20th Century Club hears report on Greenland at recent meeting

The April meeting of the 20th century Club was held at the home of Barbara Russell, with Renee Mitchell as co-hostess.

The meeting was called to order by the president, Beverly Warren, with the reading of the collect. Roll was called by Linda Minyard, and minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Dues for 2014-2015 were collected by Peggy Koen, and the treasurer’s report was given.

Norma Caldwell reported that the final meeting for this year would be May 13 at Donald W. Reynolds Community Service Center. Sheets were passed around by Jeanne Cheek for members to sign up for next year’s meeting.

As there was no other business the meeting was turned over to LaQuita Wisner, who gave a report of Greenland, an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Artic Archipelago.

It has been politically and culturally associated with Europe (specifically Norway and later Denmark). Greenland, in terms of area, is the world’s largest island, over three-quarters of which are covered by ice. With a population of 56,370 it is the least densely populated country in the world. In 2008, Greenlanders voted in favor of the Self-Government Act, which transferred more power from Danish royal government to local government. All towns and settlements of Greenland are situated along the ice-free coast. The world’s largest National Park is located in the northeastern part of Greenland. Greenland today is dependent on fishing and fish exports.

After Wisner’s report the ladies enjoyed a time of food and fellowship.