Holy Rosary Daughters of Isabella plan for events

12 years ago

By Barbara Scott
Staff Writer

Members of the Holy Rosary Circle Daughters of Isabella 638, met on April 3 at the Parish Center for a regular monthly meeting. Those celebrating birthdays this month were acknowledged and Josephine St. Peter was the recipient of the birthday gift of the month.

The refreshment table decorated in a spring/Easter motif was provided by committee members Delores Tardie, Annette Harmon, Jeanine Morneault, Michelle Raymond, Bea Pirie and Theresa Wunderlich.

During the meeting a note from the Holy Rosary Parish Council was read thanking the group for the changing tables that had been installed at the center and in the parish hall.

A request for assistance from the Kathadin Area Boy Scouts was presented regarding the June 8, 2012 Golden Eagle Dinner, which will be held at the newly finished Scout building. The group voted to donate to this event, with member Rena Lagasse presenting a check on the evening of the event.

It was announced that the organization’s annual scholarship was being granted to Paige Nadeau, a senior at Caribou High School, who is also the Circle’s youngest member.

Members were informed that Queen Isabella Day would be celebrated in Fort Fairfield on Sunday, April 22, at which time members will participate in the processional at the St. Denis Church for the 11 a.m. mass, which will be followed by dinner and a reception. All members will be contacted and encouraged to attend this function joining the Daughters of Isabella Circles of Caribou, Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield, Van Buren and Madawaska.

During the April 3 meeting members were asked to furnish sweets for the Italian Supper being hosted by the Circle on Saturday, April 14, at 5 p.m. at the Parish hall. Proceeds from this event will benefit the heating oil fund.

It was also requested that members provide sweets for Divine Mercy Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. in the church hall.

The state workshop will be held in Lincoln on Saturday, May 19 and everyone is encouraged to attend. The day’s agenda will include a memorial service honoring deceased members; workshops; awarding of the Maine Scholarship Program; and grand winners of the 40-Week Club will be announced. It was noted that members Lucille Wark and Lena Dyer were winners in the March drawing.

Members were informed that the International Convention will be held Aug.4 – 9, in Dearborn, Mich. and Regent Gail Hjort and Vice Regent Mary Ellen Field, as alternate, would be representing the Caribou circle.

The Daughters of Isabella are also currently selling discount cards to benefit the Parish Fuel Fund and other local charities. Anyone interested in purchasing the $10 discount card, which offers discounts at sponsoring businesses can contact member Dolores D. Martin.

The next meeting of the Holy Rosary Circle Daughters of Isabella 638 will be on Tuesday, May 1. This will be an open meeting and potluck supper and members are encouraged to bring a guest. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by the meeting. Committee members for the May 1 meeting included Fern Michaud, Mary Ellen Fields, Johanna Beaulieu and Peggy Winston.

The Holy Rosary Circle of Daughters of Isabella, which currently has an estimated 115 members, meets the first Tuesday of the month and is open to any Catholic woman over the age of 16.

According to Delores Martin, who was appointed as chairwoman of the calling committee, “Our motto of Friendship, Charity and Unity is evident among all the members.”