Ferdinand D of I Circle 284

The Ferdinand D of I Circle 284 met on Monday, Nov. 2, at the Ferdinand Senior Citizen Center. Masks and social distancing were observed. The meeting was called to order by Regent Kathy Hoppenjans at 7 p.m. Opening prayer was said by Shirley Demuth in the absence of Chancellor Linda Begle, this was followed by the Opening Ode and Pledge to the Flag. Roll call was taken of officers, with two absent. Reading of the minutes followed and was approved as read. Treasurers report was given by Beverly Schulthise and approved.

Kathy then read some communications she had received by international stating the results of the virtual elections held in August. She also stated that next International Conventional will be held Aug. 6-11, 2021, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Since the annual collection of items for babies and mothers and expectant mothers was not held this year, it was decided to donate to Matrix of Dubois County.

A thank-you letter was received from Abbey Fischer for the scholarship from the Ferdinand D of I, and a thank-you card from the Betty Wollenmann family.

There was a discussion on ways to make money for the chapter. There were several ideas suggested. One was to eliminate all collections eccept the attendance prize and at the end of the meeting a drawing for half will be awarded to a member if they are present. Kathy then asked if there are any new memberships. Membership now stands at 66 members. Due to COVID-19, dues are to be sent to Rita Krampe at 711 E. 20th St., Ferdinand, IN 47532. Report by Scribe was that articles on the last meeting and future meeting dates were put in The Ferdinand News and The Herald. Also notices about the next meeting were also put in the church bulletins of Christ the King Parish and St. Mary’s in Huntingburg.

An audit was held earlier in the evening and Auditor Shirley Demuth said all was in order. Report on Charity Hours and Service Hours by members was reported by Past Regent Mary Brinkman. A report on financial business was given by Treasurer Beverly Schulthise. Report by Vice Regent Mary Weyer on visiting the sick was as follows: Anniversary card to Pat and Albert Dilger on their 60th; get-well cards to Rita Krampe and Marilyn Heidorn; Anniversary card to Clara Mae and Jim Vaal on their 60th; and a sympathy card to Joan Verkamp on the death of her son Duane. Also a birthday card was sent to Leona Knust on her 90th birthday.

Next meeting will be Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, and Kathy Hoppenjans will be officer of the month. Report on Social Committee was given by Shirley Brinkman. Mary Brinkman reported that due to COVID-19, there is no bingo at the nursing home. A poster about the D of I was shown to the members. It will be made into brochures to handed out when they sell pecans and at the Legion on the 21st and 22nd.

Shirley Demuth made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Joyce Beck. Obligation of Membership, Closing Prayer, Prayer for Increase of Membership and Closing Ode was said by all.

Penny drill was won by Shirley Brinkman, Door Prize went to Mary Brinkman, Attendance Prize would have gone to Ardella Luebbehusen but she was not present, and Birthday prize went to Angie Ebert. Happy Birthday was sung to those celebrating birthdays in October and November.

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