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Gladbrook Women’s Club

April 19, 2012
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The Gladbrook Women’s Club met for their spring luncheon at Independent Living on April 12, 2012. Roll call was answered with 27 members in attendance. Special guests were residents from Independent Living. The secretary’s minutes were read and filed as corrected. The treasuer’s report will be filed with the minutes. A thank you was read from the Anna Mae Rohweder Family. Unfinished Business: It was suggested to use the cut and paste method when sending large ads to the Northern Sun. Shirley Young reported that the Easter Egg coloring was very successful at Westbrook Acres on April 4. Fourteen residents participated. The committee served cup cakes, ice cream, drinks, and a choice of Easter candy. Patsy Rinz is the chair and Shirley Young make up this committee. Helping this year was Bernadine Puls and Karen Handorf. Pat Clausen said they will be meeting on April 16 to start proof reading the recipes for the cookbook. Vivian LeVier moved to adopt the Education program. Pat Clausen seconded, motion carried. The club will give the Crayon Corner Pre-School and Day Care Center, Kindergarten, First and Second grades at Gladbrook Elementary School each $125.00 toward the purchase of books to be used in the respective classrooms. Barb Luethje said the posters for the Spring Tea on April 29, 2012 are ready. Thirty tickets have already been sold. The money for the tickets need to be turned in to Shirley Miell by April 18. Jolene Denbow had phoned to report the trees have been picked out for the Pauline Halverson memorial and will be planted on the north side of Westbrook Acres. Trees Forever will help with the planting. A plaque will be purchased in honor of Pauline. Pat Clausen passed a sign-up sheet around for volunteers to help with lunch on April 28, 2012 when Trees Forever plant the trees at Union Grove Lake. Volunteers and food should be at the Youth Center by 10:45 a.m. Food may be left out in the breezeway of Shirley Miell’s home. President Handorf reported she had received many donated paper items. Sherry Delfs said she needs volunteers to help in the kitchen for the Senior Citizen Dinner on April 13. The entertainment will be the Middle School chorus and a speaker from the Agency on Aging. Laura Osborn moved to donate $250.00 toward the dishwasher fund for the Memorial Building. Sherry Delfs seconded, motion carried. Because the Women’s Club has grown so much, a discussion was held to determine ideas on where to hold the meetings or to continue having them in the homes. Connie Appelgate moved we have the meetings at Independent Living. Marcy Knaack seconded, motion carried. Starting in the fall of 2012, all meetings will be held at Independent Living. The nominating committee recommended the following members to fill the needed offices: Secretary, Shirley Young; Correspondence, Mary Appelgate; Treasurer, Shirley Miell. These are two year terms. Joan Raum moved to accept these nominations, Connie Appelgate seconded, motion carried. Vivian LeVier moved to have a unanimous ballot to accept these nominations, passed. Juanita Fulster reported on the Spring Fling on June 14 which will be a trip to Boone and a ride on the Scenic Railway. More information and a sign up sheet will be at the May 10 meeting. The float committee said they are open to ideas. The theme is “90 Years of Family Fun.” Shiley Miell said the Hospice cookies are all in. Pat Clausen read the April birthdays and anniversaries. She also reported on the May 10, 2012 Membership Brunch/Lunch. The club will be traveling to Cedar Falls having lunch at the Lampost Theater and Coffee House. Entertainment will be a skit and a presentation. Lunch will be $8.00 including the gratuity. Members going are to meet in the Methodist Church parking lot at 10:15 a.m. A sign up sheet was passed around. Members are asked to bring a prospective member, their lunch will be paid for. President Handorf said several of our members have recently had surgery or have been hospitalized. The sign up sheets for next year’s activities was passed around. Entertainment was provided by GMG speech students under the direction of Margaret Thomsen. The six students thoroughly entertained their audience and did an outstanding job. The club appreciates their effort and time to come. A delicious lunch was enjoyed by all. The board provided hot meat dishes and members brought salads. There was a wonderful variety. Hostesses were Jean Livingston, JoAnne Sash and Sherry Delfs. President Handorf closed the meeting by reading a saying about retirees joining a fitness club. Sherry Delfs did a drawing for packets of seeds to be planted. The Membership Brunch/Lunch meeting will be May 10 at the Lampost Theater and Coffee House in Cedar Falls.


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