AARP Chapter No. 2564 meets at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec 16, at Penick Village, Rhode Island Extension, Southern Pines. This is the annual meeting at which officers for 2009 will be installed.
The speaker will be Alona Sloan, representing adult services from the Department of Aging of Moore County. The cost of the meal is $8.50.
"We welcome guests," says a spokesman.
Kiwanis of the Pines
Henry Brown of the Pinehurst Rotary gave an enlightening talk to the members of the Kiwanis of the Pines concerning his mission as a Rotarian.
Rotary has a global objective with fellowship and opportunity to serve the community. They are also interested in the advancement of international peace services. Paul Harris in 1905 had a vision of business vocational opportunities to serve the business world. There are Rotary Clubs all over the world serving many communities and countries. In the late 1980s women were admitted to their ranks, which marked a stronger club for the average Rotarian. Younger members are the focus of the 21st century.
Many of the community activities that Rotary has done in this area are Camelot Playground, relief for devastated areas, like Hurricane Floyd about 10 years ago, and exchange students at local high schools.
Rotary involves high school students aged 15-18 in the Interact program, then expands into the college age 18-30 with Rotaract. From there members are recruited to formal Rotary.
Some recent activities that members are involved in are Polio Plus, to rid the world of polio, which is still prevalent in Nigeria and Pakistan. Community service activities in these areas are most rewarding, especially developing partnerships for the advancement of their societies.
Aberdeen Home and Garden
The Aberdeen Home and Garden Club met Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Postmaster's House with 14 members and one guest present.
Carol Wright was the hostess. Frances Marks, vice president, called the meeting to order and led the club collections. Janet Peele was welcomed as a new member.
Barbara Greer, program chairman, presented Carl Klabbatz, a local, well known floral designer with 30 years experience. He demonstrated the creation of many fall arrangements, using various containers. Colors besides green, gold, and red were used in creating Christmas arrangements with the use of much glitter. Water-proof ribbon was recommended and used in his demonstration of Christmas bows. One of his arrangements was donated as a door prize, and the club voted to use it on one of the doors of the Postmaster's House during the Christmas season.
The business meeting was conducted by Frances Marks. Committee reports were heard. The Garden Club award had been placed at the George Wentland home on Devonshire Trail, pansies had been planted in the Post Office garden, and the reminder was given that it is time to plant bulbs. In other business, Janet Peele volunteered to make the ribbons for the decorations at the Page Memorial Library, and the Club voted to hang a Christmas wreath on the second door of the Postmaster's House.
The December Christmas luncheon will be Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Postmaster's House, with Harriett Sloan and Faye Honeycutt as the hostesses.
The Cleveland Browns Backers of the Sandhills, a club made up of loyal Cleveland Browns football fans living in the Sandhills area, meet every time the Browns play a game. The local chapter meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at Easys Sports Bar and Grill, Olmsted Village Shopping Center next to Nina's restaurant. The Browns will play the Philadelphia Eagles.
For information, call Fred at 295-6480. For further information, visit www.brownsbackersofthesandhills.com.
The Eureka ECA met with Patti Burke at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18. Nine members and one guest were present.
Caroline Eddy accepted a donation for the Sandhills Moore Coalition from the club. This money was made from the sale of the cookbooks, and funds were designated to assist Moore County Senior citizens in need.
The project for November was Toys for Tots.
Mary Ruth Whitaker presented the program on health issues. She discussed seven ways to identify cancer.
Emma Wales invited the club members to her home on Tuesday evening, Dec. 16, at 6:30 for the annual Christmas dinner.
Sandhills Christian Women's Connection will hold its monthly luncheon Thursday, Dec. 11.
Amy Ivey, Deanne Renshaw and Judy Strothers will entertain with beautiful songs of the season.
"These talented ladies have blessed us before with their talents, and we are looking forward to hearing their Christmas presentation", says Sherrie Brown, chair of SCWC.
The guest speaker is Bonnie Clarke, who moved to Aberdeen several years ago and has a touching story of her time here and her connection with SCWC.
All Sandhills women and their guests are welcome to attend the luncheon held at the National Golf Club in Pinehurst from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Call Joan at 673-5146 or Anne at 215-0074 to make reservations.
"Be sure to let us know if you will be taking advantage of our free nursery," says a spokesperson.
The cost of this month's luncheon is $13, all inclusive.
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