Fairmount Woman’s Club October 8, 2019
The Fairmount Woman’s Club met on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the Fairmount Fire Station. There were 12 members and 1 guest present.
President Phyllis Nightlinger called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution.
Member, Diana Summers read inspirational quotes about the constitution and also from Abraham Lincoln.
Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, read the September minutes. Minutes were approved as read.
Treasurer, Tracy Hageman, presented the treasurer’s report. As of October 8, 2019, the balances are:
Checking Account $1664.22
Scholarship Account $1038.24
Tracy also reminded all members to pay their dues and turn in their nut/candy order and money by October 19, 2019.
President Nightlinger will be attending the 125th Anniversary Meeting in Peoria.
Our club will be hosting the 18th District Meeting on April 18, 2020. The theme will be red, white, and blue and we will be honoring the number of years each club has been active. This meeting will be a luncheon. Mark your calendars!
October 23, 2019 is Make a Difference Day.
Cookies are needed for the Halloween party at the Fairmount Fire Station. Members are asked to bake 3 dozen cookies and have them at the fire station by 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 31, 2019.
Members Bonnie Gilbert and Barb Albers have made several gowns for the Operation Smile Project. They are still collecting material and thread for the gowns. If anyone is interested in making the gowns see Bonnie for the pattern.
Rachel Albers and Bonnie Gilbert reminded members to continue collecting items for the soldiers overseas. You can take items to Bonnie at the Fairmount Library or bring them to the November meeting.
The members discussed participating in the Wreaths Across America program again this year. Wreaths are placed in honor of or in memory of a veteran. Each wreath is $15.00. Phyllis Nightlinger would like our club to sponsor a wreath in memory of her grandson, Shawn Berkman who was in the Army. If anyone else has a veteran they would like to honor, please let Tracy Hageman know.
Hooves of Hope have contacted our club about making a donation again this year. Bonnie Gilbert made a motion to donate $50 to this program, Mari Martin seconded the motion and motion passed.
The Welcome to Fairmount signs look so nice thanks to member, Pam Holycross. Diana Summers mentioned it would be nice to recognize our club with a Woman’s Club sign to be placed on the Welcome to Fairmount signs. Phyllis Nightlinger will check to see if a Woman’s Club sign is available.
Next meeting will be Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Fairmount Fire Station.