Monday, October 5, 2009

Exeter G.F.W.C. Woman's Club Members attend District Convention

Salley Ganem, First Lady of the State of Nebraska, was the featured speaker at the NFWC District IV Woman's Club Convention held in Seward on September 29, 2009. Pictured here from the left with her are: Elaine Oldehoeft, Judy Dinneen, Reba Toothman, Marlene Gallup, Karen Chapman, and Bonnie Cudaback.

NFWC District IV Convention

The 104 annual Convention of District IV NFWC Women’s Clubs was held
in Seward on September 29,2009. Attending from Exeter were NFWC
Exeter Woman’s Club members Bonnie Cudaback, Marlene Gallup,Elaine
Oldehoeft, Karen Chapman, Reba Toothman and Judy Dinneen. District 4
President, Della Miers presided at the days program. Thought for the
day, pledge of allegiance and club collect were given by Jean
Kolterman of Seward. A welcome by Seward Club President, Betty Galen
was extended to all the ladies in attendance. Pat Coldiron, Seward
Chamber Director , welcomed members to the city of Seward. Lois Havel
of Wilber gave the response . Pat Gage of Aurora and District 1st
Vice President introduced all District and State Officers and Chairmen
in attendance at convention. Bonnie Cudaback, District Treasurer
gave the treasurer’s report . Melisa Schultz Of Seward and the state
Leads representative told us about her experiences at International
Convention in Cleveland. The nominating committee presented the slate
of officers for .2010-2011 : President Della Miers, President -
Elect Brenda Rippe, First Vice President Bernice Cantrell, Secretary
Melisa Schultz and Treasurer Nancy Seward. Jean Kolterman was in
charge of the break and invited us to “Come to the Fair” where we
played games and won prizes with our contributions going to the Lincoln
Peoples City Mission.
Special guest speaker was Sally Ganem, Nebraska 1st Lady. She spoke
to us on “Volunteerism and the Read Aloud Program." She encouraged
reading out loud to our children and grandchildren to develop their
reading skills.
Jean presented a memorial service for deceased District IV members
during the past 2 years. Marlene Gallup gave the luncheon prayer
followed by a fun “Come to the Fair” lunch of hot dogs, salads and
punch. Following lunch the annual auction was held to raise funds to
support our Fine Arts Contest that is held every March.
Afternoon speakers included NFWC President Janice Predoehl and State
President - Elect Cheryl Strickler. Information included plans for the
2010 International Convention to be held in Omaha in June . The
theme for State Night will be “Nebraska the Good Life”. State
Convention will be in April at Mahoney State Park. Bonnie Cudaback
gave the final credential report showing 37 in attendance. Pat Gage
presented a gift to Della for her service as President during the
2007-2009 administration., Esther Miller extended an invitation from
the Beatrice Woman’s Club to host the 2010 District IV Convention.

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