May 9, 2017 minutes

Fairmount Woman’s Club Minutes from May 9, 2017 Meeting

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, May 9 , 2017 at Caroline Darr’s home. Nine members were present. A delicious pitch in dinner was enjoyed by the members.

A brief business meeting followed dinner.

Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, took roll call and read the minutes from the April meeting.

Treasurer, Tracy Hageman gave the treasurer’s report: Checking account : $3,363.63 Scholarship account: $2,028.38

Tracy announced that Aleah Carder received the Fairmount Woman’s Club Betsy Torbitt Scholarship. Congratulations, Aleah!

President Barb Biggerstaff reported on the District 18 Spring meeting which was held in Georgetown on April 29, 2017. Caroline Darr won the raffle for the butterfly basket and Phyllis Nightlinger won the movie night basket at the meeting.

Caroline Darr reported that the Danville Women’s Shelter needs laundry detergent, small kitchen utensils, unbreakable dishes, non perishable food items, and bus tokens. If any member would like to make a donation, contact Caroline or Mari Martin.

The club voted to make a donation of $50 toward Caroline Darr’s mission trip to Zimbabwe, Africa. Caroline and 12 church members are travelling to Zimbabwe to open a medical center. Our club’s donation will be used to purchase over the counter medicine, such as ibuprofen, cough syrup, antibiotic cream, etc., to distribute at the medical center. Safe travels to Caroline and her mission team.

Barb Biggerstaff read an article to the members titled, “A Different Way to Clean Your Air”. The article suggested using plants to clean your air, Peace Lillies can absorb mold, Spider Plants can help with allergies, and Aloe Vera soothes burns.

Barb also had a trivia game with questions about our local chapter of Woman’s Club.

what is the club flower – rose

what are the club colors – red & white

who wrote our club collect – Mary Stewart

what year did the Fairmount club join the Illinois State Federation – 1938

what year was the first Betsy Torbitt Scholarship given – 2009

who was the first recipient of the Betsy Torbitt Scholarship – Jessica High

was Betsy Torbitt our club president – yes 1965-1967

who was our president 2014-2016 – Peg Loop

what year did the Fairmount Woman’s Club help to establish the Vance Township Library – 1943

Following the business meeting, the members stuffed 35 heart shaped pillows made by Bonnie Gilbert. These pillows will be given to breast cancer patients at the Carle Cancer Center in Champaign.

Our next meeting will be September 12, 2017. Sharon Hoag and Ruth Ann Young will receive 50 year pins and Tracy Hageman, Joni Markel, and Vicki Miller will receive 25 year pins at this meeting. Also, Caroline Darr will speak about her trip to Africa. Mark your calendars!

Jeanne Shortz


April 11, 2017 minutes

Fairmount Woman’s Club Minutes from April 11, 2017 Meeting

 

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Jeanne Shortz’s home. 12 members were present.

President Barb Biggerstaff called the meeting to order and led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance, Preamble, and Club Collect.

Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, took roll call and read the March meeting minutes. Treasurer, Tracy Hageman, presented the treasurer’s report. Balances as of April 11, 2017 are: Checking account: $2,898.63 Scholarship account: $2,528.38

Old Business:

Member Terry Davis reported for the Betsy Torbitt scholarship committee. The committee received applications from 8 students from Salt Fork High School. After carefully considering all 8 applications, one student was chosen for the scholarship. This award will be presented at the school award ceremony on May 2, 6:00 pm, at the Beef House. Mari Martin will present the award for the club.

New Business:

District 18 Spring Convention will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Georgetown Friends Church located at 301 S. Main. The theme for the spring meeting is “Splashing into Spring.” Five members from our club will receive membership awards at this meeting. Ruth Ann Young and Sharon Hoag will receive the 50 year award and Tracy Hageman, Joni Markel, and Vicki Miller will receive the 25 year award. Each club in District 18 will be donating a watering can filled with goodies for a silent auction. Tracy Hageman made our club’s watering can with a movie night theme. Registration will be at 9:00 am, meeting and awards begin at 10:00 am and lunch will be served at 12:00. Cost for the lunch is $12.00. If any member would like a reservation, contact Barb Biggerstaff.

Barb Biggerstaff still has raffle tickets for the Butterfly Basket. Money will go to the District 18 for the butterfly garden conservation at local parks. She also had tickets for the state raffle of a satchel and bracelet.

Barb Biggerstaff was pleased to announce that Mari Martin’s grandson, Isaac Henry, has received the Hamilton Ridge Music Scholarship from the Illinois State Woman’s Club. Congratulations to Isaac!

Member Bonnie Gilbert shared a project she is working on for women that are breast cancer survivors and have had mastectomies. She is making under arm heart pillows, aprons that can hold drain tubes used following surgery, and knitted knockers which are soft, knitted prosthetics. Bonnie will be donating these items to the Carle Cancer Center in Champaign. If any member would like to help with this project or donate cotton stuffing for the pillows, contact Bonnie.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 9th. Details will be coming.

A fun trivia game and refreshments followed the business meeting. Jeanne Shortz


Oct. 11, 2016 minutes

Fairmount Woman’s Club October 11, 2016

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Fairmount Fire Station. President, Barb Biggerstaff, called the meeting to order and led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance, Preamble, and Club Collect.

Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, took roll call. There were 11 members present. The minutes from the September meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer, Tracy Hageman, presented the treasurer’s report. Balances as of October 11, 2016 are: checking account $ 2381.16 scholarship account $ 2527.12 All dues and nut orders are due to Tracy as soon as possible.

New Business:

Reminder to those who signed up to make 3 doz. cookies for the Fairmount Halloween party should have the cookies to the Fairmount Fire Station by 5:00 pm on Oct. 31st. If anyone needs to drop their cookies off early, you can leave them at the Fairmount Hardware.

Our club will be hosting the Fall District Meeting on Saturday, Nov.19 at the Catlin Library at 9:15 am. If any member would like to provide breakfast goodies for this meeting, please contacy Barb Biggerstaff. All members are invited to attend!

Any volunteer hours for 2016 need to be turned in at our next meeting. These hours must be spent on any activities related to Woman’s Club.

The Fairmount Woman’s Club will be making a donation to the Vermilion County DARE Program in memory of Brandon Markel. The club will also be making a donation to the Children’s Advocacy Center in Champaign in memory of Marilyn Lynch.

The Fairmount Woman’s Club will be making a monetary donation of $80 to the Fairmount Fire Station to show our appreciation of the use of their building for our meetings.

Following business meeting members had a fun time making fall wreaths and enjoying delicious refreshments provided by the committee, Cindy Learnard, Diana Summers, and Peg Loop.

Next meeting has been changed to Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at the Fairmount Fire Station.

Jeanne Shortz, Secretary


September 13,2016 minutes

Fairmount Woman’s Club September 13, 2016

 

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Vance Township Library in Fairmount. President, Barb Biggerstaff, called the meeting to order and led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance, Preamble, and Club Collect.

Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, took roll call. There were 13 members present. President Biggerstaff presented the Treasurer’s Report. As of September 13, 2016, the balances were: Checking Account $2381.16 and the Scholarship Account $2526.48. She also reminded members that the 2016-2017 dues ($25) should be sent to Treasurer, Tracy Hageman.

New program books for 2016-2018 and an address list of all members were passed out by President Biggerstaff.

Members were given a “education test.” Your answers to the four questions determined what kind of thinker you are. Member and Education Chairman,

Jeanne Glasgow, gave a brief presentation on current programs used in our schools. She highlighted areas such as common core, student testing procedures, the grading system, and teacher evalutions. She encouraged all parents and grandparents to be involved in their children’s learning and school experience.

New Business:

Member Peggy Loop made a motion for the club to continue selling nuts and candy this fall. Mary Toy seconded the motion and the motion was approved. Order forms were passed out and all orders and money are due at our October 11, 2016 meeting. Order forms can be picked up at the Fairmount Library or from Tracy Hageman.

The Fairmount Woman’s Club website is up and running. Please use this website for meeting dates, club information and meeting minutes. www.fairmountwomansclub.com

President Biggerstaff informed the members that the club’s history books have been completed and are on display at the Fairmount Library. She encouraged members to look through the books following the meeting. A big thank you to Barb and Bev Glenn for keeping our club’s information up to date and organized!

Old Business:

Our club’s cookbook will be given to new members this year.

The book “What’s So Amazing about Grace” by Phillip Yancey will be given to the Fairmount Library in memory of Helen Miller.

There has been no progress made on the repair of the “Welcome to Fairmount” signs.  Caroline Darr will check with the town to see when the concrete work can be done. Once the signs are secure, new letters will need to be installed.

“Art”, our club’s piggy bank will be at each meeting. Members are encouraged to bring your change to put in the piggy bank in support of the state project “Pennies for Art”. The money collected will be used to send children to summer art seminars.

Refreshments were served following the meeting.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6:30 pm, at the Fairmount Fire Station. Committee for this meeting is Diana Summers, Peg Loop, and Cindy Learnard.

Jeanne Shortz

Secretary


May 2016 minutes

Fairmount Woman’s Club
May 10,2016

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Caroline Darr’s home. There were 11 members present.

Following a delicious pitch-in dinner, President, Peg Loop, opened the meeting with the Pledge, Preamble, and Club Collect.

Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, read the minutes from the April 12, 2016 meeting. Minutes were approved as read.

Treasurer, Tracy Hageman, presented the treasurer’s report. As of May 10, 2016, the balance in the checking account was $2,381.16 and the balance of the scholarship fund was $3,025.79.
Old Business:
Scholarship committee reported that the Betsy Torbit Scholarship was presented to Kylee Summers. She will be attending DACC in the fall.

Terry Davis and Caroline Darr reported on the condition of the two “Welcome to Fairmount” signs. They found that concrete needs to be put around the some of the posts to make the signs secure, the letters on the signs need to be repainted/replaced, and new landscape timbers and plants need to be put around the signs. The club voted to pay for any repairs needed for the signs. The town of Fairmount has offered to help with this project.

Tracy Hageman made a motion to give member Mari Martin’s grandson, Isaac Henry, $50. This donation will be used to help cover the cost of him attending Indiana University’s Summer String Academy. Motion was seconded and approved.

President, Peg Loop, presented each member a beautiful red rose in appreciation of each members contribution to the club. She continued the rose theme throughout the installation of the new officers for 2016-2018.

President – Barb Biggerstaff – white rose representing a new beginning and respect
Vice President – Caroline Darr – pink rose representing appreciation & grace
Corresponding Secretary – Mari Martin – yellow rose representing friendship & caring
Secretary – Jeanne Shortz – coral rose representing enthusiasm & energy
Treasurer – Tracy Hageman – green rose representing abundance & growth

Following the installation, the club members presented outgoing president, Peg Loop, an appreciation gift for her hard work and dedication to the Fairmount Woman’s Club for the past 4 years.

The next meeting will be September 13, 2016.
Jeanne Shortz
Secretary


April 12, 2016 minutes

Fairmount Woman’s Club April 12, 2016

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Jeanne Shortz’s home. There were 12 members present.

President Peg Loop opened the meeting with the Pledge, Preamble and the Club Collect.

Terry Davis read the minutes from the March 8, 2016 meeting. Minutes were approved as read.

Treasurer, Tracy Hageman, presented the treasurer’s report. As of April 12, 2016, the balance in the checking account was $2,524.79 and the balance of the the scholarship fund is $3,025.79

Old Business:

Barb Biggerstaff presented the slate of new officers for 2016 – 2018. President – Barb Biggerstaff Vice-President – Caroline Darr Recording Secretary – Jeanne Shortz Treasurer – Tracy Hageman Corresponding Secretary – Mari Martin

The slate of officers was approved by the club and will be installed at the May meeting.

District 18 Spring Meeting will be on April 30, 2016 in Fithian United Methodist Church. Agenda for the day is: 9:00 Coffee and Conversation 10:00 Meeting 12:00 Lunch ($12.00) There will be a purse auction following lunch. If any member wants to participate, you are asked to bring a purse with items inside worth $25.00 for the auction. If interested in attending, please RSVP to Margie Ashcraft 217-497-0181 or mashcraft217@gmail.com.

State Convention will be May 12-14.

Terry Davis and Mari Martin have the Betsy Torbit memorial scholarship form rewritten and ready to take to Salt Fork High School. All applications will be due by April 28, 2016.

New Business:

It was brought to Terry Davis’ attention that the south “Welcome to Fairmount” sign was damaged and needs to be repaired. The north and south signs were provided by the Fairmount Woman’s Club in 1988. After some discussion, it was decided that Barb Biggerstaff, Caroline Darr, and Terry Davis will check both signs and report back to the club at the May meeting. A decision will be made in May as to the best way to repair the signs.

Joni Markel informed the club about the Children’s Advocacy Center that serves Champaign and Vermilion County children. The mission of the Children’s Advocacy Cents is to coordinate a timely, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary response to child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse allegations in a safe, agency-neutral, child-focused setting. The 2016 focus for Woman’s Club at the state and local level is to prevent child abuse and provide a safe place for every child. To go along with this theme, our local club voted to make a donation of $100 to the Children’s Advocacy Center.

Mari Martin read a letter from her grandson, who is an accomplished string musician, requesting money for a prestigious month long summer camp at Bloomington, Indiana. Phyllis Nightlinger will see if there would be an art scholarship available at the state level.

Our club historian, Barb Biggerstaff, is collecting any past program books and pictures.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 10 at Caroline Darr’s home. It will be a 5:30 dinner meeting provided by the committee.

Jeanne Shortz Secretary


October minutes

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Fairmount Fire Station. There were 11 members and 1 guest, Tina Davis, present.

President Loop called the meeting to order and led the members in the Pledge, Preamble, and the Club Collect. Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, read the September minutes. They were approved as read. Treasurer, Tracy Hageman, presented the Treasurer’s report. As of October 13, 2015, the balances were: Checking account $2143.87 and the Scholarship account $3,024.27.

Tina Davis, Fairmount Event Committee Chairman, spoke to our club about the purpose of the committee and also about their upcoming event. This committee is an extension of the Fairmount Village Board and is making money to bring back fireworks to Fairmount. The next event the committee is planning is the sausage breakfast and craft fair on December 12, 2015. The breakfast will be at the Fairmount Fire Station and the craft fair will be at the Faith Church. Anyone interested in booth space at the craft fair should contact Tina. This event will be the same day Santa Comes to town!

Old Business:

Our club will continue collecting money at our upcoming meetings for the district’s fundraiser, “pennies for art”. All money our club collects will be presented to the district at the 2016 Spring meeting.

Tracy Hageman reported that the nut orders have been placed. She hopes to have the nuts by November 1, 2015. Tracy will have the nuts at our November 10 meeting.

Barb Biggerstaff and Peggy Loop gave an update about the September district meeting. Our 18th district is celebrating 100 years. October 24 is “Make A Difference Day.” The district will be meeting on November 21 at the Georgetown Library to sort clothing and items for the Fair Hope House.

New Business:

Resignations were accepted from Maria Brewer and Evelyn Darr. Both of these former members will be greatly missed.

Members were asked to sign up for cookies for the Halloween party and Santa visit. All cookies can be dropped off at the Fairmount Hardware on October 30 for the Halloween party and on December 11 for the Santa visit.

The club had a moment of silence in remembrance of long-time member Eileen Wolf. Eileen had been a member of our club for over 50 years. Many members shared their special memories of Eileen. Our club will be making a donation to the Vance Township Library in Fairmount in memory of Eileen.

Delicious refreshements were served following the business meeting.

Our next meeting will be Tues., November 10 at the Fairmount Fire Station.

Jeanne Shortz

Secretary


September 2015 minutes

Fairmount Woman’s Club September 8, 2015

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the Fairmount Fire Station. There were 12 members present.

President Peg Loop led the members in the Pledge, Preamble, and Club Collect.

Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, read the May minutes. They were approved as read. Treasurer, Tracy Hageman, presented the treasurer’s report. As of Sept. 8, 2015, the balances were: Checking account $2,317.12 and Scholarship account $3,023.51. Tracy also read a thank you note from the 2015 scholarship recipient, Brett Orndorff.

Old Business: Nut Orders are due now. If anyone would like to order nuts or candy, please contact a club member. If any problems with your order, contact the Terri Lynn, Inc. and they will take care of it.

New Business: Barb Biggerstaff suggested our club support the Salt Fork Band by paying for a uniform. After some dicussion, Mary Toy made a motion to send $350 to the school to pay for a band uniform. Charlene Durbin seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

December meeting will be December 9th.

The club recognized Ruth Ann Young for being a member of the Fairmount Woman’s Club for 50 years and Barb Biggerstaff was recognized for 25 years!

September 26, 2015 will be Fairmount’s Fall Festival. There will be rummage sales, games, crafts, lunch, a fish fry for dinner, and live music in the evening.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015.

Jeanne Shortz Secretary


May 2015 minutes

Fairmount Woman’s Club Minutes May 12, 2015

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the home of Caroline Darr. There were 10 members present and one guest, Cindy Learnard. A brief business meeting was followed by a cookout dinner provided by the committee.

New Business: The club will sell nuts again next fall. Tracy Hageman will chair the fundraiser. She suggested that the nut orders be turned in earlier so the orders will arrive earlier. Tracy will get the order forms to the club members in September with orders due by the end of September.

Terry Davis and Mari Martin gave the scholarship report. The committee had 5 applicants for the Betsy Torbit Memorial Scholarship. The 2015 recipient is Brett Orndorf, son of Alan and Cathy Orndorf of Sidell. The scholarship was awarded to Brett at the Award’s Program on May 13, 2015.

Tracy Hageman gave the treasurer’s report. Checking account – $2,328.12 Scholarship account – $3,522.67

Barb Biggerstaff will now be our club’s historian. She will collect and organize the information about our club’s history. If anyone has information about the club’s history, please get it to Barb Biggerstaff.

Mary Toy is collecting pop can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. All members are asked to collect the tabs and bring them to our next meeting in September.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Details of the meeting will be sent out closer to the time.

Jeanne Shortz Secretary


April 7, 2015 minutes

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Jeanne Shortz’s house.  President, Peg Loop, called the meeting to order and led the member in the pledge, preamble, and the club collect.  There were 9 members present.

Secretary,  Jeanne Shortz, read the March minutes.  The minutes were approved as read.  Treasurer, Tracy Hageman, presented the treasurer’s report which was also approved.

Old Business:

Discussion of the Betsy Torbit Scholarship.  Mari Martin will check to see is any applications have been completed for the 2015 scholarship.  The scholarship committee will also be revising the scholarship application before the 2015-2016 school year.

New Business:

Our club will be hosting the District Spring meeting on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Fairmount Fire Station 9:00-2;00.  The theme is “Pennies for Art.”  Each club in the district was asked to decorate a piggy bank and have the club’s members donate money to fill their bank.  Thanks to Mary Toy, Caroline Darr, and Peg Loop for making our club’s piggy bank.  Our piggy bank, “Art”, is an artist complete with his own artwork.  Thanks also to Mary Toy for making the invitations and programs.

President Loop as for volunteers to help with the meeting.

Breakfast Sweets – Tracy Hageman, Terry Davis, Jeanne Shortz, Mari Martin

Juice – Caroline Darr

Paper Goods – Peg Loop, Mary Toy

Registration – Barb Biggerstaff, Tracy Hageman

Prayer – Barb Biggerstaff

If any members are interested in helping with set up and decorating, come to the Fairmount Fire Station Friday, April 17 6:00 pm.  Bring your piggy banks to use as table decorations.

All members wishing to attend the District Spring Meeting need to RSVP to Peg Loop or Caroline Darr by April 11, 2015.  The cost of the lunch, provided by Applewood Foods, will be $15 and can be paid at the meeting.  Members can also bring their donation to fill the piggy bank to the meeting.

Next meeting will be a luncheon on May 13, 2015.  Details to follow!  Mark your calendars!

Jeanne Shortz

Secretary