The Farmington Emblem Club met recently. Pictured from the left are Americanism Chairwoman Nancy Chase; guest speaker; Lt. Col. Glen Kapiloff; and President Christine Greenleaf.

Emblem Club hears Reservist on Iraq

FARMINGTON – Lt. Col. Glen Kapiloff of Farmington addressed the November meeting of Farmington Emblem Club 460. Kapiloff spoke and showed slides of his stay with the Army Reserves in Iraq.

President Christine Greenleaf called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. The charter was draped in memory of departed members by Jean Corcoran, past president.

Farmington Elks 2340 Exalted Ruler Willie Deshaies presented Greenleaf with the Emblem Club’s share of earnings from the Farmington Fair Elks food booth.

Teri Fletcher has taken over as chairwoman of new membership. There were 41 members attending the meeting.

Americanism Chairwoman Nancy Chase read an article titled “American Veterans Day.”

Shannon Smith reported on the club-sponsored harvest supper/dance at the lodge in October. She reminded members that decorations are still needed for the club-sponsored Rotary Christmas tree that will be auctioned on Dec. 2 at the Granary restaurant. She asked members to help decorate the tree at 7 p.m. that day.

Community Service Chairwoman Claudette Merchant reported on the blood drive held at Franklin Memorial Hospital in October. Volunteers will assist her with the club’s Thanksgiving dinner for the area nursing homes. The dinner will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Farmington Elks Lodge.

Craft Fair Chairwoman Peggy Alexander reminded members to bring in their crafts and food items for the craft fair to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Elks Lodge.

Members will join Sue Mattice at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, to help select Christmas gifts for two area families. The group will then go to the home of club member, Kamilla Hall, to have lunch and wrap gifts. Each year the club earns the money for the project through a portion of the annual basket beano games.

Donations will be made to five area food closets, to two families with ill members and to the Farmington American Legion to help toward their plan to have a new patriotic memorial built.

Winner of mystery gift for November was Sandy Knight, who also won the 50-50 raffle.

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