The Daughters of Isabella Immaculate Conception Circle #744 met in September where 50 year pins were given to two members and Past Regents were recognized.
API will meet on Nov. 9 at Stone Ridge Golf Club. The evenings program will be presented by Nathan Holland with Baker Hughes/Centrilift Division. The topic will be: "Fluid Movers – ESP, PCP and Hpumps in the Oil & Gas industry". The evening consists of corporate sponsored social hour at 6:30 p.m., a Cheeseburger Steak dinner, followed by the program. There's a $10 fee at the door and the public is invited to attend.
The 2011 South Central Regional Conference was held in Great Bend, Oct. 21-23. Presidents for the Region are Bill Nelson of Norton, and Ellen White of California, Mo. Grand Representatives present were: Grand Madam President Gwen Stallkamp from Albert Lea, Minn., Grand Aerie Inside Guard James Burnham of St. Marys, Ga., and Grand Auxiliary Trustee Judy Johnson of Lawrence, Auxiliary.
The new 2011 President of Rotary asked members for a worthwhile local project and got a suggestion from Dr. Roger Marshall to plant a windbreak at the new sports complex.
Darlene Mathers was elected the Pilot Clubs PIF (Pilot International Foundation) Sweetheart for the year 2011-2012.
Parnassus Club met on Oct. 11 at Darlene Boley's house.
The Progress Club met on Oct. 3 at the home of Sharon Jones. Darlene Mathers and Ruth Lowery were co-hostesses. Seventeen members were present.
Zeta Gamma Sorority had their first meeting of the year on Sept. 13 at St. Rose Atrium. The program, given by Ranjan Sachdev, gave the members an awareness of how to maintain a healthy mind and body. Plans were made for the Rush Party. Cake mixes were collected for Mrs. Prossers class at Lincoln elementary school. This is the 31st year for this project. Zeta Gamma's Rush party was held at The Rack. This was a couples party and well attended.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by Barton County Clerk, Donna Zimmerman, about the new voting regulations that have come into effect.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Sept. 27 at the Post Home.
Preceptor Pi Chapter members of Beta Sigma Phi learned what it takes to be a romance writer when they met Oct. 4 at the 10th Street Pizza Hut with Jeri Brozek as hostess.
The regular monthly meeting of the Great Bend City Slickers 4-H Club was held on Dec. 18th. The meeting was called to order by President Caleb Maneth. There were 11 members, three leaders, 11 parents, and three visitors. The members discussed the 4-H council and livestock and new rules. Hailey Hicks had a Project Talk, Kyle Rhiza did a demonstration, and Josh Crawford had a Health and Safety talk. Club members held a white elephant exchange.
The Kansas Chapter of Singles in Agriculture will host the 2015 National Convention in conjunction with the Mid-American Ag. Expo on March 26 to 28 in Salina. Headquarters will be at the Ambassador Hotel and convention Center in Salina. Singles in Agriculture will have a booth at the Ag Expo on March 26th.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi presented monetary donations in January to the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation, established to help families with special-needs children, and Kans for Kids, which provides funding to help families with children living with cancer. In addition, members gave donations of food to the Barton County Food Bank.
The Great Bend Area Panhellenic is a local organization for alumni of the Greek sororities belonging to the National Panhellenic Conference. One objective of the group is to promote interfraternity, friendship and collaboration among Greek alumni. If anyone has recently moved to Great Bend and would like to be included on the email list, send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Current members are reminded to send any updated information to receive electronic mailings.
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