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WCTU Hosts Mid-Year Meeting
April 9, 2008 - The Indiana Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) hosted its annual mid-year meeting at Marion Memorial Tabernacle on April 8.
The morning session began with State WCTU President Rev. Mary Ann Freeman presiding. State Christian Outreach Director Sarah Ward gave devotions. Ward also serves as world WCTU president. Wanda Tupps led a lively “singspiratio” with Lois Helm at the piano. Bertie Shively of Losantville led the flat salutes.
Roll call was taken by Recording Secretary Becky Stevens of Kokomo. Awards were presented by State Promotion Secretary Lucile Doering, who also outlined goals. Barbara Pomeroy of Kendallville reported on the children’s WCTU organization. LeVaughn Stong of Rossville and Betty Montgomery of Grant County also gave reports.
A representative from the Joint Effort Against Narcotics Team (JEANT) served as guest speaker. JEANT is comprised of four detectives from the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, a county prosecutor, an intelligence analyst, a secretary and an evidence technician. The group’s main goal is reduce the sale, manufacture, distribution and use of illegal narcotics in Indiana communities.
The afternoon session featured special music by Rev. G. Bright Hanna of Marion.
Various state directors, including Sarah Ward, Bertie Shively, Becky Stevens, Wanda Tupps, Jeanette Cook and Vonda Gross, talked about their department’s work.
Lois Anderson of Kokomo, who serves as state treasurer, gave her report. The afternoon concluded with a friendship circle and a benediction by Loretta Sparks of Richmond.
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