DAYTON, February 6, 2016 –Parker Hall was the meeting place for the February 2 meeting of Lakata Club. Sharron Stovall welcomed seventeen members and wished everyone Happy New Year since we had not met since December. Jean Blackburn voiced our opening prayer which was followed by a delicious luncheon prepared by hostesses Eleanor Brown, Sharron Stovall, and Barbara Zaruba. The beautiful tables were decorated in a Valentine’s theme.
Mary Ellen Conner gave introduction to Paula Fielder who serves as Dayton ISD Library Coordinator and G.T. Director. Paula presented an interesting and informative program about the ways students use the library in this 21st century to do research and some of the ways she enhances the G.T. students’ learning. She particularly elaborated on the book Young Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews that she used in the fall with her elementary students. She told about and showed examples of some of the projects they chose to research and develop from the book. The students used a combination of websites, a making space, books, and data bases, to develop and enhance their projects. Everyone enjoyed hearing about this creative teaching process.
Paula’s program was followed by the club’s business meeting. Caroline Wadzeck presented a new Dayton Driving Brochure that is a project of the historical society and features many old homes, businesses, churches, cemeteries, and other places of interest around Dayton. She made them available to the members and urged them to take the tour.
The March 1 Lakata Club meeting will take place at the home of Barbara Harris, with Barbara, Jean Blackburn, and Betty Wilson serving as hostesses.