The Paris Woman’s Club met Jan. 8 at First United Methodist Church, with 11 members present.

President Alice McCutcheon opened the meeting by reading the collect. Apple cobbler and coffee was served. The minutes of the last meeting was read and approved. 

The treasurer’s report was given, approved and filed. Members were reminded of deadlines for paying dues. Reading reports will be due Feb. 1.

New business included talk about trying to recruit new members to replace those who have canceled their membership for health reasons or have moved.  

Old business featured a discussion on keeping the Imagination Library as the club’s local donation project. The discussion is to be continued with a decision made by April about which national charity will receive the club’s donation. These donations will be made respectfully in December and May.

The program was the review of several books. The Wife Between Us, The Prairie Heritage and Letters to Jackie and Condolences to a Grieving Nation were all discussed. Earlier, the club met Dec. 11 at Martha Campbell’s home for its annual Christmas dinner, with nine members present.  

The treasurer’s report was read, approved and filed. Old business was talk of money raised for heifers, and the district dues being paid. State dues are due Feb. 1.

New business included a discussion of which charity to donate to for the end of year monies accumulated. The club agreed to donate $100 to Imagination Library. Also, a plan was approved for each member to research different projects for possible donations and report on those later.

The program was given by Campbell, who presented a short history of some of the Christmas celebrations by famous people.

Dinner was served by a caterer. Barbara Boden gave the prayer, and the meal consisted of chicken and dressing casserole, pistachio salad and broccoli salad, rolls and coconut cake. 

Newcomers Club 

BY JACKYE HOHMAN

 

Overall winners were announced for 2019 at the Jan. 2 meeting of the Newcomers Club held at the Paris Country Club. 

Charlene Domangue took the top spot in canasta with 14 wins. Carol Ehlers and Jackye Hohman tied for the winning spot in bridge with 10 wins each. Kathy Madison and Hohman served as hostesses. 

Five players were welcomed as guests. They are Marcia Darnell, Diane Nelson, Judy Mackey, Pat Bailey and Joyce Weiher.

Cards were played following a lunch buffet. Bridge winners were Darnell, first; Hohman, second; and Ehlers, third. Canasta winners were Teresa Millikin, first; Domangue, second; and Kate Younker, third. Judy Rowlette won the game prize.

Hostesses for the next meeting will be Madison and Wanda Glidewell.

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