Crawfordsville news: Meeting minutes

The regular meeting of Chapter L of the National T.T.T. Society was held on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Olds United Church of Christ. President Barb Shelman called the meeting to order with the singing of “The Sword of Gold.” There was no meditation.

Roll call of a most prized possession was answered by 18 members and two new members, Rachelle Fear and Bailey Lillywhite. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Missy Fear presented the treasurer’s report and it will be filed for audit. She also presented the budget for next year. A motion was made and seconded to accept the budget as presented and motion carried. The Auditing Committee was activated and they will check over the books.

Committee Reports:


It was decided to send three girls and the schools will be contacted.


It was reported that two cards had been sent in August and two in September.


Nothing to report.

Ways and means:

Money was received from busing tables at the Mt. Pleasant Pizza Ranch and it was announced that the night of Monday, Dec. 3, would be the night set to bus tables at the Washington Pizza Ranch. The Bazaar will be held in November.

Old business:

Nothing to report.

New business:

The state convention next year will be held at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13. A nominating committee was appointed. Joan and Karolyn will be on the committee and check with people regarding holding an office.

Bills for payment:

Bills were presented for invitations for membership and birthday cards and stamps. A motion was made and seconded to pay these bills. Motion carried.

Proposal of names for membership:

One name was presented.

Before this meeting initiation was held with Rachelle Fear and Bailey Lillywhite joining as members.


President Shelman thanked all who were present as well as Glenda and Helen for the refreshments. Rachelle and Bailey were thanked and welcomed to the group. The next meeting will be Monday, Oct. 22, at the Olds United Church of Christ. Marlys and Pat King will be hostesses. Roll call will be to describe a favorite pair of shoes.

Election and installation of officers will held as well. The meeting adjourned with the closing creed.

The Crawfordsville Lions Club met Monday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Crawfordsville Community Room. Sixteen members were present. Lion President Adam Mitchell called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Lion Larry Love gave the invocation.

After a delicious meal prepared and served by Alice Hochstetler, the meeting reconvened. Minutes from the June 11 meeting and the minutes of the Sept. 10 meeting were approved as read. The treasurer gave his report.

Old Business:

Proceeds for the Crawfordsville Fun Day netted around $500. The September Pancake Breakfast netted $500 as well. A thank-you from Camp Courageous was read for the club’s donation to their solar panel project.

New Business:

The Wayland Lions Club is celebrating 60 years on Oct. 16. Members are invited to attend. The Crawfordsville Club was the sponsoring club when the Wayland Lions Club was chartered. The Grandview-Letts Lions Club is celebrating 35 years on Oct. 25. Members are invited to attend this event also. Lion President Adam would like to create a Facebook page for the club. The consensus was favorable. The Wayland Club is holding a diabetes information day in January at the WACO Elementary School in Crawfordsville. It was asked whether or not Crawfordsville Lions would like to partner with them for this event. Lion Nancy will find out more about this. The District 9SE Fall Fest on Nov. 3 was mentioned. Lion Nancy will find out if the host club needs volunteers.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. Tail Twister Lion Fletcher led everyone in a rousing round of trivia having to do with nature.

Just a reminder, the Harvest Supper and Auction at the United Church of Crawfordsville will be held Saturday, Oct. 20. The supper consisting of creamed chicken and biscuits and beefburgers, salads and pies will run from 4:30-6:45 p. m. A freewill offering is being accepted for the supper. The auction will begin at 7 p.m. Everything from baked goods, crafts, grain and much more will be offered. Come and enjoy the fun evening.