Club News: Monday Club met Oct. 8

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Marshall Monday Club met Monday, Oct.8, at First United Methodist Church.

President Ann Fenner called the meeting to order and thanked Jane Weber for her piano selections.

County Commissioner Monte Fenner gave an informative presentation on the use tax. Flyers were provided and there was a brief question and answer session.

Four guests were introduced: Vickie Wise, Phyllis Ritchey, Kathy McGraw and Pat Whatley.

Sharon Hall gave the secretary's report.

Georgann DeMoss gave the treasurer's report. She also presented a proposed budget.

Rebecca Brzuchalski, membership committee chair, reported 52 members and four guests in attendance. Bonnie Faris and Rebecca Early, nominees for membership were voted on and approved.

Fenner noted a bylaws committee would be forming, with Parliamentarian Madelyn Cox as chair. Suggestions should be given to any member of the executive committee.

Two memorial tributes were given recently for deceased members. Mary Elizabeth Sanders spoke of Joy Mason and Ruth Ann Heinzler talked about Geraldine Ritchey.

Mary Jo Berry presented the program "Titanic and the Unsinkable Molly Brown", narrated by Byron Matson. It's a story of Margaret Tobin of Hannibal, who became known as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown."

The program for the next meeting is Saline County Career Center DECA-Creative Marketing project. The project features Fairy Prom Mothers and marketing done by Samantha Huston and Jasmine Tapia. The project earned a national award.

Members made the following announcements on upcoming events: Rebecca Brzuchalski noted the Marshall Community Chorus performed in the Marshall High School Little Theatre at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, and Marshall Philharmonic will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28; Audrey Jones suggested seeing "Love Letters" with Tab Hunter and Joyce DeWitt at the Lyceum; Mary Jo Berry reminded everyone to vote; Betty Sue Simonson encouraged everyone to attend the festival in Arrow Rock; Brenda Randolph talked about MVC homecoming weekend beginning Friday, Oct. 12; Sally Campbell informed members of the Fitzgibbon Hospital Bazaar scheduled Friday, Nov. 16; and Byron Matson talked about the Sedalia Symphony that will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Smith Cotton HIgh School.

Fenner adjourned the meeting with a quote from Mark Twain, "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."