The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 1 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library. It was the first meeting after a brief summer hiatus.
The focus of the meeting was an opportunity for club members to invite other women in the community to learn about membership in GFWC.
Three visitors were introduced and welcomed to the meeting.
Members responded to roll call by asking what others would like to know about the Athena Club or GFWC.
The September program included information on the history of the GFWC organization and its founder, Jane Cunningham Croly, who wrote under the pen name of Jennie June and contributed articles to New York newspapers in the late 1800s.
Committees reported on current projects, and a short report was given on the topic of teamwork. Together Everyone Achieves More, and less ME and more WE. The group also enjoyed a game of “Membership Bingo” where members learned more about each other and their roles and contributions in Athena. The meeting adjourned for refreshments and visiting.
The next meeting is set for 1 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the meeting room at the Gardner Library.
The Athena Club welcomes interested women of the community to join and assist the club with a variety of community projects that focus on children, education, music and the arts.
For more information, contact Juanita Rothaus at (913)980-4104.