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Sorosis hears from library director

October 9, 2013

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Sorosis met Oct. 7 with 23 members and 3 guests at the Heard Memorial Club House. Betty Sue Viterna opened the meeting and asked for introductions of guests.

Minutes of the Sept. 16 meeting were read and approved. Nancy Finley reported the finances to Sept. 16. In her absence, Marty Graves, corresponding secretary, sent a report that we have two new members Betty Hopkins and Carol Kennedy and one resignation Jeanette Viebrock.

Toby Dorr introduced Pam Hunter, Director of the Sedalia Public Library, who gave us a history of the library and an update on the progress at the library. The Sedalia Public Library was built according to the Carnegie Library Formula after four attempts to start as a private library had failed. A $50,000 grant funded the construction of a separate building after the first four years of being housed in the basement of the Court House. About 12 years ago an elevator was added. The library is expected to reopen in December. It has a budget of $508,810.

Betty Sue reported that a new member, Helen Cairer, was accepted by the Executive Board.

Ronda Chalfant will report and discuss with the house board renovations and events to be considered from the Membership Committee report. She also announced that the Historical Society will sponsor a model railroad event at Convention Hall on Nov. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Barbara Rohr previewed the program for the Oct. 21 meeting which features Janalea Hoffman presenting a program on Rhythmic Music Therapy.

There was a paper vote on a change in the ByLaws and two members of the Program Committee.

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