The American Association of University Women Sandhills-Southern Pines Branch will held a fall luncheon meeting at the Table on the Green, Thursday, Sept. 10, at 12:30 p.m. The luncheon is open to interested nonmembers and guests.
For reservations, or for further information, call Sue Williamson at 692-7154 or Lois McCarthy at 295-2871.
AAUW works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research, nationally as well as locally.
The Computer Club of Seven Lakes meets Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. in the game room at Seven Lakes North.
"Join us in a demonstration of the new Windows 7 operating system slated to make its debut in October," says a spokesman.
Chad Ladingham, proprietor of "AT Home PC" and instructor at Sandhills Community College, will be the guest speaker.
Seven Lakes Kiwanis
The Seven Lakes Kiwanis hosted a talk by Dr. Renee Cowen of the Seven Lakes Chiropractic Clinic Tuesday, Aug. 11.
Cowen is new to Seven Lakes after practicing in Colorado and Southern Pines for the last several years. She is a qualified chiropractor and kinesthesiologist, having also worked as a massage therapist for 10 years.
She discussed how quality of life is based on being able to move and how chiropractic medicine, combined with other practices, can be helpful in relieving pain.
At the Aug. 18 meeting, Ron Erskine, an interested resident of Seven Lakes, discussed the condition of the lakes in Seven Lakes and recommended procedures to make sure the water quality is maintained at its high level of safety.
Erskine explained that testing the water is not mandated by the state and only recommended by the counties. As a result, testing is performed on an irregular schedule, if at all.
The problem of getting the water tested at any location has been to get an approved tester from the county or state to actually come to a location, take samples, and then get an analysis performed and report back. As a result, the testing being done is not only expensive, but also virtually useless because of the time lapse to get results.
Recently, a simple "do-it-yourself" kit has been developed that can be effectively used by local residents whenever they so desire. It costs only $10 per test, and the results are available within hours. Erskine has volunteered to head up an effort with some other volunteers, to test the Seven Lakes' lakes on a regular schedule, probably once per week.
The Seven Lakes Kiwanis meets every Tuesday at noon at the Seven Lakes Country Club.
The Moore County Kennel Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Table on the Green, at Midland Country Club on Midland Road in Pinehurst. Members usually arrive around 6 p.m. for dinner and/or chats with fellow members; the actual meeting begins at 7 p.m.
The club will be making the final arrangements for its AKC All-Breed Show, Rally and Obedience Trials. The events will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Harness Track in Pinehurst. These shows usually have 800 to 1,000 dogs participating.
"Club members welcome the public to join in this event," says a spokesman.
For information about the shows call Jane Forsyth at 295-2515 or Janet Dalton at 692-9341.
The club is always looking for new members and invites all inquiries about the club, its members, its purpose and many projects. Visit www.moorecokc.org or call Nick Lynn at (910) 947-1748 or Nona Burrell at (910) 295-3909.
The Pinehurst Rotary held its quarterly "membership" meeting recently.
President Gary Williford asked John Bullard to say a few words about the importance of new member recruitment, and then he asked Ray Taylor to give his important message about the Rotarians' quest to eliminate polio.
Tuesday, Aug. 18, Audrey Moriarty, director of The Tufts Archives, Pinehurst, presented a program on the history of Pinehurst.
Moriarty's program covered the origins of the region, the early development of Pinehurst, facts about the long-leaf pine, and short bios on members of James Walker Tufts family, Frederick Olmsted, Donald Ross, Alfred Moore and others.
Some of the items shown were a wood and iron made by Ross for his 4-year-old daughter and a leather and rubber "shoe" for horses that worked on the golf courses (pre-1930).
The Pinehurst Rotary meets each Tuesday for lunch at Donald Ross' former hotel, The Pine Crest Inn.
Kiwanis of the Pines
John Weaver gave a comprehensive Power Point presentation on hurricane preparedness.
Weaver reminded members that they need to have a plan devised ahead of time; electrical power is not always guaranteed. It is necessary to get batteries, flashlights, drinking water, medicines, a few days of clothes in case of evacuations. One of the hardest to get ready is pets since many shelters do not allow them unless they are caged.
Progress Energy has a website that describe procedures indepth; it is www.progress-energy.com or call 800-496-6356.
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