October 2017

The October GFWC QuiVive Club meeting was held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the home of Marlys Lochner. Carol Carlson was the co-hostess.

Carol Carlson and Marlys Lochner

After dessert and coffee, the business meeting was held with the Secretary’s Report, Treasure’s Report and various other reports.

Unfinished Business including the 500 Marathon was discussed.

Peggy Tauer was recognized for her Art Show held in the Sleepy Eye Community Center on September 22 and 23, 2017.

Peggy Tauer. She also made the quilt hanging behind her.

People viewing some of Peggy’s artwork.

One of Peggy’s paintings.

Pat Stevermer attended the 44th annual Mississippi Valley Regional Conferencem where a speaker talked on pollinators and all manner of bees.

Part of the GFWC Qui Vive 2017-18 club program is having two members attend the Sleepy Eye City Council meeting each month. Lillian Stimperet and Shirley Cannon attended in September. Carol Carlson and Ramona Witt will attend in October.

Communications:  The SW District Board meeeting will be held in Redwood Falls on October 9th. Marlys Lochner and Cathy Blackstad will attend.

Announcements were given.

The next GFWC Qui Vive meeting will be held on November 2, 2016 at 7:00PM at the home of Peggy Tauer. Elaine Haala will be the co-hostess. Lillian Stimipert will share the latest information concerning Chief Sleepy Eye.

Submitted by Cathy Blackstad, President and Peggy Tauer, Secretary.               .

 

September 2017

The September GFWC QuiVive Club meeting was held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the home of Delores Menk. Cathy Blackstad was the Co-hostess.

Delores Menk and Cathy Blackstad.

Guest Speaker, Judy Surprenant, social worker at Sleepy Eye Public Schools. She told the club about her work and how it has changed over the years. She cited the ACES program, a study of the brain and how experiences affect children’s brains. Club members found the information fascinating.

Pat Stevermer passed out new program booklets titled “Our Home Town”. She went over the club’s projects and activities for the 2017-18 year,

A GFWC 50-year pin was presented to Lillian Stimpert, as was a letter from International President Sheila Shea, offering congratulations and best wishes. Lillian has been a member of Qui Vive since 1966.

GFWC 50-year pin, presented to Lillian.

A business meeting was held consisting of the Secretary’s Report, Treasure’s Report, Communications and various other reports.

The 500 Marathon card players will start soon, with dues of $10. per person to be paid when beginning play. Pat Stevermer and Lillian Stimpert will be calling last year’s players.

Unfinished Business was discussed and announcements given.

The next GFWC Qui Vive meeting will be held on October 5, 2017 at 7:00PM at the home of Marlys Lochner. Carol Carlson will be the co-hostess. The club will start the evening at Faber Metalli, a new Main Street operation. Owner Willian Breczinski will discuss his and and wife Chloe’s jewelry business.

Submitted by Cathy Blackstad, President and Peggy Tauer, President.                .

 

May 2017

The April GFWC QuiVive Club meeting was held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the home of Cathy Blackstad. Carol Carlson was the Co-hostess.

Carol Carlson and Cathy Blackstad

 

Speaker, Karen Braulick.

Karen Braulick is affiliated with Allina Hospice, the largest hospice in Minnesota. The program serves approximately 45 to 50 patients in a 50-mile radius. Hospice helps families and individuals at the end stages of life. A hospice team consists of RNs who are case managers, the patient’s primary doctor, home health aides, a chaplain, a hospice doctor, and volunteers who might sit with a patient, run errands, or do light housekeeping.

A business meeting was held after Karen spoke:

Lillian Stimpert and Marlys Lochner reported on the 117th GFWC Southwest District Convention held April 8 at Windom.

Pat Stevermer reported on the 500 Marathon Club ending party May 3. Prizes were given and lunch was served.

Fifty-year member Lillian Stimpert spoke about her long-time membership in the club. A detailed article will be written and sent to the GFWC News and Notes newsletter.

A members’ session will take place during the summer for making plans for the fall, winter and spring meetings and events.

The next GFWC Qui Vive meeting will be held in

September 2017.

Submitted by Cathy Blackstad, President and Peggy Tauer, Secretary.

April 2017

The April GFWC QuiVive Club meeting was held on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Members of the  GFWC Qui Vive Club met with Lilliam Stimpert at 2:15, April 6, at St. Mary’s Elementary School. She took the group to JoAnn Schumacher’s kindergarten classroom where Mrs. Schumacher, Mrs. Stimpert and the children showed how a Smart Board is used for teaching and for learning.

Mrs. Schumacher.

Kindergarten children.

The business meeting was held after the Smart Board demonstration, at Pat Stevermer’s home, with Marlys Lochner the co-hostess.

Lillian Stimpert brought seven fleece blankets made by several members. The blankets will be distributed to various area institutions.

Lillian Stimpert and Marlys Lochner will attend the Southwest District Convention April 8. 2017 at Windom, where Marlys will act as secretary. The 123rd annual Minnesota GFWC State Convention will be held May 5 to 7 at the Bloomington Holiday Inn. Club members are invited and urged to attend.

 

The next GFWC Qui Vive meeting is May 4, 2017, at the home of Cathy Blackstad with Carol Carlson the co-hostess.

 

Submitted by Cathy Blackstad, President and Peggy Tauer, Secretary.

March 2017

The March GFWC QuiVive Club meeting was held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Sleepy Eye Community Center.

Members of the GFWC Qui Vive Club hosted the GFWC Women’s Club for Foreign Exchange Student Night.  GFWC Qui Vive members pictured are:  Shirley Cannon, Peggy Tauer, Elaine Haala, Lillian Stimpert, Ramona Witt, Dorothy Nazarenus, Delores Menk and Carol Carlson.

Additional GFWC Qui Vive Club members, not included in the above group picture are:  Marlys Lochner, Cathy Blackstad and Pat Stevermer.

Coffee and dessert was served before the program.

The student speakers for the evening were Laszlo Major from Hungary and Tomas Bahik from Slovakia. Laszlo is a Junior and Tomas is a senior at the Sleepy Eye Public High School. They both gave very interesting talks about their country and family. GFWC Qui Vive members asked questions, after their talks.

Laszlo Major (center) lived with the Mary Ann Christensen family for one month. He also lived with the Bryan and Sara Sellner family (pictured on the left) for twelve weeks. He now lives with the Lee and Judy Johnson family (pictured on the right) and will be with them until the end of his stay in June. Pictured:  Sara Sellner, Bryan Sellner and Megan Sellner, Laszlo, Judy Johnson and Isaac Johnson.

Tomas Bahik lives with the John and Darcy McGee family for the 2016-2017 school year.  Pictured Darcy McGee and Tomas.

After the program, the two clubs separated and had their own business meetings. The GFWC Qui Vive meeting consisted of a Secretary’s Report, Treasure’s Report, Communications and various other reports. Unfinished Business was discussed.

The next GFWC Qui Vive meeting will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Members will meet at 2:15PM at the east entrance of the St. Mary’s school. They will acccompany Lillian Stimpert to a classroom where they will meet students and be shown new technology, including Smart Boards. After this, members will meet at the home of Pat Stevermer with Marlys Lochner as the Co-Hostess.