The GFWC District IV Woman's Club Convention was held at the United Church of Christ Church in Exeter NE on October 3, 2013.
District President Nancy Galaway of Fairmont called the meeting to order. Judy Dinneen of the Exeter club gave the "Thought for the Day" telling about the District meeting being held in the Geneva High School with 231 women present, representing 53 clubs. Exeter President Elaine Oldehoeft welcomed the group to Exeter and Alan Michl, Mayor of Exeter, also welcomed the women, and told them of the many features of our town.
Bonnie Cudaback, Secretary, read the minutes of the prior convention, gave the presentation of the program and had each clubs' members stand for roll call. There were 37 women present, representing 7 clubs in the district.
ESO State Chairman, Donna Lefler of Fairmont, presented Patty DeMoss of the Exeter club a certificate and pin, as she has reached the Member Level, having read 16 books in the various categories.
Donna Lefler gave the GFWC/NFWC District IV slate of officers for 2014-2016. Bonnie Cudaback of Exeter will be the new Treasurer.
The NFWC State President Pat Gage of Aurora spoke about the various projects she endorses and thanked the group for embracing them. Jan Jones of Omaha, State President Elect, also told of the projects she will continue when she becomes President in 2014.
Gerry Merck, Outpatient Therapist from the Fillmore County Hospital Senior Behavioral Health Clinic, presented the program centered on "Anxiety and Stress". She also led the group in exercises that can control stress.
Beautiful flute and piano selections were played by Jordyn Brandt of Exeter-Milligan High School.
The Seward Woman's Club extended an invitation for the 2014 District Convention.
The fundraising auction was held with Exeter's Linda Underwood doing the honors. It was very entertaining!
Ten members of the Exeter Woman's Club helped with the noon lunch and attended the days' activities.