The Progressive Study Club reconvened Wednesday. Jan. 9 after the holidays. President Gretchen Dupnik called the meeting to order at 4 p.m. The pledge to the US flag was led by Debbie Dunn and Jo Ellen Schuenemann led the collect. No guests were present at the meeting with 27 members in attendance.
Cheryl Bush introduced our speaker Walter Chance of Walter Alan Homes. His topic was ”Moving Ahead - Reinvigorating Kenedy and Karnes County”. Walter bought the old Stimson building and has revitalized it into offices and retail downstairs and upstairs will be 4 two bedroom, two baths and 13, one bedroom, 1 bath lofts with all amenities such as granite counter tops, appliances and a very modern design.
When the Stimson Building is finished, Walter will tackle the old Rialto Theater. Having been built in 1935 there is much work to be done, but when finished it will house two retail spaces with a courtyard between and 10 more apartments upstairs. Walter will also be restoring the old Mr. G’s into a retail center.
After, the speaker, Gretchen spoke to us about The 2013 Relay for Life of Karnes County which will be held on April 26-27.
Gloria Wernli gave us a report on the Christmas Party at the Lodge of Kenedy. There were 39 guests at the party and all enjoyed the excellent food and visit of Santa.
Gretchen informed all present that they could buy the 25th Anniversary Edition of the Karnes County Youth Show for $30. The recipes are for the red, white and blue ribbon winners over the last 25 years.
The February meeting will be held at Barths, Feb. 6 and the speaker will be Julie Schievelbein talking about “A Study in Cupcakes”.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 by the president.