FARMINGTON – The Nov. 4 meeting of Farmington Emblem Club 460 started with the monthly potluck supper. The supper theme was “Something for a Thanksgiving Dinner.”

The meeting started at 7 p.m. with past president Debbie Holt draping the charter for departed members. President Rebecca Powell initiated a new member, Elaine Nuzzo, bringing the club’s total to 130.

Community Service Chairwoman Nancy Chase asked for volunteers to help with cooking and serving patients and caregivers from area nursing homes at the club’s Sunday, Nov. 21, Thanksgiving dinner to be held at the Farmington Elks Lodge.

Lois Barker, Americanism chairwoman, reminded members of Veterans Day on Nov. 11. She read an article from the Maine Emblem Club’s newsletter about the meaning of Veterans Day and why that date was chosen.

Shannon Smith asked for volunteers to help with the cheerleaders’ banquet on Nov. 8. She also said members can still contribute red, white and blue ornaments for a tree the Emblem Club will decorate for the Rotary Club’s annual Christmas tree auction on Dec. 4.

A report was given on the success of this year’s Halloween/harvest dance held on Oct. 30 at the lodge hall. The club voted to sponsor another harvest dance on Oct. 22, 2005.

Craft fair chairwoman Sharon Jacques requested that members make sandwiches, bake items or bring in a craft for the club’s craft fair Nov. 6. She asked members to think of how they might help make the Dec. 4 craft fair a success also.

Connie Reynolds, literacy chairwoman, told members she is taking orders of chocolates to be made by the Chocolate Shoppe as her fund-raiser for this year.

Kamilla Hall got workers and bakers lined up for the next few months of Emblem food sales at the Elks Monday night beano games.

The 50/50 raffle was won by Barbara Hinkley and the sunshine gift by Doris Drake. The club will have its annual Christmas party after the Thursday, Dec. 2, meeting, with snacks at the party instead of the monthly potluck.

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