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Sorosis meets for October

October 2, 2012

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Sorosis met October 1 at the Heard Memorial Club House with 34 members and five  guests present. President, Betty Sue Viterna opened the business meeting.

Minutes of the Sept. 17 meeting were read and approved. Nancy Finley filed the Treasurer’s report.

Corresponding Secretary Marty Graves introduced our newest member, Mallory Graves.

She had additional correspondence with Mary McLaughlin and Jeannie Swearingen as well as Sally Lockett Branson and Mary Jeanette Hurt.

Becky Imhauser Introduced William Claycomb who presented a program From the Big House to the Poor House describing the county’s poor farms. Mr Claycomb described how we followed the English culture in our handling of the poor. Our Community Chests started in 1876 and the federal government did not become involved in this philanthropy until 1933. In 1876 Pettis began caring for the poor with 50 acres South of Sedalia which residents were expected to work. Later the Pettis County Home was built North of town but was sold in 1990.

As a reminder, she also advised members to keep their yearbooks at the end of the year since the next book would be a supplement. Also, if there are any corrections or changes to the yearbook, please advise Marty Graves or Shirley Evans.

At a future date, we will have a clean-up day for the Club house.

There are two fire extinguishers in the building: one in the kitchen and one in the breakfast room. President Viterna demonstrated how these are used. She also announced a new garbage disposal will be installed soon.

Judy Matson said tables, chairs and table tops had been organized in the basement. As you need these items, please contact the Men’s Auxiliary for help. Also, items under the sink have been organized.

Jackie Fike told of the Sedalia trip scheduled for Oct 22 at a cost is $50 and includes lunch.

She described some of the bus trip stops and encouraged all to dress casually.

Rhonda Chalfont introduced the upcoming program of What’s New at State Fair Community College which will be presented by Pat Gillman of the college.

Cookie hostesses were Susan Callis and Rhonda Challfont.

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