Clubs: Thursday, February 25, 2010

EDITOR'S NOTE: Club News must be submitted by noon on Tuesday to be published in Thursday's Miner.

Belles of St. Mary: Standing ovations and rave reviews were the typical reaction to this year's annual Lenten Soup event. Ash Wednesday found the Belles of St. Mary and helpers hard at work peeling 120 pounds of potatoes to meet the noon serving deadline. Before noon, people were waiting patiently in line with crockpots to carry back to the office and share with their working counterparts. Also, with Lenten ashes being distributed at noon, the parishioners streamed over to the Parish Center to partake of the traditional non-meat meal once services were over. With chef Marietta and co-chef Martha at the helm, the pre-measured ingredients and precision-diced potatoes and onions quickly cooperated and came to the prescribed boil. All in all, 120 pounds of potatoes were ladled out, and 27 loaves of French bread smothered in butter were served along with coffee and punch. At day's end, the Belles went home after a long but fulfilling day's service.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On Feb. 19, the winners were: first place, Bryan Carlson and Lorraine Frazza; second place, J.T. Perkins and Mary Jean Clegg; third place, Virginia Mead and Bert Leenhouts; and fourth place, Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson.

Golden Valley Kiwanis: Golden Valley Kiwanis is having a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Golden Paradise Landowners (Bingo Hall). This Dinner and Bunco party costs $25 and will include raffle prizes to be awarded during the event. There will be prizes for Most Buncos, Most Wins and Most Losses. This event is to fund summer programs for local children through our Kiwanis Foundation. Pre-registration is strongly suggested as it is limited to the first 80 individuals who pay the entry fee. For information on pre-registration, please call Sonja or Sharon at (928) 565-4601.

Kingman Experimental Aircraft Association: The EAA meets the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at 4560 Flightline Drive at the Kingman Airport. For more information, please call (928) 692-8026.

Kingman Kutups: The Kingman Kutups Square Dance Club will be having their Hobo Dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Nutrition Center at 1776 Airway Ave. The theme will be "We Dance for Food," and each member is encouraged to bring canned foods for donation to our local food bank. Prizes will be awarded to the best hobo costumes. Our featured guest caller will be Monty Montgomery of Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., and guest cuer for rounds will be Carolyn Cook of Lake Havasu City. We will have mainstream and plus level dancing with two rounds between tips. For more information, call Nancy at (928) 279-0466 or Don at (928) 757-1807. And don't forget, It's Coming Soon.

Kingman Modelers Club: The Kingman Modelers Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Kingman Public Library, 3269 N. Burbank. They are a group of radio-controlled airplane flying enthusiasts. The public is welcome to attend their meetings. For more information, call Bob Kuntz at (928) 263-1837.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Feb. 20 were: first, John Goryl; second, Paul George; and third, Jan Crosier. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: The Veterans will hold their meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. The KWVA will also host a fundraising dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. that evening at the post. Join us for spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, salad and dessert for a $7 donation per person. The public is invited. Come on down and enjoy this meal with everyone. For more information, call Bill at (928) 757-7728.

Laureate Beta Epsilon: Laureate Beta Epsilon met at the home of Roxie Daniel for a sisterly Valentine party. The sisters exchanged Valentine gifts from each other claimed many skills in making all of them. Enjoyment was the name of the game. Dessert was served following a game of naming the l0 most favorite gifts for Valentine's Day. A tie was the result, with everyone sharing a box of chocolate. The chapter began discussion of the project that will be taken on by the chapter for Easter. Helping a family less fortunate was the top priority. On Feb. 13, the sisters, along with their spouses, enjoyed a prime rib dinner prepared and served by Justin Freeman. Everyone was in agreement that the meal was excellent. After dinner, Camille Patula crowned our 2010 Valentine Queen by passing the crown to Rosie Freeman. The honor of Chapter King was passed from Pat Foley to Bud Gatlin. The chapter enjoyed the company of sorority sister Erica Morrison and her husband, Chad.

Mohave Community Orchestra: The orchestra will present its next concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, at the Kingman High School, 4182 N. Bank St. The program will feature standards from Porgy and Bess and the PBS miniseries "The Civil War. " The suggested donation is $5 for adults, $10 for families and $3 for seniors/students. Call Ingrid Swanson at (928) 753-3902 for more information.

Mohave Republican Forum: The public is invited to hear Gov. Jan Brewer, who will be speaking and answering questions at the Mohave Republican Forum meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, at the Elks Lodge in Kingman, 900 Gates Ave. 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 Feb. 17 were: first place, Elaine Laverne; second place, Kathy Townsend; and third place, Nelson Gaska.

Women of the Moose-Kingman Chapter 1594: The Women of the Moose will conduct a Green Cap Activity Night hosted by Kathryn Howe, junior graduate regent, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. Please come early and purchase a Moose dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. All current Moose members (men and women) and their guests only are encouraged to attend. A sock hop costume contest seeking two fantastic winners will begin after the meeting, so bring your favorite CDs for fun that includes raffle opportunities and door prizes! Direct inquiries to Kathryn at (928) 530-4213.