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Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:12
Alpha Delta Master
Dee Miller hosted the Nov. 12 chapter meeting at Stadium View. Eight members were present.
Darlene Hecht reported that the service committee will donate to the food pantry, Cocoon Shelter, Woodland Mall tree, and the Wood County Humane Society. Members are to bring money for a Christmas envelope for the food pantry to the December meeting.
Sonja and Carl Hammer will host a potluck and fish fry at their home on Feb. 20 at 4:30 p.m.
The next meeting of the social committee will be Dec. 17 at Te'kela Mexican Cocina in Perrysburg. Members will meet at Wood Haven at noon and carpool to the restaurant.
Brian Craft, director of BG Public Works, presented a program about the city's recycling and trash pickup programs. When BG moved to an automated pick-up system, the city received a grant of $700,000 to purchase blue recycle bins for all residents. Plastic bottles are the only plastic materials to be placed in the blue bins. All bins are marked with unique UPC codes and serial numbers identify the residence where it belongs. The city is now putting GPS systems in the trucks to map out the most efficient route for each trash pickup zone. Craft estimated that 95 percent of BG residents are recycling. The automated system has reduced pickup time from 30-40 seconds per stop to 8 seconds, thus saving the city money. When Perrysburg and Toledo moved to automated pick-up, they found the BG program so cost effective that they emulated it.
Ilse Thomas will host a luncheon and the Dec. 12 meeting in her home.

BG Women's Garden Group
The November meeting was held at the home of Linda Hamilton.
The group welcomed Linda Myers as a guest.
Hamilton served as hostess. Members answered roll call by telling the flower for their birthday month.
Jo Vernon presented a report on Turkeys. Linda Kuhn gave a recycling hint, Kay Miesle gave helpful hints, and Hamilton talked about getting the garden ready for winter.
Evelyn Bachman gave a report on chrysanthemums. She also gave a demonstration on a flower arrangement known as straight line creative design.
Members continue to collect their empty pots and flats for Wood Lane.
Also in attendance were Becky Bhaer, Lynette Rosebrook and Jo Sipes.