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Organization Reports

Stant Ladies Retirees

The Stant Ladies Retirees luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mancino’s in Connersville. All Stant ladies who retired this year are especially invited to attend. The committee hopes to see you there.

Golden Gabriels

The St. Gabriel and St. Bridget Golden Gabriels will have a luncheon at noon Wednesday, June 20, at the Blue Bird in Morristown. Members with questions may call 765-825-4070.

Daughters of Isabella

The Daughters of Isabella met May 23. Mass was celebrated for all deceased members by our chaplain, Father Dustin Boehm.

The meeting was called to order by Regent Joyce Nobbe. She read the bio of Jennifer Swim. The prayer was led by Mary Ann Snyder. The Draping of the Charter was given in honor of Linda Struewing.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was said by all members. Roll call of officers and minutes were read from Theresa Faw, recording secretary. The treasurer’s report was given by Connie Todd, treasurer.

Communications were read from the State Regent Valerie Nelson and Vice Regent Mary Seibert.

Darlene Frank gave the scribe report. Auditor Mary Ann Willhelm gave the auditor’s report.

Vice Regent Connie Rigling gave the sick report. Regent Nobbe told about our motto: Unity, Friendship and Charity.

She also thanked everyone for helping with the Rock-A-Thon at Kroger.

Receipts of the meeting was given by the financial secretary, Diana Phillips.

All members took the obligation. State Recording Secretary Julie Bowling will be at our June 25 meeting at 5 p.m at Mousie’s. All members may attend.

The meeting was closed with prayer. Connie Rigling gave a “Mother’s Day reading.” The door prizes were won by Nancy Brochin, Ruth Rowekamp, Theresa Faw, Betty McIntyre, Diana Phillips, Helen Drake and Jennifer Swim.

Those on the committee for the evening were: Connie Rigling, Edna and Mary Ann Harlan, Sue Frank, Abby McFeely, Maggie Swogger and Vonda Dalrymple.

Our next meeting will be at 7 p.m. June 25 at the Knights of Columbus. Bring a white elephant gift for the auction. Committee for that evening is Diana Phillips, Diane Pflum, Kathy Ammerman, June Pflum, Delores Neuman and Karolyn Buckler.

Eta Pi Kappa

Eta Pi Kappa Sorority met May 21 at the Red Cross Building in Roberts Park with 17 members present. Vice president Cindy Jones call the meeting to order with the sorority prayer.

Refreshments included ice cream sundaes and ice cream cones.

Homemade articles were brought by Phyllis Miller and Carmen Garrison and won by Lee Ann Ervin and Phyllis Tinch. The 50/50 drawing was on by Marilyn Fink.

Convention was a success. Everyone had a wonderful time.

A business meeting will be on June 11. Homemade articles will be brought by Lee Ann Ervin and Lisa Copeland.


The Josiah Wedgwood Chapter of the International Questers met May 24 at the Fayette County Historical Museum with 14 members in attendance. Susan Spence welcomed us to the FCHM and informed us that Donna Schroeder, president of the FCHM, would give a museum tour at the conclusion of the meeting. Hostesses Lea Ann Robinson and Susan Spense served a scrumptious pineapple upside-down cake.

President Robin Nickels called the meeting to order. Ronda Leiter, treasurer, reported a balance of $6,911.03.

Special guest, State President Lisa Lambert from the Lockerbie Square International Quester group, presented a $5,000 check to our local chapter. The monies will be used in the restoration of the Krell Player Piano located in the Historical Museum. Vice President Patsy Slack spearheaded the effort in procuring the grant and our membership is thankful for her successful efforts.

Also on the agenda was the upcoming Garden Tour, June 23-24. A motion to purchase seven signs was made by Karen Donselman and seconded by Mary Dalton. Aprons will be ordered to identify Quester members at each Garden Tour location.

In her last order of business, President Nickels held an installation service for the 2018-19 officers. Each new office was given a yellow rose. Inducted as new officers were Patsy Slack, president; Karen Donselman, vice president; Susan Scott, secretary; Paula Davis, corresponding secretary; Susan Spence, cheer chairwoman; Ronda Leiter, treasurer; and Kathy Foerster, historian.

At the meeting’s conclusion, Quester Bingo was played. The year’s winner was Susan Scott, who will receive a gift card to the business of her choice.

Then, Fayette County Historical Society President Donna Schroeder led the members in a museum tour. It was exciting to see the restored American Kitchen cabinets along with the newly built Wayzata cabinets, the time period kitchen furnishings, Philco refrigerator, the mechanic’s garage with license plates lining the walls, the antique farm equipment and an endless list of local treasures showcasing the life of Fayette County residents and businesses.

Kiwanis Club

The Connersville Kiwanis Club met June 6 at Pizza Place. President Joe King called the meeting to order.

In honor of Charley Hughes, a Kiwanian, the club recognized D-Day. Devin Hornsby observed that he visited the Normandy Beach six years ago.

Tim Rogers was the day’s speaker. He showed the club a sampling of his pictures and equipment. His pictures have recently been published in the Connersville News-Examiner. He mentioned that cell phones are becoming excellent cameras. Tim also informed the club the importance of taking pictures of household items and placing them in a lock box.

The monthly board meeting is scheduled for June 13.

Rotary Club

Connersville Rotary Club met Monday in the sixth-floor meeting room at the Pattern Mill Senior Apartments, 1220 Illinois St., overlooking the city.

Katrina Bailey, property manager, told the club about the development, which salvaged an historic building by putting it to good use. All 40 apartments are filled and there is a waiting list.

This coming Monday’s meeting will be at Fayette Regional Health System.

President Wes Widdows announced the club’s annual dinner will be Monday, June 25.

Kappa Kappa Sigma

Twenty-six members of Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority, Inc., Zeta Chapter met June 4 at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church. The meeting opened with the singing of the Loyalty Song. Chapter officers led the opening ceremony. President Jena Gilbert conducted the business meeting while Laura Shoemaker, secretary, read minutes from the last business meeting and anniversary party. Sharon McHenry gave the treasurer’s report.

Rita Bishop gave a report on the nursing home patients.

Connie Robb passed around the watering schedule for the flower beds at the amphitheater. She and Kathy Norris purchased new flowers and planted them. She also gave a report on the Fair Committee as chair. She attended the Fair Board meeting on May 24 and the annual work contract was signed. She is working to get members to learn the jobs within the committee. They would be working with the current chairpersons to be able to step in when needed.

Laura Shoemaker stated that packets had been mailed to sponsors for the queen contest. Any girl living in Fayette County and 18 years of age is welcome to run. She should also find her sponsor. Laura also said that this would be Joe Glowacki’s last year as MC. He has done a tremendous job over the past years.

Jerian Brandenburg accepted fair ads. Please get all turned in to her ASAP. There is no limit to the number of ads we can have, so if anyone can find new ads, they would be appreciated.

Karen Clark gave a report on the quilt show and thanked everyone for their support in donating food and time to work. Pies were a big success and a rented refrigerator saved the day with keeping them cold. It was a hot and hard-working weekend but the charity budget will reap the benefits. 

Cindy Perez gave a brief report for the bag luncheon. Tables are sold out, purses have been sorted and everything seems to be on target for the June 9 event. This is our biggest charity event for the year.

A bylaw change was presented from Grand Council, changing the title of grand expansion director to grand membership liaison. Members voted to accept the change.

Praises were heard from Rita Bishop, Nancy Hughes, Sondra Ingall, Anita Simpson and Laura Shoemaker. Cindy Young won the 50/50. The attendance prize provided by Sue Mitchell was won by Jena Gilbert. Jessica Morris will provide it for the next business meeting on June 18 at Grand Avenue UMC. Nancy Hughes and Cindy Perez will be hostesses.

The meeting ended with the officers leading the closing ceremony. Hostesses Judy Bunyard and Connie Robb served refreshments with a fellowship time following.

– Karen Clark