Clubs: Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cerbat Garden Club: The Cerbat Garden Club's new season starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Johns Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. This is our first meeting of the season after a short break for summer. Our meeting will be themed "Garden Game Day," and we will have fun getting re-acquainted and meeting new members. Anyone interested in gardening, floral design, civic beautification and conservation of our natural resources is invited to attend. No gardening experience required. Following the business meeting, you can look forward to activities filled with fun, challenges and learning. Our new president and past president are planning activities for our members and guests to enjoy and interact. Games, questions, puzzles and word plays are just a sampling of what to plan for. Bring pens/pencils, paper and a smile! For more information, call Diana at (928) 757-8659.

Good News Club: The after-school program of Child Evangelism Fellowship for grades kindergarten through grade 6 will be from 3 to 4 p.m. every Thursday beginning Sept. 10 at Emmanuel Christian Academy, 3120 Hualapai Mountain Road. For more information, call (928) 681-4220.

Good Sams Club, Route 66 Sams: Our chapter of Good Sams goes camping the third Friday of every month. For membership information, contact Betty Daly at (928) 757-8085 or send an e-mail to: bdaly@citlink.net.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Aug. 29 were: first, Joann Brown; second, Martin Hoover; and third, Warren Knudson. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Laureate Beta Epsilon: Laureate Beta Epsilon began the 2009-2010 sorority year with Beginning Day held at the home of Camille and Paul Patula. The chapter held a Mexican dinner for all of the members and Envoy members. Members caught up with news about our families and ourselves. The chapter gave Camille a Gramma's Baby Shower for an upcoming grandson. Gifts were shared and enjoyed by all members. The next scheduled meeting will be held by Delores Schultz, hostess at the home of Rosie Freeman at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Chapter directory and information sheets were given out by Camille, very decorative, and the chapter thanks her for all her work.

Laureate Beta Gamma: Spring came and went for Laureate Beta Gamma, with two meetings in May unreported. At the first, we had our installation of officers for 2009-2010 at the home of Dawn Calhoun on May 14. Officiating at the installation was Susie Patch. We were pleased to welcome Marilyn Johnson as president, Dawn again as vice president, Carol Daley again as recording secretary, Jo Stoughton again as treasurer and Peggy Sollars as corresponding secretary. Jo Stoughton became an exemplar in an exemplar degree ceremony conducted by 2008-2009 President Delores Shinn. Dawn's program was a story by Bobbie Probstein from "Chicken Soup for the Soul," which told of a visit from a recently deceased mother, saying "But all I remember is the Love." On our last meeting of the 2008-2009 year, we met at Carol's home on May 28. Carol presented the President's Scrapbook to Delores Shinn. We all decided to change our schedule to once-a-month meetings, all year long, with hopefully, a once-a-month social as well. Meeting dates were selected by the members for next year. The meetings will still be at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday. Our dear sister, Thelma Grace Elstrod, was called home to be with the angels at the age of 91 on Aug. 16. She was a master degree (50 years) member of Beta Sigma Phi. She joined Beta Sigma Phi in March of 1954 in Whittier, Calif., and served in every office, there and here in Kingman. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten for her participation and mostly for her humor and loving friendship. We hope that "all she will remember is the Love" as that is how she will be remembered by her sisters. We had our Beginning Day on Aug. 30 at the Kingman Ranch Clubhouse. We enjoyed a potluck feast after a short meeting to distribute our yearbooks as we begin our new year.

Mohave County Gemstoners: On Tuesday, the Mohave County Gemstoners, Kingman's rock, gem and mineral club, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. in Kingman. This is our quarterly potluck meeting. Bring your favorite dish to share. Do not forget your dish and utensils. Guests are welcome. Our guest speaker is Jack Hommel speaking on "Preparedness and Safety for Desert Travel." On the third Wednesday of each month, the Gemstoners present an educational program from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mohave County Library in Kingman. Doors open at 6:15. Anyone who has interest in geology is welcome. This month covers: Organic Styles, Economic Geology of Coal, Economic Geology of Oil. For more information, call "C" or Nan at (928) 846-0927 or visit www.gemstoners.org.

Mohave Republican Forum: The next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Elks Club, 900 Gates Ave. The public is invited to hear professional dog trainer Roy Hayes, co-president of Mohave County CARE-Net, make a presentation regarding the Friends of the Pen dog training program and to share other exciting developments in Mohave County regarding the canine community. Additionally, Cerbat Constable Jean Bishop will share regarding the activities of her office, and Kingman constable candidates will also have an opportunity to speak. A time for questions and answers will follow the presentations. The admission charge is $10 per person, which includes dinner. For more information, call Shirley at (928) 753-5183, Richard at (928) 692-4771 or Laurie at (928) 753-5581.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Aug. 26 were: first place, Bea Anderson; second place, Carolyn Johnston; and third place, Dottie Affayroux.