GFWC/Miosac Club news

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC)/Miosac Club met at Thayer Parkway Oct. 17 with 14 members present. President Anne Cress called the meeting to order, welcoming members and guests. Betsey Ryan led the Club Collect, American’s Creed and Pledge of Allegiance.

Secretary Diane Leighton took roll and read the minutes of the last meeting. Minnie McCormick, standing in for Treasurer Pat Jones, gave the report and commented on the Marion Doore Park. Corresponding Secretary Roxy McGlaufln read a thank you from Rheba Michaud and Karen King, Dover-Foxcroft Area Food Cupboard director. No members were reported ill.

As publicity chair, McCormick reported that she has sent the news to the Piscataquis Observer. Ryan said she found an article on Google

Advisory Chair Suzanne Raymond announced the next meeting was set for Nov. 7 with GFWC Maine President Mary Libby attending to speak about her project the Nyola School in Uganda. Members were encouraged to bring a few school supplies to present.

A review of the district meeting was given by Dot Tonick. Cress wished Raymond a safe and interesting trip to the New England region meeting in Connecticut.

Cress reminded members to keep up with their volunteer hours as they will be due at the end of December for reporting and reminded members to continue with the box tops for the classroom initiative.

The change jar will continue for the Nyolo School. The traveling basket was started and the funds from that will also go to the school.

Wendy Hutchins spoke about the Christmas Tree Project and said she will have more information at the next meeting

Under new business, Cress conducted an induction ceremony for new member Tami Cox. Members welcomed her with applause

Attendees enjoyed delicious refreshments prepared by Carol Kilpatrick and Ryan before Vicki Moschella presented her doll collection. She spoke about some of the dolls including composite (old), porcelain and plastic, some with original clothes and hair and some reconditioned. Moschella has a Princess Diana doll in her wedding dress and Jack and Jackie Kennedy in their wedding attire. One of the oldest dolls is a Shirley Temple.

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DOLL COLLECTION — GFWC/Miosac Club members attending an Oct. 17 meeting at Thayer Parkway in Dover-Foxcroft included, from left, Carol Kilpatrick, Brenda Quiet and Vicki Moschella. Moschella gave a presentation on her doll collection.

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