The Sandhills Christian Women's Connection will hold its monthly luncheon Thursday, June 18, at noon.
Sarah Bush, from Winston-Salem, will speak; Ellen Perkinson, an interior decorator with the Village Design Group of Southern Pines, will discuss redesigning a home on a budget; and as an added treat, Lydia Macinta will sing.
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. A courtesy call by Tuesday, June 16, will be appreciated.
"Be sure to let us know if you will be taking advantage of our free nursery for your young children," says a spokesman.
The cost of this month's luncheon is $13, all-inclusive.
The Carthage Lions raised funds to provide assistance to the blind and sight-impaired by hosting a raffle at the Carthage Buggy Festival.
Support for this event came from Carthage Prescription Shoppe, Westmoore Pottery, The Pilot, Pinehurst Surgical Esthetician Services, Frank's Food Center, Family Eye Care of the Carolinas, Ragazzi's Italian Restaurant, Bill Smith Ford, Lisa's Boutique, Salon 105, Julie's Beads and Bows and San Felipe Mexican Restaurant.
The next meeting of the Carthage Lions will be Thursday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Gospel Chapel,Vass-Carthage Road. The guest speaker will be from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Center in Raleigh. The club will make a donation to the center for use in research.
For information about the meeting, call the club president, Keith Poindexter, at 315-1976.
Seven Lakes Kiwanis
On May 26, Gary Strohl, from U.S. Kids World Golf, spoke to the Seven Lakes Kiwanis Club. U.S. Kids World Golf sponsors and organizes an annual tournament for kids 5-18 years of age.
A total of 1,300 kids, including 500 teens, will play in the finals in Pinehurst after qualifying by winning a qualifying tournament played earlier in the year. There will be representatives from 35 countries, including 46 U.S. states.
The expected revenue for Moore County is 3.9 million dollars, which will come from about 5,000 visitors from around the world.
This year's teen tournament is July 29-Aug. 1, and younger children, Aug. 4-Aug. 8. The tournament will be played on several local courses, and is heavily dependent on volunteer help.
At this time there is still a substantial need for volunteers. If you are interested in helping out on this tournament, contact the USKG World Championships at P.O. Box 4000 in Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Seven Lakes Kiwanis meets every Tuesday at noon at the Seven Lakes CC.
The Eureka Extension Club met at the home of Earlene Frye for its May meeting. Six members reported that they had picked up trash on Star Ridge Road.
Personal items for servicemen and women stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan were collected. Members were asked to collect items for school children during the summer and an ongoing project of collecting aluminum tabs from soda cans for The Ronald McDonald House will continue.
The next meeting will be held Tuesday, June 16, at the Agricultural Building, Carthage.
Health Resources Network, a forum for health care professionals that provide services for seniors, will meet Wednesday, June 24, at noon, at Table on the Green at Midland Country Club.
The first speaker will be Tiffany Abbey, community educator from Community Home Care & Hospice. The second speaker is Tammy Williams from Sandhills Community College, whose topic is "Sleeping and Dreaming."
Those interested in attending should call Veronica Sanchez, at HomeChoice Network, at 910-944-1116.
Linden Garden Club
The Linden Garden Club of Pinewild enjoyed an outing to Raleigh for its May 21 meeting.
Over 50 members and guests were treated to a guided tour of the Executive Mansion and Gardens, lunch at Caffe Luna and a stroll through the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, which has many beautiful and unusual trees and ornamental borders.
"Thanks to our bus hostesses, Nancy Watt, Elaine DeWeese and Barbara Johnson," says a spokesman. "The trip was both entertaining and informative."
The club will be concluding this fiscal year with a potluck luncheon and installation of officers, held at the Weymouth Center Thursday, June 18, at 11 a.m.
Lost Tree Garden Club
Members of the Lost Tree Garden Club are seeking financial support.
"We learned at a committee meeting in May that there was a need for operating funds," says a spokesman for the club, which maintains the garden at the corner of Lost Tree and McKenzie roads, in Pinehurst. "Treasurer Bob Gable reports that it has become increasingly difficult to meet water, electric, and other maintenance charges that occur each month.
It has been three years since the last fund drive.
"It was decided that a campaign seeking funds would begin June 1," says Audrey Griffin, club president. "It is with pride that we enter into this important activity. I urge members to inform neighbors, many of whom are new to the community, that their support is needed. In many cases, folks are just not aware of who takes care of the corner garden. When people know that it is their garden, they usually respond with enthusiasm."
The Whispers recently held its May luncheon meeting at the Country Club of Whispering Pines, arranged by chairman Mary Lou Winn, and her committee, Sue Jaehne, Lorri Motta, Nancy O'Connell, Doris Russell, and Mary Steffan.
Sandhills Community College professor, Bill Croft, presented a program titled "Tea-Time at the 19th Hole," about the health benefits and cautions of daily tea consumption.
New officers for 2009-2010, unanimously accepted by the members, are Sharon Mathias and Marilyn Navarro, co-chairs; Lorri Motta, recording secretary; Mary Steffan, corresponding secretary; and Judy Loughlin, treasurer.
The first-ever Whispers Pine Cone Award was presented to Sandy Armstrong for her outstanding service to the community since her move to Whispering Pines five years ago.
Armstrong creates the Whispers publicity posters each month as well as the Christmas House Tour brochures, the arts and crafts fair, the village phone directory, and special greeting cards.
Plans for the September luncheon and fall fashion show will be announced in August.
"Whispers thanks all of the community ladies for their participation and help during the past year," says a spokesman.
Toastmasters Club of the Sandhills will "roast" its outgoing president, Leslie Deane, at a meeting Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m.
The public is always invited to Toastmasters meetings, held the first three Tuesdays of each month at 211 Van Dusen Hall at Sandhills Community College.
Deane is a resident of Pinehurst and has been a Toastmaster since 1976.
Roasting Deane will be Laura Snyder, a professional humorist and nationally syndicated newspaper columnist from Whispering Pines; Paul Barnes, vice president of sales for CSX, a Foxfire resident; and Renee Nichols, a resident of Laurinburg. Robin Moore, a Communities In Schools of Moore County employee and former school principal, will serve as "Roastmaster of the Evening."
Deane will have an opportunity to rebut the roasters after their speeches.
In addition to roasting Deane, Toastmasters Club of the Sandhills will install its 2009-10 slate of officers: Paul Barnes, president; Laura Snyder, vice president of education; Garry Carlson, vice president of membership; Leslie Deane and Linda Carlson, vice presidents of public relations; Earl McMillan, secretary; Chris Norkus, treasurer; and Christina Menear, sargeant at arms.
Toastmasters is an international organization dedicated to assisting members to improve their public speaking and leadership skills.
For information on meetings or membership, contact Garry Carlson at coachgarry@gmail. com.
The Sandhills Chess Club meets at the Senior Center, 8040 U.S. 15-501 (two miles north of the Pinehurst Traffic Circle) every Monday at 2:45 p.m., and every Thursday at 7 p.m.
Call Joe McDonald at 281-5271 for more information.
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