Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 2015 Meeting Notes

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Notes from today's meeting:

Communication - A thank you from Buddy Bags.

Sickness and distress - Maudean is receiving blood transfusions
Jim Schultze - colon cancer
Barb Burlison - broken arm among other problems, (please send cards to her at Lincoln Co Nursing Rehabilation, 1145 E. Cherrry St., Room 610, Troy)
Karen Haub - brain bleed
I'm sure all will appreciate cards and prayers.

Treasurer's Report - After 3 - $200 grants, the balance is $543.03
Fundraiser - Recipe book in the works. We will bring main dishes in March. If you haven't gotten your soup, or desserts to Debby, you can e-mail her or stop by Halo and Wings. She will collect any category you want to give her...
Another possible fundraiser is the concession stand at Hawk Point baseball park next summer. More info to come on that one.

Community service - Hours - 304 for November. Donations - $738 and Buddy Bags - $110. We collected for the crisis nursery today. Many items were taken to the Wentzville facility.

Legislative - Mark you calendars for February 17, 2016. I've already started a list, so let me know if you are planning on going...

Informative and Protective - Barbara Arnold suggested that we check a website from the Troy Chamber of Commerce called

Grant committee - We had three who volunteered to serve on the grant committee for next year. Becky Hoskins, Janet Finnerty, and Nancy Lenk. Thank you for volunteering and thanks to those who have served.
Our unit gave out 3 - $200 grants this year.

Publicity - Be sure to check out our blog at:
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Capers/programs - We had a brainstorming session and came up with some interesting ideas for capers and programs for the upcoming year...if you have ideas, please forward them to me, Kathy, Jane, or Maudean.

Club updates -
Book club will meet at the home of Charla Jones on January 8, 2016 from 1-3 p.m. The book being discussed is THE RELUCTANT MIDWIFE.
Craft club will take a couple months off then meet at the home of Anne Bryant on March 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. We will be making receiving blankets for the Crisis Nursery. If you want to donate, you can see Debbie at Halo and Wings. We need flannel - 2 pieces that contrast (1 yd cut and 1 1/2 yd cut) or money always works!! If you are available and want to come help, we could use extra hands. We need sewers, cutters, get the idea...

If you know of any 3-5 year olds that would be available for literacy/story time, let Nancy Whys, Kathy Hardy, or Terry Elia know. They are working with the little guys at their church on Monday mornings at 10 a.m.

Wishing everyone a blessed holiday season.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ho! Ho! Ho! Painting With A Twist!

Several LCARSP members and guests enjoyed a fun morning recently at Painting With Twist (O'Fallon location).  
Here is our art guide.  He was so helpful and motivating!
You can see the artwork progress; can you guess what the subject is?
Margaret is giving us a hint!
Debby is quite the artist, don't you think?
Don't forget to paint the edges.
Jodi's finished piece!  So cute!!
More finished masterpieces!
Of course, there were delicious snacks to enjoy!
Everyone had a GREAT time painting, visiting, learning something new and getting into the Christmas spirit!  Thanks, Maudean, for setting up another fun get-together!

We're looking forward to our December meeting 10 a.m. Thursday, December 10 at the LC Health Department.  Hope to see you there!