Attakapas Study Club of Crowley holds April meeting

The Attakapas Study Club of Crowley held a meeting and salad luncheon on April 8, at 10 a.m. at the home of Lana Smith located in

Estherwood. There were twelve members present including Ella Bertrand, Erma Breaux, Jackie Buescher, Jerrie Fontenot, Shirley Griffin, Gerry Meche, Gloria Pousson, JoAnna Pruitt, Dot Simon, Lana Smith, Ethel Thibodeaux and Roy Lynn Trahan.

The president, Ethel Thibodeaux, called the meeting to order. JoAnna Pruitt, parliamentarian, led the club collect and Pledge of Allegiance. The secretary, Gerry Meche, called the roll and read the minutes of the previous meeting. The minutes were approved. In the absence of the treasure, Zulah Hoffpauir, Shirley Griffin gave the treasure’s report.

Dot Simon gave a report for the program committee. She announced that the May meeting will be a field trip to Lake Arthur to the camp of Gloria Pousson. Members are to bring a sack lunch.

Programs for the next club year will be discussed at that time. Other committee reports were given by Jerrie Fontenot for the telephone committee and RoyLynn Tranahn for the membership committee.

In the absence of the courtesy committee chairman, Ethel Thibodeaux gave a report on the book the club donated to the Acadia Parish Library in memory of deceased member, Katharine Cowen. She showed the book which the library has ordered and received. It’s entitled “The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cats” and it covers all breeds of cats.

New business discussions were held concerning the club making a donation to the Welcome House. A motion was made by Gloria Pousson that a donation of $100 be made. It was seconded by Roy Lynn Trahan and approved.

Lana Smith was in charge of the program. She discussed the cookbook that she is compiling with recipes turned in by club members. She showed examples of the different ways that the book could be complied and asked for inputs from members about ideas they might have. Lana concluded her presentation by reading a delightful poem entitled “History of Aprons” which tied to the cookbook discussion.

The meeting was declared adjourned and Lana invited members into the dining room where a beautifully decorated table had been set for the salad luncheon. A variety of delicious salads and desserts prepared by those present was enjoyed by all.

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