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Tuesday, May 5, 1998

Operation Smile topic at club meeting

A child outreach program, "Operation Smile" centered the
program activities of The Modern Study Club at their recent
meeting held in the parlor of the First United Methodist

Dr. Orville Cerna told of his mission work in the Phillipines
following the introduction of he and his family by Phyllis Stool,
Western District chairman of "Operation Smile," who also served
as program for this gathering of study club members. Contents of
the "seed" packets distributed by Stool for this years donations
by club members was collected. The donation sent to "Operation
Smile" was $249.12.

The Cerna family entertained with several songs including,
"It's A Miracle," "I Am Determined," and "I Have Seen Jesus."
Those participating were Orville and Lila Cerna and their
daughters, Cristina, Carina, Carissa and Catherine.

President Joyce Morton presided during business activities of
the club. The Collect was led by Betty Smith and the Pledge of
Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America was led
by Kay Taylor, as members repeated each in unison.

Catherine Travland, secretary, read the minutes of the previous
meeting and Juracy McCall, treasurer, reported on club finances.

Phyllis Stool, Federation Chairman, reported on the upcoming
101 Annual Spring Convention of the Texas Federation of Women's
Clubs slated in Amarillo and members were encouraged to attend.

Pearl Gustafson, Americanism Chairman, read the names of the
following U.S. Presidents who had birthdays in April: Thomas
Jefferson, third President, 4-13-1743; James Buchanan, 15th Pre-
sident, 4-23-1791; Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President, 4-27-1822;
and James Monroe, fifth President, 4-28-1758. She highlighted
the life of President Monroe.

An invitation from "Las Viajeras Study Club and Top of Texas
District" for the installation of Marion Gray Gamerstsfelder as
the 50th State President of The Texas Federation of Women's Clubs
was read.

Margie Williamson, scholarship chairman, reported that recom-
mendation concerning the local scholarship to be presented to a
Pecos High School graduating senior 1998 would be made at the
next meeting.

CIP Chairman Catherine Travland informed members of a project
planned by the Pecos Chamber of Commerce to improve the appearance
of Highway 285 by planting flowers under the existing trees. The
Chamber is asking for donations and participation by some members
to supervise the planting.

Nan Cate and Phyllis Stool, chairpersons of the revision of Consti-
tution and by-laws reported.

Suggested changes were passed out, highlighted in yellow, and me-
mbers were asked to compare these changes with the present by-laws.
Amendments to be voted on at the next meeting.

Ways and Means Chairman Hazel Barmore reported $474 was made on the
recent bake sale. She expressed appreciation to all those who par-

Members of The Modern Study Club slated to serve on the Western
District Board of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs for 1998-
2000 are Joyce Morton, second vice-president, of W.D. Pearl Gustafson,
Etta Sullivan, Frances Wood and Catherine Travland, chairman of
special programs and/or projects and Margie Williamson, Western
District photographer, by special appointments of the district pre-
sident Frances Dunn.

Roll call was answered by, "How I feel personally about helping with
"Operation Smile."

Hostesses Pearl Gustafson and Sis Holcombe, served lovely refresh-
ments to guests, Judy Greenwood and the Cerna family and 17 members.

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