The G.F.W.C. Coterie Club met Sept. 23

Friday, November 28, 2014

The G.F.W.C. Coterie Club met Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the home of President Alice Roselius in Slater.

She called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance. She gave the devotional entitled, "God is in Control," which included Bible verses from Psalms 27:1, Jeremiah 32:27 and Isaiah 54:10; and the quote from Corrie Ten Boom, "When a train goes through a tunnel and the world gets dark, do you jump out? Of course not, you sit still and trust the engineer to get you through."

Roll call was answered by 15 members. The clubs guest was Leslie Prothero, the new fifth district president.

Minutes of the August meeting and the addendum about the June and July gatherings were read and approved.

Eichelberger gave the treasurer's report which was approved. Roselius reported on information from Girls' Town. They have a new website which is www.missourigirlstown.org. Their 61st annual open house was held Oct. 4 and they sent acknowledgement of the offering in memory of Ann Kutcher. Roselius also encouraged everyone to pay the club dues in November to get extra points.

Volunteer hours and Miss Piggy donations were given. Patricia's receipts were turned in.

A vote was taken on the budget with Ruth Marsh making the motion it remain the same with Hulda Dooley seconding it.

Ruth Ann Anderson made the motion for the club to pay for the president's lunch at Girls' Town.

Leslie Prothero announced the fifth district meeting was held Oct. 18 in Windsor at 9 a.m.

An inquiry about the D.I.G.S. house was answered by Virginia Kays, stating permits are still being worked on.

Anderson shared an article from the Missouri Federation of Women's Magazine, which was written by Eichelberger. She told about her projects: Dresses for Africa, dolls she dresses and bags to be used for giving school items and such to those in need. She is a 40-year G.F.W.C. Coterie Club member and a 20-year treasurer.

The regular business portion of the meeting was closed with the recitation of the Club Collect.

Prothero then shared some information for the next two years in G.F.W.C The theme is, "Stand Tall." The giraffe will be the symbol. State projects include encouraging the youth, protecting women's identity, supporting the veterans and protecting the environment. She challenged individual clubs to observe Missouri Day on Oct. 15, get district meeting report from attendees, increase membership by three and have a community improvement project.

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