Al-Anon to meet Monday

Al-Anon will meet from 8 to 9 p.m. Monday at 216 S. Main St., McPherson. Call 785-826-1743 for more information.

Celebrate Recovery to meet Tuesday

Celebrate Recovery will meet Tuesday evening at Countryside Covenant Church, 940 E. Northview, McPherson. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., and a meeting follows at 6:30 p.m. Come for help with all life’s hurts, hangups and habits.

DAR met Jan. 16

The regular monthly meeting of the Mary Wade Strother Chapter of the Kansas Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, met at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Salina’s Presbyterian Manor. Hostess Virginia Frederick, Salina, served refreshments to seven chapter members and guests, Jean Hamilton and Jenni Jones, both of Salina.

Prior to the business meeting, Jean Hamilton presented the program, which she called “George Washington during the Barbados Years.”

Regent Melissa Stuchlik, Lincolnville, led the group in the DAR Opening Ritual, which was followed by the Preamble to the Constitution and one verse of the National Anthem.

The President General’s Report, given by Diane Sultani, Salina, reminded those listening that DAR is not at all a political organization.

The minutes of meetings held on Nov. 21 and Dec. 3 were read by Acting Recording Secretary Karen Buhler, Assaria, and were approved by members present.

In the absence of Treasurer Christy Jarrett, Salina, Regent Stuchlik presented the financial report of the chapter.

Chaplain Karen Buhler reported that a 90th birthday notice of a MWS member has been sent to the Chaplain General.

Committee Reports given were as follows: DAR Good Citizen-Sharon Foust, Minneapolis; DAR Magazine-Judy Buchman, Salina; National Defense-Sharon Foust; Women’s Issues-Diane Sultani.

Regent Stuchlik asked for volunteers to help proof-read the yearbook for the 2017-18 DAR year and also asked that officers and committee chairs do as much of their own work on the online Chapter Master Report as possible.

The Brag Box was passed and the meeting was adjourned.

Ladies Reading Circle met Jan. 10

The Ladies Reading Circle met on Jan. 10 in the Alumni Room at Central Christian College. The tables were decorated in silver and blue colors accented with white snowflakes by the hostesses Jerri Wall Yeargan, Claudia Law and Linda Nichols.

Fifteen members answered roll call with the best advice you were ever given. The program was given by the Rev. Harry Grinstad, on “Life is a Rock” regarding advice he’d received from his dad. He noted this as including perseverance and a sense of humor.

The next meeting will be Feb. 14 at the Central Christian College Alumni Room.

Domestic Arts Club met Jan. 11

The Domestic Arts Club luncheon was held Jan. 11 at the Central Christian College Student Union. Hostesses were Brit Farley, Nancy Layton, Shirley Lewis and Judy Musmaker.

Shirley Morris, president, welcomed 16 members. Her heart verse was “No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.”

The Club Collect was recited along with roll call, minutes of the November meeting and the treasurer’s report.

The group continued with “connections” with each member telling about their New Year’s resolutions, interests and hobbies.

The meeting was adjourned by the president with her heart quote, “we know the truth, not only by the reason but by the heart.”

The next meeting will be Feb. 8.