The Rural Mothers Service League met at 1:00 pm on May 22, 2014 in the home of Roseanna Hosack with Peggy Bach as co-hostess. There were 8 members and 2 guest speakers.
Business Meeting: President Marilyn Rhodebeck opened the business meeting by thanking Roseanna for hosting the meeting today and Peggy for co-hosting. She then opened the meeting by reading the article “Time.”
Roll Call: Roll Call was answered by members showing pictures of their prom dress and discussing how and where their prom was held. Roseanna had several prom dresses for display and Pauline Bowman displayed her aqua crepe paper dress that was still bright and beautiful.
Minutes: The minutes of the meeting on April 24th were read and approved.
Treasurer Report: The treasurer’s report was given by Mary Jane Stewart. The Philanthropic amount of $50 was given to Pauline last month for her to donate to Relay for Life for the Cancer Society on behalf of the club.
1. Marilyn reported that she had sent the paperwork for changing the club to become the Rural Mothers Support League. She called Elaine Forry since no member was able to attend the Spring Conference make sure that it was received and that the club seal will be sent to her.
2. Peggy Bach will be taking the clothing received today to the Clothes Closet.
Ideas were given to Peggy for programs next year by Betty Chapman and Roseanna suggested that it would be nice to have one program designated to just look at old pictures and past program booklets in our History Books.
Program: Roseanna introduced her son Superintendent of Mt. Gilead Schools, Brent Hosack and his secretary Cheryl Linder, who provided a very interesting program on the topic of the Proms Held Today.
The Junior-Senior Proms today are still very traditional with the junior class providing the prom for the senior class. They have flower sales and other fund raisers to make the money needed. There are around 1000 people who come to the Grand March at the beginning of the prom where everyone attending prom is introduced. Dress is considered very conservative and chaperones/dates and dresses are provided for those who want them. The cost for the dinner and dance is $70/p.p. The prom-goers are checked in and out of dinner and after-prom activities to make it as safe for them as possible. It is still something that everyone looks forward to each year.
Next Meeting: The next meeting will be held on June 19, 2014 at 12:30 pm for lunch at the Blueberry Patch in Lexington where there is plenty of shopping available for almost anything.
The meeting was adjourned and everyone enjoyed beautiful and delicious refreshments served by hostess Roseanna Hosack and her co-hostess Peggy Bach.
Submitted by Carolyn Williams, Secretary.