Fifty-five members of the Busti Golden Agers and three guests met at the Lakewood Rec Center on Dec. 20. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, a prayer and the National Anthem.
Betty McCray, Fred Perrin and Byron Sager celebrated birthdays. No anniversaries were noted.
The fifth-grade chorus, directed by Darlene Hetrick, sang songs of snow and winter, a favorite program of the members.
Reports were read by Pennie Harvey, secretary, and Joanne Osman, treasurer.
The winner of the 50-50 drawing was Gail Keller, a visitor. The pig and poke winners were Kathy Steward and Richard Anderson.
Anderson gave a report on how well the coupons for the troops program is going as more people are becoming interested and their groups are also supplying coupons. He reminded members that they should not fold or staple coupons.
Yarn was made available for knitters.
Dues for next year are due. They are $5 per person and should be paid to Dorothy Nelson.
There has been a meeting time change. Meetings will begin at 12:30 p.m., starting with the Tuesday, Jan. 17, meeting at the Lakewood Rec Center. The group will also be starting soup-and-sandwich meals at the cost of $2 per person. The soup for the January meeting will be broccoli cheese.
Joyce Rose will be the speaker for the January meeting.
In January, the group will be getting its list of trips for the year. One will be to Canada, where either a passport or enhance driver's license will be required.
The Rod and Gun Club will be giving the group its annual dinner on Monday, Jan. 30, at 12:30 p.m. Those wishing to attend should sign up with Connie Whitman.
The meeting concluded with the benediction, given by Ruby Harp.