Third Fall District Conference 2021, opened at 9 a.m. on October 2 at the Radcliffe Community Center, Radcliffe, in the form of PDP and Iowa NEC, Kelly Elliott, serving as parliamentarian, introduced Vice President Sandy Scallon as President Pat Williams’ resignation due to health concerns. It was officially installed by Elliott. Guest State President Doris Jackson and Fellows Alida Kolthoff were introduced. The call revealed 30 participants. The Secretary’s Report was accepted as printed, and the Budget and Treasurer’s Reports were accepted as presented.
Elliott as Dept. NEC for Iowa, reported National President Kathy Daudistel of Kentucky, chose “caregivers” as its project and received a special award for a junior who held the position. She will also be visiting Iowa for five days at the end of April. The Iowa Girls State had 135 participants in the virtual program with all but county officers elected due to the number of girls participating. Girls State reservations must be made by December 31st for ($ 400) or $ 50 more. It will be June 17-24, 2022 at Drake University.
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Chaplain Carol Kruse provided the prayers and the memorial service.
JoAnn Klein, alternate to Veronica Daniels and Juniors Chair, spoke about a Conrad Jr. who raised $ 400 in items for the Iowa Veterans Home and now along with a friend removed lots of pumpkins for decorating, painting and decorating. sculpture. Also encouraged units to choose a Miss Poppy and an MR. POPPY.
No ALA IVH representative has been chosen and due to the uncertainty of Covid the gift shop will likely be gift cards again. Cookies are welcome at any time.
Greetings from State President Jackson on her travels encourage visits to each unit by the District President and / or Membership President to make everyone feel important to the organization.
Pick a “Member of the Year” in your unit… there is always that special someone who goes the extra mile in a unit. Consult the Clipper for more details.
Dist. The President’s project will be AEF and Miracles in Motion at Swisher. They are running a free Halloween project for veterans / children with special needs from noon to 3:30 p.m. on October 23.
Award of Merit Report by Sharon Hatch. Eight merit prizes of $ 200 awarded in 2021. No silent auction, but still a “school house” donation box. All applications must be received by April 1, 2022. Send information to schools in December.
Shirley Warneke, Klein and Deb Miller elected to the nominating committee.
Tama County had two participants: Co-Pres. Diane Caloud and former president, Jolene Denbow.
Election of district vice president with the acceptance of Miller, of Marshalltown. It was also installed by Elliott. President Scallon also accepted a second term, as did Chaplain Kruse.
Meeting adjourned by prayer.
Department President Doris presented four national plaques to Gladbrook Unit, received by Denbow. These have been earned for Americanism (Lisa Reinhard), National Security (Jeanne Paustian), Poppy (Jodi Betts) and the Kids and Youth with Kids Shopping Day project.
A plate lunch of smoked pork sandwiches, fries, coleslaw and pudding dessert served at the brand new Post Home was enjoyed by all.