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Thursday, 19 September 2013 11:34
Alpha Zeta Master
Eight members of Alpha Zeta Master Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi International met at Bowling Green Country Club on Sept.10.
Following a light luncheon, President Colleen Smith opened the business meeting to order.  
Linda Harden read the minutes from Beta Sigma Phi City Council. Council dues will remain the same as last year.  Laura Schultes passed out the checks from the Tractor Pull to each chapter.  Harden gave invitations for Exemplar Night to each chapter.
Nancy Germann reported that the social committee has selected a menu for Exemplar Night.  Exemplar Night will be held Oct. 24 at Klotz Cafe.  Reservations are to be made by Oct. 18 to Germann.
Germann reminded the members about the Steak Fry, to be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 in the home of Larry and Nancy Germann.  Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. and each member is to bring a dish.
MaryAnn Book announced that diapers, toilet paper and paper towels are among items needed by First Step.  The members are to bring items to the next business meeting.  Marilyn Pahl will see that they are delivered.
Mary Tonjes gave the program on Ten Healthiest Foods. A discussion followed.
The next business meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Bowling Green Country Club.  Marilyn Pahl will present the program.

Friendly Town and Country Garden
HASKINS - The club held their August meeting with a noon luncheon at Panera Bread in Bowling Green.
Eight members were present along with guests J.R. Loomis and John Kelbey.   
Darlene Bihn was celebrating an August birthday.  
President Carole Rives led the business meeting. Program planning for the club's 66th year during 2013-2014 was discussed and set up. Diane Guthrie will again design and type the club's new membership booklet.
Winners in the 2013 Wood County Flower Show were recognized. Cathy Nelson won for her "Cinderella" folding niche in the first show.  She also won first place in the second show with a wall niche themed "Are You my Mother?" and repeated her wall niche win with "The Secret Garden." Laura Nelson took second place for her folding niche and third place in the wall niches.  At the second show, Laura Nelson had the winning folding niche for "Hop on Pop." Many other artistic designs awards went to both women.
The Garden Club award for the club earning the most points combined over the two shows was awarded to Friendly Town & Country.
Officers for the coming year are: President, Rives; secretary, Rives; newspaper correspondent, Alice Loomis; treasurer, Patsy Vogelsong; and telephone, Diane Guthrie.
The September meeting will be held at the Whitehouse Inn, followed by a 1:30 tour of the Butterfly House in Whitehouse.

Middleton Township Homemakers
Middleton Township Homemakers held their first Fall meeting at Miss Lily's Restaurant in Grand Rapids on Sept. 5.  Five members met at 6:30 for soup and sandwiches. The highlight of the meal was having homemade pies for dessert.
Everyone enjoyed catching up on what everyone had been doing over the summer.
The next meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. The club will be touring a lovely Victorian home south of Bowling Green. The home contains some museum items. The owner does not charge for the tour, but suggests that if anyone wants to make a donation to bring money or a bag of dog or cat food for the Wood County Humane Society.
Four Seasons Garden Club
PEMBERVILLE - Eleven members met at the Pemberville Library for a Sept. 9 tea party. Sharon Moenter shared her collection of tea pots and facts about the origin of tea. Members then enjoyed cucumber sandwiches, pimento cheese sandwiches, fruit kabobs, muffins, and teas furnished by the past officers.
Trina Karns and Renee Wendt were thanked for co-chairing the Pemberville Fair Flower Show, which received 98 out of 100 points. Judges commented that it was comparable to any county show. Deb will look for small containers for the smaller specimens. More containers are needed for the kids arrangements. The OACG Handbook is now stored with the ribbons.
President Kathy Frederick urged everyone to think of prospective members.
The suggestion was made to have members sign up for a specific month to maintain the gardens around the library.
Nancy Fahle reminded members to start potting their plants for the club's perennial sale in October.
Program booklets for the 2013-2014 year were passed out. Faye Schuerman reviewed the programs for the coming year.
Members played games and prizes were awarded to the winners.
The mystery gardener was revealed. It was Kathy Frederick.
Teri Hansen installed officers for the coming year: Frederick and Fahle, co-presidents; Schuerman, vice president; Karns, secretary; and Ellen Walston, treasurer.
Walston received a prize for best decorated hat.