The Home Culture Club met for the first meeting of the 2006-2007 year at the home of Ginger Odell. Ginger's mother-in-law, Susie Odell, hosted the meeting as Ginger was accompanying her husband David on Rotarian business. Those attending the meeting were Carolyn Shryock, Faye Smith, Deanna Francis, Wanda Powell, Nancy Roberts, Linda Gray, Elizabeth Hinderliter, Faye Pitzer, Dorothy Sechler, and Susie Odell. Linda Gray, president, presided over the meeting.

Susie Odell presented the lesson on BAP (Broadway At Panhandle). Members learned this is a week-long camp held for students ages 12 to 18 at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in the summer. Rachel Odell had the privilege of participating in the camp this summer. The camp, the ninth year it has been held, is jointly sponsored by OPSU and the Oklahoma Arts Council. Those enrolled in the camp learn about production of musicals, including rehearsing and performing in a show at the end of the camp. They learn to work together on all activities. Teachers for the activities come from as far away as Manhattan in New York City , and others are students in universities. The college aged students were also counselors for the campers and did the sets for the production.

Some of the shows that have been produced in the past include Annie , Godspell , and Oklahoma . This year the campers presented Once On This Island , a popular adaptation of The Little Mermaid . Next year's show will be Bye, Bye Birdie .

Deanna Francis, secretary, read the minutes of the previous meeting. There were no additions or corrections.

Old business dealt with the plans made last fall to provide funding for an archway at the new veterans' memorial south of the museum. The steering committee for the memorial has suggested that an archway is not feasible. Members are still interested in providing funding for an aspect of the memorial and are interested to hear about the landscaper's plans for the grounds there.

New business included reading a letter from Tau Omega Sorority regarding Pink Day on October 11. They have requested everyone to wear pink on that day and have invited Home Culture Club members to participate in activities. Club members voted to send $5 per member to Tau Omega to go toward breast cancer research. Everyone will dress in pink individually on that day and were aware there was a breakfast that morning, hosted by Tau Omega also.

Roll call was “What I Did This Summer”, and answers showed most members stayed close to home. Snacks served included popcorn and candy along with cranberry apple drink. The next meeting will be at the home of Deanna Francis on September 21.

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