Club news for week of Nov. 14

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Brown County Rotary Club Founder Del Newkirk stands between recipients of the Golden Ho Hoe traveling award during a club breakfast meeting at Artist Colony Inn. Rotary Club President Al Kosinski, left, was honored for 2016 and past president Larry Hanson, right, for 2015. The award was implemented by Newkirk in 1999 to honor area club members who "made Rotary fun." Each honoree has an engraved nameplate attached to the handle. In 2010, the Ho Hoe traveling award went missing. It was found recently, and Newkirk decided to revive the award. The 2017 recipient will be honored at the annual Rotary awards dinner in June 2018.

Cemetery preservation society

The Brown County Cemetery Preservation Society, a committee of the Peaceful Valley Heritage group, has changed its meeting dates and times to 1 and 4:15 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. The cemetery preservation committee will meet in the archives room at the Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould St. The public is welcome at all events.

Peaceful Valley group

Peaceful Valley Heritage Inc. is a preservation group which meets at 6:30 p.m the second Tuesday of each month in the Brown County Community Foundation (Howard F. Hughes) Building, 209 N. Van Buren St. Meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is Nov. 14.

Photography club

The Brown County Photography Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane.

Rotary club

Review and planning for projects in the club, community, international, vocational and youth avenues of service will be on the agenda when the Brown County Rotary Club meets at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Nashville’s Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.

This will be the last meeting in November, so the next opportunity for members of the community to attend a meeting and participate in Rotary projects will be Dec. 7. Area residents interested in learning more about Rotary are welcome.

Literary club

Discussion of Gustave Flaubert‘s “Madame Bovary” will be led by Pat Floyd when the Nashville Literary Club meets at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Willow Manor, 72 Willow St.

Co-hostesses will be Carolyn Emmert and Pam Flowers.


The Writers, Readers and Poets Society meets from 7 to 9 p.m. first and third Thursdays each month to read and discuss the literary compositions of those present. The next meeting is Nov. 16. Meetings are at the Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. All are welcome.

Weight-loss group

COLUMBUS — National nonprofit weight-loss group, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, also known as TOPS, meets in the MainSource Bank meeting room, 2310 W. Jonathan Moore Pike. Monday meetings begin with weigh-ins at 10:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 11:30 a.m.

All are welcome to try the club for free. For more information, call Jacky Harmon at 812-603-4667 or visit the national site at

Herb society

A pitch-in turkey dinner is planned for the Brown County Herb Society’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in lower level Meeting Room B at the Brown County Public Library.

Torrie Rae of SEED Brown County will give a presentation on how to build a spiral herb garden.

Participants are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.