Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) is a international organization that is defined by the hearts of its members. An international leadership and service organization, ESA is a place where members develop meaningful relationships, find their passion for community service and continue on the path of lifelong learning.
For their May meeting, 13 members of the Great Bend Garden Club traveled to Heartland Farms, a beautiful 80-acre homestead in rural Rush County near Pawnee Rock.
The Progress Club met on May 5, at Barton Community College for luncheon and a tour of the newly renovated Fine Arts Auditorium and the Resource Center. Judy Fox presided in the absence of Norma Ward. Judy opened the meeting with a prayer and introduced Darnell Holopirek, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement who was the guide for the afternoon. Following luncheon, Darnell gave an overview of the history of the Fine Arts Auditorium and the need for remodeling it to be more current and useful to its patrons. Extensive work was accomplished bringing all the proposals to fruition. Members were ...
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
The 18 members of Great Bend Garden Club who met on April 17 made plans for pruning the cemetery rose garden on Tuesday, April 22, and working with Great Bend High School students on Wednesday, April 23, for Community Volunteer Day. Krissy Pumford, a high school teacher/sponsor, planned to work with a group of students to clean out the rose garden beds.
The Otis Lions Club will hold a benefit Pancake Supper from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Otis Bison High school gymnasium. Cost per person is a free will donation. The 2nd Annual Pancake Races will start at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will be used for Otis Beautification and youth projects in the local area with funds matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Parnassus Club met on April 8, at Darline Boley's residence
On April 12, seven 4H'ers from Barton County, traveled to Alma to compete in the 2014 State 4H Air Rifle Match. There they competed against the best 4H air rifle shooters in the state. To qualify for the match, the 4H'ers had to shoot 400, or higher, out of a possible 600 points, at a qualifying match earlier in the year.
The "I Dare You" Leadership award was first offered in 1941 by the late William H. Danforth, founder of the Ralston Purina Company in St. Louis. He challenged young people to achieve their highest potential and to influence others through lives of service. The award is inspired by the book, I Dare You! written by Danforth, in which he commends the balanced life of mental, physical, social and spiritual development as the backbone of leadership.
Of all that can be gained in 4-H work, none is more prestigious that of the Kansas 4-H Key Award. To earn the Key Award, candidates must be 16 years of age and must be enrolled in the leadership project for the past four years.
Pilot international and local Pilot Clubs around the globe recognize the second week in November as International Care & Kindness Week, a week-long public awareness campaign meant to bring awareness to how simple acts can change a day, a life or the world by simply showing someone you care. International Care & Kindness Week encourages people to "Take time to Care and Be Kind."
The Parnassus Club met at the home of Sharon Jones with eight members present. The study of the Tone Poem continued with Becky Dudrey giving the program on Richard Strauss' composition 'Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks' Composed in 1895. 'Till Eulenspiegel' chronicles the misadventures and pranks of this German peasant. In this composition, Richard Strauss, uses the horn and the D flat Clarinet to bring to mind the folly of this prankster, Till.
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