Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, October 11, 2002
Modern Study Club opens new year for the group
The Modern Study Club opened their new club year on September 11, 2002
as they met in the parlor of the First Christian Church, 432 S. Elm, Pecos.
The thought-quote for the meeting was, "It is never too late to become what
you might have been." - George Eliot. The title of the program was "Projections
for 2002-2003" by Joyce Morton.
Catherine Travland called the meeting to order. Then Nan Cate, who had
previously conducted an installation ceremony for the 2002-2004 officers
at the club's close of year and luncheon festivities in May, installed Joyce
Morton as president. Mrs. Morton theme is "Light tomorrow with today-volunteer."
President Morton then began presiding. Opening ceremonies, which included
the saying of the Club Collect and the pledges to the United States of America
and Texas flags, were conducted. Paula Fuller, secretary, read the minutes
of the two previous meetings and Pearl Gustafson treasurer, gave a statement
concerning club finances.
After the president's welcome she presented an our view of the new club
yearbooks especially sighting the field trips to Peggy Kelton's Ranch where
the Wind Turbines will be viewed and told about as a Conservation Department
program, and the tour of the Pecos Electronic Scoring Site with Shirley Shaffer
as guide, which will be a Public Affairs Department Program.
Also, Western District President Joyce Goldwire will speak at a Federation
Day Program, a book review will be given by Emily Fernandes, an International
Festival will be given by as members prepare a food from, and dress as a
representative of their chosen country. An International affairs Department
Program will help club members visit their neighbors to be south-Mexico;
the Annual Christmas Dinner and Party will be on December 14 and the Class-of-Year
Luncheon entitled, "Are We There Yet?" Will be held May 17, 2002 in the Verhalen
home of Nan and Al Cate. Numerous other programs of interest and importance
were talked about.
The making and decorating of totes for patients at the M. D. Anderson
Cancer Research Center in Houston were planned around and during the October
9th Art Department Program, during new business. The club also
voted to send $25.00 to the Big Spring Hospital to assist with their Christmas
Roll call was answered by giving the name of a prospective member. The
bi-monthly project emphasis was for all members to participate in club programs.
Delicious refreshments were served by hostesses Paula Fuller and Pearl
Gustafson, from a lovely table decorated with a patriotic theme as a part
of the commemoration of September 11th, Patriotic Day.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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