Eagles Auxiliary

The Eagles Auxiliary met for its second meeting of the month on July 18. Nancy Drumm provided the prayer for the 6:30 p.m. potluck meal provided by aerie and attending auxiliary members. Shirley Wilson opened the 7:30 p.m. business meeting with all officers present. Members saluted and pledged allegiance to the American flag led by Sandy Enoch. Nancy offered the two meeting prayers. The July 11 minutes read by Joan Baughman were approved. Jacci Kraner gave the weekly event reports and treasurer information. The existing bills were approved to pay. Wendy Davis and Lisa Andrijeski were initiated into the auxiliary, and they shared highlights of their life thus far. Nova Cragg received birthday flowers from the auxiliary. Members discussed the upcoming flee market in September. Drawing winners for the night included Shirley, Betty, Jenny Gilmore and Mary Lou Little.

Flint Hills


The monthly meeting of the Flint Hills Woodturners began at 9:00 a.m. July 6 at the Golden Prairie Honey Farms, located at the Green Valley Industrial Park, 8859 Green Valley Drive, Manhattan, Kansas.

President Ray Case called the meeting to order. Victor Schwartz, Kenneth Stitt, Tom Shields, Robert Kloppenborg, David Delker, Tom Boley, and Jerry Connery shared their recent work during show and tell. Visitors included Julia Jilek, Jacob Stroda, Lenore Peatrowsky and Dan Suade.

Case reminded members of the woodturners’ exhibit at the Marysville Lee Dam Center for Fine Arts, which ran from July 3 — July 28. Pictures of displayed items are on the club’s web site.

David Delker was recognized by the American Association of Woodturners for his turning of a balloon.

The group’s next event will be the pumpkin patch in the fall.

The August demonstration will be Vaughn Graber, with the topic to be announced. The September demonstration will be Ross Hirst making pens.

Melissa Mike Beltz, Ross Hirst, Steve Bietau, Joe Beck, Kenneth Stitt and David Delker won valuable prizes at the auction.

Mike Beltz of Kanequip in Wamego presented a demonstration covering numerous aspects of chainsaw usage, safety and maintenance. Beltz reminded club members that chainsaws are a tool to be respected, and serious injury can occur from misuse. He showed a video covering how to safely fell a tree and the proper safety apparel to wear. Mike emphasized the importance of wearing a helmet, face shield, eye protection, hearing protection and chaps.

Konza Prairie Quilters’ Guild

The Konza Prairie Quilters’ Guild met July 8 at the St. Thomas More Activity Center. The meeting was called to order by President Betty Frank, who welcomed the 64 members present. There were three guests.

The next guild meeting will be at 9 a.m. Aug. 12 at the St. Thomas More Activity Center. The program will be presented by Marla Day, who will show early examples of applique quilts from the K-State Museum.

Participants in the Block of the Month will do butterflies the next six months. The pattern is available for pickup.

Ruth Prescott, librarian, reported on the book “Irish Chain Quilt, Contemporary Blocks.” The patterns use bright colors in a traditional blocks.

There is still time to sign up for the Quilt Challenge. Quilts will be displayed on Oct. 14.

Nancy Hubbard and Callie Hildebrand, Pumpkin Patch Co-chairwomen, had a signup sheet for members to help with the event.

Tickets are available for sale for the opportunity quilt. Please call a guild member for a chance to win the quilt. Members can contact Susie Weir if they wish to take the quilt to another venue to sell tickets.

Jane Bromberg will present “Photo Inspiration.” Bromberg creates original designs using photo she takes herself.

President Frank discussed the T-shirt small group project and guild fundraiser. It is hoped guild members can work in groups of three to five, and each group makes two quilts. Preliminary plans are to have a demonstration in October to show how the quilt is made. Seventeen members displayed 20 projects. Quilts from the Heart announced it is close to the 150 comfort quilt goal.

Elizabeth Granberg-Jerome presented a program on “Hexified Panels.”


Duplicate Bridge Club

Linda Schottler and Mory Mort won the North American Pairs qualifying game at the Manhattan Duplicate Bridge Club on July 29. Elizabeth Jankord and Dianne Childs took second, Kathleen Oldfather and Katie Philp were third, Katha Hurt and Judy Hildreth were fourth, and Sherry Downey and Debbie Fair were fifth. The club meets at the Seniors Center each Monday and invites all bridge players to come and try duplicate bridge. For partnerships, call Kathleen at 785-477-0898.

Manhattan Rotary Club

The July 18 meeting of the Manhattan Rotary Club featured 22 Mandela Fellows as guests, with Mike Dodson presiding. Melanie North announced the upcoming Global Leadership Summit from Aug. 7 to 8 at K-State.

District 5710 Governor Jason Lieb will visit the club on Oct. 19. This month’s cup money is for Juneteenth. District 5710 through Patty Mellard is organizing an effort against human trafficking. Andy Hutchinson and others from the Konza club announced Water Matters Day on Aug. 3. Dale Bradley introduced the speaker, Jason Smith, new director of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce. He spoke about the past successes of the chamber in Manhattan and the strong partnership among the chamber, the city, and the university, which he said is a rare and welcome sign that Manhattan is doing it right. The book for the week went to Bergman Elementary and the Holiday Inn Appreciation went to Nelson Galle.

The July 25 meeting, chaired by Mike Dodson, included announcements of volunteer opportunities at Brew-to-Shoe, Just-Tri-It, See Clyde Run, and the Rotary sponsored anti-bullying talk at Manhattan High School on Aug. 28. The guest speaker was K-State head football coach Chris Klieman. He spoke about his guidelines for success, both as individuals and as a team. In honor of the speaker, the book “What Color Is My World” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be given to Marlatt School. The Holiday Inn Appreciation went to Doug Wendt.

The Manhattan Rotary Club meets Thursdays at noon at the Holiday Inn at the Campus. Visitors are welcome.

Model T Ford Club

The East Central Kansas Model T Ford Club, ECKT’s, will meet in the conference room at the Burlington Library located on U.S. Highway 75 at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Members are asked to bring a covered dish to share.

The ECKT’s is a family organization and a chapter of the nonprofit National Model T Ford Club of America. Please feel free to visit and meet others with a like interest in old vintage cars. For more information, call Bud Redding at 785-733-2124.

Solar Kiwanis

The Manhattan, Kansas Solar Kiwanis Club met at noon July 29 at the Little Apple Brewing Company with 14 members and one visitor present. The guest was Julie Walter.

The following announcements were made. Six Solarians attended the Kansas State Kiwanis Convention in Wichita over the weekend. At this event Charles Sargent was presented the Kansas District Kiwanian of the Year, and the Solar Club nominated Randy Teske of Pratt, who is blind, to receive the Pete Loux Achievement Award, and he won. The award goes to a handicapped individual who has made an amazing contribution in spite of their handicap.

On Aug. 5 the Solar Club will host Kiwanis International Trustee Tony Gunn from Australia at its noon meeting. Guests are invited to come. The lunch is $10.00.

The speaker for the day was Julie Walter, executive of the Manhattan office of the Area Agency on Aging.

The Manhattan Solar Kiwanis meets every Monday at noon at the Little Apple Brewing Company. Guests and prospective members are welcome. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers who are dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

VFW Auxiliary

In June, Auxiliary members volunteered more than 60 hours toward various VFW programs designed to promote the VFW and help veterans, families and communities.

Aug. 17 is the Wounded Warrior Picnic at the Manhattan City Park.

To contact the Manhattan VFW Auxiliary, email vfw1786aux@gmail.com.

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