Isn’t it about time? As you probably know, our first meeting for this fiscal year is an early one, September 15th, not this Monday but the next one, and it will be our Pot-Luck dinner. So everyone please come so we can start the year off right. Yes, we have seen each other some this summer but that didn’t include work (that four-letter word). I still have napkins, forks and plastic cups left over from last year and I bought some large, divided plates. I haven’t decided what I’ll make (or buy) so I’ll mull over that for a while. We’ll meet at the library at 6:00. Be sure to bring serving spoons, etc. if you need them.
I guess by now you know that our first monthly newsletter has been sent. We just decided to start over and go in another direction as a trial to see how it works out, so it will be sent the 1st Monday of each month I asked several people if they’d take it over but nobody was brave enough until I asked Deason. We’ll try this and if we like the method we’ll amend the bylaws to that effect. We appreciate Deason stepping in and taking up the void. Also, be sure to fill out your surname list and bring it with your check to the September meeting. You don’t want to miss any of the goings-on, I may make a big idiot of myself and you’ll certainly want to see that. Oh, woe is me, what was I thinking?
If you haven’t decided on taking any of the books on the list I sent, the ones that we’re clearing out, you need to let me know. At this first meeting I’m planning on having the ones you’ve chosen in the meeting room so you can take them home. Hopefully, soon I can find out if any of the other libraries would like to have them and if not, we’ll work out what to do about the rest of them. I appreciate all the different suggestions I’ve been given as to what to do with them. My biggest problem is that we need to do it soon so we can rearrange the ones we’re keeping and put some of those on the back shelves in our current shelves. We don’t realize what we have back there.
I’m sure you know that Mark Reid died and it’s so sad. He was a good friend. His wife, Lois, is in a nursing home with altzheimers, so I’m suppose their children will move her to Dallas. He was instrumental in getting this Society started and had been in it for many years. When I first joined he had been president for 7 years and I inherited the newsletter from Miriam Dougherty and him. Luckily, he had brought all or most of his Society stuff to me and it’s in my shed. That’s where the copies of newsletters that I gave away came from. I hope I can find a place for all of it before I kick the bucket. Or they will be found in my burn barrel. I sent a sympathy card to his family from the Society, and Dorothy and I are going to the service tomorrow..
Be sure to mark your calendar for the 3rd Monday of every month through May, and except for this first meeting we’ll go to Peraltas before each meeting. I’ll see you a week from Monday. Don’t forget to bring me something to eat.
See you then, Shirley Bates, President .
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