Sorosis met at the Heard Memorial Club House April 7 with 18 members and seven guests in attendance. Betty Sue Viterna called the meeting to order and asked for introductions of the guests. Minutes of the March 17 meeting were read and corrected.
Rita Hogan Introduced two international American Field Service Exchange students and an American student. First speaker was Miria Carretti of Bologna Italy, a Senior at Smith Cotton High School. She had pictures of her family, the famous tower of Bologna and food. Her city is known for bologna (baloney to us). Second speaker was Mario Schulz from Germany, also a senior. He also had pictures of his family, food and countryside. His home city is in central Germany where gasoline is $8 per gallon and a driver’s license is $1,700. Temperatures in this area are mild compared to here ranging from 39 to 62⁰. Our third speaker was Michael Moore of Sedalia who had been an exchange student to France last summer. The town where his French family lived is the second largest city in France and was founded in 989. School was Monday through Saturday. He was 45 minutes from the ocean and had a mountain view from the window of his room. He also visited the Alps, Spain and Paris.
Betty Sue announced a successful performance for the Entertainment Extravaganza II held March 30 and thanked all who helped and named those businesses which had helped.
Barbara Rohr described our program for April 21 the Rag Tag Cinema by Tracy Lane. Rag Tag Cinema is in Columbia and is home to numerous old films.
Betty Sue noted the Sedalia Symphony will have the Roadkill Clarinet Quintet as the guest artist at the April 21 program and also present the scholarship winners. It was announced the Heard House Board would meet April 24 at 10am at Heard House and they were open to hear any ideas and suggestions from members.
Following the meeting refreshments were provided by Mary Lou Gorrell and Nancy Finley.