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Friday, April 12, 2002

Happy Birthday to Julie Payne
Happy Birthday to Junior Valenzuela
Happy Birthday to Gerald Tellez

Saturday, April 13, 2002
Happy Birthday to Roy Juarez
Happy Birthday to Grant Holland

Sunday, April 14, 2002
Happy Birthday to Ramona Pena

Western District President Kelton visits Pecos club

Peggy Kelton of McCamey, President of the Western District of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, was a special guest for the Federation Day activities held by The Modern Study Club on Wednesday, March 13, in the parlor of the First Christian Church, 423 S. Elm, Pecos.

President Kelton was accompanied to the gathering by the Honorable Sherry Phillips, Mayor of McCamey and Georgeana Anna Prather, both Federated women.

All three ladies are members of the Woman's Study Club of McCamey. Shirley Shafer, a newcomer to Pecos, was also a special guest. Catherine Travland, President of The Modern Study Club, who presided during the meeting, welcomed the guests.

Lena Harpham, Federation Counselor, introduced Mrs. Kelton. President Kelton began her presentation with a cute story that about Rudolf, the Red, knows rain, dear. Rudolf being a Russian weatherman.

Mrs. Kelton then talked about their being Women's Appreciation Month and the leadership role of several women, especially in Federation, it's organization and growth through the years. President Kelton then went back in time in our American History to when women had taken an independent stand even though it was not "the proper way" for a lady to behave. She began in 1773 with the Daughters of Liberty and cited numerous incidents of the outstanding work of women.

Following her presentation President Kelton was given a Cowboy/Cowgirl Table Decoration. Their lariats were roped around money, a gift from The Modern Study Club, to help President Kelton defray traveling expenses. These table decorations were examples of those prepared by the club members to decorate luncheon tables on Thursday, May 2, for the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs 105th Annual State Convention slated for May 1-4 in Midland, at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 4300 West Highway 80.

Secretary Joyce Morton read the minutes of the previous meeting and treasurer Pearl Gustafson gave a report concerning club finances. A certificate of appreciation had been given to the club from the Reeves County Sheriff's Department for their clubs contributions for Christmas for Kids, was shown, and an official call to the Western District Annual Spring Convention in Fort Stockton was read.

During committee reports Margie Williamson, scholarship chairman, gave an update on the application of Jessica Orona, our candidate in competition for the Western District Alma Van Sickle Scholarship to Doris Moorman, Ways and Means Chairman, presented details about the clubs upcoming bake sale. Moorman also reported she had ordered six dozen children's books for distribution in the new-born baby packets at Reeves County Hospital. The book presentation is one of several literacy projects in which The Modern Study Club is involved.

Federation counselor Lena Harpham informed those in attendance about the Score Card for Women's Health, from an article entitled, "Making the Grade on Women's Health." The report showed some improvement over past year but is still not at all what is needed. Low income and some ethnic groups are not included in the tests. One of the most important issues is making prescription plans available to low income families. Mrs. Harpham took her information from the February-March GFWC Clubwoman magazine.

During new business it was decided to make a $25 memorial donation to the Western District Alma Van Sickle Scholarship Fund in honor of our dear friend and longtime clubmember, Norine Hoover. Mrs. Hoover was named as a Life Member of The Modern Study Club several years ago. The club also voted to pay $10 toward the purchase of bandanas as favors for the Cowboy Breakfast slated for Thursday, May 2, at the TFWC State Convention.

Roll call was answered by telling how being a member of Federation has made me a better person. Door prizes were won by Margie Williamson, Etta Sullivan, and Sherry Phillips.

Hostesses were Margie Williamson, Pearl Gustafson and Lena Harpham.

Enhanced school program open to students

Parents wanting their child to be considered for the Enhanced Curriculum Program must submit a written request to the principal of their child's present campus.

Requests will be accepted up to the last school day in April. No requests will be accepted after April.

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