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Tuesday, December 8, 1998

Study club members attend board meeting

The Modern Study Club of Pecos was well represented at the
Annual Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Western District
Fall Board Meeting as it convened for 1998 at the Terrell
County Community Center, with The Culture Club of Sanderson
as the host club.

Pecos attendees were Joyce Morton, second vice-president of
Western District; Margie Williamson, Western District
Photographer; Lena Harpham, president of The Modern Study
Club and member of the Western District Board and Nan Cate,
Doris Moorman and Iris Reddick.

Registration began at 8:30 a.m. with the call to order being
given by Frances Dunn of Odessa, Western District President.

Following the invocation, the pledge to the United States of
America flag was led by Cheryl Seidel. Kimberly Kothman led
the pledge to the Texas flag.

Marsha Monroe of Sanderson, Terrell County Attorney,
presented the welcome and Barbara Humphreys of Marfa,
Disrict Life member, gave the response.

Peggy Kelton of McCamey, president-elect, made introductions
and recognized past presidents in attendance.

Jackie Hendricks of Midland, recording secretary, and former
Western District President, read the minutes of the previous
meeting and gave roll call, which was answered by Western
District Club Presidents with the number present from their
club and their club's theme for this year.

Western District Officer's reports entitled, "Charting Our
Course" were presented with five minutes allotted to each
officer. Among the reports were those concerning
scholarships of TFWC by representative Ruth Story Thompson
of Midland and the Alma Van Sickle Scholarship by chairman
Eunice Vincent of Alpine.

Following the morning break TFWC and GFWC items of interest
were reported on. Katheryn Steen of Marfa, former Western
District President, spoke on leadership making a special
point of learning to prioritize. U.T.M.D. Anderson Research
Cancer Center donations, WD Yearbook Contest, Community
Improvement Projects and Youth were discussed.

TFWC Life Member Winna Bess Robbins of Fort Stockton was
introduced and TFWC Life Member Emeritus Bonnie Cearley of
Early was remembered to the group. Both ladies are former
Western District Presidents. Six Western District Life
Members were recognized with five others being remembered.
Those present were Barbara Humphreys of Marfa, Frances Dunn
of Odessa, Ruth Thompson of Midland, Eunice Vincent of
Alpine, Margaret Farley of Sanderson and Elizabeth Foley of

Luncheon was served at the Kountry Kitchen with Sarah Garnet
of Fort Stockton leading as the Lord's Prayer was repeated.

Culture Club members, Bobbe Mitchell first vice-president of
the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, and Margaret Farley,
gave a presentative entitled, "About Sanderson" to kick-off
the afternoon session.

Joyce Goldwire of Sanderson, WD First Vice-President,
presented a reporting workshop, Bobbe Mitchell reported on
the GFWC Convention in New Orleans and Frances Dunn told
about the TFWC Fall Board Meeting held in Austin, Sept.

An invitation to the Western District Spring Convention
slated April 16-17 in Monahans was presented from the
hostess clubs, Wednesday Study Club and Tau Lambda Study

President Dunn made final announcements. A registration
report was given stating that 34 Western District Clubwomen
were in attendance, the repeating in unison of The Collect,
and a re-written version of "Anchors A-Weigh," which
depicted aims of Texas clubwomen, was sung, to conclude
board meeting activities.

The 1999 Western District Fall Board Meeting of TFWC is
slated to be held in McCamey on Oct. 2.

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