members met at the Mankato Brewery. Copies of the revised rules were
distributed. A speaker from the Blue Earth County Historical Society,
Shelley Harrison, presented an interesting talk about the history of
breweries in the Mankato area.
a delicious meal of brats, local beer and root beer, we heard Grace
Keir speak about our sixtieth anniversary of the Nu chapter. Cake was
served to commemorate the occasion. Heather VonBank spoke to us about
the benefit of early childhood play. She requested some funding from
our chapter to help her students attend a conference in Clemson, South
Carolina. Johnna moved to donate $100 to this, and Kim seconded the
motion. Our treasurer, Sue, talked about money available and Johnna
amended her motion to $200, with Kim seconding. The motion passed.
members have dropped for this year for various reasons. Sue gave a
treasurer’s report. Beth gave an update on our book backpack for
schools program. We now have enough books to give some to preschoolers
also. We can now offer a fiction book and a non-fiction book to
each child. Beth is asking for volunteers to help sort the books.
Contact her if you can help.
do not meet again until March 27, three days before our style show
luncheon. Please watch your email for details. May 15 is our
author talk. Ordinary Grace is William Kent Krueger’s newest book,
which Beth recommends. We are trying to get tickets to see the MSUM
presentation of The Drowsy Chaperon, for April 10.
had our annual “what’s in your purse” contest and our book giveaway.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:50.
submitted by Virjean Griensewic.