Blanchie Carter, former principal and member of the Moore County Board of Education, will be the guest speaker when the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Sandhills/Southern Pines Branch, meets at 1 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1517 Luther Way, Southern Pines.
"Perspective on Education in Moore County" will be Carter's topic.
The AAUW Book Review group will meet with Judy Allen at 1 p.m. on Feb. 15. Jackie Wilson will present the book review. The International Relations group will meet on Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. with Trudy Schrader. Lois McCarty will lead the discussion on "Brazil: invented pasts and hoped-for-future."
AAUW welcomes into membership all who hold an associate or equivalent degree, a baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution, or a degree from a recognized foreign institution. For more information, contact Lois McCarthy at 295-2871.
Dr. John Dempsey, president of Sandhills Community College since 1989, will speak at Ladies Special Events at the Pinehurst Member's Club on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Dempsey graduated from the University of Notre Dame, has a master's degree in government from the College of William and Mary, and a doctorate in political science from the University of Massachusetts. He is a Vietnam veteran, and served in the Executive Office of the President during the administration of Jimmy Carter.
At Sandhills, his activities range from directing the operations of the college, to teaching a freshman course in American politics. Sandhills was recognized in 2001 as being the finest developmental education program in the country, and in 2002, its foundation raised more money for scholarships and programs than any other single-campus community college in America.
Active in community affairs, Dempsey is chairman of the board of the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills, serves on numerous area boards and councils, and has been selected as a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the Pinehurst Civic Group, and as the first recipient of the United Way of Moore County's Cornerstone Award for Community Service, and the Moore County Community Foundation's inaugural Man of the Year Event in 2004.
Complimentary wine and juice will be served at noon in the main lobby of the Member's Club. Luncheon will be served in the main dining room at 12:30. Members and their guests are welcome. Call to make a reservation at 235-8100, and press the No. 1 when a voice answers. There is an elevator to the dining room if needed.
For further information, call Cynthia Strecker at 295-8828.
The American Singles Golf Association (ASGA) Pinehurst Chapter will hold the following functions in February:
n Sunday, Feb. 4, there will be 18-hole golf outing and Super Bowl party. Call 295-1673 for information.
n Thursday, Feb. 8, the monthly meeting at Mt. Fuji at 6:30 p.m.
n Friday, Feb. 9, card night.
n Feb. 23, movie night.
Golf events will be scheduled depending on the weather.
For more information visit the Web site at www.pinehurst.singlesgolf.com ore-mail email@example.com.
Eileen Malan, president, of the Southern Pines Civic Club, officially launched a year of centennial celebrations on Jan. 21 at the clubhouse.
Mayor Frank Quis presented a proclamation extolling the many service projects and objectives of the past 100 years.
The proclamation began with the first president, Helen Montgomery Boyd Dull, one of the famous Boyds originally from Harrisburg, Pa. The club has firmly and gracefully placed its stamp on influencing the culture, beauty, health, and education of the town that exists today.
A centennial quilt designed by Ways and Means Chairman Carol Misegades and Blanche Woodruff, centennial chairman was displayed and dedicated at the centennial reception. Woodruff also announced that $3,000 has been designated for the future Southern Pines Welcome Center.
The club's Jan. 8 program presented by Elaine Sills, publicity and history chairman, focused on Dull, her family, their subsequent move to the area, and her leadership in forming a group of women whose sole purpose was to make Southern Pines a beautiful and inviting town.
January hostesses were Carol Maley, Blanche Woodruff, and Era Mae Rickman.
The club's next meeting will be Feb. 5 at 1 p.m., with the board convening at 11:30 a.m. The program will be provided by June Falls, who will discuss porcelain art. Hostesses will be Charlotte Jordan, Peggy Laird, and Vi Arhart.
"A Valentine Affair" card/party luncheon will be held on Feb. 10 at noon. Coordinated by Carol Misegades, the luncheon will be catered by Joan Hart, hospitality chairman.
For the second consecutive year, the club will host the April 13 Arts Council of Moore County Gallery Opening at Campbell House, featuring artists Helen Ozment and Susan Edquist. Joan Hart will coordinate this event.
Campbell Housewas originally the home of Jackson Boyd, who was Helen Dull's nephew.
The Literature Group, headed by Jean Bohn, will meet Feb. 26 at noon. Romantic poetry will be the theme.
Currently the club has 62 members. New members joining this year are Suzanne Coleman, Bette Krzyaznowski, Mary Nethercutt, Vicki Rounds, Kimberly Sobat, and Dee Warren.
The clubhouse is located at 105 South Ashe St. For questions regarding the Civic Club and its activities, call Eileen Malan, president, at 692-3719 or Vi Arhart, membership chairman, at 692-3433.
Paul Gibson introduced guest speaker Fouad Fakhouri, music director and conductor of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, at the Jan. 17 weekly luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills.
The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra is the oldest symphony in North Carolina and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, with participation by Queen Nour of Jordan. Fakhouri focused his talk on his commitment to inspire and educate both young and mature audiences on the virtues of classical music.
Dr. Fakhouri said his initiative to invite 250 third-graders from low-income families to his symphony deeply affected him.
"I was astounded by the reaction of the children when we played the "Redesky March" by Johann Strauss. The children were clapping and totally engaged," he said, noting the positive correlation between academic achievement and classical music. He applauded a program recently launched and sponsored by the Kiwanis of the Sandhills that brings in a string quartet (comprised of musicians from his symphony) to about 100 three-and four-year-olds enrolled in the Head Start programs in Southern Pines and Aberdeen.
Fakhouri concluded his talk by encouraging all to attend a concert on April 29 at Pinecrest High School, when the Moore County Choral Society will be joined by the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra.
The Moore County Kennel Club's monthly meeting will be held on the first Tuesday of the month, Feb. 6, at Table On The Green, located at Midland Country Club on Midland Road in Pinehurst.
Members should note this is a relatively new locale and new night for the meetings. Members may arrive at 6 p.m. to eat and visit; the business meeting starts at 7 p.m.
At this meeting the members will have as their guest speakers the MCKC scholarship winners. These young ladies are three of the recipients of veterinary technician scholarships offered each year by the club. They will speak on their curriculum and their everyday lives at Central Carolina Community College.
President Steve Watson urges all members to come out to hear these interesting young people. As usual the kennel club welcomes and encourages anyone interested in dogs and their welfare, and curious as to what the club actually does to join them and find out what they're all about.
If you have any questions about the club, call Watson at 919-776-4688 or Nona Burrell at 910-295-3909.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Sandhills Chapter 1895 will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Community Congregational Church, 141 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines. A speaker from H&R Block will be at this meeting.
Chapter 1895 welcomes all Federal (including U.S. Postal Service) active employees, retirees and spouses to monthly meetings.
Additional information about NARFE is available by contacting Vilma Geisert at 910-215-5898, Peter Feeney at 910-695-1554, Glenn Lazarus at 910-235-0178 or George Sandoval at 910-949-7287.
Pinehurst Civic Group
The Pinehurst Civic Group will hold its annual meeting on Feb. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Pinehurst Village Hall.
The speaker will be Paul Dordal, Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force (retired). His presentation will address the possible impact Fort Bragg may have on this community. In addition, entertainment will be provided by the All American Chorus of the 82nd Airborne Division.
Members and nonmembers are welcome, says a spokesman.
The Sandhills Pointing Breeds Club will hold its monthly club meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. on the club grounds at 3280 Jackson Springs Road, Jackson Springs.
The SPBC is open to anyone interested in the pointing dog breeds. Dog ownership is not required. The club usually meets the first Tuesday of every month from September through May.
For more information about the club, contact Donna Boyce at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 910-246-0190.
The Post-Polio Support Group will hold round table action groups on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. in the Cancer Center classroom located at the lobby level of the hospital.
For information, call 715-5266.
Seven Lakes Lions
The Seven Lakes Lions Club will be hosting David W. Seiberling, musical director of the Moore County Concert Band, as its guest speaker for the meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m., in the Seven Lakes North Club House. The public is invited to attend.
Seiberling will use this opportunity to give members a little background on the origin, history and evolution of this wonderful organization.
For those who desire, a buffet dinner will be available at 6:30 p.m. before the speaker's presentation; the cost is $8 each. Call Ray Lambert at 673-3006 or Howie Pierce at 673-2087 to make a reservation.