The GFWC/Iowa Toledo Woman's Club met for their regular meeting at the Toledo Public Library. Eight members were present for the very interesting and informative program. Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt and his K-9 partner Nikki gave an excellent presentation for us. He explained about her training, his training, and some of her duties. Living together "24 / 7" they have formed an extremely close bond. She is a very friendly and loving animal as long as she is not "on duty."
All during his talk she scarcely took her eyes off him. You could tell that her main goal in life was to please him. We appreciated his coming even more because he was on vacation at the time!
We took up a collection and presented it to Deputy Quandt at the close of his program. Anyone can donate at any time by sending a check to "Tama County Canine Fund" and send it to the Sheriff's office. This is a fund for all of the dog's food, vet bills, etc.
The meeting was called to order by President, Karen Havran. Roll Call was answered by "A new Year's Resolution I SHOULD make!" Quite a few interesting ideas were given.
The book "I Am Malala" was shown to the members. This was the book we presented to the Library in Memory of Joanne Yuska.
Arlene Gerlach reported that our club had 100 percent participation in the Adventures in Reading Program. Marlene Eernisse reported on fund-raising progress, and also that she was sending a news article to the papers on the Scholarships that are available through GFWC/Iowa. The information and forms have also been sent to the music, art, and speech instructors at South Tama School. Nancy Carson read an article from our "Clubwoman" magazine regarding the Shot of Life program which we have contributed to.
We will be in charge of Birthday Bingo at Sunny Hill Care Center this month.
Happy Dollars were collected, and the meeting was adjourned.