The new board began its mid-July meetings with a special budget orientation given by Nancy Secrest, national treasurer. The board quickly settled into the routine and grappled with budget and other issues harmoniously. The Society is blessed with members who are willing to give their time for this valuable function.
A highlight of the convention for me was the news that our daughter presented David and me with a seven-pound, six-ounce baby girl. Since this was our first, it was an especially momentous occasion. So as soon as the convention was over, we joined the exodus from Olcott to visit the new family in New York City and to meet Ruby Mae Cowlishaw. As is the usual tradition, Olcott transformed from a bustling community to a quite monastic type of residence for the month of August. Activities slowed and many staff members went on vacation. However, in the background could be seen the steady bustle of preparations for the fall programs, which are right around the corner.
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