The Dorcas Ladies Aid met in the fellowship hall at Trinity Lutheran School on Dec 6, 2012 with Judy Lehde, president, calling the meeting to order. There were 16 members, Pastor Ryan Buchmueller and guests, Virginia Scott and Arlene Stevenson, in attendance.
Buchmueller installed 2013 officers: Ledhe, president; Connie Prater, vice president; Marjorie Harris, secretary; Doris Meyer, treasurer; Nadine Obermann, assistant secretary; and Shirley Stanford, assistant treasurer.
Prater, of the Christian Growth Committee, delivered the worship and the program, based on the book "The Christmas Jar."
Members sang "Oh Lord, How Shall I Meet Thee?" accompanied by Obermann, pianist.
Following the approval of minutes, Stanford gave the financial report.
Cynthia Rossow sent a thank-you card to the membership for hosting the rally. Rossow said she heard many nice things about the decorations, food and fellowship.
Kathy Sutherland also sent a thank-you card for prayers said during her illness. She enclosed a donation to the Ladies Aid.
Erna Doss reported on Alvin Kleiboeker's memorial dinner. The committee for the dinner included Meyer, Lehde, Stanford, Judy Krueger, Nellie Stellwagen, Lena Bremer, Ethel Helmkamp, and Helen Fritz. Also assisting were Blake Stanford, Orville Meyer and Dan Haines. A total of 110 people were served.
Committee reports were given and it was noted the altar committee still needed someone to set up communion for July, September and Thanksgiving.
Evelyn Bracht added photos to the scrapbook and handed out quarterly booklets.
Helmkamp reported one baptism on Nov. 20, 2012.
Members sang the birthday song to Erna Mae Doss.
Dorothy Osterloh reported visiting nursing homes.
The Epiphany Service has been scheduled for 2 p.m. on Jan. 6 in Aurora. Doris Meyer and Janice Meyer each volunteered to bake three-dozen cookies.
The Bible Institute will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 13, Jan. 20 and Jan. 27 in Monett. The Freistatt group is responsible for providing 12 dozen snacks on the Jan. 20 meeting.
Lehde thanked the co-hostess, Grace Doss.
Prater closed the meeting with a poem.
Attending the meeting were: Evelyn Bracht, Ruth Bremer, Erna Doss, Grace Doss, Marge Harris, Ethel Helmkamp, Esther Kleiboeker, Judy Krueger, Judy Lehde, Janice Meyer, Mabel Moennig, Ruth Nelson, Nadine Obermann, Dorothy Osterloh, Connie Prater and Shirley Stanford.