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Martha Washington Questers

Oct 30, 2013

Martha Washington Questers 1032 met Oct. 25, 2013, at the home of Vicki Ealy in Washington. Seven members and one guest, Elaine Bozman, attended.

President Linda Newlon led the group in the Questers Invocation and opened the meeting. The treasurer’s report and the secretary’s report were given and approved. Jane Fehr gave a report on the Area Day, Oct. 5 in Dubuque. Members shared pictures from the trip and talked about the excellent speakers and hotel accommodations at the Julien Hotel. Some suggestions for the next area day were to leave more time for breaks between speakers and to keep the lunch speaker to a shorter presentation. They decided that having only three area locations instead of four works out OK.

In new business, the members were reminded that their next meeting would be at Pat Johnson’s home on Nov. 22. Janet Peterson will be co-hostess. The club will have no meetings in December, January or February.

The program was Show ‘n’ Tell, with a big variety of presentations. Linda showed a tray of collectible sewing supplies. Older supplies like spools of thread, needles and patterns are now getting to be antiques. Members also discussed the button industry that used to be in Muscatine and Washington. Pat shared an article about her daughter-in-law, in which she showed remarkable hunting skills, having shot two once-in-a-lifetime deer. Jane shared a beer bottle collection from the Fehr brewery. Vicki had an interesting mechanical bank, and Gerry shared an old family spooner. Virginia had two antique piggy banks, and Elaine shared a large bronze horse from the late 1930s. It was an interesting day. Refreshments were served by co-hostess Jane Fehr.

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