PAOLA — The General Federation of Women’s Clubs, namely the G.F.W.C. Shamrock Study Club of Paola, celebrated 71 years of community service Monday, March 18, at Little Town with 16 members present.

Shamrock Study Club was organized by the Paola Junior May Day Club on Feb. 17, 1948, following in the footsteps of the Pleasant Hour Club, Mother’s Club, Senior May Day, etc., according to a news release.

Gertrude Protzman was one of the main advisors and sponsors who met with the club to learn the rules and regulations over the years. It is the only federated club in Paola at the present time.

Helen M. Carter is the only original living charter member.

A potato and steak soup supper was enjoyed by all at tables decorated with shamrocks and Irish poems. Irish soda bread and relishes completed the supper, along with Irish candies made from pretzels.

Hostesses were Viola Lee, chairman Ethel Thompson, Joyce Wassmer and Helen Carter.

Lucky draw was won be LeAnne Shields. Tracy Kramer gave devotions. Games were played the remainder of the evening.

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