Log Cabin Questers
Log Cabin Questers met at the home of Sheila Gerot. Eleven members and two guests were present. Members answered roll call by sharing a school-related item from the past.
President Sheila Gerot opened the meeting with a thought for the day. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read by secretary Nancy Schmidt. Treasurer Martha Hahn gave the treasurer’s report. Programs for the 2013-14 year were handed out and reviewed. Membership guidelines were discussed.
The group is serving as the Iowa Preservation and Restoration Ways and Means Committee. Three club members need to attend each of the upcoming Area Days to conduct sales: Sept. 28, Ida Grove –Sheila Gerot, Billie Nickolan plus one more; Oct. 5, Dubuque– Karen Lyons plus two more; Oct. 19, Indianola-Sheila Gerot, Karen Lyons, and Nancy Schmidt.
Correspondence from the state president was shared. Topics covered were: State Day and International Convention, both to be held in April 2014; grants available; and Quester responsibilities.
Pat Hacker of Hopkinton presented the program. The topic was the Deleware County Historical Society Museum Complex that is centered around the former Lenox College. The first classes were held there in fall of 1859. The campus was home to the “School-Boy Company,” which, with the college president, enlisted en masse in the Civil War. The Civil War Monument, dedicated in 1865, honoring those soldiers, is the centerpiece of the campus.