Woonsocket

The regular meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 29 met on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. in the American Legion Hall. President Dawn Rassel led the opening ceremonies. Judy Stenzel, Chaplain, led the opening prayer.

The minutes of the September meeting were read by Mary Regynski and accepted as read. The Treasurer’s report was given by Barb Maurice and accepted.

The membership count is now at 23 members and is ongoing. The committee appointments have been distributed to the members.

Plans were made for the lunch to be served at the American Legion Poker Tournament on Oct. 20 at the Community Center.

Following the closing ceremonies, President Dawn adjourned the meeting.

The next meeting will be Nov. 5, 2018 at the Community Center at 6 p.m.

Dorthy Foos and Tonya Miller will furnish cookies for the PVHC Bingo.

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas of St. Wilfrid parish held their annual Tour of Tables Saturday, Oct. 6. There were 11 different table settings of heirloom china, dishes and stemware, many holding significant memories for the hostesses of the tables. A sandwich and salad luncheon was served, followed by speakers from the non-profit Anchor of Hope – Haiti.

Missionaries to Haiti, Dennis Scheel from Wessington Springs and his daughter Wendy Denison, gave an informative slide presentation from their previous trips to Haiti. They explained the work that they do while there two weeks every year. They spend most of their time improving a public school that serves hundreds of children a day. 

The Quilting for Others group from St Wilfrid provides quilts and handmade children’s clothing for this mission in Haiti and were instrumental in bringing Dennis and Wendy to speak to those attending. They also had a display of jewelry and other items hand-crafted by street vendors in Haiti. Anything sold is returned for 100 percent profit to the craftsmen of Haiti.

Patrons who attended the meeting voted on a Santel Board of Directors position for the North District. Jerry Jenssen, the incumbent, was re-elected to a three-year term. Thomas E. Mitzel and John Schmidt were the challengers.