Weingart Cousins meet, observe milestones
SALEM Fourteen members of Weingart Cousins met recently and welcomed Bryan Weingart and his fiancee, Dacia Louk. Birthdays and anniversaries were observed. The next breakfast is May 13.
Saxon Retirees to hold anniversary lunch
SALEM - The Saxon Retirees will hold its annual anniversary lunch on May 7. Snacks will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. The meeting and installation of officers follows. Everyone planning to attend must have a reservation for the meal. Reservations may be made by calling330-533-5154 before May 1.
BC-WR alumni banquet set for next month
BERLIN CENTER - The Berlin Center-Western Reserve alumni banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. May 10 at Western Reserve High School. Reservations may be made by calling 330-935-2196 or 330-547-7145. Cost is $10 per person. Reservations are due by May 3.
'Puttin' on the Ritz' set for May 2 in Niles
NILES - The General Federation of Women's Club's Warren Junior Women's League's fifth annual Taste of Trumbull's "Puttin' on the Ritz" fundraiser will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. May 2 at McMenamy's Banquet Center, 325 Youngstown-Warren Road (Route 422). Attendees are invited to go back in time to a roaring '20s speakeasy, dressed as a gangster, silent screen star, flapper, or as you are. The event features several vendors, live entertainment, a cash bar, 50/50 and chance auction. Proceeds will be directed to the Life Enrichment Activities Program. Tickets are available by calling CaryAnn Koren at 330-856-5228 or Kellie Pope at 330-398-9986.
West Point Lions Club receives award patches
WEST POINT - The West Point Lions Club met April 7. President Pat Tressler opened the meeting with 23 in attendance. Janice Wylie gave the invocation. Tressler announced that the club received two award patches at the district convention in March. One was for membership growth and the other was for our support of the diabetes foundation. Member Charolette Davis won the Governor's Award at the convention. The award is given by the Association of Past District Governor's to a Lion who is an outstanding member of their club.
Seven members of the club attended the spring conference on April 26 in Alliance. The slate of officers for the 2014-2015 year was read. Linda Billingham made a motion to approve the slate with Janice Wylie seconding the motion. The annual tea party was held April 21. Sandy Gallo won the 50/50.
DARE announces May slate of activities
BOARDMAN - Divorce/Death Aren't Really the End (DARE) meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. Activities also include:
May 6, 13, 20, 27: Play bocce in Boardman Park, 6 p.m.
May 9, 16: Movie Night at Regal Cinema, Austintown, 6:30 p.m.
May 10: Road trip to Grove City Outlets, meet at church, 10 a.m.
May 14: Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, 5-7 p.m.
May 19: Meet-up at Mocca House, Boardman, 7 p.m.
May 21: Practice bowling night at Wedgewood Lanes, 7 p.m.
May 23: Card night at Denny's, Boardman, 6-10 p.m.
May 24: Bowling at Boardman Lanes, 7 p.m.
May 26: Picnic at Master's Pavilion, Boardman Park, noon-4 p.m.
May 28: DQ Night, Cornersburg, 7 p.m.
May 30: Putt Putt, Sports World, Boardman, 7 p.m.
May 31: Road trip to Hartville, meet at church, 10 a.m.
Host families sought for exchange program
YOUNGSTOWN - Mahoning, Columbiana, Portage, and Trumbull County families will have the opportunity to welcome a young person from Japan into their home for one month this year, as part of an international exchange program being offered by the County OSU Extension 4-H. Last year, six youth and one chaperone were hosted in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.
Statewide, host families are needed for 100 Japanese youngsters (ages 12-18) and their adult chaperones, who will visit Ohio from July 23 through Aug. 18. Host families provide the exchangees with room and board and a chance to experience daily life in America. Families are urged not to alter their daily routines or lifestyles during their visitor's stay.
Exchangees provide their own spending money, and the sponsoring organization furnishes comprehensive medical insurance. The young Japanese visitors belong to the Labo Foundation, an organization which promotes the study of English culture and language in Japan. The other youth belong to organizations similar to 4-H in their country. Ohio 4-H has been conducting international exchange programs with these groups since 1949.
All types of families are welcome to apply to become hosts, including urban, rural, single-parent,childless, and non-4-H families. The only requirement is that for the Japanese month-long exchange, hosts must have a family member of the same gender and approximate age of the exchangee, three meals a day, and a separate bed for the visitor.
Those interested should contact Gretchen Kalinay at 330-799-8407 or Gary Reel at 330-533-7712 for an application form or ohio4h.org/youth/international.
R-Weigh weight groups reward weekly winners
SALEM - A loss of 30 pounds was recorded for the week when the R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. Gerry Heffinger presided at the afternoon meeting. JoAnne Bogdan was the goalie for the week and Helen Baker won the can-do $10 drawing. Sue Carver did a program on "Six Super Snacks For Seniors." Baker said that you can make 10 low-fat cakes for breakfast by using a slice of bread and an egg and adding different fruit, veggies and spices. She also passed out an low-fat apricot muffin to sample.
Barb Smith presided at the evening meeting and stated "You Can With a Plan" and held a group discussion. Peggy Kurtz gave the inspiration. Good losers were Candy Penner, Pauline Zirkle and Wilma Grams. Eleanor Billet was the goalie for the week.
Heffinger announced that the 2013 recognition will be held on May 12 at the church for the night group. Smith told the members next week's meeting will be a surprise meeting and the Easter egg winners will select their money eggs. Members staying the same or losing a half pound will get $1; members losing a pound or more will get $2 and goals will get $1 for staying the same or losing as an after Easter bonus. New members are welcome. For information call 330-332-1078.
Ladies' Night Out to feature buffet meal, author
CANFIELD - Ladies' Night Out begins at 6 p.m. May 3 at Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St. The presentation by Hope Wozniak is titled, "The Faces of Jesus in Art." A buffet-style meal includes chicken, potatoes, buttered noodles, green beans, fruit and a variety of desserts. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for children , available through April 28, by contacting Beulah Eastman at 330-270-0920.
AL Post 76 auxiliary nominates '14-'15 officers
SEBRING - The Sebring American Legion Post 76 Ladies Auxiliary met April 9 with President Judy Hubbs presiding. Thank-yous were received from the Alliance YMCA, Sebring Veterans Memorial Maintenance Committee and the Department of Veterans Affairs for donations.
Joan Schafer reported on coupons that she mails to the German Commissary. She mailed a box that weighed 12 pounds and 12.4 ounces. To date, 603 pounds and 15.8 ounces have been mailed. The legion Easter egg hunt on April 19.
Paulette Jadlowski recently joined the auxiliary. She transferred from Maryland. There was discussion about May as Poppy Month. The "Poppy Girls" will be collecting donations at the monthly legion breakfast on May 4. All members helped in completing the yearly state reports which Hubbs will send in. Hubbs shared a document that was found above the kitchen ceiling when repairs were made. It was a certificate regarding the first charter of the auxiliary dated 1922.
Officers nominated for 2014-15 include President Hubbs, First Vice President and Historian Carey Meissner, Secretary Jadlowski, Treasurer Carolyn Green, Chaplain Schafer, Sergeant at Arms Connie McFeely. The next meeting is May 14.