The G.F.W.C. Coterie Club met Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the 9-1-1 meeting room. Jo Eichelberger and LaJune Southard were co-hostesses.
Verna Sue Gibson, president, opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Jo Eichelberger introduced the guest speaker, Larry Arrowood. He shared dreams and plans for Jim the Wonder Dog Museum and Marshall Welcome Center. Plans are to include a retail business with items such as antiques and crafts, a parking lot and connecting with Arrow Rock events.
A garage sale was held Oct. 4-6 to help with the project, and there is a matching-funds plan for monetary donations. The plan is for the museum to be open in approximately two months.
Club member Barbara Marsh talked about seeing Jim.
Southard gave a devotional about the beauty of autumn.
Roll call was answered by 14 members, each telling where she went to first grade. Alice Roselius was a guest of Lois Weiher.
Minutes of the August meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer's report was given and approved, including a report on the bake sale.
Weiher, chairperson, gave a special word of thanks on the bake sale to Barbara Marsh for the signs, Arline Borchers for tables and chairs and many others who helped. Everything was sold.
Gibson presented information on the state G.F.W.C. photo contest and Fitzgibbon Hospital survey.
Ruth Ann Clemens reported on the Fifth District Meeting in Eldon. A donation will be made to Missouri Girls Town in honor of Marshall Coterie for having the most members in attendance.
Under new business, a committee of Arline Borchers, Joy Little and Clemens was named to work toward a community betterment project.
Open house at Missouri Girls town was held on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Barbara Bearden was added to the calling committee.
Ruth Ann Anderson gave the M.F.W.C. report.
The meeting was closed with the club collect.