Washington Questers No. 1032 met Oct. 26, 2012, at the home of Linda Newlon. Twelve members attended. The minutes and the treasurer’s report were read and approved. Treasurer Janet Peterson reminded the snowbirds to pay their dues early, since they will be due in March before some of them get back.
Area Day, Oct. 6, went well — thanks to all who helped. There were 102 attendees registered. A suggestion was made to start the meetings at midday instead of 8 a.m., especially helpful for those traveling a distance. Suggestions are needed for ways to spend the extra money from Area Day. Red Brick schoolhouse and Conger House were mentioned.
The subject of Medora’s memorial book was discussed. It was suggested that a book be given to the Methodist Church library. Vicki Ealy will talk to Linda Brown about a title.
President Vicki Ealy invited all to attend the Christmas Tea at Terrace Hill on Monday, Dec. 3. The cost will be $11, and it will be held at 9:30 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Anyone interested should contact Vicki by the middle of November.
Vicki announced that the group will need new officers for the next two-year term. Janet Peterson volunteered to continue as treasurer. Linda Newlon agreed to be president, and Mary Statler will be vice president. Jane Fehr will be the new secretary. All will take office in September 2013.
The next meeting will be Nov. 16 at Vicki Ealy‘s house, with Jane Fehr as co-hostess and Marj Lins doing the program. The program will be on Christmas pins, and all are urged to bring a pin to share.
The program was presented by Pat Johnson on the Ioway Indians of Iowa. She said that at one time they outnumbered all of the other tribes in the state but were attacked and almost wiped out by invading tribes. Pat became interested in the Ioway Indians when she and her husband found Indian artifacts on their farm, including arrowheads, hammerheads, scrapers, and bowls for grinding corn and war paint. It was a very interesting program and led members to share Indian encounters that their ancestors had.
Refreshments were served by co-hostess Vicki Ealy. The meeting was dismissed until Nov. 16.