Fairmount Woman’s Club Minutes from May 9, 2017 Meeting
The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, May 9 , 2017 at Caroline Darr’s home. Nine members were present. A delicious pitch in dinner was enjoyed by the members.
A brief business meeting followed dinner.
Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, took roll call and read the minutes from the April meeting.
Treasurer, Tracy Hageman gave the treasurer’s report: Checking account : $3,363.63 Scholarship account: $2,028.38
Tracy announced that Aleah Carder received the Fairmount Woman’s Club Betsy Torbitt Scholarship. Congratulations, Aleah!
President Barb Biggerstaff reported on the District 18 Spring meeting which was held in Georgetown on April 29, 2017. Caroline Darr won the raffle for the butterfly basket and Phyllis Nightlinger won the movie night basket at the meeting.
Caroline Darr reported that the Danville Women’s Shelter needs laundry detergent, small kitchen utensils, unbreakable dishes, non perishable food items, and bus tokens. If any member would like to make a donation, contact Caroline or Mari Martin.
The club voted to make a donation of $50 toward Caroline Darr’s mission trip to Zimbabwe, Africa. Caroline and 12 church members are travelling to Zimbabwe to open a medical center. Our club’s donation will be used to purchase over the counter medicine, such as ibuprofen, cough syrup, antibiotic cream, etc., to distribute at the medical center. Safe travels to Caroline and her mission team.
Barb Biggerstaff read an article to the members titled, “A Different Way to Clean Your Air”. The article suggested using plants to clean your air, Peace Lillies can absorb mold, Spider Plants can help with allergies, and Aloe Vera soothes burns.
Barb also had a trivia game with questions about our local chapter of Woman’s Club.
what is the club flower – rose
what are the club colors – red & white
who wrote our club collect – Mary Stewart
what year did the Fairmount club join the Illinois State Federation – 1938
what year was the first Betsy Torbitt Scholarship given – 2009
who was the first recipient of the Betsy Torbitt Scholarship – Jessica High
was Betsy Torbitt our club president – yes 1965-1967
who was our president 2014-2016 – Peg Loop
what year did the Fairmount Woman’s Club help to establish the Vance Township Library – 1943
Following the business meeting, the members stuffed 35 heart shaped pillows made by Bonnie Gilbert. These pillows will be given to breast cancer patients at the Carle Cancer Center in Champaign.
Our next meeting will be September 12, 2017. Sharon Hoag and Ruth Ann Young will receive 50 year pins and Tracy Hageman, Joni Markel, and Vicki Miller will receive 25 year pins at this meeting. Also, Caroline Darr will speak about her trip to Africa. Mark your calendars!