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November Meeting
Africa USA

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2 1st Vice President and Program Chairman Grace  talks about future speakers and holiday luncheon

4   Five new Members were introduced by Kathy  (Membership Chairman):
Left to right: 
Romayne, Kathy, Laura, Mary, Marie,  Arlene
3Treasurer Susan gives the Treasurer's report and results from Holiday House.

Bonnie is to be featured in Boca Magazine as a local "HERO" for her devoted work to Garden Therapy, working with Alzheimers patients
Evangeline and Barbara speak about the Museum Tour they are planning

7 Connie Aiello speaks about the January Fashion show and luncheon.

We had an excellent turnout for our November meeting. 

11 Our members gave generously to the Boca Helping Hands fund. This will continue with donations in December as well.

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Patty did the Pedestal arrangement

Tea Table Centerpiece was done by Evelyn - photo not available


The daughter (Shirley Schneider) and grand-daughter (Ginger Pedersen) of the founder of Africa USA were on hand to tell the history of the wildlife park that operated in Boca Raton from 1953 to 1961.

 John P. Pedersen from Racine, WI is the gentleman who in 1950 created and ran Africa USA’s 300 acres in Boca Raton. The animals were brought in from Africa. 

africa usa ornament Our annual ornament (left)
this year is a representation of
Africa USA
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Before and after photos of the neighborhood where Africa USA was located.