Club Briefs - October 28, 2009
The College Club's second program of the 2009-2010 year will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at noon at the Pinewild Country Club.
The speaker at the luncheon program will be Michele R. Horn, assistant director/curator of the Fayetteville Museum of Art. The topic of her speech will be "Demystifying the Curatorial Process."
Horn has a master's degree from UNC. She also has a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke. Her talk will allow us to investigate the procedures required to create an art exhibition.
The College Club has been in operation for 20 years. The requirement for membership is a degree from a four-year institution.
The College Club members expand their knowledge through various speakers, programs and interest groups, as well as providing two scholarships at the end of the year. These two scholarships will go to either an academically proficient female high-school graduate entering a four-year accredited college or university for the first time, or to a deserving woman who is seeking to further her education at a four-year institution.
The club has six yearly luncheons with speakers or entertainment included. The dates and times of the luncheon meetings, as well as the location and price of the luncheons, are published at least two weeks prior to each event.
For further information, contact Katharine Bozarth, vice president and membership chairman, at (910) 255-6286.
Kiwanis of the Pines
Frank Quis, Kiwanis member, spoke on "Collateral Damage to Our Troops" at the regular meeting of Kiwanis of the Pines.
Quis has researched this issue through publications that he gets from the Army. Right after World War I, the nation began to see the problems arising from trench warfare, and this has continued through all the military actions up to the present.
Quis says that in the past, psychological reviews were looked upon as something soldiers didn't want in their records, but today the Army is taking a different stand on this issue, requiring returning troops to undergo some type of psychological treatment, which may reduce, in the future, problems that soldiers may have assimilating into society.
The John Blue Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met at the Postmaster's House in Aberdeen at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.
Refreshments were served by hostesses Eldiweiss Lockey and Shannon Lewis.
Members were welcomed by President Dorothy Thomas, and visitors, Kathy Lawrence and Jan Davis, were introduced.
Louise Buchan, chapter chaplain, led in the ritual and pledges. Officers were called upon to present reports.
Registrar Harriet Sloan commented on the articles from the chapter in the October issue of the UDC Magazine on the 26th N.C. Regiment and the John Blue Chapter.
An e-mail from Frances Kelly, district director for District V, thanking the chapter for their help with the N.C. Division Convention in Fayetteville, was read. She said she appreciated the floral arrangements and candy baskets that the chapter provided for the Friday luncheon.
Dorothy Thomas showed the Honor chapter award and explained the bylaw changes that were made at the convention.
Marylin Logner presented a program on the Confederate Seal.
The meeting was dismissed with the singing of "Dixie."
Vass Lions Club
At the Oct. 15 meeting of the Vass Lions Club, President Betty Fondrie introduced the speaker, Dr. Keith Schuler, of Carolina Eye.
In a PowerPoint presentation, Schuler explained the four common causes of decrease in vision. He stressed the importance of having regular eye examinations.
During the business meeting, Dan Heib announced that the Vision Van will visit Vass Friday, Oct. 30, providing free eye exams to the general public.
Carl Giambelluca reported on the progress of the Reverse Raffle, which is a major fundraiser for the Vass Lions Club.
A grand prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the lucky ticket holder at a drawing on Nov. 14 at the Woodlake Country Club. During the evening four other prizes ranging from $100 to $500 will be given away. Donations are $50 per ticket.
To purchase tickets, contact Carl Giambelluca at (910) 245-7145.
S.P. Civic Club
Southern Pines Civic Club member Grace Damon will present a program on poetry of Judith Viorst at the Monday, Nov. 2, club meeting.
The meeting begins at 1 p.m. and is held in the historic landmark building at 105 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Viorst is now 70 and has published a book of poetry every decade since she was 30. Damon, as entertaining as her subject, will use excerpts from Viorst's books to reveal how the poet sees gains and losses as people age.
Visitors are welcome to the membership programs.
For membership information about the club, call (910) 692-3821.
The local chapter of the Ohio State Buckeye Club meets at noon Saturday, Oct. 31, at The Bell Tree, 155 NE Broad St., Southern Pines.
The Buckeyes play New Mexico State.
For more information, visit www.sandhillsbuckeyes.net.
The Cleveland Browns Backers of the Sandhills will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at The Bell Tree, 155 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, when the Browns meet the Chicago Bears.
For information, call Fred Zimmerman at (910) 295-6480.
For further information, visit www.brownsbackersofthesandhills.com.
Ladies Special Events
John James, owner of Heavenly Pines Fine Jewelry in Pinehurst, will speak at the Wednesday, Nov. 4, meeting of Ladies Special Events.
He will display jewels of all kinds and offer advice as to what to look for, what to buy and what not to buy.
James has been a jeweler for 50 years.
The event will begin at noon with complimentary wine or juice in the main lobby. Luncheon will be served in the main dining room at 12:30 p.m. There is an elevator to the second floor.
Call (910) 235-8100 to make a reservation. Members and their guests are welcome.
For more information, call Cynthia Strecker at (910) 295-8828.
Aberdeen H & G
Louise Buchan, program chairman for the October meeting of the Aberdeen Home and Garden Club, arranged for the 17 members present to meet at the home of Maggie Mullet, who presented a program on "Tips on Stress Free Holidays."
Mullet stressed preliminary planning and organization of the kitchen, giving hints on helpful utensils and having a place for everything and everything in its place.
She gave a demonstration on cooking peanut brittle, then served the brittle, pumpkin pie cake, cranberry bread, pumpkin bread and pumpkin roll, all from her oven, with beverages of Russian tea, spiced apple juice and coffee. Nancy Arnold assisted her with serving.
Mullet teaches cooking and sewing in her home to students age 5 and up.
"She is a remarkable lady who grinds her own flour and can entertain on the spur-of-the moment with delightful scratch-cooked goodies from her pantry and freezer," says a spokesman.
It was reported that the awards signs for outstanding yards have been refurbished. Last month, awards were placed at the homes of Jeff Botton on Shelton Drive and Libby Cope on Devonshire.
Upcoming events sponsored by the Council of Garden Clubs were reviewed.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17, with Frances Marks as hostess and Dene Moon as program chairman.
The Moore County Kennel Club meets Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Table On The Green, located at Midland Country Club, on Midland Road in Pinehurst. The members usually arrive around 6 p.m. for dinner and/or chats with fellow members. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
There will be no guest presenter at this meeting as the club will be busy discussing the results of both the AKC All Breed Show, Rally and Obedience Trials and the AKC Fall Agility Trials.
The next annual event on the club's schedule is the annual Christmas party. The date is Tuesday, Dec. 8.
"We are always looking for new members and invite all inquiries about the club, its members, its purpose and many projects," says a spokesman.
For information, call Nick Lynn at (910) 947-1748 or Nona Burrell, at (910) 295-3909 or visit the www.moorecokc.org.
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