Pam taking Questions, Slide In Background of Her Flying Home
An attentive OWLS Audience
Pam Simplot, Three Weeks In China with Two Families
Hughes decorated tables for Halloween with spooky centerpieces. Carol Josh gave the blessing. The 25 OWLS then enjoyed a fine potluck on Oct. 25. Sharyn Pann read and explained the best recipe for a fruit cake for the holidays. It includes a quart of brandy which must be checked for taste several times while making the cake. Or was that mashing the calf. Pam Simplot, Beth Rodermel’s daughter, gave a presentation of her experiences while traveling and spending time with two families for three weeks in China in 2014. Pam and her husband are and have been guest hosts for foreign students at Beloit College. Students do not stay with them, but they provide a family atmosphere for them on weekends. They hosted two young ladies from China several years ago and were invited to visit their families in China over a 3 week period. The students were Cleo from Jiaxing, China, near Shanghai and Xuegi from HohHot, China in Inner Mongolia. The power point presentation included their homes, families, business and surrounding areas. There were donations of $58.
Host Daughters Xuegi Gao and Kun Zhang “Cleo) in 2009
Happy Thanksgiving Meal – Catered by KnutesJean led the 25 OWLS present in singing the Doxology for theBlessing. Everyone then settled in at their table and prepared tobe served a grand Turkey dinner by Knute’s of Orfordville. The meal began with an excellent salad. Then came the turkey, dressing, veggies, bread, and mashed potatoes and gravy. Everyone gave thanks again. Finally it was time for desert. Pumpkin pies, pumpkin tort, and delicious apple desert by Joann R. A short meeting followed announcing the birthdays for November and December. No anniversaries were found at the end of the year. Everyone was happy the elections were over. Next Month: There will be NO meeting in December due to the busy Holiday season. Next meeting will be Jan. 24, 2019. The January program will be a presentation on Housing for Veterans. The February program will be Kurt VanGalder speaking on Polar Bears. You know he will have many great photos.