Torchbearer Pi met Thursday at TJ’s restaurant for its January meeting. Kathy Martin was hostess. Gift of the month was won by Martin. Martin did the culture program for the month. Family isn’t always blood; it’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything in their power to see you smile and who love you no matter what.
Next social will be Jan. 18; members will go to Hartville to shop and have lunch.
Friday Afternoon Bridge
After seven rounds, average score was 24 when Friday Afternoon Bridge played Jan. 5. Pairs above average were: 33.50 Roger Buchholz, Gary Miller; 25.50, Kathy Slosman, Sue Cook; 25, Dottie Loreth, Mary Ann Wellington; 24.50, Jim Black, David Schmidt.
Wayne County Stitchers
The Wayne County Stitchers met Jan. 9 in the Wayne County Library Conference Room. This was a sew-in day so the meeting was from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. A short business meeting was held and Marlene Zimmerman led the program showing how to make fabric containers for decorative and/or organization purposes. She demonstrated how to make a fabric box and quilted bucket.
Members showed several items made and shared ideas for improvement or how to make the item. Items included: a small clutch that can be used as a wallet, sewing kit, etc., a computer case and give box made from a 9-patch square. The Sewing Fest (formerly Sewing Smorgasbord) will be held the first weekend in Oct. 2018. Members were reminded to keep an eye out for vendors, instructors, door prizes, etc.
The next meeting is Feb. 13 at the Wayne County Library Conference Room from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will be a sew-in day with members bringing their sewing machines and projects to show. Nancy Porter will give the program on Neat as a Pin with a little history of the pin and some ideas for pin cushions.
Board of Wooster Friends of the Library
The board of the Wooster Friends of the Library met Oct. 8 at the Operations Center. Jennifer Shatzer reported on the tuition reimbursement for a staff member. Jennifer and the levy committee decided to keep it as an open committee to help build up for another levy when needed.
Jennifer asked that the board approve support of a renewal of the parade of flags at the library. She then introduced Susan Roberts as assistant director. She will be public services supervisor. Jennifer will be support services supervisor. One of the projects of the public services is to maintain a presence on social media. They requested our input for a possible slot on the cable program they have developed.
Betty Wilkin gave a treasurer’s report including income and disbursements. The 2018 yearly budget was proposed and discussed. Mary Lou Kerr was introduced as co-chairwoman of programming with Lynne Buss. They presented many ideas for a program for the annual meeting in October. Discussion followed with suggestions for further inquiries. Membership committee displayed a gift basket that will be awarded to a randomly selected member who joins in February.
Board members are excluded from the drawing. The gift basket will be on display at the library for the month of February. The basket includes two books, a Moorefield Mug, a candle, chocolate, library tote bag and $15 gift certificate to Books in Stock. The membership brochure was presented with a few changes. These brochures will be sent to members and delivered to various businesses in Wooster. There will be a membership table at the library the week of Feb. 5. The trifold will be updated to include a limited list of Wooster Friends of the Library’s contributions. The board approved funds be delegated for flags to be displayed at the library by the Rotary.
If interested in joining Wooster Friends of the Library, send an email to WoosterFriends@wcpl.info
President Dwight Wasson opened the Ruritan meeting at Northwestern High School on Jan. 8 and welcomed club members and guest Thelma Geitgey. The group joined in the singing of America and the invocation was given by Jim Johnson. The dinner served by the school cooks was enjoyed by all. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
It was announced the following had perfect attendance in 2017: Stan Holmes, David Howman, Kathleen Howman, Angel Kegley, John Martin, Jerry Payn, Dwight Wasson and Bob Wilson.
Perfect attendance in 2017 with "make-up" were: Chuck Beck, Mike Becker, Don Buren, Ann Crebs, John Ertl, Jim Johnson, Phil Keener, Fred Ladrach, Jim Stephenson, Rich Vitello, Kim Wellert and Sherri Wellert.
Treasurer John Martin’s report was approved subject to audit. A motion was passed that the proposed budget for the year be accepted. Thank-you notes were received from Northwestern Schools for donations to the HS Drama Club and to the HS Choir, and from the Wooster Salvation Army for the donation.
Randy Tegtmeier, chairman of the club’s Pancake/Sausage Day gave out forms for place mat ads for the day coming up March 10. Ads need to be turned in at the Feb. 12 meeting. The hogs are growing and Markley’s have been contacted for slaughtering the hogs. Appreciation was extended to Tegtmeier for the great job he does preparing for and heading up the day.
Jim Stephenson reported that he received the renewal permit for the club’s "Adopt-A-Highway" roadside cleanup from Jan. 1, 2018 through Jan. 1, 2020. The club cleans the roadside of state Route 301 from Pleasant Home to Lattasburg. Appreciation is extended to Jim for heading up this project.
With no more business, the group adjourned with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Club Member’s Handbooks for 2018 were dispersed and members broke out into committees to discuss plans for their committee for the coming year.
Next meeting is Monday, Feb. 12 with dinner at 7 p.m. at Northwestern High School. The program will be by the Food Drive and Charity Committee, chaired by Pastor Paul Bartholomew. Directors will meet at 6:15 p.m. that evening in the library.