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Club news

Aug 30, 2017

The Aug. 25 meeting of the Martha Washington Questers was started with a luncheon at the Bistro at Halcyon House. Eight members attended and enjoyed a nice lunch. Then they moved to Vicki Ealy’s house for the rest of the meeting. President Virginia Reighard opened the meeting and led in the Questers Invocation. She then passed around a card to be sent to a past member. She also shared a picture of the June outing, in which five members went to Marion for the day, had a nice tour of the Alexander House and lunch at the Kettle House Bakery and Café, and ended the day with some antique shopping. A donation was given to the Alexander House.

As attendance was called, members each donated 25 cents if they had a garden this summer, and 50 cents if they did not. The minutes were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was the same as last month.

The Questers Fall Fling was discussed. It will be in Indianola on Oct. 6-7. Four members showed interest in going, and they will contact Marilyn before the deadline in September. They also discussed their next meeting, which will be Sept. 22, when they will tour Linda Soukup’s home. They are encouraged to bring guests, since it is new-member month. Jane and Marilyn will plan the refreshments. The group also discussed a display in the library, showing what Questers does. Virginia will check on available dates for the display window.

The program was a “Show and Tell,” where they told what they did this summer. Members had a variety of adventures to share, from trips to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, experiences with car shows, and reminiscing about life during the 1964 Alaska earthquake. It was most interesting that two members did almost the same things. Both Marilyn Whitenack and Mary Statler went back to their home farms and had to dispose of the family farmhouse. Both still own the land, but the houses were demolished – an emotional experience for both.

Virginia shared a book called “Union Quilters,” and others recommended “Glass Castle” and a book on Washington and Hamilton. Refreshments followed, with a cake celebrating the club’s 35th anniversary. They were happy to have charter member Mary Statler attending the meeting. As they left, they were reminded to bring a guest for next month’s meeting and to put out the word that anyone interested in joining is invited next month. The date is Sept. 22, at 1:30 p.m. Call Marilyn Whitenack if interested.

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