Juanita Rothaus
Club reporter
The 91st year of the GFWC Athena Club got off on a “good foot” with its first meeting on Sept. 18. Our special guest speaker was Dr. Jacob B. Goldstein of the Foot Pain Center of K.C. located in Gardner. Dr. Goldstein is board qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and of the Podiatric Medical Association. He shared many “Foot facts” such as: a person will walk approximately 15,000 miles in a lifetime. That is almost four times around the world. Foot care is vital to the overall health and well being of everyone. He shared facts and myths for the ladies and had a very interesting program.
President Mary Pritchard, officially called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, collect, then followed by our roll call:  a fact about the Statue of Liberty. There were many interesting facts shared including her face is more than eight feet high and her waist is 35 feet around….being women we chuckled at that. We had sixteen members present.
Norma Voigts, Secretary read the minutes from our last meeting held in May, and Kathy Baker gave the Treasurer’s Report. Penny the piggy bank was passed around to collect money for our special project.  It was announced that the GFWC Fall Convention would be held in Baldwin on Oct. 26, 2013. Nominations were taken from the floor for two voting delegates to attend the Convention. Members elected were Peggy Deaton and Roberta Gay. Club member Juanita Rothaus has been elected to be President of the Second District for 2014-2016. She will be officially voted on at the convention.
It was discussed to have a card making project day for the Veteran’s. Ruth Hermon volunteered to have everyone come to her house at 10 a.m. on Oct. 11 to work that was interested. Ladies bring a sack lunch. Our next GFWC Athena club meeting will be Oct.16 at the Gardner Library. Meeting was adjourned.