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‘An Iowan in China’ program at Entre Nous

Entre Nous Club met on March 3 at Binford House for lunch and a program by Jonathan Hull. Twelve members were present and hostesses were Ce Hubbard and Sheryl Readout.

President Marlys Ankrum opened the meeting with members reciting The American’s Creed.

Secretary Eleanor Stegmann read the previous month’s minutes and treasurer Sheryl Readout gave the financial report.

Deb Mason reported for Binford House that the two Valentine’s dinners were successful and plans are made to have them again next year. She also reported that the heating system has a back-up so there is no danger of the heat going totally out.

Ankrum appointed the nominating committee; Mary Lou Tappe, chairman, Janice Juchems and Miriam Bryant. They will report in April and election will be in May.

Hull presented the program titled “An Iowan in China.” His grandfather, Willard Hull, went to China in 1903 at age 18, when such travel had to be authorized by the president of the United States. He had to meet certain requirements and learn the Chinese language while there. Eventually he became and interpreter. Hull showed pictures his grandfather saved and several artifacts he had collected. After several years he returned to Marshalltown and went into the fur business with relatives.

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