Sunday, June 6, 2010

What You Missed The June 2010 General Meeting

The June meeting is to honor the past presidents, and several were there: Catherine Cornehl Hyslop, Ruby Simonson McNeill, Jeanne Polumsky Coe, Mary McGlothlin Gant, Donna Potter Phillips, Bette Butcher Topp, John R. Zeimantz, Shirley Penna Oakes, Susan Beamer and William (Bill) Hire.
It was also the 75th Anniversary of EWGS, and as you walked in the door the ladies were serving Anniversary cake. They had two and both were delicious. (They aske us all to go back for seconds and still had a few pieces when we left.)

The room was set up different from our normal meeting, as they had two tables on the side of the room set up in a "V" decorated with lace tablecloths, tea service, flowers and small cakes. It was supposed to look like the Davenport Hotel in 1935.

The seven ladies Elizabeth Dow Maltbie, Achsah Maltbie Rawlings, Blanch Marion Brown, Harriett Jefferson Pinkham, Bertha Taft Keith, Leora Cookingham Theil, and Florence Ballou Brown introduced themselves and the proceeded to form Eastern Washington Genealogical Society. They decided on a name, when to meet, who could be a member (they only invited friends at first) and where to place their materials (in the Spokane Library). They actually met at several places for a couple of years before moving to the Spokane Public Library where we meet today.

Don't you love the hats and gloves on the ladies? Thanks to Donna Phillips, Dottie Braithwait, Bette Topp, Ruby McNeill, Carol Nettles, Betty Rhoda and Doris Woodward for a wonderful trip back in time to 1935.

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