COAL TOWNSHIP - The Rainbow Club met for its first meeting of the year at the Our Lady of Hope Church Hall. The meeting was opened by president Ruth Romanoski with the ministry prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Albina Primerano was introduced as a new member. Dues were collected and can also be paid at the February meeting.

Minutes were read by secretary Dolly Yocum, and approved by Romanoski.

Florence Verano, treasurer, gave a report on the club and the travel club. The itinerary was provided for this year's trips: March in Hunterdon Hills, May 9 to the American Music Theatre, June 13 to the Allenberry Playhouse, July 11 to Hunterdon Hills, Sept. 4 to the Dutch Apple Theatre, and Nov. 7 for the Christmas show at the American Music Theatre. Buses leave from the Our Lady of Hope parking lot. Anyone who would like to travel with the travel club can call Verano for reservations.

A letter was received from the Diocese of Harrisburg, informing the club of the World Youth Day celebration from July 20 to 29 in Guadalupe, Mexico, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A vote was taken to send a donation. Bishop Joseph McFadden and Pope Benedict XVI will be the spiritual leaders.

Sympathy cards were sent to families of all recently deceased members.

A discussion was heard for all donations made from the club and the travel club.

The anniversary Mass will be held in the spring. Dinner will be at the Original Italian Pizza restaurant.

The attendance award was won by Judy Urick.

Refreshments were donated by the birthday celebrants. Door prizes were won by Richard Thomas, Romanoski and Eleanor Waraska. A cake was won by Margaret Neary.

Bingo was chaired by Roseann Campbell and Joan Tumolo. Yocum was the caller.