The ladies of the Twentieth Century Club of Garrettsville met on September 21, 2017 at the home of Nasreen Kitko for their annual Fall Gathering to begin the 2017-2018 club year and receive program booklets outlining the planned course of events.

The evening began with a lavish meal, opened with squash soup and proceeding through Uncle Nick’s Fabulous Chicken, escalloped potatoes, variegated vegetable salads, deviled eggs, fresh fruits and pastries. The nineteen members in attendance enjoyed the bounty of the table as well as the lively conversation accompanying it.

President Leah Schultz conducted the meeting, beginning with the roll call, which was answered by stating why, “Fall is my favorite season because….” Predictably, the answers ranged from color and leaves through temperatures , skies and family events—even comparisons with other seasons. Two sets of minutes, covering the Spring Party and the Summer Get Together, were read by secretary Karen Ziarko,; they were accepted as read. Two letters—one retirement, one resignation—were read, with regret. The treasurers report was accepted. There was some discussion of recent changes in the constitution and by-laws.

The group chose to, once again, participate in the NGCC(Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard) Snack Pack program at the Garfield Elementary School through a combination of individual donation and club treasury. Members were urged to invite possible new members to join the group.

Program booklets were distributed so that members could get a start on preparing for entertaining and/or presenting their contributions to the group’s motto : “Step by Step Onward.” Program committee chair Nasreen Kitko offered appreciation to her committee members, Connie Crites, Joyce Fashing and Jane Hill for putting the project together and producing the evening’s meal, and great thanks to Lucy Galayde who produced the program booklet, titled “Back to Our Roots”. For an organization begun in 1901, those roots go deep and promise interesting and thoughtful enterprises for yet another year.

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