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Wednesday, September 27, 2000

Open House planned at elementary school

Austin Elementary School, 1501 Veterans Blvd., will host Open House, at 7 p.m., Thursday.

Everyone is invited to come meet the new principal and visit with the teachers.

Modern Study Club begins new club year

Projections for 2000-2001 was the topic of the program of The Modern Study Club at their 3 p.m., Sept. 13, meeting at the First Christian Church, 423 S. Elm.

Catherine Travland, president for 2000-2001, has chosen as her them, "Seek Wisdom and Knowledge in the 21st Century." She presented the president's welcome and gave an Overview of the Yearbook and planned activities through next May. Quote for the meeting was, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of the knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and discipline _ Proverbs 1:7, KJV. The video: GFWC Membership Development Workshop presented by Susan T. Ellis of Energize, Inc. was shown.

In opening ceremonies, following the call to order, by President Travland, Bobbi Lang led the club collect and Nan Cate led the pledges to the flags of the United States of America and the State of Texas, as the members repeated all in unison.

Joyce Morton, secretary, read the minutes of the previous meeting and Bobbi Lang, treasurer presented a report concerning club finances. Correspondence was read from Bonnie Cearley, Modern Study Club member now living in Early, and from Peggy Kelton, Western District President of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, who was requesting a date change concerning the Fall Board Meeting slated to be held in Pecos during the fall of 2001.

Also, the 2000-2001 Budget was approved, with birthday "fines" being changed to $5, as a club project and Bears on Patrol was approved as a project.

A Federation report concerning the International Federation was presented by Lena Harpham, chairman.

The book, Capitol Women by Nancy Baker Jones and Ruthe Winegarten, along with the tape, "Getting Where We've Got To Be" was donated to the club by Bobbi Lang. The took and tape contain information concerning Texas Women and their role in politics.

During new business Phyllis Stool, former chairman of Operation Smile, volunteerd to serve in that capacity again. A membership drive was discussed with Etta Sullivan and Bobbi Lang to chair, and a booth at the Reeves-Loving Counties Fall Fair was considered. Members voted to pay Frances Woods dues to that she might receive The Texas Clubwoman. The October meeting slated to be in the home of Juracy Ray was moved to the parlor of the First United Methodist Church.

President Travland thanked each department chairman for planning their programs and yearbook page and their promptness in getting them to her. A special "thank you" was given to Doris Moorman for proof reading the yearbook prior to printing.

All members were urged by President Travland to plan to attend the Fall Board Meeting slated Big Lake on Oct. 14.

Project emphasis for this bi-monthly meeting was that every club member participate in a program this year.

Delicious refreshments were served from a table featuring a lovely apple motif, by hostesses Joyce Morton and Catherine Travland, to 15 members and one guest, Sherry Marshall.

The next meeting, Quilting _ A Folk Art, with Rosie Arnold, presenter will be held Sept. 27 in the First United Methodist Church with Pearl Gustafson and Margie Williamson serving as hostesses.

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