The Gamma Omicron chapter held its November business meeting on Nov. 13 at the home of Donna Dawson with Debbie Smith as co-hostess. Fifteen members were present. After calling the meeting to order, president Claire Beck turned the meeting over to DeAdre Strouts, co-educational director. DeAdre introduced speaker Candice McIntosh from Girls on the Run. Candice spoke about the program, how it got started and the purpose for the 3rd through 8th grade girls. Two hundred girls are participating in the fall session for ten weeks. Members donated gift cards and running socks for Girls on the Run.

B.J. Weixelman, Jonquil girl, gave the opening thought. Four members helped serve breakfast at the American Legion on Veterans Day.

Gamma Omicron hosted the District J luncheon and meeting Nov. 3 at the First Congregational Church. The next District J meeting will be in Frankfort Jan. 12. Nine members attended the Kansas State Council meeting Nov. 9-10 in Wichita. The next council meeting will be Jan. 17-19 in Manhattan at the Bluemont Hotel hosted by District J.

The next business meeting will be Dec. 11 at the home of B.J. Weixelman with Linda Bottom as co-hostess. Shon Robben, Arthur Green Law Firm, will be the guest speaker on Wills and Trusts. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about ESA, contact Claire Beck at or “like” on Facebook (Epsilon Sigma Alpha).

Harmony Rebekah Lodge 689

The Nov. 12 meeting of Harmony Rebekah Lodge 689 opened with noble grand Shirley Wilson presiding. Nancy Drumm and Paula Hardin reported on members ill and those at home doing well and also cards sent to members.

Victory Rodriguez representative gave her report on the Rebekah Assembly session in Topeka Oct. 11 and12. Paula Hardin Lodge Deputy read the State President Geraldine Fouts calendar Officers for 2020 are Noble Grand Paula Hardin, Vice Grand Geraldine Fouts, Sectary Nancy Drumm and Treasurer Victory Rodriguez. All accepted their offices.

An application for membership was read and turned over to the interviewing committee of Nancy Drumm, Paula Hardin and Victory Rodriguez.

The memorial committee of Felicia Gawith and Geraldine Fouts undraped the lodge charter that had been draped for 30 days for Barbara Moser a past treasurer of the International Association of Rebekah Assemblies who died July 17. She served from 1989 to 1991.

The next meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Senior Center. All members are welcome.

Kansas Quality Woodworkers


The November meeting of the Kansas Quality Woodworkers Association was at the Golden Prairie Honey Warehouse.

The club voted to participate in the Holiday Show in October 2020 with the Manhattan Lions club. The Holiday Party will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the College Avenue Methodist Church.

For show and tell, Steve Hall made a plaque for the Golden Prairie Honey Farm. James Moldrup showed a rubber band and wood gun.

Members made more toys that will be distributed to various organizations in December.

For more information about the club, call 785-539-8073.


Duplicate Bridge Club

Sharon Kriss and Sherry Downey tied for first with Elizabeth Jankord and Dianne Childs at the club championship at the Manhattan Duplicate Bridge Club Nov. 18. Linda Schottler and Judy Hildreth were third in flight A. Pam Bales and Mary Shoop were first in flight B, with Tom Shields and Robin Spencer second and Graham Rose and Larry Lord third. The club meets each Monday at 1 p.m. at the Seniors Center and invites all bridge players. For partnerships, call Kathleen at 785-477-0898.

Manhattan Rotary Club

President Mike Dodson thanked Fort Riley soldiers who were at the meeting last week accepting Christmas gifts for Fort Riley families, and Dr. Keith Wright for his informative talk about health care for athletes at K-State.

He noted the Christmas meeting at Colbert Hills on Dec. 17. The cup money is for the books given to schools in the name of the speakers. Greeters Richard Jones and Nikki Warnick welcomed one visiting Rotarian, Paul Oehm. Several aspiring new members were introduced.

Sue Maes introduced the speaker, Tim de Noble, dean of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design at K-State. Tim began by explaining the college’s programs in Manhattan, Kansas City, and Orvieto, Italy. The college includes programs in architecture, interior architecture and product design, and landscape architecture/regional and community planning.

In honor of the speaker, the book “30 Minutes Over Oregon” will be given to Bergman Elementary School. Mike Dodson received the Holiday Inn Appreciation. The Manhattan Rotary Club meets Thursday noon at the Holiday Inn at the Campus. Visitors are always welcome.

Solar Kiwanis

The Manhattan Solar Kiwanis Club met at noon on Nov. 18 at the Little Apple Brewing Company with 21 members and three guests present. President Vera Williams led the meeting. The guests were Coach Pete Hughes and Todd Sautter, guests of Jim Bach, and Webelo Scout William Scharfe, guest of Mary Scharfe. Doug Denning led the song “America.” Chad Tepe led the pledge to the flag of the United States of America. Vera Williams gave the invocation.

There is an opening for someone to replace Jim Bach in the future in working with the Kansas History Day at area schools. The Solar Kiwanis Club Christmas gathering will be on Dec. 5 at the Meadowlark Hills Community Room.

Jim Bach introduced Pete Hughes, the head coach of K-State Baseball, who gave the club an introduction to the Wildcat baseball team. He spoke about the team’s prospects, the men on the team, and their new field.

The speaker for Nov. 25 will be introduced by Dug Denning and will be Gary Pike, the Riley County Extension director, and he will speak on family financial management and the debt crises in America. The Manhattan Solar Kiwanis meets every Monday at noon at the Little Apple Brewing Company. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. Reservations are not necessary. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers who are dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

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