April Meeting: Saturday, April 23,2005
Amy Becker, president, reports:
District Seven held its spring meeting in April. Dolores Hope, columnist from the Garden City Telegram
, spoke about writing and language. Elections were also held. Amy Becker
was elected as president, Robbie Cline
was elected as Vice-President. All other officers retained their positions.
SPEAKER: Dolores Hope
, long-time columnist for The Garden City Telegram
Hope is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a BA in journalism and English. She worked for The Lawrence Journal World
and was stringer for the Kansas City Star
while at KU. She came to The Garden City Telegram
as city editor in the fall of 1946 and worked for the Associated Press in Topeka during the 1949 legislative session. She began writing a column for the Telegram
in December 1954 and has worked on staff part and full-time as needed. She continues to write for fun and money.
Hope’s March 9th “At Random” column, “Speaking of the English language
,” addresses the issue of bilingual education.
To read other recent columns from the Garden City Telegram Opinion Page
, scroll down to “At Random” for a list of columns.