JAY —  Circle 677, Daughters of Isabella, St. Rose of Lima Church, met March 19. The session was called to order at 6:40 p.m. by Regent Denise Rodzen. Chancellor Laurianne Castonguay led the Daughters in recitation of the rosary and read the opening prayer.

Nancy Crocker asked if anyone would sign up to meet and greet people as they entered the church. Recording Secretary Jackie Castonguay read the roll call of officers. Sitting in for Annette Melanson was Rita Crowley. Castonguay then read the minutes of the February meeting.

Thank-you cards were received from Tri-Town Ministries, Anna Sawyer and Brad Moran. A letter was received from Yvonne DeMillo reminding the Daughters about making salads for the church picnic on Aug. 17 at the church camp.

Rodzen read a letter she received from the state international regent and a letter received from the international vice regent. Amy Ouellette reported that get-well cards were sent to Denise Soucy, Peggy Jacques, Annette Melanson and Georgia Hershey. Sympathy cards were sent to Laurie Gagnepain, Dot Morgan and Annette Melanson. There were no new applications for membership.

Scribe Kim Couture reported that she sent an article to the newspapers about the February business meeting. Under unfinished business Couture spoke about the Memorial Day Parade. The theme will be “Rosie the Riveter,” and members will receive a call to see if they would like to be in the parade.

Gina Labbe spoke about the Daughters assisting in a Mass on May 18. Fern Doiron discussed the theme baskets, saying they can be small, medium or large.

The yard sale will be held on May 3, and items can be brought to the parish hall on May 2. It is requested there be no clothing, microwaves or TVs.

Under new business Labbe spoke about the Daughters doing something other than business meeting and socials. She suggested going to the movies, museum or a play. It was voted to present carnations on Mother’s Day. Labbe suggested the women of the church to wear a hat on Mother’s Day.

The April 5 bean supper was discussed. Rita Crowley said more desserts are needed for the free suppers at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The meeting ended at 8:30.

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