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Alpha Study Celebrates 100 years

October 3, 2013
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One afternoon in the summer of 1913, Mrs. Myrtle Mee invited a group of friends to her home to discuss the possibilities of a study club. It was agreed that such a club would both be interesting and beneficial, and they started at once to plan for the organizing of the club. At the first business meeting of the club held in October of that fall, Mrs. Mee was elected President, a Constitution was formed, date and time of meeting was set, membership was limited to twenty, and the name Alpha Study Club was adopted. It was decided to serve lunch only at special social meetings. The first year 1913-14 the Bayview Course was studied. The outstanding program of that year was the drama “Hiawatha” by club members. The two social meetings of that year were Guest Night in February and the May Festival. In the 1915-16 year the study was miscellaneous including Drama, Music, and Economics. It was early in that year the club federated. Alpha had many social events that year including Halloween, St. Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s parties. In the following years study was American History, a lecture, “The Baby’s Mental Health”, French History and American Citizenship. Alpha Study celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a Silver Tea at the home of Mrs. Donald Rehder. The four charter members of the club that were present were presented with lovely gifts. Musical numbers were presented and poems read. Stay tuned.....more on Alpha’s 100 years coming in the near future. Many special events have been planned for the 2013-2014 year. The first meeting, a Fall Tea, will be October 7 at the home of Kathy Herink.


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