January 2017 WOW!! Have you made your New Year resolution?
Quilters will be at the hall on New Year’s week end. Call JoAnn Wienrank for further information. 815-544-0288
January 4th, Flora Grange will be serving Pomona Grange’s dues paying supper. If anyone would care to make a cake for dessert that would be appreciated. If I do not hear from someone I will purchase a cake and have the Grange pay for it. I will need to know if you would be so kind to make a cake before Monday evening so I can order one from the bakery on Tuesday for pick up on Wednesday. So far I have one cake donated so will need about 2 more for sure. Phone 815-222-6173.
January 10th will be the first meeting of the New Year. Potluck supper will start at 6:30pm. Please provide a dish to pass. Silverware and plates will be provided. Lindakay and Al Ebel and Jerry and Karen Hart will be the serving committee.
The meeting will begin shortly after 7:00pm. New program books will be distributed. Plans for the New Year will be discussed. Your input is important so please plan on attending.
January 14th the State Junior Director, Trich Ranken has asked for the use of the hall for a Junior meeting. All Junior leaders and members are encouraged to attend. Please call if you have questions about time etc. I will try to find out the answers.
January 29st the State Master, Lynette has set up a meeting which will take place at the community Grange hall at the fairgrounds. Time for this meeting is 12:30-3:30. Discussion will center around the data base and filling the state reports. I am sure more will be discussed but I know for sure these two items are on the agenda.
Just to report on our donation to the family at Christmas time. The Watson family was very appreciative of the Christmas tree, decorations, and many gifts delivered to their home prior to Christmas.
It was very humbling and rewarding to be the deliverer of the gifts that you as a Grange had provided.
Also thanks for the many gifts given to the Grange. The paper products, cleaning products, air fresheners, and stamps will make it a lot easier on the budget for the new year.
January 15th and 16th the quilters will be meeting at the hall again to perform their magic of taking small pieces of fabric and blending them with other pieces to make a beautiful blanket, quilt, or throw for a deserving individual. Bring your project, a snack or two, and enjoy the fellowship of individuals who like to do that type of hand work. It can be very rewarding.
Just a reminder, Please continue to track all of your community service projects and hours. Write them down and give them to me. I plan, being the key word, to get started on the book this winter. Plans are made before action can be taken, RIGHT?
Remember to contemplate the various projects I listed on the December newsletter as far as community service projects on which action needs to be taken. Any new suggestions would also be appreciated.
I urge everyone to continue praying for those of our membership suffering from illness. Theo is still at Maplecrest and would appreciate a visit. Others are suffering from severe colds and flu. Then also remember those that are shut in or dealing with various forms of treatment on the road to rehabilitation and wellness.
My new year wish is for safe travels, health and happiness to each and every person I know including all members of Flora Grange.