Feb 23, 2020

March – “Line Dancing”

Wednesday, March 11th at 6:15pm at West Medicine Lake Social Community Club. 6:30pm is a beginning class and the cost is $7. You are free to stay for other classes without paying again. After the class we will pick a location and go out for refreshments. They teach a variety of dances and it is great fun! I have been going for several weeks and I love it. Questions, contact Kathy at mamakathy411@gmail.com

Feb 17, 2020

Breakfast Bags - February

A Breakfast Bag Update:
  • Purchased items to be contributed to the bags should be bought to the February general meeting. I will be shopping for items we still need the first weeks of March. Bag items to not need to be identical, so anything you donate will be appreciated.
  • We have 60 decorated bags. Let's try to get to 200 bags. Bring in any bags you have already decorated to our February general meeting and stay to color a few more bags. There will be supplies provided to decorate bags while we meet.
  • Plan on arriving to our March general meeting 30 minutes early (6:30 pm). We will be assembling the bags and boxing them up for delivery. 

Some of us have time. If that is you, consider helping to assemble the bags. Some of us enjoy being creative. If that is you, consider helping to decorate the bags. Some of us prefer to shop. If that is you, consider a personal donation of items needed to fill the bags. Everyone’s help is needed and appreciated. N

Thanks, Anna N
Breakfast Bag Chair

Feb 16, 2020

February – “Game Night”

Thursday, 27th at 7pm at Ambassador Home. Fun, games, prizes, refreshments and socializing. Bring a guest or come alone. The more the merrier! Questions, contact Kathy at mamakathy411@gmail.com

Feb 9, 2020

MNWT Winter State Convention Awards

  • US Medallion: Jodie Meyer
  • MNWT Effective Writing Competition Winner: Anna Nichols 
  • MNWT Presidential Medallions: 
    • Women’s Wellness SPM: Colleen Todd 
    • President: Rita Johnson 
  • MNWT Presidential Pin: Deb Schmitt 
  • Fast Start: Mary Kay Ficks 
  • MNWT Membership Awards: 
    • New Hope – 75% Retention or higher (83%)
    • Early Bird Renewals
    • 6th in Success
    • Certificate for Membership Monday participation 

Feb 2, 2020

2nd Trimester Chapter Awards

Congratulations to all of our 2nd trimester chapter award winners!

 Member of the Trimester: Mary Kay Ficks
 New Member of the Trimester: Julie Ohman
 Local Program Manager (LPM) of the Trimester: Merrin Baker
 Membership Project of the Trimester – Cookie Exchange: Sandy Berger & Pam Medvec
 Internal Project of the Trimester – Halloween Party: Kathy Nevils
 External Project of the Trimester, Non-Fundraising – Shopping Spree: Jennifer Auger, Deb Schmitt & Dottie Voigt
 External Project of the Trimester, Fundraising – Cooper Craft Fair: Renee Weiss, Merrin Baker & Rita Johnson

Feb 1, 2020

A Note From President Rita - Feburary

Third trimester is going to be a busy trimester! Membership events have been planned, new LPMs and officers are stepping forward to take on running our chapter in 2020-2021 and we will have some changes to discuss for our next year. We held our Bylaw and Policy review on February 6th and the proposed changes will be presented at the February meeting, printed in the March newsletter and voted on at the April meeting. Due to some of the budget changes for 2020-2021, it was decided to have our Budget Review in March, so that some of the changes can be discussed and voted on at the April meeting along with the proposed Bylaw and Policy changes. The Budget Review is open to all members and when the date and location have not been set yet, but will be published. If you wish to attend, please let me know, so I make sure we have enough seating. DUK DUK DAZE replacement festival will be July 11th, all day and is in the planning stages. If anyone wishes to join the committee to work on our part of the event, please let me know. It sounds like a great event and the Lions want us to be as involved as before and to know that we are an important contributor to its success. The location will be spread out from the new City Hall to include several local businesses and will have many old and new events and attractions. The day will start with a new 2K event, continue with the softball tournament at Northwood, may include other sporting events as well as children’s activities, Bingo and food trucks. There will be no carnival or fireworks. The event will evolve over the next few years, as they see what works and what could be added. This is really an exciting time for us as they are asking for our ideas and help to make it successful.

Rita J.