Club news for week of Dec. 1

Veterans meetings

Veterans service organizations of Brown County have various meetings throughout the month, all meeting at Veterans Hall, 902 Deer Run Lane. The Veterans Hall is a government facility and is alcohol free.

Vietnam Veterans of Brown County meet on first Wednesdays. The next meeting is Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

Veterans of Foreign Wars meet on second Thursdays. The next meeting is Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

American Legion meets on third Wednesdays. The next meeting is Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.

For more information on veterans meetings or events, call 812-988-5600.

Rotary club

The Brown County Rotary Club will hold a meeting on Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Seasons Lodge Conference Center, 560 State Road 46 East.

The guest speaker will be Cassandra Sanborn, director of development at Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. Exodus was founded in 1981 to serve the legal needs of immigrants and Cuban refugees who had arrived as part of the Mariel boatlift in 1980. Since that time, Exodus has helped thousands of refugees from more than 50 different countries establish new lives in Indiana.

Before coming to Exodus in January of this year, Cassandra worked for ten years raising funds for organizations in Indianapolis such as Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, and Hearts and Hands of Indiana.

Members of the community, especially those interested in exploring opportunities to participate in projects and to be of service to our community, are invited to attend.

The meeting will also be on Zoom. Get the Zoom link by visiting

Bald Eagles

The Brown County Bald Eagles will host their Pearl Harbor remembrance on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East. Meet and greet will start at 11 a.m. and a buffet lunch at noon. The meal will be $22 cash or check paid at the door.

David Newill, a board member of the Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame, will present the eight recent selectees for the class of 2021.

The Brown County Bald Eagles have been meeting twice a year around D-Day (June 6) and Pearl Harbor Day (Dec. 7) for over 30 years. The group is made up of active duty military and veterans as well as others who have an interest in aviation and aviation history.

The public is invited to attend this event. Dress is casual. RSVP is requested by noon on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

For questions or information, call 812-988-2377 or email

Bible study

BEAN BLOSSOM — Brown County women are invited to attend Joy in the Morning, a non-denominational Bible study for women, at the Bean Blossom Community Church, 5046 State Road 135 North, on Thursday mornings, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The next meeting is Dec. 2.

Coffee and fellowship begins at 10 a.m. Childcare is provided and transportation is available if needed. Besides the occasional purchase of the study guide, there is no cost to attend; an offering is taken for childcare. If you would like to attend and need a ride send an email to

Historical society

The Brown County Historical Society holds informative and educational meetings throughout the year, and members receive a quarterly society newsletter and a monthly archives e-journal.

Membership is $10 for students, $20 for individuals and $35 for families.

General membership meetings are pitch-in dinners on the first Monday of every month, in the History Center’s Grand Hall, 90 E. Gould St., at 6:30 p.m. A brief business meeting follows dinner with a historically themed presentation afterwards.

The next meeting is on Dec. 6.

For questions, call 812-988-2899.

Woodworkers club

The Woodworkers Club meeting scheduled for Dec. 15 has been canceled.

Salvation Army hosts 4Twelve

The Brown County Salvation Army, 168 S. Jefferson St., will host its weekly 4Twelve: Dinner, worship, games and fellowship for youth. The doors open at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays with dinner at 6 p.m. and a lesson from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Hopeful Planters Garden Club

The garden club met at Leah Mogle’s house for their first fall get together on Oct. 19, where there was a barbecue pitch in and golf cart riding.

The meeting was called to order by President Mogle, where it was decided to update the club’s bylaws. A bylaw committee was appointed of Mogle, Brenda Fowler, Judy Ford and Phyllis Riskey.

Members present for the meeting were Mogle, Wanda Lawson, Cathy Donaldson, Nancy Colvin, Ginny Knieper, Francie Eastridge, Pua Smith and Marilyn Mctee.

The club is looking for new members. If interested, contact Mogle at 317-778-0097.

Pioneer Women’s Club

The Pioneer Women’s Club met on Nov. 3 to discuss this year’s purpose and leadership.

Those in attendence included President Brenda Main, Vice President Bonnie Bose, Treasurer Joyce Shook and Secretary Brenda Fowler. They will continue to meet every Wednesday on the bottom floor of the Brown County History Center, 70 Gould St.

The 2021 Quilt was made by Katrina Rose and Brenda Fowler. The 2022 Quilt will be made by Brenda Fowler, Mary George Kipp and Katrina Rose. A Thanksgiving lunch will take place at the Seasons Lodge, for members only.

The purpose of the club is to practice handcraft skills used by ancestors, to study and demonstrate old-time skills and to support and aid the Brown County Historical Society as resources permit.

The club is looking for new members. If interested, attend any meeting, except the fourth Wednesday of the month.