George W. McCullough III, supreme governor of the Loyal Order of Moose, will speak at Minot Moose Lodge No. 822, 400-9th St. SW at 2 p.m. May 14.
Moose lodges and chapters conduct more than $90 million worth of community service annually including monetary donations, miles driven and volunteer hours worked.
Such community service can be tailored to local needs, but also takes the form of organization-wide programs such as Tommy Moose, providing plush Moose figures free of charge to emergency workers and hospitals to give to children in stressful situations.
The organization also conducts the Moose Youth Awareness Program, annually bringing hundreds of teens together to help develop "Kids' Talks," communicating positive life-choice messages to young children. Since 1990, Moose-trained teens have given Kids' Talks to nearly 500,000 youngsters across North America.
For more information about the event, contact the Moose Lodge office at 838-6387.
Five generations - Christman
Five generations of the family of Bertha Christman, Velva, formerly of Butte, met recently for this photo. She is seated at the left. Clockwise from Bertha are her daughter, Elaine Boozenny, Butte; her grandson, Bill Boozenny, Butte; and her great-granddaughter, Rachel Leifson, Minot, holding Christman's great-great-granddaughter, Jacey Rose Leifson.
MACF sets up new giving circle
The Minot Area Community Foundation has fostered the establishment of a new giving circle called Give360.
The giving circle was established by a group of people who wanted to make a difference in the community while keeping the donations at an affordable level.
Each member of the group donates $360 per year. The donations from group members are pooled together to make a larger impact.
"Giving a dollar a day, with one person, doesn't seem like it makes a huge difference. But if you could get 50 people to believe that, then you're up to that $18,000 or $20,000 mark," said Niki Carlson, program director for the Minot Area Community Foundation.
Different projects are presented to group members, who then vote on which projects they want to donate to. A group of nine members serves as the board of directors who helped get the group established.
The group, which started up in January, hopes to make its first grant donation in the fall. Community members are welcome to join the group at any time, and can find more information about it and the Minot Area Community Foundation at (www.centerforcommunitygiving.com).
Three Affiliated Tribes' Social Services Program receives honor
NEW TOWN Staff of the Three Affiliated Tribes' Social Services Program were honored for the program's initiative to prevent child abuse and neglect on the Fort Berthold Reservation.
Federal programs manager Bonnie Red Fox and Karen RabbitHead, Chairman Tex Hall's chief of staff, presented plaques and gifts to the staff at a luncheon held in the chambers of the Tribal Administration building west of New Town.
April was officially proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month on the reservation by Hall.
There are about 450 reports of child abuse and neglect on the reservation each year, according to the proclamation.
Hall said in the proclamation that "child abuse and neglect are serious problems, and finding a solution depends upon the involvement of people within our communities.
The proclamation went on to say: "All citizens share the responsibility of raising the awareness of and preventing child abuse and neglect, and supporting families in their efforts to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation's children.
Throughout this month the Social Services Program has distributed car magnets, posters and pinwheels to raise awareness about the importance of strengthening and supporting families.
Renee Mayer, director of the Social Services Program, recognized program employee Reverta DragsWolf for taking the lead on the campaign. She said it's nice to be recognized as the employees of the program, "but we all need to provide support as members of this nation."
Relay for Life fundraiser set
Community members are invited to a "Meat and Greet," a State Farm Insurance fundraiser to benefit the Relay for Life, set for 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1316-20th Ave SW, Minot.
Grilled buffalo burgers will be served. People will have a chance to network with business owners and others, and spend $1 or more for a chance to pop a cream pie in the face of agent Kellie Wickman as a fundraiser for the charity.
Nurses invited to Nurse Day event
The Omicron Tau Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, will hold its 10th annual Nurse Day Celebration Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Taube Museum of Art, 2 N. Main St.
The event is open to all nurses in the community. There will be wine, cheese and coffee and door prizes and raffle ticket prizes.
For more information, call Rhoda Owens at 720-1588.
Literacy group plans book sale
The Minot Literacy Volunteers will have a fundraising book sale weekdays Monday through May 13 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with hours extended to 7 p.m. May 9, in the Minot Adult Learning Center at 1609-4th Ave. NW.
'One Day Without Shoes' project raises awareness
Steph Olson, a 2009 Bishop Ryan High School graduate and a junior at the University of Mary in Bismarck, helped organize the "One Day Without Shoes" event earlier this month.
The event was intended to raise awareness of the children in the world who have no shoes. More than 50 people went barefoot in the walk although there was fresh snow on the ground. Some 843 pairs of shoes were collected in the shoe drive.
Minot Camera Club names monthly contest winners
Minot's Dale and Betty Nordstrom and Cara Harms of Bottineau took top honors in the final monthly competition in the Minot Camera Club's 2010-11 year, held April 18. The subject was "Minot." Judging the 59 entry submissions was Patrick Sheldon of Minot State University.
Dale Nordstrom's "Minot's Own Donny Schatz" took first place in the color division, while Betty Nordstrom's "Standing Proud" took first place in the black-and-white division. Harms' photo "Flags on 57th" won the open category.
Other members with pictures that placed were Ryan Gosche, Ellen Fenner and Pius Klein, all Minot, plus Richard Debertin of Berthold.
The next meeting, set for Monday, will be "People's Choice" night in the north meeting room at the public library, starting at 7 p.m.
Coming up, all monthly winning photos from this season will go on to the year-end competition, set for 5:30 p.m. May 16 at the Pizza Ranch.
Williston State College plans spring concert events
WILLISTON Williston State College's Music Department, under the direction of Herb Parker Jr., will present a spring concert Sunday in the First Lutheran Church in Williston. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and will feature the Williston Community Concert Chorale, WSC Concert Choir, and the WSC Select Singers.
Admission is free for preschoolers and senior citizens as well as Williston State College students and personnel with their student I.D. card, and $5 for the general public.
Upcoming concerts include a vocal, piano and jazz combo recital May 5 and the Williston State College band and orchestra concert May 10. For more information, contact Parker at 774-4572.