Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, November 29, 2001
Modern Study Club hosts Western District
The Modern Study Club of Pecos hosted the Annual Fall Board Meeting of
the Western District of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs at the Senior
Citizen's in Pecos on Oct. 20. Modern Study Club president Catherine Travland,
was joined by other local Western District board members, Joyce Morton, Etta
Sullivan, Doris Moorman, Margie Williamson, Lena Harpham and other club members,
Nan Cate, Paula Fuller, Pearl Gustafson, Bobbi Lang, Gretchen Luna, Juracy
Ray, Iris Reddick, Phyllis Stool, Dorothy Barton and Tessie Cam, in making
the gathering a success.
Refreshments of assorted homebaked sweet breads, sausage balls, juice
and coffee were served to guests, following their registering upon arrival.
Nan Cate served as registration chairman.
An executive committee meeting and a nominating committee meeting were
held in different areas prior to the call to order of the board meeting.
Western District President Peggy Kelton of McCamey gave the "call to order"
and opening ceremonies were conducted. Pastor Greer Willis of First Baptist
Church gave the invocation, with Girl Scout Troop #188 presenting the colors
and leading the pledge to the United States of America and Texas flags.
Joyce Morton led attendees in the singing of "You're A Grand Old Flag"
and Gretchen Luna then presented Mayor Ray Ortega who gave the welcome to
area clubwomen. The response was given by Marian Sue Byrd of Big Lake. Joyce
Goldwire of Sanderson, President-Elect of Western District of TFWC Introducted
Following a short break for presentation of door prizes conducted by President
Travland and Bobbi Lang, the business session began. W.D. Secretary Jackie
Hendricks of Midland read the minutes of the previous meeting and gave a
report from the executive meeting.
Katheryn "Queenie" Steen of Wink presented the report of the nominating
committee and then President Kelton conducted the election of officers 2002-2004.
Peggy Garner of McCamey reported from the scholarship committee and secretary
Hendricks conducted roll call of clubs and a count of their attendees. A
printed treasurer's report was distributed, considered and accepted.
Reports from Western District Officers were given with a two minute speaking
time allowed. President Kelton was in charge. Reports from club president,
with two minute time limit was conducted by Joyce Morton.
Following a registration report by Nan Cate, more door prizes were awarded.
Joyce Morton gave the prayer prior to the serving of a lunch of barbecue
brisket and trimmings which was prepared by the Pecos Senior Center personnel
and served at noon.
Entertainment was provided by Leslie Woodard Gray of Monahans performing
vocal selections, some from the Old West, accompanied on guitar by her father,
Lessie Woodard of Pecos. Mr. Woodard also gave a recitation with a Western
Jean Myrick of McCamey presided during the reporting from the departments
of Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Western District's program of Work.
These seven departments are Art, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International
Affairs, Public Affairs and Texas Heritage. Personnel from The Modern Study
Club who presented reports were Joyce Morton, The Arts and Craft program,
Arts Department and Learning Disabilities, Education Department, Etta Sullivan,
Resource Conservation Program, Conservation Department and Lena Harpham,
Safety Program, Public Affairs Department.
Laverna Swarb of Monahans presided during reporting of Special Projects
and Commitees and Joyce Morton presided during the GFWC Standing Committee
Jean Myrick presided during "In Memorian" in which our very own Martha
"Sis" Slack Holcombe, member of The Modern Study Club for over 33 years,
was remembered by the Western District clubwomen.
During closing activities a final registration report was presented by
Nan Cate and the invitation to the Annual Spring Convention of TFWC Western
District was given by Stacey Webb, President of the Fort Stockton Literary
Club of Fort Stockton. Western District President Peggy Kelton gave her final
report, completed announcements The Modern Study Club for serving as hostesses
for the meeting.
Etta Sullivan led the W.D. clubwomen in the recitation of the Club Collect.
It was announced that the traveling team of state officers, 2002-2004, will
be in Big Spring for a workshop on July 8, 2002.
An invitation to visit the West of the Pecos Museum, written to the tune
of Lucille by Joyce Morton and sung by The Modern Study Club Quartet of Catherine
Travland, Bobbi Lang, Margie Williamson and Joyce Morton, concluded the formal
activities of the day.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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