The Daughters of Isabella Haubstadt Circle 151 met June 20 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Haubstadt.
Regent Kris Lutz opened the meeting. Chancellor, Becky Siewers, read the opening prayer. Pledge to the Flag was said and regular reports were given.
Sue Alston reported sending birthday cards to Lillian Kruse, Doris Welte, and Mildred Lindauer. A get-well card will be sent to Karen Gries. A sympathy card and Mass have been sent to Tammy Hayes.
The Knights of Columbus Sommerfest booth was a great success this year, with many German bologna and porkchop sandwiches and pork burgers; as well as some 2,125 kraut balls sold! Circle 151 volunteers spent hours ordering and assembling ingredients in preparation; and on June 6, 7, and 8 mixing, rolling, packaging, counting, and freezing the kraut balls. In spite of shortages and other woes and a mishap with the Knights of Columbus mixer, all turned out well. Thank you to the welders at The Copper Shop in Haubstadt who came to the rescue and repaired the mixer at no charge!
The Knights of Columbus Chicken Dinner fundraiser is scheduled Sunday, July 31. This is carry-out only. Members of Circle 151 will be bringing the desserts and are asked to put their names on any dish they want back. Volunteers are needed by 8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. to cut and box the desserts. ontact Regent Kris to volunteer 812-768-6456. The K of C/D of I Family Picnic is scheduled for Sept. 18. There is an ongoing need for volunteers to help at the Tuesday night bingos (which benefit the Catholic schools); if interested, phone Patti Seib 812-483-2118.
The Respect Life Report: The Right to Life Father’s Day Ad featured D of I member, Linda Kissel’s husband, son-in-law, and new grandson. Linda chaired the Beautiful Baby Contest at the Sommerfest and reported that the granddaughter of D of I member, Wanda Englert, and the son of Jason and Michelle Rainey, D of I member & Grand Knight of Haubstadt K of C Council, won second and third prizes. She expressed gratitude to all participants and generous donors.
A Safe Haven Baby Box Billboard is now in place near Oakland City. Inquiries and plans are beginning to create a pregnancy-aid facility in Gibson County and will require much cooperation among churches, donors, health professionals, volunteers, etc.
The Family Game and Card Party to benefit Right to Life is scheduled at noon Sunday, July 24 at Sts. Peter and Paul FLC.
Call Carolyn Spindler 812-768-6941 or Ann Minnis 812-664-7695 for reservations or to donate auction items.
Becky Siewers read a reflection on the Beatitude: Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matt5:1-12) Regent Kris adjourned the meeting. Brownies and ice cream and drinks were served by the committee chaired by Ruth Lasher, Kris Lutz, Kathy Martin, and Sharon Hillyer. The half pot was won by Barb Spindler who donated it back to St. Elizabeth/Coleman for pregnancy-aid.
The next meeting is July 18 at 7:15 pm at the K of C Hall in Haubstadt. Dawn Hasenour and Barb Frohbieter are chairladies, with Deann Dunkel on committee.