(1-29-23) The Twenty First Century Club met on January 24, 2023 at the Rockford United Methodist Church Café for a regular meeting. President Janet Steffy called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone with a report on Laffy Taffy, candy with a joke in every wrapper. Roll-Call by Secretary Kim Carr was completed with everyone naming one’s favorite movie that makes them laugh. The treasurer’s report was given by Valerie Frizinger. The balance is $335.09.

Minutes were read and approved. The outing to Van Wert in November 2022 for the comedy play, Exit Laughing, at the Van Wert Civic Theater was enjoyed by members.

Funny Girl Funny Guy the theme for the year was continued –

Ann Gage continued the evening program with her funny entertainer Steve Harvey. His full name is Broderick Stephen Harvey, Sr., and he was born in Welch West Virginia in 1957. His claim to Ohio comes from his college years at Kent State in Ohio. Steve is 6 ft. 1 in tall and is most noted for his success with the game show Family Feud. He has won 7 daytime Emmy awards. Steve is a clothes horse, wears a different suit on each show, and owns his own line of suits and owns a clothes warehouse. He is not only a comedian, but is also an actor, producer and owns several of his own shows including a popular morning talk show. He’s a motivational speaker, was once homeless, loved producing Kids Say the Funniest Things, and is a Christian, faith-driven man, who goes out of his way to help people and especially entrepreneurs. He is a published author and has recovered from cancer. At 66, he is busy with his 7 children from three marriages and continues in the entertainment field.

“Julia Henkle presented her program on comedienne and actress Rachel Harris who was born in 1968 in Worthington, OH. She received a Fine Arts in Theater from Otterbein College. Rachel moved to NYC with her new husband where she made her debut on the show Seaquest. Later she acted in the Star Trek Voyager series. She starred as the mom in the popular Winpy Kids series of movies, acted on West Wing and Desparate Housewives. She is now divorced and has two children. She continues to act and is often seen in commercials.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 28, 2020. Program leaders are Rozann Maurer and Cindy Canary. Kim Carr and Ann Gage will be hostesses.