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.

 

 

 

February 2017

The February GFWC QuiVive Club meeting was held on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at the home of Peggy Tauer. Cathy Blackstad was the co-hostess.

Cathy Blackstad and Peggy Tauer.

The speaker for the afternoon was unable to attend because she wasn’t feeling we

A business meeting was held consisting of the Secretary’s Report, Treasure’s Report, Communications and various other reports. Pat Stevermer reported on County, District, State and Federation News.

Next month’e Foreign Student Night was planned.

Ramona Witt and Shirley Cannon will distrisbute carnations to hospital patients on Valentines Day.

Ramona Witt and Cathy Blackstad will help with the Sleepy Eye Care Center Birthday Party on February 28, 2017.

Unfinished Business was discussed and announcements given.

The next GFWC Qui Vive meeting will be held at 6:30PM on March 2 , 2017, at the Sleepy Eye Community Center. The GFWC Qui Vive members will host the GFWC Sleepy Eye Woman’s Club for Foreign Students Night. Two students will be invited to speak. Their host families will also be asked to join the students for Foreign Student Night.

Submitted by Cathy Blackstad, President

 

January 2017

The January GFWC QuiVive Club meeting was held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the home of Lillian Stimpert. Dorothy Nazarenus was the Co-hostess.

Lillian Stimpert and Dorothy Nazarenus.

Festive Table.

Randy Krzmarzick, a member of the board of the Sleepy Eye Area Food Shelf, spoke on the workings of the food shelf. Approximately 500 families (2,000 individuals) are served, with 30,000 pounds of food given yearly. Food donations needed are the same foods that most families use. Other items are paper products, baby items and toiletries. Volunteers are welcome to assist on Mondays, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Club members brought items for the Inspire Hope Women’s Shelter, and fleece blankets for the shelter and for NUMAS Haus.

Example #1 of some of the blankets donated.

Example #2 of some of the blankets donated.

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

Unfinishsed business was discussed.

Volunteer hours were submitted to be used in the GFWC State Statistical report. The GFWC Qui Vive Club report will be complied by Pat Stevermer.

Announcements were given.

The club will again distribute carnations to hospital patients on Valentine’s Day. The club will help with the birthday party at the Sleepy Eye Care Center On Tuesday,  February28th, It will discussed at the February 2nd  GFWC Qui Vive Club meeting.

The next meeting will be held February 2, 2017 at the home of Peggy Tauer. Cathy Blackstad will be the co-hostess. Judy Surprenant, social worker with Sleepy Eye Schools, will share how she works with children and families on tough issues, and explain how her job has changed over time.

Submitted by Cathy Blackstad, President                     .