The end of the year meeting for the Troy Thursday Study Club was held on June 20. Members met at 10 a.m. and headed to lunch at Maple Lawn Restaurant and Dairy. Members enjoyed a delicious meal and also enjoyed social time with one another.
President Carol Lane called the business meeting to order. The members joined together reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord’s Prayer. The minutes of the last meeting and Treasurer’s Report were read and approved.
Program Committee Chairperson, Carolyn Wilston, reported that there will be a good slate of programs for members next year. Committees are set, and the new 2019-2020 Troy Thursday Study Club booklet is in progress. The first meeting of the year is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19.
Remembrance Committee Chairperson Kathy Walsh sent out numerous birthday and thinking of you cards for the months of June and July.
Scrapbook Committee report was given by Johann Dickerson. She indicated she would be taking pictures of today’s events.
Town Beautification Committee updated that the baskets on the bridge were planted and looked beautiful. Credit was given to Caitlyn McBratney for doing such a wonderful job!
President Lane announced that the Case Foundation donated to pay for flowers and will help with the costs of the flowers again next year.
For New Business, President Lane told members about an opportunity to volunteer locally at the Heritage Festival. Contact information was given to members to follow up if they wanted to participate.
Prior to the meeting adjournment, President Lane thanked Abby Werlock for making the contacts and scheduling the afternoon program at the Mark Twain Quarry Farm.
Cynthia Eckert then asked members to recognize President Carol Lane for her four terms of service. She emphasized all the time and effort that she puts into the organization and credited her ability to be a very stabilizing member for the Troy Thursday Study Club.
The Troy Thursday Study Club then proceeded to the Mark Twain Stone Quarry Farm for an extremely interesting and informative afternoon. Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), wrote many of his beloved works in Elmira, N.Y., while spending summers at the Quarry Farm with his family. Today the Quarry Farm is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Members listened to two presentations by the Quarry Farm employees, and were later able to walk around the outside grounds of the home. This was an experience many will certainly remember!