Centennial News

The Kansas State University Social Club celebrated its 100th anniversary the first week of November 2011.  In addition to a program commemorating our founding at our general membership meeting luncheon, K-State's First Lady, Noel Schulz, kindly invited Social Club members to attend a tea at the President's residence.

At the Centennial luncheon on November 1, 2011, Social Club President Sandra Brase recognized the service of 21 Past Presidents of Social Club in attendance as well as the contributions of Honorary President Noel Schulz and Past Honorary President Ruth Ann Wefald (also in attendance).  Rae Stamey (1967-68 Social Club President); Nancy Prawl, Historian (1996-97 President); and Program Co-Chairs Kathy Hasler and Carol Oukrop (President 2008-09) presented a program detailing some of the club's historical highlights and trends.  A slideshow of the presentation, edited for web viewing, is available here (pdf).

Also adding to the celebration was a Proclamation (pdf) from Kansas Governor Sam Brownback declaring November 1, 2011, as ‘Kansas State University Social Club Day' in honor of the organization.

Approximately 80 members were in attendance at the Centennial Tea at the President's residence on November 4, 2011.  Joining members to enjoy tea, tasty pastries, and tours of the residence by First Lady Noel Schulz, were Provost April Mason and Jackie Hartman, K-State Chief of Staff and Director of Community Relations.  The Social Club wishes to extend its sincere appreciation to Shelly Broccolo, Dana Hastings, and Megan Umscheid of the President's office for their assistance in making this a memorable event.

Kansas State University Social Club in the News

The Manhattan Mercury Article, October 31, 2011

Kansas State Collegian Article, November 2, 2011
(Please note the 2011-2012 membership total listed in the article should read approximately 170 members; 85 members were in attendance at the Centennial Luncheon.)

Noel Schulz (@kstate_1stlady)
11/1/11 12:04 PM
Did you know today has been proclaimed Kansas State University Social Club Day by Gov. Sam Brownback to celebrate its 100th birthday?

Noel Schulz (@kstate_1stlady)
11/1/11 12:09 PM
Enjoying K-State Social Club Luncheon @ MCC for 100th birthday celebration! Have 21 past presidents & one woman has been a member for 63 yrs

Noel Schulz (@kstate_1stlady)
11/1/11 1:22 PM
Past presidents of K-State Social Club dating back to 1968. Outstanding lady leaders who made a wonderful difference twitpic.com/79gdn8

Noel Schulz (@kstate_1stlady)
11/4/11 6:43 PM
Fun event this afternoon @ Prez Rez as I hosted K-State Social Club 100th Anniversary tea. Hot tea, scones, fruit, cookies & chocolates-yum!

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Centennial Fun Fact

First Lady Noel Schulz is the first person to ever Tweet from a Social Club event.