Lorson speaks at NWN Ruritan meeting

Lorson speaks at NWN Ruritan meeting

The Northwestern Ruritan Club met July 11 for its dinner/meeting at the Barn Restaurant. President Kim Wellert welcomed members, spouses and guests. It was announced that former members Roy Anderson and John Martin need prayers. The group joined in singing "America," and the invocation was given by Jim Johnson. A buffet luncheon was served by the restaurant.

John Lorson, columnist in local newspapers and program administrator for the Wayne County Soil & Water Conservation District, gave the program. He showed slides of photos he had taken during the 14 years he was employed in Millersburg. He rode his bicycle the 25 miles from Orrville to Millersburg and back again almost every day. He considers the Holmes County Bike Trail to be a godsend.

He kept a camera in his pocket so he could quickly take photos. Examples are sunrises and sunsets, scenery during various seasons, trees and buildings, snow and ice, floods, storms including a tornado, rainbows, all kinds of wildlife, a beaver dam being constructed, domestic animals and more. He has sold his photos and has had calendars made up with them.

Michelle Bowman’s treasurer’s report was approved, subject to audit. A thank-you note for his scholarship was received from Isaac Ott. It was reported many flags and poles of the Parade of Flags suffered damage during storms and were replaced. The next holiday they will be put out is Patriot Day on Sept. 11.

The following have signed up to man the recycling bins: Mike Becker on Aug. 6 and Dave Howman on Aug. 20. Chuck Beck will send Husky Brigade packages to area soldiers in November. Beck also said the next roadside trash pickup will be after the ditches have been mowed.

Howman said the JD Two Cylinder Show at the Wayne County Fairgrounds went well, and the club provided adequate help, which was appreciated.

Dick Wiley said the West Salem Bike Race on July 9 went well with 95 riders participating from several states. They were happy with the help provided by the club, which directed traffic and more.

Sherri Wellert said items for hygiene kits for the Christian Children’s Home are to be brought to the August club meeting.

The Aug. 8 meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Northwestern High School. The program will be by the business and professions committee with Wiley as chair. Directors will meet at 6:15 p.m. in the school library.

The meeting was adjourned with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

The club always welcomes new members.