Ruritans hear from Northwestern FFA members

Ruritans hear from Northwestern FFA members

The Northwestern Ruritan Club met Feb. 12 for the monthly dinner/meeting at Northwestern High School. President Jamie Bowman welcomed members and new members Joyce and Kevin Keener and Bonnie Stull. The group joined in singing “America,” the invocation was given by Jim Johnson and a steak dinner was served by the school chefs. Members then adjourned to the library for the program and meeting.

Northwestern High School FFA members Kirsten Boreman, Mallory Gilbert and Kade Tegtmeier told the club about their plans collecting food items for nonprofit Meals of Hope. They plan on the whole high school being involved with packing bags for a minimum of 10,000 meals on March 22. They have funds for 10,000 meals so far and are hoping for more to be donated, with the food to be distributed to local food banks. FFA advisers Heather Tegtmeier and Katie Stull Wharton also were present, and a motion was passed that the club give $1,000 toward the project.

Following the program, the Jan. 8 meeting minutes were read and approved, and Chuck Beck’s treasurer’s report was approved subject to audit. Club members were asked to fill out survey forms from Ruritan National for an assessment of the club’s well-being. Completed forms will be sent to the Zone 9 governor. Gold Honor Certificates were received from the Ohio District Ruritan Gov. Dave Wingett for the club’s social development and citizenship and patriotism committees. A Bronze Honor Certificate was received for the environment committee.

Thank-you notes were received from Brett Alberts for his scholarship and from Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry and OneEighty for club donations. The Wayne County Community Foundation sent a grateful acknowledgment of the club donation for the Phillip Wigal Scholarship Fund.

Randy Tegtmeier, chair of the Pancake/Sausage Day, reported on plans for the day, which will be Saturday, March 9. The NWHS junior class will have a craft sale fundraiser in the high school gymnasium on that day. A motion was passed that Tegtmeier may purchase 20 more yard signs for the event, and members were asked to help with setup on Friday, March 8.

Bowman reported several people have already signed up for the Parade of Flags this year, and Beck reported plans to send out Husky Brigade packages to area soldiers this spring. Beck also asked for help with the roadside trash pickup this spring on state Route 301 between Pleasant Home and Lattasburg.

The meeting was adjourned following the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. The next dinner/meeting will be March 4 at 6:30 p.m. at NWHS. The director’s meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the school library. The meetings are a week early to make final plans for the Pancake/Sausage Day.

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