Dover-Foxcroft women’s club news

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC)/Miosac Club met Nov. 7 at Thayer Parkway. President Anne Cress called the meeting to order, welcomed members and thanked the hostesses Minnie McCormick and Rheba Michaud. McCormick introduced her guest and potential member Eve Bursey. Michaud led the Club Collect, American’s Creed and Pledge of Allegiance.

Secretary Diane Leighton took roll with 15 members responding, followed by the minutes of the last meeting. Treasurer Pat Jones gave the treasurer’s report. Corresponding secretary Roxy McGlauflin read a letter from the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis requesting help from the GFWC/Miosac Club with the Kiwanis Community Christmas Project. Members accepted the call and each contributed what they could.

McGlauflin read a resignation from Edna Robert who has returned to Newfoundland and a request from Carol Kilpatrick for associate membership. Both requests were accepted.

Community Improvement Chairman Jones said the Marion Doore Park is all cleaned up and ready for winter.

Suzanne Raymond gave a report of the New England Region Conference she had attended and said it was nice and she had a good time.

Club members were again reminded to update their volunteer hours for reporting in January. The change jar for the Nyolo School is ongoing. The traveling basket is being circulated.

Wendy Hutchins reported on the Pioneer Builders Christmas Project. After some discussion, members voted to wait until 2018 and voted for the theme to be winter with a suggestion from McCormick. Members look forward to doing this as a community project to promote the GFWC/Miosac Club.

A discussion of the annual Christmas Party ensued and members decided to draw names and buy a gift for a child that reminds them of that person. Club members have done this for two years and really enjoy it. The gifts will go to the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis. The party will be Dec. 5 at the home of Barb Austin.

Several members volunteered to be elves and hepe with the shopping as they have done in the past — any members can help.

A brief recess was taken and delicious refreshments were served by Michaud and McCormick with help from Jones.

Raymond conducted the program with the help from over a half dozen others. It was a very nice program regarding the Club Collect, making the collect more clear. The document was written for personal reasons by a woman who lived by it. A suggestion was made to Raymond that she present it at a convention in the near future as it has not be done to anyone’s knowledge.

The meeting was then adjourned. Members look forward to their upcoming Christmas party.

Photo courtesy of GFWC/Miosac Club
NOVEMBER CLUB MEETING — Pictured at the Nov. 7 GFWC/Miosac Club meeting at Thayer Parkway in Dover-Foxcroft are, from left, Minnie McCormick, Suzanne Raymond and Rheba Michaud.

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