Washington County Republican Women's Club
The Washington County Republican Women's Club, with lunch provided by Anita White, held their noon luncheon meeting in the social room at the First Baptist Church, Feb. 12.
The meeting was called to order by President Anita White who led the group in prayer and pledged to the flag.
White recogzed and welcomed guests Karen Mella, Karen Morris, Pat Sanders, 4th district court of appeals candidate, Micah Martindale and Charles Rictor both candidates for the 94th district.
The treasurer's report was given by White in the absence of Treasurer Lee Ann Johnson and the secretary's report was given by Secretary Sharon Adams, both were approved as read.
White announced that the Spring Conference is April 21, at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio.
The bylaws were voted on by the membership attending and approved.
The Lincoln Day Dinner is Thursday, March 1, at the Shrine Club, reception at 5:30 p.m. given by the Republican Women's Club, followed by the dinner at 6:30 p.m. catered by Cowboy Dan. Ticket donation $30, contact Josh Schlicher, 1(740)350-1337. Speaker will be Representative Dave Hall. The women's club basket for the donation will be taken care of by Leslie Haas.
White announced March 6 primary and gave out copies of the primary ballot and explained Central Committee's state and local duties. Speakers for the meeting were the candidates for the 94th district Micah Martindale and Charles Richter.
Khadine Ritter announced Star Parker will be a speaker at Marietta College on April 5th, 2012.
The next meeting will be March 12, at noon, at the First Baptist church with lunch provided by Karen Morris. For further information call Sharon R. Adams, 1 (740) 373-0046.
NSDAR Marietta Chapter
The monthly meeting of the Marietta Chapter, NSDAR was held on March 3 at noon at the chapter house with 11 members and two guests present.
Prior to the business meeting a luncheon of soup, sandwiches and fruit was served by the hostesses, Marilyn Vadakin and Nancy Riley.
President Anita Shumake conducted the business meeting which was opened in ritualistic form.
Jean Bergen gave the National Defense message entitled "An Army Apart: 45,000 Troops Are Coming Home to a Country that Doesn't Know Them".
Thank you notes were read from Ed Cottle, Joann Cummings and the McVicar family. A letter from Marietta College expressed their appreciation for the gift of a current subscription to American Spirit magazine for their library. Another letter from the college acknowleged our gift of a scholarship to Kyle Yoho, a senior at Marietta College.
The following people have submitted their papers to join DAR and they were approved for membership, namely, Susan Hobensack, Annette Haddox, Sonja Kay Davis Goodman and Wanda Lou Willison Frash.
Following the business meeting, Kyle Yoho, a Civil War re-enactor presented a program on the life and equipment of a soldier during that war. To pass the physical to serve, the soldier must have a thumb and forefinger, plus at least two teeth, one on top and one on bottom. The teeth were necessary to bite off the tip of the gun powder capsule while loading their rifle. Kyle's collection of authentic Civil War military and personal items was, namely, a double bag knapsack, canteen, haversack, bayonet, cartridge box, sack coat, frock coat, Forage cap, Hardee hat, sash, pistol, binoculars, trousers, shirt, suspenders, socks and shoes.
The next meeting will be April 7 at noon with a luncheon, followed by the business meeting.
Guys and Dolls OCCL
Guys and Dolls OCCL met at Shirley Barry's with Katy Rauch as co-hostess on Feb. 27. The speaker was Susan Rauch. She spoke about her trip to China and the education of their children and our children her in the U.S. Topics of interest were the upcoming conference in our district. We are having a Stanley Drive to raise money for philanthropic work for area. The next meeting will be March 26 at the home of Rita Offenberger.