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Fulda Women of Today Disbands after 32 years

February 28, 2013

By Norma Dittman
As of March 1st, the Fulda Women of Today chapter will be a part of Fulda’s history. The Chapter lost its Women of Today Minnesota State affiliation in May of 2012. Due to strong commitments to the annual Holiday Craft Bazaar, the members chose to work together as a team to bring that event to the community. The Chapter’s was dissolved as of December 31, 2012.

The Fulda Women of Today have had a 32 year history . Fulda’s Women of Today Chapter was actually started in 1980 when the Windom Jaycees Women began a chapter extension to Fulda. The Fulda Jaycee Women received their charter in February of 1981.

Highlights for the chapter that first year included a Senior Citizens Halloween Party, a Bunny Brunch, Christmas caroling, bake sale at the Fine Arts Bazaar, spring rummage sale, a Christmas Party, a family picnic, a Valentine’s party and a year end banquet.

In 1982, a Woman’s softball Tournament was added to the list and a sno-cone machine was purchased. A children’s Halloween party was organized and several prayers breakfast were held as well as a bratwurst supper and a Spring Style Show.

The Fulda Jaycee Women won several State awards during the 1984-1985 year because their membership doubled. During that year, several Silly Suppers and prayer breakfasts were held. Members took a CPR course. A Special People Program with the New Dawn residents and the Fulda Food Shelf were started. State Projects that year were a Make-A-Wish bear raffle and Make-the-Grade for Cystic Fibrosis.

A 1984 United States Supremem Court ruling towards the Minnesota Jaycees found the membership voting to dissolve with the Minnesota Jaycee Women and join the organized Women of Today. That is when the name Fulda Women of Today was adopted.

The chapter continued to grow and held many events that included fun and socialization for the members and their families.

During 1988-1989, the chaper extended to the town of Adrian as a new chapter. It was also during this year that long-time member Leann Enninga received a Key Women award from the State organizations. The Key Women award is the highest state award that a Women of Today member can receive.

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