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Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:49
Middleton Township Homemakers
On Monday Oct. 7 eight members of the Middleton Township Homemakers toured the Victorian style home of Randy and Colleen Sheeks.  It is located in the country, on Huffman Road south of Bowling Green.  Colleen Sheeks led the tour.  It was like stepping back in time, and the home was very beautifully decorated in accurate period style.  The homemakers gave a donation to Sheeks to be given to the Wood County Humane Society in appreciation for the tour.
After the tour the members returned to the home of Miriam Aufdenkamp for a brief business meeting. President Betty Wenig shared home security information supplied by the Wood County Sheriff's office. She also gave information about the Wood County 4-H Quilt Square Trail.
A discussion was held about the next two upcoming meetings. The next meeting will be held at Grounds for Thought on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. The members will be doing a simple but lovely Christmas craft.  
Marty Almanson and Dee Robison gave the women a sneak peak at the plans for the annual Christmas gathering to be held Dec. 2 at the home of Kristel Asmus.
Aufdenkamp served the group apple cake and a choice of beverages.
Shakespeare Round Table
The Shakespeare Round Table of Bowling Green held its first meeting of its 108th year on Oct. 1 at the home of Dinah Vincent.
After dessert and tea served among traditional fall decorations, President Diane Vogtsberger welcomed 17 members and thanked Judy Boutelle and her committee of Ann Bowers, Nadine Edwards, Jan Knape and Elaine McEwen for planning this year's study meetings. The group will be studying Troilus and Cressida and Merchant of Venice.
Remembrances of associate members Patricia Gangwer Mayeux and Dawn Glanz were presented by Edwards and Boutelle.  The Round Table's newest member, Kacee Snyder, was welcomed by all.
Vice President Boutelle then led the discussion of the plays attended by various members this season at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada. Comments highlighted the dramatic impact of staging, lighting and even actors' facial expressions in the many minimalist settings used. With several offerings by the Bard, this season's plays were most enjoyable. The 2014 season at Stratford was also announced.
The social committee was led by Vincent with the assistance of Fran Bruns, Kathy East and Vogtsberger.

Greenwood OES
Dinner at Reverends preceded the Oct. 1 meeting where theme information was on the Yuwipi ceremony which is used for healing, divining, and for finding lost persons or objects.  Surprising results are common with many testimonies given by non-Indians who have participated and been helped in amazing ways.
On Oct. 15 the Moonlighters Club will meet in the chapter dining room at 6:30 p.m. to elect officers and collect dues.
Following this the chapter will host a Lia Sophia jewelry party to benefit the District Six 3Gs steering committee whose purpose is to raise funds in support of district line grand officer Gail Walsh. This 7:30 event is open to anyone. The location is in the Masonic Building, 159 N. Main, Bowling Green, with an elevette to the third floor located at the rear of the building.  
Grand Chapter reports were given by Worthy Matron Denise Zephier and Associate Matron Robyn Moellenberg.  Grand officers for 2014 in District Six are worthy grand matron, Gail Walsh of Triune Chapter, Waterville; grand chaplain, Kathy Baltz, Morris Chapter, North Baltimore; and grand Adah, Joan Decker, Woodbine Chapter, Pemberville.  Other appointments are Jeannine Hardy of Yondota Chapter, Toledo, as deputy grand matron; Connie Sidel of Triune Chapter, as grand representative to West Virginia; and Karen Schwab of Greenwood chapter as chair of the Membership and Public Relations Committee.
A 5:45 dinner at Panera will precede the Nov. 5 chapter meeting.

United Women Educators
PEMBERVILLE - United Women Educators met Sept. 19 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church for a potluck dinner. President Teri Hansen welcomed members and guests.
Seven mini grant scholarships had been awarded for the 2012-2013 year. Three of the recipients were present to give an overview of their projects.
Jenna Riepenhoff from Crim Elementary in Bowling Green shared a picture recipe and explained she had used her grant to purchase cooking supplies. Students practiced reading and math as they cooked.
Patricia Willford of Eastwood purchased EET: Expanding Expression Tool kit. She demonstrated using beads which symbolized characteristics of concrete objects. This method was used to transfer to vocabulary development in a variety of curriculum areas.
Jennifer Ostrowski and Brenda Babcock of Kenwood Elementary in BG used a grant to purchase seeds, soil and starter trays to develop three raised-bed gardens. Students had hands on experience at growing food, which is the start of an on-going project.
Two other recipients were not present but provided Sharon Nigh with updates: Kathleen Svchulak of Lake has students from Penta constructing glockenspiels for future use by her students. Susan Riegger sent photos of her Otsego students participating in a service learning project, constructing and sewing teddy bearsto be given to students going into foster care.
Teri Hanson thanked the presenters. These mini grants are funded through a yearly auction.
Mary Ann Hoare continues to coordinate the UWE donations made each month to the Cocoon Shelter to support women and families.
The Oct. 22 meeting will be held at Art-a-Site! with Becky Laabs guiding members to experiment with watercolors.