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Organization Reports

The Fayette County Cancer Society kicked offits 2019 season with a donation of $400 fromAltrusa International of Connersville, Inc. Picturedfrom left are Juli Stansberry, FCCS secretary; Fran Holmes, Altrusa; Judy Collier, FCCS president; Janet Sexton; Patty Rockwell, FCCS assistant treasurer; and Donna Warner, FCCS vice president. The Cancer Societyassistsresidents of Fayette County with their cancer-associated needs.

Fayette County Cancer Society

The Fayette County Cancer Society met Jan. 28 at the Pizza Place.

President Judy Collier opened the meeting with prayer with 14 members in attendance.

Prior to the meeting a $400 check was presented to the society by Fran Holmes on behalf of the Altrusa fund raiser. The FCCS is so grateful for the support given to us by the community and the hard work of the organizers of these events. 

Minutes from November were presented by Secretary Juli Stansberry. A motion to approve was made by Betty Miller and seconded by Mary Barbour. Approved as written.

The treasurer’s report was presented by Sara Poe, treasurer. A motion to accept the treasurer’s report was made by Lynette Cox and seconded by Fran Holmes.

A total of six new applications and six updates were received for Nov. 26-Jan. 17. Applications presented: five male, one female. Ages 38-80 years, 1; breast, 1; melanoma, 1; brain, 1; lung, 1; liver, 1; MDS, 1.

No committee reports

The FCCS wants the community to remember the turban project. Contact the hospital for information.

The Eagle Rider Benefit will be on June 15. Cynthia’s Hallmark in Greenfield will be hosting a fashion show on June 23. Tickets are $10 from any FCCS member.

The Fayette County Cancer Society would like to sincerely thank our supporters, families, and friends. It is the lifeblood of the Society throughout the year. It makes the dream of our founders in 1952 alive and helps the community as they believed it would.

– Juli Stansberry


Thirteen members of Altrusa International of Connersville, Indiana, Inc. had their monthly business meeting on Febr. 6 at First United Methodist Church. President Carolyn Doub read a letter from the Salvation Army thanking the club for participating in the Christmas kettle drive. She announced the date for Community Youth Day on July 11.

Josalyn Compton led a discussion of program book updates for 2019-20 and passed sign-up sheets for next year’s committee assignments and Chili Challenge committees.

Membership chairman Melinda Sudhoff announced the annual membership drive April 17 at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. Potential new members will be invited.

Josalyn Compton and Linda Mason will serve as hostesses for the March 19 party at Caroleton Manor assisted by Suzy Maines, Carolyn Doub and Janet Sexton.

Linda Mason reported that she is continuing to send congratulatory salutes to community members. Six members shared brags.

The next meeting will be a business meeting a noon Wednesday, March 6, at First United Methodist. The meeting closed with the Altrusa benediction.


Connersville Rotary Club learned about the Salvation Army during its meeting on Feb. 4 at the Pizza Place.

Rachel Jaurequi of the Salvation Army and Tim Rogers, an advisory council member, spoke. Jaurequi said the Salvation Army serves supper Monday through Friday, with volunteers and groups providing or preparing food. There are some openings for groups that want to help.

The Salvation Army Advisory Council meets monthly and is looking for new members who are willing to give time and talents. The next meeting is at noon Tuesday, Feb. 19.

For information, contact Jaurequi at the Salvation Army, 431 West Western Ave., 765-825-2011.