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Gladbrook Women's Club

September 23, 2011
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Gladbrook Women’s Club Gladbrook Women’s Club met at the home of Vivian LeVier on September 8, 2011. President Karen Handorf opened the meeting with 28 members present. Pat Goos, treasurer pro-tem, presented the treasurer’s report and the secretary read the minutes from the May 12, 2011 meeting. The reports were accepted as read. Pat Clausen read the birthdays and anniversaries. Sandy Raum read thank-you notes from the scholoraship recipients and also from Iowa State University for sponsoring these scholarships. A thank-you from the Gladbrook Public Library thanking us for Pauline Halverson’s memorial. The library also thanked the Women’s Club for their donation supporting the summer reading program. Reports: The Senior Citizens Dinner was a big success, with entertainment provided by the GR drama and music departments. Pat Clausen reported the scarf display turned out beautifully at the Collector’s Fair during Corn Carnival. She thanked her committee and all who brought scarves. New ideas are welcome for 2012. Shirley Young and Juanita Fulster reported on the Spring Fling held at Shays Tea Room in Pella. fifteen members enjpyed a delicious lunch-touring the meat market and shopping. Vivian LeVier reported on the Corn Carnival float. Drivers are already lined up for 2012. Mary Appelgate said the wagon needs a “new home” due to the wind damage at their home. Scholarship winners are Jessie Reinhard and Rachel Bearden. New Business: The board suggested to change the way their time of meetings read to: shall meet preceding regular meeting. Vote will be taken at the next meeting. A vote will be taken at the next meeting on how to use the memorial money for Pauline Halverson. President Karen Handorf presented each chair for Holiday Happenings with a folder for their section. Mary Appelgate made a motion to raise the tickets from $12 to $15. Connie Appelgate seonded. This motioned carried due to increase in food prices. Pat Goos made the motion to donate a total of $500 in two installments, first being in December, 2011 and second in April 2012, to the digital theater campaign. Juanita seconded, motion carried. Pat Clausen suggested a new community service project which includes WC members volunteering at the Matchbook center and also the concession stand for the movie theater. A sign-up sheet was passed. June Klinefelter would like to see a blood drive in Gladbrook three times a year. Volunteers will be needed. President Handorf presented a 2011-12 Recommended Guideline for Contributions and Standard Projects. Sandy Raum made a motion to pass this recommendation, seconded by Clair Handorf. Motion carried. A committe consisting of Jean Livingston, Karen Handorf, Clair Handorf and Karen Pieper met over the summer to discuss scholarship changes. Jean presented several new ideas and after discussion it was moved by Jean and seconded by Pat Clausen to table this until the next meeting, motion carried. President Handorf then adjourned the meeting. Pat Clausen intorduced the guset speaker Jan Swinton who is the project coordinator for Harvest from the Heart of Iowa. This group hopes to build a strong local food economy by developing economic opportunities by energizing and educating residents in the Marshall County area in the production and consumption of local foods and by forging new connections between producers and eaters. She handed out brouchers listing area farmer’s markets and local producers. This was a very interesting topic with all agreeing there’s nothing like a home grown tomatoe. A delicious lunch followed featuring a peach cobbler, assorted nuts, and coffee. This recipe can be found in the Gladbrook Cook Book. The next meeting will be October 13, 2011 at the home of Joan Raum. Shirley Young, Secretary


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