Wooster Emblem Club

When Wooster Emblem Club No. 374 met Oct. 23 at Wooster Elks Lodge, Gaylena Carly was initiated into membership by President Dottie Roberts. Correspondence included a thank you from LifeCare Hospice for a donation in memory of Scott Franks, son of charter member Peg Franks.

Russ Norris read "A Poem for Veterans Day" for the Americanism presentation. Activities since the last meeting included supper and bingo for the veterans of Hilltop Villa to observe Columbus Day and coupon clipping for the overseas military bases. Lunch will be provided to the residents at the Oasis Group Home on Election Day. Flag pins on a "Thank you for your service" card will be presented to all Veterans at the Wayne County Veterans Day ceremonies on Nov. 11. The club will assist when the Elks take the Hilltop Villa veterans into the Elks for their Veterans Day dinner providing them with Thanksgiving goodie bags. The club voted to provide a complete dinner for the veterans at Hilltop Villa on Thanksgiving Day and also voted funds for Christmas gifts and goody bags for Hilltop Villa and Oasis Group Home in December.

Through Wayne County Job and Family Services, the club adopted two families for Thanksgiving. Volunteers are needed to ring bells for the Salvation Army Dec. 1 at Buehler’s downtown. Drug Awareness announced participation in the Elks Trunk or Treat, distributing bags of candy imprinted with "Don’t Monkey with Drugs." The Literacy Committee met for a workshop and distributed 300 bookmarks each to Kean, Parkview, Cornerstone and St. Mary elementary schools. Scholarship applications are available. Ways & Means thanked everyone for participating in the Luncheon and Card Party and announced a Swiss steak dinner Nov. 14 serving from 5-7 p.m. Members, guests, Elks and spouses invited. Cost still only $10. Buckeye candy making and sales began Nov. 7. Orders are being accepted. The club also approved selling Butter Braid Pastries and Joyful Traditions for delivery before Christmas. Contact Ardenna Hurt, 330-465-0752 to order. Funds 2 Orgs. (a shoe drive) also was approved to begin in January.

It was announced the club Christmas dinner and Secret Sister gift exchange will be Dec. 11. Menu choice is pork chop, shrimp or chicken at a cost of $9. Reservations to be made with Alta Bucher by Dec. 4. An interim election and installation was held for the office of fifth trustee, Gaylena Carly. Three applications for membership were accepted.

The club voted to sponsor three veterans at a cost of $1,200 on the Holmes-Wayne Honor Trip to Washington, D.C. in August 2019. It was announced that trip is also State President Flo Oldaker’s charity and the club will have several raffles to benefit the trip with the hope that two or three more veterans can be sponsored. Currently a wine basket raffle is underway that will be drawn at the Christmas party.

Annual Memorial Service for departed members and initiation of new members will be held at the Nov. 27 meeting.

TOPS OH 1573

On Oct. 31, TOPS OH 1573 Nashville had seven members record a no-gainer, losing 6 ¼ pounds. Everyone attending in October lost weight over the month. Leo Tope was best weekly and monthly loser. He said to eat salads and smaller portions. Janice Tope and Randy Kemper tied for the best weekly rededicated loser. Fran Kopack was best monthly rededicated loser. Tom Alexander was best weekly KOPS. Becky Kemper was best monthly KOPS.

The new weekly challenge was no fast food. The Topes kept last week’s challenge. The yearly seven-month walking contest ended. Becky Kemper was first with 507.6 miles. Janice Tope was second with 328 miles. Lana Rush. who was able to walk only through August had accumulated 283 miles. Tom Alexander shared flax seed meal and nutritional yeast.

Beta Sigma Phi

Torchbearer Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Dee Carter for the November meeting.

It was reported the November social would be at the home of Jan Wagner. She will make the turkey and ham with members taking the side dishes. Husbands are invited and they will exchange names for Christmas exchange.

The December meeting will be lunch at TJ's Restaurant, then to the home of Jan Wagner for dessert and gift exchange.

For service, members will ring bells for Salvation Army in November and December. A donation was sent to People to People Ministries. Members also were reminded to save pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House in Akron.

For the program, each member took a quilt and told a little about it. Jan Wagner gave the first program on Machine Quilting from a Better Homes and Gardens book. Dee Carter had about 15 quilts displayed around her living room and she shared information about each. Some were from her mother and her grandmother and her husband’s grandmother.

Dee told about a young slave girl who led a small group of people out of slavery. They traveled for days and would find signs of things along the way that others had known about. One night they felt cold, hungry and thirsty and wanted to give up but then she saw a lady hang a quilt on a clothesline. It was a quilt that had a sign (with a certain color in the center of a square) that it was a safe house. The family fed them and gave them clothes and shoes and the husband hid them in a wagon and took them to safety in Canada.

Friday Duplicate Bridge

There were three tables in play and average score was 10 when Friday Duplicate Bridge played at Wooster Community Center Nov. 2. Scoring above average were: Pete Bowen, Judi Mitten, 12; Tid Besancon, Ann Baumgartner, 10.5; Louise Lanning, Kay Wagner, 10.

Marshallville Lions Club

On Nov. 1, 10 members of the Marshallville Lions Club and one guest met at the Country Inn near Massillon for an evening meeting.

A reporting of the final chicken barbecue for the year was provided. Plans are being made for the Poinsettia Project, The Shoebox Project and the Christmas Party.

Members will be shopping to provide health care items and school supplies for the Shoebox Project. The club is providing toothbrushes and bars of soap for each box. Sewing kits have been made by the ladies. The goal is to send 200 boxes. Boxes will be packed at the United Church of Christ on Euclid Street, Marshallville, on Nov. 11, after the church service. Members of the community are invited to assist. For questions, call 330-855-4901.

The next meetings will be held Nov. 15 and Dec. 6.

Orrville Exchange Club

Alana Jochum, executive director of Equality Ohio, gave a program Nov. 1 to Exchange Club. Equality Ohio advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Jochum said Equality Ohio is working to achieve legal equality — lived quality for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) Community in Ohio. Equality is being sought for housing, employment and public accommodations.

John Kropf introduced his guests, Randy Gehres, former pastor of Christ United Church of Christ, Pastor Michael Bone, the new pastor of Christ United Church of Christ and his wife, Judy.

In business, Jim Clymer, co-president said Scott Gold had a meeting with Boy Scout leaders in regard to the Exchange Club pavilion in lower Orr Park. Gold will give an update in the Nov. 8 meeting.

Shreve American Legion Auxiliary

The October meeting of Shreve American Legion Auxilary Unit 67 was held at the Post Home on Oct. 9. Opening prayer was by Chaplain Sheilia Ellis. The charter was draped in memory of Jeanne Boughton and Martha McClaran.

Members voted a $36 donation for the November Wade Park Party and to purchase two different Christmas ornaments as a fundraiser.

Veterans program will be Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Wayne County fairgrounds, in the dining hall. Also on Nov. 11, a veterans program will be at the Post Home at 5 p.m. with Boys and Girls States as featured speaker. Take a covered dish; meat and paper products will be furnished.

Next auxiliary meeting will be Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Post Home. Wayne County Council will meet at West Salem Unit, 337 Congress Road.

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary

President Ann Bogner called the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary meeting to order; Chery Goff led prayer and Jayne Coffy gave devotions.

Wooster Police Officer Sue Trepal gave a program on various types of security threats. She reminded the group to have a mixture of letters, numbers and symbols in passwords and to change them often.

Major Madelaine Dwier spoke about a senior group that meets at the Family Life Center every Wednesday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A yearly donation of $10 covers programs and van transportation.

Members were asked to help the children at the after-school programs.

The SAWA will ring bells at RKO on Fridays from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. starting Nov. 23. The Auxiliary agreed to donate $1,500 to sponsor the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Family Life Center.

More than 500 new coats were given out, along with hats, gloves, socks, underwear and books for the Coats for Kids Day. Thank-yous were voiced to Dwier, the Salvation Army staff, Mary Alice Streeter, the Presbyterian Church, the Wayne County Public Library, Therapy Dogs and the many volunteers who helped with set-up or distribution.

Alicia Stryker joined the auxiliary.

Upcoming events include the spaghetti dinner Nov. 10 from 5-7 p.m. and the Christmas Party Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

There will be no SAWA business meetings in November or December.