The Doll Study Club had a fun-filled summer, beginning with the July 20 meeting held at the home of Pat Johnson, and hosted by herself and daughter Lynn Johanson. The theme of the meeting was "A Doll's Picnic," and consisted of a day of friends gathering to enjoy each others' company, along with a beautiful sunny day on Chautauqua Lake, a lunch enjoyed by all, and the chance to visit Pat's doll collection and catch up on everyone's busy lives and upcoming events.
It was decided to cancel the August meeting, which was the same day as a doll show that many of the members wished to attend.
September's meeting was held at Alfie's Restaurant. Members finalized the club's programs for the upcoming season and conducted their regular business meeting under the direction of President Norma Koch, and then were treated to a comprehensive program on American Indian dolls by Betty Lou Pillittieri. In it, she described the differences in tribal customs, clothing and location of American Indian tribes, and with her many dolls was able to visually show many of the variations as well, since dolls reflect humans in some of these aspects, and also reflect the times in which these customs were part of the American scene.
The next meeting of the Doll Study Club will be held at Alfie's on Oct. 19, with the annual auction as the program. If anyone has further questions about the club and its membership, contact Susan Mitchell at 814-726-1843.