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Chiropractic Journal of Australia : CJA June 2013
Chiropractic Journal of Australia Volume 43 Number 2 June 2013 47 Vickie Palmer has been the most closely involved in broadcasting and chiropractic, the Palmer family's unusual combination of business interests."9 Also keeping with the strong family tradition of community service, she has served on the boards of many local organizations, including the Davenport Chamber of Commerce, Firstar Bank, the Handicapped Development Center, Broadway Theatre League, Quad City Symphony, Greater Metro Y, Putnam Museum, Friends of Iowa Public Television, Gilda's Club of the Quad Cities, DavenportOne, the Vera French Foundation, and Genesis Health Services Foundation. She was one of the frst women invited to join the Davenport Rotary Club.6 Vickie’s love of music and jazz in particular coincided with that of Mary Ann who was a regular jazz presenter at Community Radio Station 2AAA-FM in Wagga Wagga. For many years, they met annually at the Bix Jazz Festival in Davenport, of which Vickie is a sponsor.5 Through her commitment to chiropractic, her work in the broadcast industry, her philanthropy, and her community involvement, she has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the chiropractic feld and in the community. Upon Mary Ann’s passing Vickie made a major donation to a Mary Ann Chance Memorial fund, which was the impetus to create the Chance-Peters Heritage Endowment Fund. As Mary Ann spent nearly 50 years in Australia, the decision was made that this fund is to support foreign students who do not have access to U.S. student loans.5 Vickie has been married to Don Pruter since Valentine's Day 1989,8 and together they enjoy travel throughout North America and renovating their house on River Drive in Davenport, just west of her childhood home. Edith Cronk, DC Mary Ann was selected to be one of the interns in the B.J. Palmer Chiropractic Research Clinic. And while at Palmer, she met and married an Australian student, Frank McLeod. Edith Cronk, was a mentor to foreign students, a sort of mother for all foreign students. As Mary Ann was going to marry an Australian, she participated in functions held by Edith,5 another member of the extended Palmer School family. Edith Margaret Stoke was born August 28, 1916, in Wichita Falls, Texas.10 Her restoration to health under chiropractic care led her parents, John and Marie Stoke to Palmer School of Chiropractic, where John planned to enroll. Learning that spouses could attend free, Marie also enrolled. They graduated from the PSC on March 23, 1920, relocated to Virginia, where John had an uncle, and opened their Roanoke offce for practice on May 3. They countered opposition from the medical board by offering free care. “The judge said if they were foolish enough to do such a thing the court would not stand in their way.”10 The donation box by the door enabled them to make a living. A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS CALLENDER
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