The Fairfax Sorosis met March 16 and elected new officers. They include, from left to right: front row – Barbara Jones and Leona Ray; and back row – Georgia Gilley, Betty Wennihan, and Carolyn Pyeatt. Judy Holtz and Pam Cooper are not pictured. (Photo by Debbie Johnson)

By Georgia Gilley

Fairfax Sorosis met Monday, March 16, 2020, at my home. Amid St. Patrick greenery, the group elected new officers for the coming year: Carolyn Pyeatt, president; Judy Holtz, vice-president; Georgia Gilley,  recording secretary; Leona Ray, corresponding secretary and treasurer; Pam Cooper, critic; Georgia Gilley, music; and Barbara Jones, parliamentarian.

Fairfax Sorosis is one of the oldest women’s organizations in Atchison County, organizing in 1898. We have programs and memorabilia dating all though the century and since they are stored at my home, we used this meeting to explore the activities of our club from its beginning.  For the newer members it was a history lesson, but for the older members it was a trip down memory lane.

I was hostess and served M&M cookies and ice cream with a choice of creme de menthe, chocolate, or caramel topping and  chopped pecans.  The conversation was dominated by the coronavirus and we were all thankful for the friendship we shared in Sorosis.