President Gretchen Dupnik called the meeting to order and welcomed all. Sharon Rinehart led the Pledge to the Flag and Nancy Avant led the Collect. Ada B. Schroeder introduced her guest, Jennifer Jordan, the manager of radio station KAML.
Cheryl Bush introduced the guest speaker, but who also is a member, Kathy Chapman. Kathy spoke on quilts and the meaning in her life. Kathy showed us quilts that her grandmother and great grandmother had made, plus quilts that she had done. Each had a story behind it. Everyone who has quilts or makes quilts knows the story behind theirs and it keeps family history and stories alive.
Julie Schievelbein called the roll and there were 28 members and 1 guest present. After the reading of the minutes, they were approved as read.
There will be a Pre-Relay For Life Event for Survivors and Sponsors on April 10 at the Marathon Offices.
Next month’s meeting will be held at A Box of Chocolates in Beeville. We meet at the Lutheran Church on May 7 at 11:45 to go to Beeville. The cost is $15 per person and checks need to be into Debbie Dunn by April 28. We will have a delightful lunch and fashion show.
Saundra Schultz gave a report on the books that the club is donating to the Kenedy Library in honor of Ginger Johnson. We will be donating 6 books that reflect what Ginger stood for and encouraged others to do.
The Slate of Officers for 2014-2016 was presented and voted on. The officers will be installed at the May meeting. They are President: Farris Overby; Vice President: Peggy Mauch; Social Comm. Chair: Brenda Ihrig; Membership: Marie Weakener; Recording Sec.: Cheryl Bush; Corresponding Sec.: Kathy Chapman; Treasurer: Debbie Dunn; Parliamentarian: Gretchen Dupnik; Reporter: LaJuan Ihrig; 2014-2016 Nominating Committee: LaJuan Ihrig, Chairman; Jan Anderson; Shelly Johnson; Sue Thiele; and Brenda Ihrig.
Announcements about upcoming events were talked about: Peggy Mauch asked for ideas on next years programs, please let her know if you have something of interest that you would like presented. SARA will have another Household Waste Day again in October. The one in March was a great success.
The 3rd Thursday and Friday each month will be branch pickup in Kenedy. Also, one time a month you can haul stuff to the dump by the water treatment plant in Kenedy. One must call the city at 830-583-2230 first to make sure that it is open.
Celebrating birthdays this month were Carolyn Weston, Dorothy Kolinek and Marceline Reed.
Hostesses, Farris Overby, Barbie McCarn, Manda B. Reid, Ada B. Schroeder, Helen Taylor, Julie Schievelbein, Jeanne Ruhmann and Sharon Rinehart were thanked by Gretchen for the delicious chicken salad and petit fours that were served along with coffee and tea.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 p.m.