The New Market Family and Community Education Club met July 10 at the New Market Seventh Day Adventist Church. President Tiny Jenkins presided. Nine members recited the Pledge of Allegiance and Lois Coon led devotionals. Members welcomed back Millie Poehler. Peggy Gray had sent birthday cards and read a thank-you card. Both the secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were approved. Members brought donations for Coins for Friendship, Luke’s Backpack and 40 food items for Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, bringing the yearly total to 307. Members volunteered 171.5 hours, made 23 visits and sent 64 cards.
Yearly dues were mailed to the county. Due to weather conditions, the tree in memory of Donna Perkins will be planted in the fall.
The Christmas luncheon will be held at the Wood Grill. Members voted to make monetary donations for supplies to Shenandoah Valley Adventist and Ashby Lee elementary schools. Future programs were discussed. The scheduled speaker was unable to attend. After the creed and blessing, an international potluck was served.
The club will meet Aug. 14 and Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. at the church. Bring donations for organizations supported by the club. On Aug. 14, bring a bag lunch. Plans for the program are in progress. On Sept. 18, the program is the fall auction of baked goods and plants. Dues will be collected for 2013 and Books for Babies. Bring auction items and a potluck dish.
The July meeting of the Broadway-Timberville Ruritan Club was at the Plains District Memorial Park. Hot dogs, hamburgers and covered dishes were provided.
Member Gail Gutschmidt led the group in some patriotic songs. Member John Yeich gave an invocation.
Former Scout James Hotchkiss introduced BSA Troop 1 Scoutmaster George Price, who provided the program. Price has worked with this troop since the early 1970s. He began as an assistant to Scoutmaster Robert Driver and has recently taken over leadership.
The club has sponsored Troop 1, formerly Troop 152, continuously since 1947— the club’s longest and most continuous youth activity.
Several former Scouts who are also club members now serve on the troop committee.
Members were involved with the Christmas in July fundraiser for the Salvation Army. Richard Funkhouser, chair of the Social Development Committee, reported that 26 Ruritans and three friends of Ruritan volunteered, ringing the bell 60 hours and received $1,826—a $600 increase from 2011.
Volunteers were scheduled for the Rockingham County Fair food booth Aug. 13-18.
The next meeting will be Aug. 6 at the Plains District Community Center, one week earlier than normal because of the fair. For the Family Night event, meat and drink will be provided and members are invited to bring covered dishes. Robert Reedy, Jr. and Friends will provide a program featuring Civil War era music.
The Timberville Lions Club met July 19 at the Timberville Carnival Grounds. Lion President Dick Pierce convened the meeting. After the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Lion Don DeLaughter, Past District Governor (PDG) Charles Kipps gave the invocation. Lion Dick Pierce welcomed members-at-large Pamela Crouse and Dale Kipps.
The delicious meal was prepared by Lions Tom Cline, Robin DeLaughter, and Jennifer Whetzel.
PDG Charles Kipps encouraged everyone to be selling Benefit Party Tickets. The fundraiser is Sept. 15. Tickets cost $40 and include a meal, open bar and a chance at more than $3,500 in prizes, including the $2,000 grand prize. Tickets are available from any Timberville Lion.
There were 184 eyeglasses collected from the Eyeglass Recycling box near Food Lion. This continues to be a great source of eyeglasses to be distributed worldwide by the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center in Roanoke. The treasurer’s report was given.
A check for $1,000 will be sent to Massanutten Technical Center for financial assistance for ten or more local students attending in the fall. A tree will be planted in Timberville in support of the International President’s “Plant a Tree” initiative.
The next meeting is Aug. 2 at the Timberville Carnival Grounds. Social time begins at 6 p.m. and the meal will be prepared by Lions Roger Baker, John Jackson, Charles Kipps, and Dan Perry. The business meeting follows at 6:30 p.m. The Timberville Lions Club welcomes anyone 18 or over.
Family Night is Aug. 16 at the carnival grounds.
The Plains 4-H Club held their June meeting at the Harrison’s farm, where members and parents learned about dairy cattle while taking a tour of the farm. Some things they saw on the tour were the milking parlor, the milk collecting tank, the cattle holding house, the manure pit and the grain silos, as well as the baby calves. A business meeting and snacks followed. Sign-ups were taken to help at the Mountain Valley-Tenth Legion Ruritans’ lawn parties.
Organizational leader Jackie Lohr talked about the Aug. 3 club trip to Baltimore. Members sold ham, beef and pork sandwiches to help finance their trips.
The next meeting is Aug. 8 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds after club members, parents and leaders help with pen set-up.