Judie Lees 876-4035
Ceramics meets every Monday from 1-3 and 7-9 in the activity center.
Jackie Loftus is the instructor.
There are many different ways to finish an item; stain or paint, glaze, or dry brush. The same item will look entirely different depending on your choice of finish.
There have been lots of beautiful items made in class. Stop by and see what’s going on.
Judie Lees 876-4035
Happy Father’s Day!
The Genealogical Society meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the activity center at 1 pm.
Meetings are held Nov., Jan., Feb., March and a wrap up meeting in April.
June tends to be a busy month with weddings, graduations and vacations. It fun to look back and see the different traditions that our ancestors brought with them from all over the world. It’s interesting that some traditions never die and are still practiced today.
The bride of past years always carried a beautiful bouquet which was made of fragrant herbs and spices to ward off bad luck during their wedding. Another more practical reason, was the perfume from the flowers masked their body odor back when bathing wasn’t done frequently. See what you learn when you look back?
We wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy summer!
Hope to see you in November!
Judie Lees 876-4035
Everyone have a great summer.
We are looking forward to starting crafts in September, with scheduled projects beginning in October when more of our members are back. YEAH! Crafts meets every Tuesday from 9-11:30 in the club house.
Come join us in Sept. I have many projects lined up. If you aren’t a crafter, bring your knitting or whatever and visit with the ladies.
by Barb Johnson
The Artisans have been very fortunate as we were able to continue pottery this season. All guidelines were quite easily implemented and followed in these areas. Our thanks goes out to three special people who facilitated these open sessions. They are Dianne Richardson, John Sullivan and Kathy Langone.
Summer pottery open sessions already began the first week in May. They are held Thursdays from 12:30-3:00 for current Artisans through November 2021. John Sullivan and Kathy Langone are the facilitators. They have discussed some things they plan on doing. One is using stencils to decorate pieces. Also, each have different skills that we plan on sharing. Do check the Artisan’s Facebook page for many of the pieces the potters and other Artisans have created. If you have any questions, please contact John or Kathy.
Currently there is an opening for a stained glass instructor. Anyone interested in becoming a stained glass instructor should send their resume to Barb Johnson, secretary of the Artisan Club, email email@example.com. Resumes are due by Sept 1, 2021. After the deadline, the resumes will be forwarded to all board members and instructors who will then choose a new glass instructor.
If you have not joined the Artisans, you can do so now. Please contact Dianne Richardson, at 219-964-8253. If you sign up now, we can send you information regarding signing up for classes next season and other information about our Club.
The Artisans have purchased a brick placed in the La Casa Memorial Garden in honor of the life of Paul LeClaire. He was a member of the Artisans and an amazing glass facilitator. He made up our logo that is on our club shirts. For this he will continue to be close to our hearts.
Enjoy summer wherever you are…be safe, healthy and happy!
On June 10, the Singles will go to Broadway Palms for a dinner/theater production of Beehive. Meet at the Clubhouse at 9:45 am to carpool to Fort Myers. Everyone is welcome.
On July 15, we will return to Broadway Palms to see the production, Grease. The cost is $63.00 and the money needs to be turned into Rachel Records by June 10. This activity is open to anyone. Bring a friend or come and make a new friend and have an enjoyable afternoon.
If you would like to learn how to play 7’s from Hell or Hand and Foot, we will teach you. Please contact Linda Paholsky at 860 – 690 – 0774.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Mary Beth Crider 260 – 356 – 1694
THE HISTORY OF FLAG DAY
The first celebration of the U.S. Flag’s birthday was held in 1877 on the 100th anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777. However, it is believed that the first annual recognition of the flag’s birthday dates back to 1885 when school teacher, BJ Cigrand, first organized a group of Wisconsin school children to observe June 14 – the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes as the Flag’s Birthday. Cigrand, now known as the ‘Father of Flag Day,’ continued to publically advocate the observance of June 14 as the flag’s ‘birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’ for years.
Just a few years later the efforts of another school teacher, George Balch, led to the formal observance of ‘Flag Day’ on June 14 by the New York State Board of Education. Over the following years as many as 36 state and local governments began adopted the annual observance. For over 30 years Flag Day remained a state and local celebration.
In 1916, the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 became a nationally observed event by a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson. However, it was not designated as National Flag Day until August 3rd, 1949, when an Act of Congress designated June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.
Today, Flag Day is celebrated with parades, ceremonies, and picnics sponsored by veterans’ groups, schools, and groups like the National Flag Day foundation whose goal is to preserve the traditions, history, pride, and respect that are due the nation’s symbol, Old Glory.
The Stars and Stripes originated as a result of a resolution adopted by the Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress at Philadelphia on June 14, 1777. The resolution read: “Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation. “. The resolution gave no instruction as to how many points the stars should have, nor how the stars should be arranged on the blue union. Consequently, some flags had stars scattered on the blue field without any specific design, some arranged the stars in rows, and some in a circle. The first Navy Stars and Stripes had the stars arranged in staggered formation in alternate rows of threes and twos on a blue field. Other Stars and Stripes flags had stars arranged in alternate rows of four, five and four. Some stars had six points while others had eight.
We hope that you all enjoy Flag Day and wave your flag in pride.
Laura Triplett, Commander
Jeff Blake, 1st Vice
Larry Morris, 2nd Vice
Tom Whittaker, Treasurer
Roger Johnson, Secretary