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GFWC Friday Club holds February meeting

The GFWC Friday Club met Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Fredericktown MAC Campus.

Prior to the business meeting, Betty Schmale, program leader, introduced Marcy Rehkop, Director at MAC Fredericktown Campus. Ms. Rehkop gave us an overview of the types and numbers of classes offered. Currently 234 students are enrolled from 29 different cities. MAC has served 3,823 students since the new Fredericktown Campus opened in 2004. The completion date for the new addition being constructed is March 28, 2012.

Afterwards, President Jean Roy called the business meeting to order and was followed by the pledges to the United States and Missouri flags.

Carolyn Kegley gave the devotional entitled “Each Day You Live.”

Members in attendance were Nancy Basden, Frances Branum, Mary Henson, Linda Hogan, Carolyn Kegley, Margaret Miller, Radha Rao, Jean Roy, Betty Schmale, Janet Ward, Shirley Gaines, and we welcomed new members, Emelita Bentinganan and Tonya Robbins.

Margaret Miller read the January minutes.

Friday Club’s Sophomore Pilgrimage 2012 representative will be Trevor Singleton.

Club Members are invited to the Spring Convention meeting that will be held at Ste. Genevieve on March 24, 2012. Reservation deadline is March 11, 2012.

Betty Schmale gave the treasurer’s report. The club voted to give a $50 donation to Relay For Life as a business sponsor. Contributions for the Madison County Food Bank were collected from the members.

Linda Hogan gave a work schedule to each member for the upcoming Prince and Princess Pageant to be held on May 3, 2012, at Fredericktown High School Gym. Contestant entry forms will be available in April.

Friday Club officers for the 2012-2014 years will be: Mary Henson, president; Linda Hogan, vice president; Margaret Miller, recording secretary; Radha Rao, corresponding secretary; and Betty Schmale, treasurer.

During the meeting delicious red velvet cake and beverages were served by hostesses Nancy Basden and Jean Roy.

The next meeting will be held at Black River Electric Cooperative on March 16, 2012.

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