Muskingum Garden Club
The Muskingum Garden Club held the June meeting at the home of Helen Drake at noon. The home was decorated with the Patriotic theme in honor of Flag Day. Helen's daughter, Bonnie Jane Forni, assisted with the lunch using Taste of Home recipes. Prayer was given by Helen Drake.
Jo Ann Naeser conducted the business meeting. Devotions were given by Helen Drake. Roll call was answered by telling the nicest garden ornament you have. Helen Drake gave the secretary's report and July Van Dyke gave the treasurer's report. Three new members were voted into the club. They were Jerry Miller and wife Fiana, and Cindy Clary. Members reported on the "ReSTORE Marietta" they had done on the evening of May 16.
Following the meeting, members went to Arden McDougal's where she showed them how to make cement leaves.
The next meeting was conducted at Val Hoover's home on July 10 at noon.
Woman's Home Board
The Woman's Home Board met for their annual luncheon meeting in the Social Hall of St. Marys Church with 17 members, the home manager and two guests present. During the luncheon a new member, Mary Antons, was introduced and welcomed.
Rose Nardi and Trina Cummings, representatives from the Peoples Bank gave their annual informative summary report on the status of the Washington County Woman's Home Investment Account. They also answered questions raised by the board members.
Beth Lepore presided over a short business meeting following the meal and presentation. The monthly treasurer's report was given by Jim Williams who also included an update on the Alma Barth Restoration Fund. House committee chair, Mary Anne Ley's report included maintenance repairs that have been completed this past month and she asked that the board approve funds to replace one of the basement beams, and a faulty kitchen air conditioner.
The next regular meeting of the board was held at the home on July 11 at 1 p.m.
Muskingum Garden Club
The Muskingum Garden Club met on July 10 at the home of Val Hoover at noon. Her lunch consisted of different vegetables from her garden. Dessert was a choice of coconut cake or red velvet cake.
Following the meal Bernice McPherson presented the program on flower arranging. Her theme was all American red, white, and blue. Some suggestions were to pick flowers right before using them, have a tool box handy, make flowers 1 1/2 inches taller than the vase, boxwood makes good filler, a folding saw is good to use, and put aspirin in water.
Jo Ann Naeser conducted the business meeting. Val Hoover gave the inspirational reading on "Give People More Than You Expect." Roll call was answered by telling the hottest summer you remember. Everyone answered that it was this year. Helen Detlor reported on the flower bed at the Sacra Via. The Red Cross meeting will be July 24 at 10 a.m. with a potluck lunch. The next meeting will be Aug. 1 at the home of Jo Ann Naeser.
Franciscan Community Meals
The Franciscan Meals board held its monthly meeting at Shoney's Restaurant on July 12. Fifteen members were present.
Chairman, Suzie Adams opened the meeting with prayer. Secretary, Suzy Walters read the minutes of the May meeting. Treasurer, Norma Lang gave the financial report. It was reported that 80 volunteers (both office workers and drivers) volunteered 320 hours to deliver 561 meals in the month of June.
Committee reports were given. The position for a driver scheduler is still open. This is a job that could be done from home with some telephoning or could be done on the office computer. Anyone interested in this volunteer position or becoming a driver should call Hugh Huck at 373-2652.
Plans for the annual volunteer appreciation dinner to be held Sept. 20 at the Marietta Knights of Columbus Hall were finalized. More information will be sent to volunteers at a later date.
Anyone interested in having meals delivered to their home should call the Franciscan Meals office at 373-7998 or Marian Kurner at 373-2221.
The Franciscan Meals program is a nonprofit organization and a totally volunteer program with no paid employees and affiliated with RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program). Volunteers provide their own vehicles, gas and time.