The Kiwanis Club of Metropolis has scheduled five upcoming programs in which women will speak about their careers in business and education. The club meets at noon every Tuesday in the basement of St. Paul Lutheran Church, located on the corner of Ferry and East Sixth streets.

On Sept. 3, Laura Walker Hayes, principal at Massac Junior High School, will begin the series and speak on Women in Education Administration.

Others presenting programs about women in their careers and the dates of their presentations are:

• Sept. 10: Circuit Judge, First Judicial Circuit of Illinois, Amanda Byasee Gott, Women in Law;

• Sept. 17: Dr. Karla Cunningham, Women in Veterinary Medicine;

• Sept. 24: Margaret Rzechula, from City National Bank, Women in Banking; and

• Oct. 1, Areia Hathcock, The Metropolis Planet and the Mayfield, Kentucky newspapers, Women in Journalism.

Dave Park, member of the Kiwanis Club, said he organized the presentations because he believes it is essential that young people have a better understanding of the challenges facing all young people, especially women, in today's competitive job market and that he believes the discussions will be enlightening for club members and all guests.

Anyone who wishes to attend one of these meetings should email Diana Douglas at, so Kiwanis can ensure they have a meal at the meeting.

The cost of the lunch is $8.50 for guests.

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