The Marshall Monday Club met March 9

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Marshall Monday Club met at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church. President Anne Rea welcomed everyone and thanked Virginia Schilb for the prelude music. The meeting was then called to order. Rea opened the meeting and welcomed Sarah Haines, who is a longtime member of the Monday Club. She and her son, Randall, were guests for the meeting. Rea presented Haines with a tussie mussie.

Marvin Wilhite was the guest speaker for the meeting. He gave the program entitled, "The History of Monday Club." He reported, in 1898 Saline County was known as the club capital with 147 clubs. Marshall had 86 men, women and children's clubs. He explained in 1898 the Alpha Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle joined the Aristotelian Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle in 1899. The Alpha and Aristotelian Clubs combined with the Pierian Club in 1899, and in 1906 these clubs became what is known today as "Monday Club." Wilhite presented the club with the complete note book he had compiled over the last year of hard work.

Monday Club is missing several years of old year books. I anyone has any they would like to donate it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Rea for more information.

Secretary Claudia Hutcherson read the minutes of the February meeting. Jean Dowell made a motion to approve and Ann Fenner seconded. Treasurer Dowell gave a detailed report on the 2014-2015 budget. She reported $1,333.18 in the treasury.

Rea passed out envelopes for the bakeless bake sale. They are due before the May meeting.

Sarha Haines won the afternoon door prize. Several members wore hats and gloves, as members had worn in the past. Betty Stone wore her mothers hat and gloves.

Rea thanked Hostess Jane Huff and Mary Kay Peterson, and their co-hostesses for the tea table and dessert.

The meeting was closed with a reading of the club collect by Mary Stewart.

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