Foster County Homemakers Banquet
Held at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Carrington, North Dakota, on June 10, 1987, at 6:30 p.m.
Council officers are Iris Johnson, president; Sharon Neumiller, vice president; Carole Pepple, secretary; and Ellen Linderman, treasurer.
I believe my home is sacred, a place where love, faith, hope and devotion have their beginning, where each has his right respected by others; where joys and blessings, sorrows and disappointments are shared in common; where God is revered and honored, fellowmen respected, and love is law.
I believe it is my duty to live up to the best that is in me to attain this, to fear things unworthy, to conquer difficulties by daring to attempt them, to be a champion as well as counselor to my family, and to teach and live, love of home, country, fellowmen and God.
Theme: Love Makes the World Go 'Round
Welcome: Iris Johnson
Love of home, country, fellowmen and God, sing-a-long, led by Jean Miller and accompanied by Val Anderson.
(to the melody of Edelweiss)
Bless our friends,
Bless our food,
Come, Oh Lord and sit with us.,
May our talk glow with peace,
May your love surround us.
Friendship and love may it bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow forever.
Bless our friends.,
Bless our food.
Come, Oh Lord and sit with us.
Salad Bar: Served by Homemaker Clubs
Presentation of Scholarship to Kim Mystad: Renee Klein, scholarship chairman.
Love of Home Style Show: Brides of the past and future.
Love for the World Speaker: Theresa Straley, Foster County IFYE chairman.
Speaker: Jim Martel, IFYE to Australia, Medina, North Dakota, followed with question and answer period.
Love for America Sing-a-Long: "God Bless America"
God bless America, Land that I love.
Stand beside her, And guide her,
Through the night with the light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the Ocean white with foam.
God bless America, My home sweet home.
God bless America, My home sweet home.
1986-87 Homemaker Club Presidents: Country Sunshine, Ellen Linderman; Dishwashing Dollies, Janice Hart; Everglad, Grace Thurlow; Glenfield, Margaret McDaniel; Heart Warmers, Elaine Lang; Homesteaders, Lynda Edwardson; Juanita, Mable Pedersen; Little Women, Patti Zink; McKinley, Edna Hoggarth; Modernaires, Iona Przybycien; Nordmore Neighbors, Norma Gussiass; Pioneer, Jean Linderman; Scissors and Pans, Linda Johnson; Singin and Swingin, Veronica Davis; Town & Country Bumpkins, Mary Zink.
National Extension Homemakers' Week
May 8, 1987 - Extension Homemakers, this is your week! May 3-9, you can join with North Dakota and National Extension Homemakers to celebrate National Homemaker Week. This group deserves to be singled out for recognition. Homemakers across the nation help improve the quality of life for all of us through education and leadership development. Extension Homemakers in our state are a "grass roots" educational arm of NDSU.
What is an Extension Homemaker Club?
When asked, homemakers often have a difficult time explaining their organization. However, if each word is considered separately, it becomes easier to tell someone what Extension Homemakers are all about.
Extension - North Dakota State University and its relationship to the U. S. Department of Agriculture provide an "extension" of the formal classroom education at the university to people in counties who cannot or do not attend formal classes. The Cooperative Extension Service is the largest, most successful informal educational organization in the world.
Homemakers are people who are interested in learning new and better ways of doing daily activities and improving the quality of living for themselves and their families. Many groups have a community service project such as locating junk cars, restoring an historic building, establishing a babysitting cooperative or staffing an information booth at a fair.
Club -- A club is a small, interested group of people who live near each other or in a given community all across our state. The membership is open to everyone, regardless of race, sex, color or creed. In North Dakota there are 11,130 members in 921 clubs, 52 county councils and a state council. They are a part of the 500,000 members across the United States who belong to the National Extension Homemakers Council. Internationally, Homemakers are part of more than nine million similar women in 74 countries around the world who belong to Associated Country Women of the World.
The County Councils assist in many educational programs and leadership development. The Foster County Council hosted the dedication of the New Research and Extension Center in Carrington. They also arranged the Home Economics programs for Carrington Area Ag Day. A new club was recently organized in Foster County. The nine member "Heart Warmers" club elected Elaine Lang as their first president.
Wells County Council contributed funds (with the Board of County Commissioners and the 4-H Council) to purchase a VCR for the county office for educational programs. They arranged the Home Economics programs for the annual Winter Show and also sponsored "Time Out For Me," a series of mini-sessions.
Eddy County Council hosted the fall district meeting on Safety. They also hosted the fellowship hour at the 3-session workshop "Recognizing Stress as Part of Rural Life."
A number of scholarships are available each year through Extension Homemakers. Foster and Wells Counties offer a $100 scholarship and Eddy County offers a $150 scholarship to a high school senior enrolling in home economics at an accredited college or university offering a major in home economics leading to a BS or BA degree. The winner in each county is eligible for the State Scholarship which is $250 and given to two or more graduating seniors. Scholarships are also available to Homemaker Club members to further their education.
December 4, 1913 - A Homemakers Club meeting, formerly known as Mother's Club, was held with roll call, Christmas ideas, music and papers on Importance and Ways of Making Children's Friends Feel Welcome in the Home, with a discussion and a paper on How to Make the Home Evenings Pleasant.
Glenfield Homemakers Club Officers 1987
Margaret McDaniel, president
Dorothy Edland, vice president;
Betty Johnson, secretary-treasurer;
Janice Walen, program chairman.
Lottie Posey (honorary).
Glenfield Homemakers Club
The Glenfield Homemakers Club was organized December 10, 1941, with 15 women present. At the second meeting, 13 more joined to bring the membership to 28. The first officers were
president Mrs. Stacy,
vice president Mabel Lampert,
secretary Mrs. R. B. Paulson,
treasurer Mrs. Ben Jones.
In the fall of 1953, the club hosted the County 4-H Banquet. With the proceeds they purchased two electric stoves, a large coffee urn, and 100 stainless steel forks and spoons for the newly completed school gymnasium.
At the present time there are 16 members. Mrs. Hildred Hendrickson and Mrs. Thelma Overbeck are charter members. Lottie Posey is an honorary member. The club has been active for 45 years.
Women's Styles Most Beautiful in Years,
Says Style Expert
February 9, 1933 - That the type of clothing worn by women today is the most beautiful style that has been developed in years is the opinion of Miss Julia Brekke, clothing specialist from the Fargo Agricultural college. Miss Brekke conducted the women's meeting held in connection with the Carrington Farm Institute Friday.
That skirts are the ideal length, the waistline placed where nature intended it, and styles are simple and form fitting, she points out as evidence to support her opinion.
Beige and brown are the most popular colors this year, Miss Brekke said, while other leaders in popularity are black, gray, green and blue. The 1933 blue is an inky blue, not the hard, bright shade that has been used. All dress and coat colors are much softer than they have been for the last few years. In prints, Miss Brekke reports the most popular design is two-tone material with a dark background and a tailored design in a lighter color.
Cottons are the fashionable material for spring, especially the heavier cottons such as pique, waffle cloth, and madras which tailor well.
Styles in general are very simple and emphasize the sleeves. Skirts are straighter with less flaring. Pleats are used and emphasize straight lines. Flares are still appearing in 1933, but they are less full. Skirts for street wear are nine to 12 inches from the floor. Miss Brekke believes this is an ideal skirt length and the one most becoming to a woman's figure.
The waistline in 1933, will be at its natural position. Some designers are trying to force it up and others try to force it down, but the natural waistline is easily the most popular.
The sleeve's fullness or "puff" may be placed at the shoulder, the elbow or the forearm or wrist. The individual should select the most becoming style for her particular type. The shoulder puff is most becoming to the slender type, as the puff emphasizes width. Soft, draping materials for the puffed sleeves make them becoming to all types, however.
Suits are in great demand for spring.
December 20, 1956 - The Glenfield Homemakers Club met at the home of Mrs. Carl Johnson Monday evening. Mrs. Chas. Gader was the assisting hostess. After the regular business meeting the program committee took over, with Mrs. Arnold McDaniel and Mrs. Harland Erickson in charge. Their first contest was drawing for a Christmas tree with a star on the top, with the winner being Mrs. Lawrence Utke. Then in guessing the number of candies in a jar, Mrs. Alfred Anderson and Mrs. Ernest Walen tied, when they drew lots, Mrs. Anderson won. They then played crazy bingo and after the three prizes changed hands a number of times, Mrs. John Edland, Mrs. Alton Hegvik and Mrs. Lawrence Utke were winners. Seventeen members answered roll call. There was an exchange of gifts. The January meeting will be at the home of Elsie Johnson with Mrs. Arnold McDaniel assisting hostess.
Scissors and Pans Homemaker Club
Scissors and Pans Homemakers Club was organized July 12, 1955, having 10 members: Mrs. Ernest (Kaye) Alley, Mrs. Gene (Peg) Anderson, Mrs. Joe (Elsie) Eli, Mrs. Carl (Rosemary) Gader, Mrs. Clemats (Donna) Gader, Mrs. John (Donna) Halvorson, Mrs. Robert (Lois) Hawkes, Mrs. Donald (Joyce) Hinrichs, Mrs. Ervin (Ninie) Skundberg, Mrs. Gilbert (Lila) Lang.
The club motto is "Strive to do the Best" and the club colors are silver and aqua. The membership has gained to the point that at the present we have 20 members. Some have moved away or dropped out and others have come to take their place. There is only one charter member left in the club, Mrs. Maurice (Ninie) Brandvold.
Our first social function was assisting with an Open House for Lottie Posey and Andrew Sharpe on November 2, 1958.
At one time the club became a Craft Club but still stayed affiliated with the Extension Service.
The club took first aid classes that were taught by Charles Yoder of Carrington and were attended by several others. These classes were held at the school in Glenfield.
Our club has also taken CPR classes given by the McHenry Ambulance Squad.
The club has sponsored many money makers such as bake sales, Christmas Crafts, a carnival for children at the Harvest Festival and Easter Crafts. Money from these things have been donated to the Fire Dept., McHenry Ambulance, material for the Acro Team at school, playground equipment for our city park. We have also donated to the Cancer Society, Crippled Children’s School and other deserving organizations. We have also sponsored boys and girls to Boys State and Girls State.
One of the more hilarious money raisers was Community Comedy and Community II, with the help of several other organizations in the community, it was a huge success.
Our club has learned a lot through our lessons from the Extension Service and others who came to share their talents. We have a lot of fun along with learning different things and educational trips, dinner out as a group, attending Fort Totten Little Theatre, having "come as you are" meetings in our club and many other interesting things.
Scissors and Pans Homemakers Club 1987
Gail Nelson, Sue Fiechtner, Deanne Hoffman, Linda T. Johnson, Barbara Anderson, Ann Walker, Linda H. Johnson, Barbara Coates, Leta Westerhausen, Flora Borgen, Patti Hegvik, Barbara Stansfield, Becky Utke, Nancy Anderson, Ninie Brandvold, JoAnn Simenson, Rowena Munson, Char Christenson, Ethel Bloom, Iris Johnson, Cleo Drummond, Cleone Finch.
Scissors and Pans Homemakers
December 20, 1956 - The Scissors and Pans
Homemakers Club met at the home of Mrs. Don Hinrichs Monday evening for their Christmas party. Eleven members answered roll call. A new secretary, Mrs. Don Hinrichs, was elected to fill the vacancy caused by Mrs. Clark's leaving town. Games were played and lunch was served.
Officers: President Linda T. Johnson, Vice President Cleo Drummond, Secretary Barbara Coates, Treasurer Patty Hegvik, Program Chairman Cleo Drummond. Iris Johnson is president of the County Homemakers Council.
Source: Glenfield History 1886 – 1987 Page 140