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January 5, 2014
Salem News

Salem HS Class of '53 to meet for lunch

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1953 will meet for lunch at noon Jan. 9 at BB Rooners.

Compassionate Friends to meet Monday

SALEM A Compassionate Friends meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave.

Leetonia HS Class of '51 to meet for breakfast

LEETONIA - The Leetonia High School Class of 1951 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 7 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Salem HS Class of '67 to host social Jan. 15

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1967's social/dinner begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 in the back room at Ricky's English Pub.

Leetonia HS Class of '49 to meet for lunch

LEETONIA -Members of the Leetonia High School Class of 1949 are invited to lunch at noon Jan. 8 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Electric Furnace former workers to meet

SALEM - Electric Furnace retirees and former employees will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 8 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Sebring American Legion Ladies Auxiliary meets

SEBRING - Members of the Sebring American Legion Post 76 Ladies Auxiliary met recently for their monthly meeting and annual Christmas party. A brief business session followed. The January Legion's breakfast will benefit the auxiliary for the 2014 Children's Christmas party. Workers are needed for the breakfast.

The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 12. There is no meeting in January.

Leetonia Ruritans hold Christmas dinner

LEETONIA - Leetonia Ruritans held its annual Christmas dinner on Dec. 10 at the Roadhouse in Unity with 14 members and 12 guests present. The club will sell 50/50 raffle tickets at the Leetonia boys basketball home games.

JoAnn Fields presented Bob Campbell with the club's "Ruritan of the Year" plaque.

Youngstown Area Weavers Guild to meet Wednesday

CANFIELD - "Roc Day" will be observed when Youngstown Area Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. Jan. 8 at Canfield Fairgrounds' Colonial Inn. Attendees are reminded to bring a ball of yarn DK weight or better, 24 yards long, to make a wrist distaff, a food to share, and a portable project to work on. Guest are welcome. For information call 330-799-5836 or 330-534-9524.

Damascus Garden Club installs officers for 2014

DAMASCUS - The Damascus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., held its December meeting at the home of Peggy Stoffer. Sandy Kilmer and Marcia Spack served as co-hostesses. The meeting was opened by President Marilyn Wingett and thirteen members were in attendance. The minutes for November's meeting were read and approved with two corrections. The treasurer's report was approved. June Wallace reported on the cost of the centerpieces the club created for the Ruritan Christmas Dinner. Wingett presented receipts for projects the club sponsored at the Auburn Center and said she was covering the costs. Treasurer Hilda Spack inquired about the audit committee for the 2013 audit. The 2014 audit committee will conduct the audit. Hilda Spack was thanked for her many years of service as the club's treasurer.

Committee reports: Marilyn Wingett extended thanks to all committee chairs for their work throughout the year. Awards: the awards for which the club may compete were reviewed. Conservation: Val Knoedler and Peggy Stoffer have done some further clean-up in the post office garden. Community Care: Wallace was thanked for supplying bud vases for the November Damascus community blood drive. Sunshine: a card for Mary Hollinger was signed by the members. Telephone: Wallace reported on the welfare and progress of several members. Holiday Ideas: Rhonda Mitchell thanked all who had helped with Christmas decorations at the Pearce House and the post office garden and those who helped create the Ruritan table centerpieces.

Old business: Wingett thanked all the club members for their support and teamwork through 2013. Wallace motioned and Kilmer seconded that the cost of materials for the Ruritan dinner table decorations be covered by the club; all approved.

New business: The issue of receipt of the National Gardener magazine was discussed. The member who is the current year's president should be the recipient. Wingett shared pictures of various club events of the past year and encouraged members to attend Garden Club of Ohio events. Donations of canned goods, food pantry money, and toys were collected from the members.

Kilmer motioned that the food pantry money and canned goods be donated to the Damascus Friends Church and the toys go to the Toys for Tots collection at Custom Detailing. Peggy Stoffer seconded the motion and all approved. Wallace motioned that the club donate funds to the Damascus Friends Church in appreciation of the club's use of their facilities for the year. Marcia Spack seconded and all approved. A gift was presented to Wingett in appreciation of her leadership in 2013.

Wingett, with the assistance of several club members, installed the new officers for 2014. They are President, Rhonda Mitchell, First Vice President Kilmer; Second Vice President, Peggy Stoffer; Treasurer Wallace; and Secretary Marcia Spack.

The program for December was a silent auction.



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