IRON MOUNTAIN - The Daughters of Isabella Congress Circle 367 will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Immaculate Conception Faith Formation Center in Iron Mountain. Rose Dishaw and Margaret Campbell will be hostessess.
All members are invited to attend these meetings with prospective members and guests welcome.
The first meeting of 2012 of D of I, Circle 367, was held at the IC Faith Formation Center Jan. 5 with Peggy St. Louis conducting the meeting in the absence of Regent Marcene Fuse.
St. Louis called the meeting to order and Chancellor Louise Plante led the members in the opening prayer followed by a spiritual reading entitled "The Eucharist" and the roll of women in the church.
The opening ode was sung followed by the pledge to the flag and to the state of Michigan.
St. Louis read a passage from the book "Refresh Me Lord" a meditation to renew a woman's spirit written by Anne Costa. A quote from the passage read "The exciting truth is that each and everyone of us can be a perfectly authentic woman with the potential to bring Christ to others in a unique and defining way.
They remembered two members, Vi Sparpani and Louise Mente, who have passed away since December. The charter will be draped at a future meeting. They encouraged members to invite others to become members. The drill was had for the good of the order.
The "Hail Mary" person for January is Regent Marcene Fuse. They are also asked to pray for Joyce Gordon, Riley Hanson and Bridgett Brock.
On Thursday, Dec. 15, the D of I held a Christmas luncheon at the Chippewa Club with four guests welcomed, Julie Eutizzi, Elsie Klump, Dorothy Schinderle and Gloria Vernon. The invocation and a reading "Nicolas, A Saint For Christmas" was given by Chancellor Louise Plante. Christmas songs were sung which was led by Louise Plante and Rose Dishaw. Margaret Campbell's birthday was recognized with song.
Bingo followed with cash prizes to the winners. The "Hail Mary" person for December was Msgr. James Kaczmarek, D of I chaplain. Regent Marcene Fuse thanked all for the donations given for St. Vincent de Paul and the Caring House.
The meeting closed with prayer and the singing of "Open My Eyes Lord," followed by the joining of hands in Unity for the closing ode.
Lunch was served by Arlene Robinette and Louise Plante. Cards were played with cash prizes to Marge Menghini, first, in bridge, and Dee Cowell, second, and Rose Dishaw, first in push and Arlene Robinette, second.