Aberdeen Home and Garden
The Aberdeen Home and Garden Club met Tuesday, May 19, at the Postmaster's House with 15 members present.
Frances Marks, vice president, called the meeting to order, and Harriett Sloan led the club collect. Louise Buchan, Harriett Sloan, and Dene Moon served as hostesses for the President's Tea, honoring outgoing president, Janet Kenworthy, and other club officers.
Each club member prepared a favorite recipe for the dessert table and placed a copy of the recipe beside the dish. Members enjoyed the various desserts, along with punch prepared by the hostesses at tables covered with white cloths and decorated with flags in celebration of Memorial Day. Frances Marks collected the recipes and will prepare a recipe booklet for members to receive at the September meeting.
The business meeting was conducted by Janet Kenworthy. Committee reports were given, and yearly reports were turned in to the secretary, Evelyn Taylor. Frances Marks and Doris Moon were complimented on the plantings in the garden at the Aberdeen Post Office, which is maintained by the club.
New officers to be installed at the September meeting are as follows: Jenny Veasey, president; Fay Honeycutt, vice president; Janet Peele, secretary; Eldiweiss Lockey, assistant secretary; Harriett Sloan, treasurer; and Jane Israel, historian.
At a recent meeting of the Vass Lions Club, Bob Friesen spoke about Habitat For Humanity.
Friesen has acted as an attorney for Habitat for Humanity of the N.C. Sandhills (formerly Habitat for Humanity of Moore County) for or the last 19 years. He has conducted over 160 homeowner closings for Habitat homeowners and currently serves on the board of directors.
Friesen told the group that homes, this year, have been built in Aberdeen, Vass, Carthage and Richmond County. These homes, priced between $65,000 and $68,000, are sold with zero interest, no profit mortgages. Currently six homes are in various stages of construction.
In answer to a question from the audience, he said that of the 164 homes that have been sold to low income families, only two have had to been foreclosed. Habitat homeowners pay approximately $325 per month for principal, insurance and taxes.
Friesen summarized his presentation by speaking about the rewards of working with Habitat and encouraged members of the Vass Lions Club to get involved as volunteers with this organization.
Kiwanis of the Pines
Curt Gunnarson from Match Play of Pinehurst demonstrated to the Kiwanis of the Pines all the different types of grips that can be installed on a golf club.
A timeline was given for replacement of grips, the pros and cons of different types of grips, and which ones were made in U.S. (The answer is "not many.")
One of the most important items to keep in mind when replacing grips is to get an accurate measurement for size. Gunnarson showed the group how he measures and when it is necessary to go to the next size. There are more than a dozen different colors, shapes and specialty grips that he uses in his business.
Longleaf Garden Club
The Longleaf Garden Club closed the garden club's calendar year with a "design for the home" instructional meeting, given by Bonnie Mirmak, a master flower show judge in floral design. She has been a floral designer in Maryland, Virginia, and the Washington D.C. , areas.
Before the program, the new slate of officers was installed for the 2009-2010 year by Jane H. McPhaul, a state committee chairman. The meeting ended with a luncheon at The Table on the Green.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the club or enjoying a program next year should contact Sue Scull, publicity chairman at (910) 295-6975 for information.
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