Log Cabin Questers
Log Cabin Questers met at the home of Sandy Weller. Nine members and one guest were present.
A guest speaker, Marj Lins, presented the program on Christmas brooches. She showed her collection of Christmas tree brooches, as she shared information about their history and the different companies that manufacture them. Members who brought examples, showed their items at the conclusion of her program.
The business meeting was opened by President Sheila Gerot with a thought for the day. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was presented by Martha Hahn and accepted as read. Bills were presented by Nancy Schmidt, Norma Stutzman and Dorothy Koehler, with approval to pay them.
Sheila read a letter from state President Lee Hamill regarding the SE IA Area Day held Oct. 6 in Washington. Project ideas discussed for the P & R money to be used by the three Washington groups included: Conger House-archeology room in the basement, the Red Brick school house, DAR Log Cabin, Sunset Park- possible flag display, and the Dublin Store.
A contribution to a local project will be done by the Log Cabin Questers. Nancy Schmidt will check with DAR members to see what is needed there for the DAR Log Cabin House in Sunset Park.
Sheila announced that there will be no Christmas open house at Conger House this year.
The Terrace Hill Holiday Tea in Des Moines is on Dec. 3. The cost is $11 per person. Glass from the Iowa City collection and various sets of china will be for sale that day. A group will be going for the 9:30 event. Members should let Sheila know of their plans to attend.
The group’s Christmas meeting will be held at the Halcyon House in the Marshall game room on Dec. 7. Hostesses Dorothy Koehler and Peg Gerot will provide meat, potatoes, rolls and beverage. Members are asked to bring a salad or dessert. Members are also to bring a wrapped white elephant gift for a gift exchange. Members should let Dorothy Koehler know of their plans to attend by Dec. 1.
After adjournment of the meeting, members enjoyed seasonal refreshments and social time.