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Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:51
United Women Educators
Fifteen members of United Women Educators and two guests met on March 13 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
The program was a history of dolls from the early 1800's to the present, including homemade dolls, German and French made fashion and baby dolls, and story book dolls. Several members brought dolls which had been special to them as children to the meeting and shared their stories.
December's silent auction provided over $550 for the scholarship and mini grant fund. In addition, over $270 and 55 health and toiletry items were donated by members for the Cocoon Shelter.
A slate of officers was presented and will be voted on in April, along with a budget proposal.
A book will be donated to the Wood County District Public Library in memory of Helen Roe, a longtime Delta Kappa Gamma and UWE member.
UWE will meet at 6:30 p.m. on April 10 at the Pemberville Library. Susan Biddle will present a program on gardening entitled "What I've Learned from Playing in the Dirt."

Four Seasons Garden Club
PEMBERVILLE - Four Seasons' March meeting, held at the Pemberville Library, was attended by 14 members.
Members received their seeds for one of the club flowers and second club flower will be a blue statice which members can purchase at the greenhouse of their choice this spring.
The club decided to change the hosta categories in the Pemberville Fair flower show from the leaf width to square inch. The floor design will be open to all this year.
Nikki Kale from the Wood, Soil, and Water Conservation District presented information on installing a water barrel in your garden and the benefits of doing so. Barrels can be purchased at the WSWCD office at near cost prices.
Members are reminded of the Master Gardener plant exchange on April 26 at the Wood County Fairgrounds at 10 a.m.  Bring your plants for an even exchange.
The next meeting will be at Sue Wolf's greenhouse on April 7, with shopping from 6-6:30 p.m. and a presentation by Wolf of her new plants at 6:30. The meeting will follow.

Alpha Zeta Master
Following a luncheon served by the Bowling Green Country Club on Tuesday, March 25, Alpha Zeta Master Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi International conducted a business meeting with five members present.
Vice President Mary Tonjes called the meeting to order and read information from International regarding the Member-at-Large Program credit. She  contacted International regarding members from this chapter who are eligible to receive the Torch Bearer Degree. Then Tonjes reported to Ruah Buckingham that the chapter would have members taking the degree.  
Buckingham has a meeting scheduled which all vice presidents plan to attend.
A discussion was held regarding the best day and time of the week for the members to go to Hollywood Casino.  The casino trip is postponed until April.  
Betty Goodman will be attending a social meeting next week regarding Founder's Day, which will be held April 27 at 1 p.m. at the Bowling Green Country Club.  A count of those planning to attend Founder's Day will be taken at the next business meeting.
The chapter's next business meeting will be Tuesday, April 8 at Bowling Green Country Club. Goodman will give the program.

Mid-Morning Belles
PEMBERVILLE - The March meeting of the homemakers club was held at the Pemberville Library. Lois Hansen and Wilma Rolf served breakfast.
Mickey Gerwin, senior counselor, opened the meeting.  Seven members and one guest answered roll call: "Have you ever been a fire victim?"
Duane Martin, chief for the full-service Pemberville-Freedom Volunteer Fire Dept., was the guest speaker. He started as a member in 1985 and has also worked at the Fremont Fire Dept. for 25 years. The local department has 50 members, 25 paramedics, and 15 basic and intermediate EMT's, with 34  trained Level I and II fire fighters. About half of the emergency calls occur during the day shift.  Paramedics are available until 8 p.m. During 2013, average response time was 7 minutes, 30 seconds per call.
The department serves a 45 square mile radius: Pemberville, Freedom, Webster, Troy, Montgomery, and Woodville Townships.  They responded to 301 emergency calls; as well as non-emergency structure, electrical pole, vehicle, grass, and field fire calls. Charges are billed for transportation to area hospitals.
The Knox Box Program is being introduced.  It helps to protect a person's property and provides faster emergency response without forced entry damage.  Martin reminded the group to check their smoke detectors and to make their house numbers visible.
The next meeting will be at the home of Marcena Bockbrader on April 30.