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.
Leaders of Lions Clubs from all parts of Kansas will be 'roaring' at the Best Western Motel Complex in McPherson, Oct. 28-30, for the Fall meeting of the Kansas Lions State Council of Governors.
Lois Brichacek and Donna Taggart brouht Bungalow F.C.E. members up to date on "Seasoning with Herbs and Spices" at the September meeting. Becky Dudrey presided at the luncheon session at the Highland Hotel.
Stan Jantz of Hoisington was honored Saturday by being presented with the to his chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Stan is the Americanism Chairman for the Sons of the Plains Chapter which meets in Hutchinson. Stan is a member of the Color guard and has participated in events at every opportunity and initiated opportunities when none were scheduled. Stan has been instrumental in getting joint involvement with the DAR Chapter in Ellsworth.
During their September meeting, 16 members of the Great Bend Garden Club travelled to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center to hear about the progress of the center's butterfly garden.
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