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Alpha Study

April 4, 2019
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Maxine Schoel hosted the March 26th Alpha Study meeting at Spanky’s. President Pat Clausen opened the meeting at 1:30 by sharing information on Irishman and Playwright, George Bernard Shaw. Roll call was ‘something green’ and was answered by 16 members. Minutes from the February 26th meeting were read and approved. The treasurer received a bill for a book given to the library in memory of Marge Grove, Barb Wickersham, and Shirley Svendsen. A spring bouquet of flowers was delivered to the Gladbrook librarians in March in appreciation of their time and efforts. New Business: Pat Clausen shared a note from Carolyn Anker requesting a leave of absence from the club. JoAnn reminded the group that Linda McCann will be at the library Thursday evening, March 28th, presenting a program on Iowa POW’s. Shirley Young told the group that her granddaughter would be taking cleaning, clothing and toiletry items to those in Nebraska affected by the recent flowing. If anyone would like to help, they can drop off items at Shirley’s house before the weekend. President Pat handed out the 2019-20 committee duties. Sue Storjohann then introduced Shirley Young who reviewed the book “Sisters First” by Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush. Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president; just twelve years later they stood by their father’s side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years being trailed by the Secret Service and chased by the paparazzi, with every teenage mistake making national headlines. But the tabloids didn’t tell the whole story of these two young women forging their own identities under extraordinary circumstances. In this book they take readers on a revealing, thoughtful, and deeply personal tour behind the scenes of their lives, with never-before-told stories about their family, their adventures, their loves and losses, and the special sisterly bond that fulfills them. Pat closed the meeting by sharing interesting quotes by George Bernard Shaw. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9th, at the United Methodist Church, and will be hosted by JoAnn Sash. Pat Goos will give the book review. The afternoon concluded with members enjoying a springtime pistachio dessert accompanied by Easter candies and nuts.



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