Christensen thanked the members who helped with the District Past Matrons meeting in October. Fifteen from Acacia Chapter attended the meeting.

November 1999 minutes were read as the historical moment.

Sickness and joys were shared.

McCartney presented the program on carbon dioxide poisoning, specifically, that which accumulates in the body from breathing too shallowly. A bi-pap is required to assist breathing at night to remove excess carbon dioxide.

Dorothy Anderson gave devotions with “True Thanksgiving” and “Thankful In Prayer.”

The next meeting is 1:15 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Masonic Center.


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