The Maple Grove Homemakers met at the Waynetown Baptist Church and President Sandra Lightle welcomed 10 members. We recited the Pledge to the American Flag, creed and mission statement. Eileen Matricia gave an inspiration on how we need to listen to ourselves and then act accordingly instead of pushing ourselves into something that may be harmful to us. Roll call was answered with,“What are you thankful for?”
Betty Jeffers gave the treasurer’s report. She sent a check to Mental Health. We collected $180.80 at our white elephant sale. We sang happy birthday to Sandra Lightle and Lou Rosen and happy anniversary to Carol Crowder. Carol Crowder and Linda Miller led us in singing “My Favorite Things” with the lyrics that was used at the 79th birthday of Julie Andrews which brought laughter to each of us.
Judy Tulley reported that at Holiday Expo there were 336 bags of noodles sold and they were gone within one hour. All the baked goods were gone by noon. There were 26 spaces rented out and overall it was a productive day.
We were reminded that our Bottles for Cancer will be due in December. We will also take up a collection for grocery certificates for needy families from Sommer Elementary School.
We had a short lesson on “BEE-CAUSE” pollinators feed the world and why we should care about pollinators. More than 80 percent of the world’s plants need pollinators to survive, including many that provide the food we eat. If it were not for the pollinators the produce section of our grocery stores would be empty without the hard work of bees and other pollinators. The Health and Safety report was given by Judy McBride and that we need to start healthy habits of eating more fruits and vegetables, exercise more, to release stress in our lives with calming activities and interaction with others, and to get enough sleep.
The next meeting will be held in the New Richmond Community Room with Minnie Howard and Matricia as hostesses. The meat and drinks will be furnished and each one signed up to bring either a salad or dessert. We are to bring a $10 gift for the Christmas exchange and prizes for the holiday bingo. McBride had our fleece blankets on display and we had something for all ages. We all gathered around the blankets and had a picture taken with the members. We also had a donation of more fleece and we were very thankful for it and made plans for the material. We were served refreshments from hostesses Rosen and Kirkpatrick.
The next meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the New Richmond Community Room.
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