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Monday, 25 February 2013 10:00
Laureate Gamma Sigma
TONTOGANY - Seven members attended the Feb. 18 meeting at the home of Joyce Asmus.
President Jackie Shank opened the meeting with a reading about Abraham Lincoln, his mother and stepmother.
The Otsego Food Pantry sent thanks for the chapter's recent donations.
Judy Robinson is to check on a date when the members can visit Sand Sculpture in Findlay.
Barbara Verhovec will have the chapter's Easter Avon fundraiser at her home on March 4.
Barbara Heiman has made arrangements for a speaker for the Mother's Day dinner in May.
The chapter voted to donate toward a flag pole at the girls' softball field at the high school.
Bring pantry items to the March 18 meeting.
Asmus gave a program on the history of Tontogany and told how the school annual, the Toganette, was named. She read items from the 1975 Togany Times Centennial booklet.
Angel food cake with fruit topping was served.
The chapter's Feb. 4 Valentine meeting was held at the home of Donna Lambert. She and the social committee served a luncheon prior to the meeting.
Correspondence included a thank you for the chapter's donation to the Christmas Food Basket Fund, and announcement of the Ohio Beta Sigma Phi Convention to be held in Akron in May.
Secret pals were revealed with a gift exchange. New names were drawn.
Lambert gave everyone a red rose, candy and a memo pad. Cherry cheesecake was served.

Mental Culture Club
PEMBERVILLE - Twenty members gathered Feb. 12 at the Pemberville Public Library. Each answered the roll call by sharing an interesting tidbit of their favorite biography or autobiography.
Karen Schultz reviewed Madeleine Albright's latest autobiography, "Prague Winter," written in 2012. Schultz also referenced Albright's 2003 memoirs "Madam Secretary" and Ann Blackman's biography "Seasons of Her Life".
"Prague Winter" covers Albright's life from birth in 1937 until 1948 when her family  immigrated to the United State and applied for political asylum.  Albright's father was in government service for Czechoslovakia, so their family life was profoundly influenced by politics in that time frame.
When she was a U.S. diplomat in the 1990s, an investigative reporter found that Albright, who was baptized Roman Catholic, was a Jew. Three of her grandparents had died in the Holocaust. Albright described efforts to learn why her parents withheld her family history.  
Karen Creps served dessert.
The club's next meeting will be March 12 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m.