20th Century Club discusses Christmas luncheon at recent meeting


The September meeting of the 20th Century Club was held at the home of Peggie Howard, with Linda Eilfling serving as co-hostess.

Beverly Warren, vice president, called the meeting to order with reading of the Collect. Linda Minyard gave annual report of club for 2011-2012 ending in May. She also read minutes for the May meeting which were approved, and called the roll.

Under old business, Renee Mitchell thanked all the ladies for getting the information to committee for completion of the club booklet. Sympathy was expressed of JoAnn Gregory in the loss of her mother-in-law, who resided in Michigan.

Under new business it was discussed having the Christmas luncheon at Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Building on Dec. 13, if this date is available. The committee will report on date, entertainment and other items at a later meeting.

A motion was made by Barbara Russell, and seconded by Jeanie Cheek that the club give Norma Caldwell a check for $25 to help pay for expenses she was out in printing our annual booklet.

As there was no other business, the session was adjourned.

Peggie Howard then presented a very informative report on Sandra Day O’Connor, who was the first lady appointed associate justice of the Supreme Court. O’Connor was born in El Paso, Texas, on a cattle ranch, March 26,1930. She received her BA and LLB from Stanford University. She served as deputy county attorney of San Mateo County, Calif., from 1952 until 1953, and as a civilian attorney for Quartermaster Market Center, Frankfurt, Germany, from 1954 to 1957.

On December 20, 1952, she married John J. O’Connor III. They had three sons, Scott, Brian and Jay. From 1958 to 1960, she practiced law in Maryvale, Ariz., and served as assistant attorney general of Arizona for four years, 1965 to 1969. She was appointed to the Arizona State Senate in 1969, and was subsequently re-elected to two, two-year terms. In 1975, she was elected judge of the Manricopa County Superior Court, where she served until 1979, when she was appointed to Arizona Court of Appeals. President Reagan nominated her as associate justice of the Supreme Court and she took her seat on the court on Sept. 25, 1981. O’Connor retired from the Supreme Court on Jan. 31, 2006.

After Howard’s report, the members then enjoyed a time of fellowship, cheesecake and coffee.