The Progressive Study Club held their monthly meeting on Feb. 6 at Barth’s Restaurant. The meeting was called to order at 4 p.m. by President Gretchen Dupnik. There were 25 members in attendance and two guests, Patsy Boehme, guest of Polly and Elaine Porter and Sherry Ruckman guest of Kathryn Farris.
The Study Club lost a member last month, Lynn Wallace and two of its past members, Jean Hyde and Merle Brown. Gretchen Dupnik and Jan Anderson paid tribute to all three of these ladies. They are gone from our midst, but remembered in our hearts.
It is almost time for scholarships to be awarded. Jan Anderson and Kathy Oehlke made a presentation at Kenedy High School and urged all students to seek out scholarships. The Progressive Study Club gives scholarships to girls that are graduating and headed to college. But, there are many other scholarships available in our area that are open to all students.
It was decided by the group to donate $25 to Kenedy Library in honor of Lynn Wallace.
Finally, our program was given by Julie Schievelbein on “A Study In Cupcakes”. Julie compared a woman’s life to a cupcake. Our appearance is like the icing, are we a little lopside, not enough icing, too much icing? We should all be showing Christ’s love to others. Cupcakes smell either, good, burnt, etc. Are we as women living our life with the “sweet smelling savour”? She continued with sweetness, flavor, moistness, ease of eating, icing, and special additions. Each has its own place in a cupcake and in our life. The essence of a cupcake and a woman’s life are all about preparation. It’s the same with womanhood and motherhood. You have to prepare yourself. What kind of batter are you going to be filled with? What kind of daughter, mother, or friend are you going to turn out to be? Or what kind of cupcake are you going to be?
The meeting adjourned at 5 p.m.