Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Exeter GFWC Members attend National Convention

GFWC/ NFWC Exeter Club members Bonnie Cudaback, Elaine Oldehoft and
Judy Dinneen attended the International Convention on June 11th and
12th and acted as hostesses at the State Night Banquet.

The 119th GWFC Annual International Convention was held in Omaha at
the Quest Center June 11th through June 22, 2010. Nebraska Federated
Women’s Club hosted the Nebraska State Night banquet “Nebraska The
Good Life” on Friday evening June 11. Welcome was given by Janice
Predoehl, GFWC Nebraska State President. Jan Jones, GFWC Nebraska
Treasurer said Grace. Following dinner, Pat Gage GFWC Nebraska 1st
Vice-President and a member of NFWC District IV spoke on “Nebraska
What Makes Us Special” and Rose Ditto, GFWC International President
from Wamego, KS addressed the convention. Entertainment was provided
by Heidi Joy a professional vocalist originally from Omaha now
residing in Palm Coast, FL.

Saturday, June 12th, Procession of State flags and State Presidents
was followed by call to order by Rose Ditto, International President
and presentation of colors by the Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard.
The National Anthem was sung by the Wamego Dutch Mill Sweet Adeline
Chorus and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited by the
convention attendees. First Lady of Nebraska, Sally Ganem, and Steve
Oltmans, Chief of Staff of Mayor Suttle, City of Omaha gave the
official welcome. Janice Predoehl, GFWC Nebraska State President
again welcomed the convention to Nebraska with a response given by
Marianne Potter, GFWC Wisconsin State President and hosts to the 2011
International Convention. The preliminary credential report showed
553 GFWC members in attendance with 24 attending from Nebraska. The
International GFWC slate of officers for 2010- 2012 was presented with
election of officers by the convention delegates to take place on June
14th. The Keynote Speaker for the morning session was Deborah
Rodriquez, author of the national best-selling memoir, “Kabul Beauty
School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil. The GFWC Program
Partners Luncheon was held at noon. Afternoon workshops were held in
the Qwest Center meeting rooms. GFWC Exeter members attended “Creating Healthy Relationships: Learn to Love Yourself" and Programs A
to Z.

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