HAUBSTADT — Daughters of Isabella Haubstadt Circle 151 Mother/Daughter Banquet at 6 p.m. May 15, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Haubstadt. The pot-luck carry-in was a huge success with the circle furnishing the fried chicken and the committee furnishing the desserts.
Women present included members, their daughters, granddaughters, sisters, friends, and prospective members. There were an amazing number of small girls present (14-15 including at least two unborn babies)! Regent Kris Lutz welcomed everyone, thanked the committee, and led the meal prayer. Prospective members were invited to join Circle 151.
An open meeting followed the dinner. Chancellor Becky Siewers led the prayer and the Pledge to the Flag was recited. It was reported that seven Circle 151 D of I members led the Rosary at the funeral home for member Marie Friedman. Sympathy cards have been sent to Ruth Lasher who recently lost her mother-in-law and to the Marie Friedman family. Birthday cards have been sent to Mary Lee Luebbehusen and Shirley Romershausen.
Regent Kris Lutz and Becky Mayer gave an interesting report on the D of I Convention April 21-23 in Nashville. Kris and Becky were both elected as State Auditors. D of I circles from Indiana have a combined 1,400 members and have donated $117,000 and 134,000 hours of service to various charities during 2022-23. St. Elizabeth/Coleman Facility has moved to a new location in Indianapolis. The next State D of I Convention is in the Evansville area.
The Knights of Columbus will have their food booth at the Haubstadt Sommerfest June 15, 16, and 17. D of I Circle 151 will again be working shifts and Sommerfest work schedules will be mailed to active D of I members.
The circle will make 2,000 krautballs for the Haubstadt Sommerfest. Volunteers will be needed on Monday, June 5 at 8:30 am at the K of C Hall to mix krautballs; Tuesday, June 6 at 8:30 at Sts. Peter & Paul to roll krautballs; and Wednesday, June 7 at 9 a.m. at Sts Peter & Paul to bag krautballs. Respond to email or Facebook to volunteer or text 812-550-7474.
Ann Minnis and Linda Kissel gave the Respect Life Report. Minnis expressed gratitude to the local K of C Council for their recent $1,200 donation and thanked all who made donations to their “One Rose/One Life” appeal at Catholic Church doors. These funds are being used for a billboard along U.S. 41 to promote the Safe Haven Baby Box located at the fire station in Princeton and to aid The Trotter House of Gibson County as they prepare to serve pregnant women and families.
The public is invited to tour the Trotter House at their “Fund the Future” event from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at 112 N. West Street in Princeton.
Right to Life’s Sommerfest and Fair booths will need volunteers. Call Minnis at 812-664-7695. To enter your baby in the Beautiful Baby Contests at Somerfest or Gibson County Fair contact Linda Kissel 812-677-0085. The Family Game and Card Party to benefit Right to Life is scheduled for July 24 at Sts. Peter and Paul. Phone Colleen Kiesel 812-664-8681 for information or to donate silent auction items.
Becky Siewers led prayers for members and read a reflection. The half pot was won by Karen Gries, who donated it back to St. Elizabeth/Coleman for expectant mothers. Lutz adjourned the meeting. A game of purse items was played. Geraniums were awarded as door prizes. The next meeting is at 7:15 p.m. June 19 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Haubstadt. Chairladies Cindy Adler and Linda Kissel, have invited a guest speaker from the Master Gardeners.
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