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Sorosis meets for November

November 26, 2012

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Sorosis met November 19 at the Heard Memorial Club House with 29 members and three guests present. President Betty Sue Viterna, opened the business meeting. Minutes of the Nov. 5 meeting were read and approved as corrected.

Marty Graves, corresponding secretary, announced a card was available to sign for Della Cline. She had also received thank you notes from William Claycomb and Lucie Conrad.

Betty Sue Viterna reported that the chairlift was being repaired.

Jean Gallagher described the program for the Dec. 3 meeting to be presented by Bill Green, retired guard from the Missouri State Penitentiary with wonderful stories to tell.

Byron Matson presented the “real” story of The Unsinkable Molly Brown. She was born Margaret Tobin and was never called “Molly” in her life. Also, in reality she probably never set foot in a saloon. A drapery seamstress, she met and married James Joseph Brown who was several years her senior in Leadville, Colorado. They owned three silver mines and became quite rich. She was well traveled and had many influential friends. She never ignored her roots and gave generously to charity. In addition, she was a leader for the women’s sufferage movement.

Members were reminded of upcoming community events:

- Melita Cookie Walk for Saturday, December 1 from 8:30 am to 2 pm.

- Messiah  December 2 at First Baptist Church at 3 pm

- Pops Concert December 3 at Celebration Center at 7:30 p.m.

- Chorale Christmas concert December 15 at Broadway Presbyterian Church at 5 p.m.

Rhonda Chalfant announced a program on John Bothwell at the Pettis County Historical Society.

Cookie hostesses were Beverly Wilkerson and Pam Lindstrom.

 –Submitted by Pat Perusich, recording secretary

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