Morning Study Club holds meeting

May 13, 2014 at 12:13 a.m.

Cindy Schnebly, a professor of English at the University of Houston-Victoria, presented a review of books at a recent Morning Study Club meeting.

Schnebly began the Saturday Morning Book Break at University of Houston-Victoria in 1995.

She discussed several series of books guaranteed to keep a reader happy. These included: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series by Stieg Larsson, the Vish Puri mysteries, Louise Penny's "Chief Inspector Armand Gamache" mysteries and the "Game of Thrones" series by George R.R. Martin. She also shared a list of summer reading adventures.

Schnebly told members about the many books on tape, which are available at stores and libraries, and are perfect for summer traveling.

Schnebly asked the club's honorarium be sent to the Adult Literacy Council.

Thirty members and four guests attended the meeting.

Wanda Murray led the collect and the pledges to the flags. Janis Rollins introduced the speaker.

Minutes of the last meeting were read by Margaret Williams. Dottie Mints presented the treasurer's report. Marian McGee reported the scholarship committee had selected a Victoria College student for the club's scholarship. Helen Knebel read a note from Cynthia Vivian of Victoria College thanking the club for the scholarship donation.

Betty Walker announced the president's luncheon was at St. Francis Episcopal Church on May 1.

President Virginia Shultz read a letter from Patricia Stevens, president of Alamo District, GFWC, asking for a donation for a fundraising project. The club voted to donate $50.

Shultz won the raffle prize that was donated by Doris Alexander. The raffle netted $42, which will help fund the Shelly Jordan and Grace McIntosh Scholarship to Victoria College.

Shultz thanked the hostesses Jackie Edwards, Margaret Williams and Helen Williams and the greeter, Mary Margaret Rieger. She then closed the meeting with an Easter Bible scripture.



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