Many thanks to all Pomona members who attended and voiced your opinion through your vote at the secretarial election in November. It was appreciated.
Before November gets away, reminder for Rogene, Jessica, and Jen that you three offered to ring the bell for the Salvation army on November 30th at the PNC bank lobby facing the mall.
The quilting groups has asked to use the hall November 29th and December 1st. Call Joan Fidder for more information. Remember this is more than just quilting.
December 4th at 5:30 pm members will meet at the community building to decorate a tree for Hometown Christmas. The family given to us consists of Grisel, adult female, Daniel, adult male, Daniele, girl 8 years of age, April, girl age 6 and David a boy age 2. All gifts and tree will be delivered on Sunday the 8th, so I encourage members to see that either Tom or I receive them prior to that morning. Remember, decorations are needed for the tree also.
December 10th will be Flora Grange’s Christmas party at the hall beginning at 6:30. Meat will be furnished and members are encouraged to bring a hot and cold dish to share. It is at this meeting, our shut-in trays are made. Cookies and hard candy are welcomed. Those offering to furnish fruits were, Lonn, apples; Kristy, bananas and oranges; and Laurel, grapes. Members were invited to furnish supplies for the hall, such as paper towels, soap, toilet paper, or stamps.
Dec 14th three more members offered to ring the bell for the Salvation army beginning at 9:00am. Mike Mundy, Lonn Buzzell, and Sheri Konieczki and children. Same place, lobby of the PNC bank. Thanks to all of you for your time..
Dec. 15th is the Grange Resources and Information Training a the community Grange hall beginning with a potluck dinner at 12:00 noon. Approximately at 1:30 the presentations will take place for Masters, Lecturers, Secretaries, Community Service, Family activities, Juniors, Youth, and Membership. However, all Grange members are encouraged to attend. Motivation is the key to action. Come, see what each department is concentrating on in 2014.
Several of our members are deeply sadden by the events happening near Washington, IL. It has been suggested that our members, who wish to participate in some way, provide either small useful items such as paper, pencils, match box cars, crayons, tooth paste, tooth brushes, combs, barrettes, ribbon, markers, tape or various other small items which would fit into a shoe box for either a boy or girl. Another suggestion is cleaning supplies and plastic gloves along with paper towels etc. which would fit into buckets which will be used for cleaning. Another suggestion is gift cards. These would be delivered by Flora Grange members to a selected location. Anyone interested in helping prepare the boxes or pails or provide items, please call Laurel at 815-222-6173. Items will be collected at the Christmas party and delivered the following week.
Wishes of health and happiness during the Christmas season and throughout the New Year. Fraternally,Laurel