Members of the Mason Bluebonnet Study Club met in the stately home of Sabin Nelson on Monday, June 14, for a salad potluck luncheon and a planning session to schedule programs for the club year beginning in September.
Ideas presented included a program on Citizenship in Action, one to learn more about the General Federation of Women’s Clubs to which the club belongs, a program on proper nutrition and its effect on life, and a study of Black History on Martin Luther King’s birthday. Other activities in the planning stages include a trip to the Heart of Texas Country Music Museum to study the beginnings of traditional country music; a book review by an area author along with a fundraiser for "Adopt a Book" to benefit the local library; a shower for the shelter for victims of domestic violence, The Haven, located in Brady and serving McCulloch, Mason and Menard Counties; and a field trip to explore the school houses being preserved at Long Mountain and Peter’s Prairie. Edna Earle Benton promises to deliver information about the early schools in Texas during this latter event. Those attending will bring a sack lunch.
As speakers are confirmed and dates are set, they will be presented to the community along with a standing invitation for new members.
Attending the meeting were Vice President and Program Chairman Tonya Lamoreaux, Carol Jordan, Treasurer Mary Ellen Merkel, Secretary and Reporter Betty Meyer, Yearbook Chairman and Corresponding Secretary Mary Carlman, Parliamentarian Edna Earle Benton, and President and hostess for the meeting Sabin Nelson.