On April 18, the Troy Thursday Study Club met at the Holy Trinity Church (the former Troy Methodist Church) in Troy. President Carol Lane gave the thought for the day entitled “Easter Reflections,” by Helen Steiner Rice. Members enjoyed greeting one another and many “snowbirds” were welcomed back on their return north.
The tables were beautifully decorated with an Easter theme and gorgeous tulips were the center of attention. The committee served a delicious carrot cake desert, with many women asking for the recipe afterwards.
President Carol Lane introduced this month’s program, “Whose Story Is It?” This program asks members to relate an autobiographical sketch of their lives. So far there have been nearly 30 presentations by members highlighting various events in their individual lives. This month Marilyn Bohlayer and Cynthia Loomis Eckert, who are double cousins, shared some of their life experiences of family and careers. Written copies of their talks are included in the Troy Thursday Study Club notebook.
The Business Meeting, followed the “Who’s Story Is It” Program, was called to order by President Carol Lane. The Club recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord’s Prayer. The Minutes of the March meeting were read and will stand as read. Carol Zuber read the monthly Treasurer’s Report, and it will be filed for Financial Review.
Committee Reports were as follows.
Program Chairperson Carolyn Wilston told members that the May Thursday Study Club meeting would be held at the Covert Church on May 16. The program will be about the National Park System and there will also be a Memorial Book Dedication.
Remembrance Committee Chairperson Kathy Walsh reported that four birthday cards were sent out to members as well as Thinking of You cards. Olynda Smith played Happy Birthday on the piano, while members sang along.
Scrapbook Committee Chairperson Marilyn Bohlayer told members she would be bringing the scrapbooks to the May meeting. If anyone would like to take them for a summer vacation, that would be fine.
Fran Gardiner, Town Beautification Committee chairperson, indicated that the winter decorations had been removed. Artificial flowers were put in their place, although the have disappeared. The committee will wait until more seasonable weather has arrived to plant containers.
Nomination Committee Chairperson Cynthia Eckert asked committee members to gather right after the meeting. A new slate of officers will be voted on at the May meeting.
Laura Steele reported about a new mission that the Troy Trinity Church is involved in. It is called “Snack and Sack,” known as Backpack Buddies. The program sends packs full of nutritious breakfast and lunch food to students in need for the weekend. Deliveries have been made to the WR Croman School, Intermediate School, and Head Start students in Troy. A total of 92 backpacks have been given out to date.
President Lane announced that the Troy Thursday Study Club would give a $100 scholarship to any Troy High School student pursuing a vocation in Music.
Program ideas will be collected for next year. Cynthia Eckert suggested “homegrown” programs, as many of the members have numerous talents to share.
President Lane thanked the Hostess Committee for an excellent desert and beautiful decorations. Cynthia Eckert and Marilyn Bohlayer were given colorful flower arrangements for presenting to the Club.