Hotchkiss Emblem Club met March 5 at the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge. Shirley Cotton and Margaret Pearce served refreshments of ice cream, mints, grapes and a beverage prior to the meeting.
The meeting was called to order by president Karen Martin at 7 p.m.
Roll call found first guard Margie Brungardt and second guard Betty Portman absent. There were nine past presidents present.
The state president will visit Delta Emblem Club #462 on March 26. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. RSVP to Wilma Harris.
Thank you notes were received from Jo Hendrickson for the fruit basket and from Ruth Carson for the teapot.
The bills were read and approved.
Bethany Malinski wrote asking for financial help with a trip to India. She attends Mesa State College.
Tyler English's mother wrote asking for help to make a trip to San Antonio, Texas, where he will be treated for heart trouble.
Donna Cochran reported on cards and a fruit basket.
Ways and means chairman Ruth reported 66 taco dinners were served Feb. 17, with proceeds of $185.30. She thanked Karen Martin, Karen Emmons, Donna Williams, Donna Cochran, Gladys and Gwen Carpenter, Crista Emmons and Bill Carson for their help.
Gwen made the community service report. She reported on the supper served to 112 members of Ruth Carsten's family. Mike McMillan donated $200.
Fourteen signed the register. The dime march was won by Donna Cochran. A March birthday was celebrated by Maxine Burch.
Shirley Cotton reported the scholarship committee has received one application, from Courtney Anderson, granddaughter of JoAnn Anderson. The club voted to award Courtney the club's scholarship. Her application will be sent to state and Supreme Emblem Club for consideration.
A motion to give $500 for the scholarship was made and passed.
Donna Cochran made a motion to give $25 to help Tyler Enlgish, and Karen Emmons made a motion to approve $25 for Bethany Malinski's trip to India.
A party to celebrate Maxine Burch's 90th birthday will be held at the Elks Lodge March 17 fom 1 to 4 p.m.
A donation of $250 to the National Federation of Elks was approved.
Karen Emmons reported on the Americanism contest. Gwen Carpenter will print the yearbooks after Karen makes changes.
Maxine read two articles for the good of the order. Karen gave her thought for the day. Members sang Karen's song and the Emblem club song, and the meeting closed at 8:15 p.m.
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