On September 17, 2014, the GFWC Athena Club hosted author and inspirational speaker, Bambi Nancy Shen, who spoke about her book, “The Uncrushable Rose”, a memoir of her life and imprisonment in a Japanese concentration camp during World War II.
Following the author event, their September meeting was called to order. Business included revealing the name of the Athena scholarship recipient for this year, details on items to be collected for veterans and brought to the October meeting, the upcoming group education tour of the Dole Institute in Lawrence, information and update on the Athena District Convention, and a club project to make Christmas cards for veterans.
The next meeting will be October 15, 2014 in the large meeting room at the Gardner Library at 1:00 p.m. The speaker will be a representative from the American Cancer Society. The Athena club is currently seeking new members. For more information, please contact Juanita Rothaus at 913-980-4104.