Dec. 7-8 club notes

December 6, 2013

Helen G. Steele Music Club to meet

The Helen G. Steele Music Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Heard Memorial Club House with a Christmas Tea.

The program will be “A Hometown Christmas,” and will feature excerpts from the many Christmas traditions in Sedalia. The program chairwomen are Cynthia Decker and Mary Frances Herndon. The Social Committee, in charge of the tea, are Patsy Pettit and Linda Fischer. Charla Gordon is president of the club.

Republican Women elect new officers

The Pettis County Republican Women’s Club met Thursday, Nov. 14 at the FCS Financial Building, 2600 S. Limit Ave., in Sedalia. President Sherri Bond welcomed members and guests. The meeting began with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Previous meeting minutes were approved as presented by Barbara Clevenger. Stacey Beard presented the treasurer’s report.

Caleb Sumner and Joan Harkness of Sumner Insurance Services spoke about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and how it is affecting the health insurance industry.

The nominating committee Chairman Cheryl Brown presented the officer ballot for 2014-15. PCRW officers for 2014-15 are Sheri Bond, president, Cheryl Brown, first vice-president, Betty Hopkins, second vice-president and chaplain, Barbara Clevenger, secretary, Stacey Beard, treasurer. Appointed positions include: Lorraine Jackson, parliamentarian, Kristeen Cox, legislation/capital alert chair and public relations chair, Diane Hering, caring for America chairman, Theresa Turner, literacy chairman.

Upcoming events include the Child Safe Dessert Auction Nov. 26, and a Christmas party Dec. 18 at the home of Paul and Stacey Beard. Everyone is asked to bring a stuffed animal to be donated to Child Safe.

The regular monthly meetings of the group are every second Thursday. The next regular meeting will be Feb. 13 at the FCS Building. New members and guests are always welcome.

Sedalia Business Women enjoy Jingle on the Green

Members of the Sedalia Business Women’s organization began their meeting Dec. 5 by attending the festivities at the State Fair Community College Jingle on the Green. All enjoyed the wonderful music and chocolate treats prior to gathering at Best Western State Fair Inn where the meeting convened at 7:30 p.m. for a meal of soup and sandwiches.

Following the invocation by Debbie Ulmer, chaplain, the following guests were introduced by Marge Lumpe: Erin Lazenby, Ginny Crow, Heather Chambers and Amanda Callis.

President Michelle Sparks and Brenda Tippie, membership chair, welcomed new members Heather Chambers, sponsored by Shirley McCown, and Amanda Callis, sponsored by LaSondra Marsch. In lieu of a gift exchange, a total of $332 was collected for an adopted family. In addition, gifts were collected to be sent to a woman soldier. The meeting was under the direction of the Social Committee, Carolyn Green, Chair, and members Joan Cummings, Debbie Fillinger, Marge Lumpe, Maggie Dugan, Cathy Hammons and Carol Sawyer.

Duplicate Bridge Club meets

The Sedalia Duplicate Bridge Club hosted its lessons and duplicate game Dec. 5, with the following results:
Jimmie Melvin and John Doussard, of Warrensburg, took first place. Charlie Huddleston, of Sedalia, and Gene Evans, of Warrensburg, took second place, and Jack McIntosh and Harry Satterwhite, of Sedalia, took third place.