102 Club


Missouri inducts ten new members into 102 Club on National Centenarian Day

Missouri's Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped has inducted ten talking-book readers into the 10² Talking-Book Club of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress.

Reader accepts Ten-Squared award
Caption: (From the left) Katharine Chambers accepts Ten-Squared Club award from Missouri state librarian Sara Parker; observing are secretary of state Robin Carnahan, Carolyn Hoover Sung of NLS, and Waller F. McGuire, director of the St. Louis Public Library.

The St. Louis Public Library hosted the September 22, 2005, ceremony. One-hundred-and-three-year-old Katharine Chambers of St. Louis, who is Missouri's first 102 inductee, was guest of honor. Missouri secretary of state Robin Carnahan and NLS Network Division chief Carolyn Hoover Sung presented Chambers with a certificate, a pin, and a letter from NLS director Frank Kurt Cylke. Nine other Missourians, whose names, ages, and hometowns are listed below, were also inducted into the club.

  • Vera Cusey, 101, Raytown
  • Effie "Rene" Johnson, 101, Osage Beach
  • Margaret Dodge, 101, Salisbury
  • Helen May, 100, Rolla
  • Mabell L. McGuire, 100, Freeburg
  • Audrey R. Myers, 100, Kansas City
  • Alma M. Sego, 100, Smithville
  • Leona M. Akers, 100, Chillicothe
  • Philip D. Covell, 100, Gladstone