Busy Bee Camp, No. 6658, Merrill, IA

was organized on November 16, 1910. The charter members were:

Mollie Allen John Halweg Catherine Lucy
Albert Barnett Minnie Halweg

Kate Luken

Katherine Barnett Lewis Hoffman Jessie Messick
Anna Cobb Cora Hoover Mary Ruedy
Mary Donlin Lydia Hoover Gladys Sexton
Anna Eberle Charles Howard Nellie Shae
Mainard Eberle Clara Howard Cora Schrader
Lillian Hammond Virginia June D. O. Schader
Conrad Hauff Lizzie Kellar Grace Smith
Ella Hauser Vera Lawrence Veta Stinton
Mary Heiden Christine Hoffman Maud Tucker
  Laura Weinheimer Edward Wedtstead

This organization grew rapidly. They held regular meetings and held the State Convention several times.

The Hinton camp joined Busy Bee Camp several years ago. They have not been active. The Royal Neighbors still meet in the homes of the members on the second Friday or Saturday of the month.

~Source: Merrill Centennial 1872-1972 pp. 241-242