The July meeting of the Little Sandy Creek Ruritan Club featured 24 members, three guests and was held July at Christ Memorial Church in Robertsville.
The meeting was called to order by President Dick Clapper. The singing was led by Dick Beck and the invocation by Dick Lotze.
The ladies of the church served a meal picnic style consisting of ham and cheese, sandwiches, noodles, baked beans and potato chips.
After the dinner, President Clapper introduced his daughter Cherie Mountain, who is a registered nurse and a professor of nursing at Kent State University. Her subject was how nursing changed due to technology.
Nurses used to be responsible for four or five patients, today they take care of up to 18 patients. This is because technology makes people more efficient and also because of the increase in patients. They have to ask the patients two questions and that is their name and age.
Mountain also told the group more examples of how new technologies are changing the art of nursing.
Clapper then called for the usual reports which were approved. Bill Tuttle, Sr. reported on some hospital equipment that is coming from a family that no longer needs it. They also heard about someone donating an electric bed to the club for its hospital equipment program. Two motions were carried to receive the equipment.
Dick Sutton reported that the club needs to purchase more flags to use when they put them up in Robertsville. Sutton said that his committee will handle it.
Lotze reported that everyone is asked to help the grange with their food stand at the Stark County Fair. All agreed to help.
Tuttle, Sr. reported that Terry Gram asked the club to have the food stand on Sept. 17 and 18 at the Arrowhead Orchard. Harry Murray moved to pass the motion and Gary Johnson seconded to participate.
Dave Elliot reported on preparations that are being finalized to handle the club's plans for the Route 30 yard sale in August.