Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Council

The Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Council met at March 6 at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch with seven members present. Vice president Kay Dunham presided. Dorothy Canada gave the secretary's report. The council discussed preparations for the annual quilt show April 13-14. The show raises funds for three local scholarships. Jean Gray painted a jar for cancer research to be taken to the district meeting, which was held March 13, in Nashville. The council voted to donate $25 to the cancer research program at Purdue University. The council will meet again at 9:15 a.m. April 3 at the library.

Sunshine Homemakers

The Sunshine Homemakers met at 1 p.m. March 12 at the home of Dorothy Morgan. Morgan, club president, opened the meeting with the Extension Homemakers Club Creed and the Pledge of Allegiance. Members sang "My Wild Irish Rose." Devotions were given by Marie Black from Matthew 6:14. Morgan reported that the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Council donated $25 to the cancer research program at Purdue University and gave an update on the upcoming quilt show April 13-14 at the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. Those interested in displaying quilts can drop them off April 12 between 3 and 6 p.m. There is no charge for display. The quote of the month was from Eleanor Roosevelt, "It's not fair to ask others what you aren't willing to do yourself." The thought of the month was, "Every man has a right to his opinion' but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts." For more information on becoming a homemaker call (812) 265-8919.

Pilot Club

The Pilot Club of Madison met March 13 at the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate its 41st birthday. Madison Mayor Damon Welch gave the opening comments, noting the club's contributions to the community. Mayor Welch presented club president Jennifer Schafer with a proclamation recognizing March 24 as the Pilot Club's birthday. The meeting also served as an opportunity to educate guests on Pilot International and the local chapter's activities. Information on the organization was provided by members. Treasurer Candice Fulk-McDole reviewed causes, campaigns and the "ABC's" of Pilot. Chairpersons also provided brief descriptions/activities on the club's standing committees. Other club business included a report on volunteer hours and voting/confirmation of club officers for 2014-2015. Old Court Days. a fundraiser for Pilot Club of Madison, will be held May 23-25 in downtown Madison. Booth space is still available and vendors may visit or call (812) 273-0550 or (812) 273-6226 for additional information. The club's next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 10 at the Madison Senior Center.