Published 9:00 am Sunday, May 24, 2015

Freeborn American Legion

The Freeborn American Legion Auxiliary No. 552 met at 9 a.m. May 16 in Freeborn Legion hall. Sandy Anderson called the meeting to order. The pledges were recited. The Auxiliary Charter was then draped in honor of Lois Christiansen’s passing.

The secretary’s report was given and approved as read. There was no treasurer’s report.

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The group will be giving their Girls State candidate the $40 to purchase the Girls State package deal when she attends Girls State.

All of the sewing items produced by the community sewing group have been distributed except for the heart pillows. The Veteran’s Affairs Hospital does not have a need for them at this time. When they do, the group will have some already made and they can be given to the VA hospital then.

Anderson had put into the May newsletter about their “No Bake Sale” fundraiser. So far the group has had $50 that has been turned in. This is the group’s only fundraiser other than the soup and pie fundraiser.

The bylaws were read through and a couple of changes were made. Anderson will type up the revised version and have them available at the next meeting. The group does not need to elect officers this year. Bylaws it state that officers are for a two year term and election was held last year. Anderson will get the form filled out and sent into the department.

Anderson gave the Poppy report. She has gone door to door in Freeborn and has a couple more businesses to contact. Then she will also have poppies available on Memorial Day before the annual program. The Memorial Day program will begin at 11 a.m. at the Freeborn City/Township Hall. The Cemetery Committee will host a dinner at the hall following the program.

It was decided not to meet during June, July and August. Therefore the next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Sept. 19, at the Freeborn Legion Hall.

Anderson reminded members about the Freeborn Legion’s Fish Fry on May 23. Serving started at 5 p.m. and it included fish, baked potato, coleslaw, bun and beverage. She also mentioned the wine tasting event at Cobb Creek Vineyard on June 13 as well as the annual Tee Up for Campers Golf Tournament at Oak View Golf Course in Freeborn on July 11.

With no other business, the meeting was adjourned.


Conger 4-H Club

The Conger 4-H Club met May 17 at the Conger Community Center. Prior to the meeting, members worked on the community pride project around the Conger Community Center. the group will be working on club bylaws and voting on them in the fall. All screened adult volunteers need to watch a safety video by July 1. The video can be viewed on 4HOnline.  The club decided to participate in the June 20 Morin Lake Days Parade. The club will also do concessions at the June 28 Jackpot Swine show at the fairgrounds. Donations of bars and workers are needed. Members signed up to work in the Clover Stand and the Malt Stand at the county fair. Pre-fair entries are due on June 22, so members can complete them at the next meeting if they have not been finished yet. The next meeting will be the club tour which is at 4 p.m. June 14 with the meeting after. More information will be sent closer to the date.


St. John’s Auxiliary

St. John’s Auxiliary met at 10:30 a.m. May 18 in St. John’s Chapel. President Jan Jerdee opened the meeting reading a poem. The group sang “O Savior, Precious Savior,” accompanied by Irene Goskeson on piano.

The secretary and treasurer’s reports were given by Bonnie Schneider and Leann Knutson. Reports were approved as read.

Volunteer Coordinator Carla Reichel reported there were 935 volunteer hours for April, 20 day care hours, one You & Me Club and three Sing-a-longs. She also announced the activities for June as follows: June 2, L.A. Sasse; June 5, Scott Beumont music; June 11, Chris Von Arx music; June 12, music by Kent Larsen; June 13, country music with Dunnell; June 15, Auxiliary meeting with Clarence Heavner program; June 19, Father’s Day party with a fishing theme; June 22, Tim the Music Man; June 24, Robert Coates; and June 26, Caroline and Del Begalka music.

Vice President Les Harmon read the names of residents celebrating May birthdays and the Happy Birthday song was sung.

Churches thanked for serving Sunday coffee were Concordia Pickerel Lake, Emmons Lutheran and Round Prairie.

The program was provided by Ken Bertelson on keyboard and Millard Hamborg on accordian. They played old time dance music.

A table prayer was given by Jerdee.