Martha Washington Questers
The April meeting of Martha Washington Questers 1032 was at the home of Maurine Roberts, hostess. Ginny Schuerman served as co-hostess. President Vicki Ealy called the meeting to order. The Questers Invocation was recited in unison by the 12 attending members. Minutes were read by acting secretary Linda Newlon, and the treasurer’s report was given by Janet Peterson. A motion to approve was made and passed.
Vicki read the story of the Martha Washington chapter as it appears in the Questers handbook, explaining how the chapter acquired its name.
Janet Peterson gave a report on State Day, which was held April 13-14 in Iowa City. Four members attended the President’s Reception at the Old Capitol Museum on Friday evening. They also attended the business meeting on Saturday. An interesting tour of homes was given in the afternoon.
The program sheet for the coming year was passed around. Plans were made to go to the Czech Museum and Village on June 20.
An interesting program was given by Maurine Roberts based on her family history. Maurine was one of four children of Gene and Ethel Stephens. They lived in the area known as Long Creek. One of the interesting facts she talked about was having two great-grandfathers serving in a major war at the same time. Her father had written a book, “Long Creek & Beyond,” that can be found at the library. Maurine stressed that all have a story to tell and should be writing things down for future generations of their families. She also had numerous pictures, which were passed around and enjoyed.
Delicious refreshments were provided by Maurine and Ginny following the program.
The May 17 meeting will be held at the home of Gerry Schmidt.