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Gladbrook Women’s Club

January 20, 2012
Northern-Sun Print
The Gladbrook Women’s Club met on a very snowy windy day on January 12, 2012, at Peace Church with Shirley Miell as hostess. President Karen Handorf opened the meeting by welcoming the ladies and thanking them for coming out on such a blustery day. Twenty-one members answered the roll call. Shirley Young introduced the guest speaker, Carrie Theesfeld, director of Crayon Corner Pre-School and Day Care Center in Gladbrook. She is also the director of the Pre-School and Day Care in Reinbeck. Carrie had some very interesting and informative information about Crayon Corner. Handbooks, menus and a packet for parents covering the rules were passed around. The center does provide breakfast and has a before and after school program. Presently there are 18 children enrolled in the pre-school program. Carrie reminded the group of their annual fundraiser Valentine Dinner & Dance and silent auction. Tickets are now on sale for $15.00. Art and craft supplies are always needed, also kid’s spare clothes in all sizes. Shirley Young, secretary, presented her report. A correction on the blood drive from January 30 to 31 was made. This report will be filed as corrected. Shirley Miell, treasurer, presented her report, this will be filed with the secretary’s report. Pat Clausen shared that she had taken a fresh bouquet of flowers to Anna Mae Rohweder, a longtime member who is battling cancer. Shirley presented the bill for these flowers. Sandy Raum presented several thank-you’s for contributions made by the Women’s Club, they included: Gladbrook Community Foundation, Gladbrook Theater Foundation, Iowa River Hospice, Gladbrook-Lincoln Ambulance Service, Gladbrook Public Library, and Cedar Valley Hospice. Unfinished Business: There was a training session January 11 at the Methodist Church for volunteers helping with the blood drive on January 31, 2012. Cookbook: Pat Clausen said there will be a meeting on Friday, January 13 to review the Women’s Club contributions. Pat Goos said the judges were very impressed with all the beautiful lighting displays. Winners have been announced. Pat Clausen said the Kids Christmas Project was a huge success and another is planned for 2012. The Spring Tea will be Sunday, April 29th not 30th as printed in the program book. Joan Raum is the chair and will meet with her committee following this meeting. The Hospice cookies have all been turned in. Pat Clausen read the January birthdays and anniversaries. The next meeting will be at Peace Church on February 9, 2012, with Pat Clausen as hostess. Speaker will be Dennis Bachman on nuclear energy. President Handorf closed the meeting with a perfect poem, “Winter in Iowa”.
 
 

 

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