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Thursday, July 11, 2002
Modern Study Club closes club year with luncheon
The Modern Study Club gathered recently in the Fellowship Hall of the
First Baptist Church for their close-to-year luncheon fellowship and accomplishments
meeting with President, Catherine Travland.
Jessica Orona, recipient of the Western District Alma Van Sickle Scholarship,
through the sponsorship of The Modern Study Club, and Kelsey Riley, recipient
of Pecos High School Senior Scholarship, 2002, presented by the Modern Study
Club, were special guests, along with some of their families. Miss Orona
was accompanied by her mother, Cindy Orona and Miss Riley's parent's Jim
and Debbie Riley, grandparents, John and Gay Rarick and Norma Hill attend
with her. Her great grandmother, Etta Sullivan, a member of the club was
also in attendance and seated with the family.
Margie Williamson gave the prayer prior to luncheon, which was served
Following luncheon, Margie Williamson introduced the scholarship recipients
telling a bit about them. Then Jessica and Kelsey each spoke telling of some
of their honors, achievements and aspirations concerning their plans. The
young women also told which University they plan to attend and their goals
for the future.
President Travland conducted opening ceremonies prior to the business
meeting. Etta Sullivan led the club collect and Pearl Gustafson led the pledges
to the United States of America and the Texas flags, as those in attendance
repeated all in Unison. Mrs. Gustafson, treasure, gave a report concerning
During correspondence a note of appreciation was read from Peggy Drake
concerning the death of her mother, Norine Hooner, a MSC member. Also, a
letter of appreciation was read for the New York State Federation of Women's
Club for the donation made by the members of The Modern Study Club to assist
with the aftermath of the terrist attack in New York City on September 11
th. A note from Arminae Forest, volunteer co-ordinator for the Safe
Place, was also read, expressing her thanks fro the opportunity to speak
to the club for their Public Affairs Program.
A Certificate of Appreciation from the Pecos Nursing Home, which was received
during National Volunteer week, was shown by President Travland.
Treasurer Gustafson reported that $100.00 was donated by club members
to Operation Smile, a child outreach program in which doctor, nurses and
administrators donate their time and money to operate on hundreds of disfigured
children, re-creating faces and other deformities, all for free to the patients.
Operation smile has helped the disadvantaged in Asia, Africa, Europe, Central
and South America, and the United States. Members of The Modern Study Club
donate their time of effort for this great cause by creating crafts or art
work and selling it to generate funds, having garage or bake sales, or simply
Lena Harpham, Federation Counselor, reported about Babs Condon of Maryland,
a General Federation of Women's Clubs member, along with Kaytee Mizell, who
is a former state president of the Maryland Federation, who served as Olympic
Torchbearer. Out of 110,000 people nominated, only 11,500 were chosen for
President Travland presented a report on the 105th Annual Spring
Connection of the Texas Federation of Women's Club held in Midland. She also
gave the President's Annual Report, which gave an overview of the accomplishments
of the club for 2001-2002. President Travland made and presented Certificates
of Service to members in grateful acknowledgement of outstanding civic service.
Officers for the 2002-2004 Club Years were installed with former President
Nan Cate conducting the ceremony. Officers are, Joyce Morton, president,
Juracy Ray, vice president, Paula Fuller, secretary, Pearl Gustafson, treasurer,
Margie Williamson, reporter, and Catherine Travland, parliamentarian.
A reminder was given that dues were due, that the Summer Workshop with
the TFWC Traveling Team would be held July 8th, and that the Western
District fall Board Meeting is slated for October 19th.
A gift of appreciation, was given to President Travland by Modern Study
Club members, was presented by Doris Moorman, Vice President.
President Travland thanked the social Committee for their assistance at
the meeting and at special meetings for the past two years. Members are Nan
Cate, Etta Sullivan, Juracy Ray and Iris Reddick.
Roll call was answered by giving a program suggestion for the coming year.
The club year runs from June 1 until June 1 of the next year. Happy Summer
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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