CLUB BRIEFS JUNE 18
District Attorney Maureen Krueger spoke to the BPW at its May 22 meeting.
The next speaker will be Patrick Coughlin, president of the Chamber of Commerce, who will present the effects of BRAC on the community. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Rhett's in downtown Southern Pines.
Members and nonmembers are welcome. The cost is $15 per person. Call Kaye Fritz at (910) 944-7117 for reservations.
Terri Prots, director of the Moore County Department of Aging, presented the membership of the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills with a comprehensive overview of the programs and services offered by the Depart-ment of Aging at the June 4 weekly luncheon meeting at National Golf Club, Southern Pines.
Prots highlighted the Senior Enrichment Center, which has quickly become one of the most valuable county resources.
For more information on the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills, please call President George Hillard at (910) 949-5551.
Health Resources Network, a forum for health care professionals that provide services for seniors, will have its monthly meeting at noon Wednesday, June 18, at Table On The Green at Midland Country Club.
Keith McDaniel, a grief counselor with FirstHealth Hospice, will be speaking on "Bereavement Services."
The next speaker will be Jill Botnick, director of outpatient and regional rehab services. Her presentation will be on the outpatient rehab services offered by FirstHealth.
Those interested in attending can call Veronica Sanchez at HomeChoice Network at (910) 944-1116.
The Moore County Amateur Radio Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Moore County Emergency Operations Center, Carthage.
The meeting will focus on planning for the annual Field Day at Hillcrest Park set for June 28-29, with a summary of the May activities, which included support of the Badin Bomber Memorial.
"Everyone with an interest in amateur radio is welcome to attend," says a spokesman.
For further information, contact James Johnson at (910) 400-3019.
Ronald W. Crow, general chairman of the 2008 U.S. Championship to be held on Pinehurst courses No. 2 and No. 4 from Aug. 18-24, presented an overview of the USGA and the tournament itself.
This year's event, which includes both stroke play and match play for the championship, is the most recent major USGA tournament in a long history that includes the Men's and Women's Opens, the Men's and Women's North-South Amateur and the Senior Open Championships.
The championship committee needs help is locating "host families" to provide housing for players. Housing is needed from Friday, Aug. 15 (at the earliest), through Monday, Aug. 25 (should the player make the finals). For more information, contact the U. S. Amateur Championship Office at (910) 295-8151 or by mail at P. O. Box 5369 Pinehurst, NC 28374. The championship office is located on the bottom floor of the Pinehurst Member's Club.
Sandhills Natural History Society meets at 7 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Weymouth Woods Visitors Center Auditorium. There will be a social time, with the program beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Jeff Bean will speak about bog turtles. This rare, diminutive turtle is about four inches long and inhabits spring-fed wetlands in the mountains and western Piedmont.
Call (910) 692-2167 for directions.
Seven Lakes Kiwanis
The Seven Lakes Kiwanis, at its June 3 meeting, welcomed Lynne Nachie of the Monarch organization as its speaker.
Monarch is a former branch of the ARC organization, but is now operating on its own, although performing basically the same services as it previously had done as part of ARC -- namely, support services for those individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance abuse needs. Monarch works with people in 35 counties across North Carolina. About 98 percent supported by Medicare, Monarch is a nonprofit organization with a $44 million budget which it uses to support the disadvantaged from toddles to the elderly.
Supervised living facilities and broad-based counseling help are but two of the many services provided by Monarch.
Nachie was brought to the Kiwanis Club by one of its own members who has had personal family involvement with Monarch, and was able to bring firsthand knowledge of the service it supplies to the community.
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