Club Briefs - September 2, 2009
The Moore Numismatic Association Coin Club will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2 (today) at the Aberdeen Fire Station, U.S. 1.
The coin club will continue selling raffle tickets for a Dec. 2 drawing of three winners for a $5 gold coin (first), five silver dollars (second) and three silver dollars (third) Raffle tickets ($1 each or 25 tickets for $20) can be purchased at Town & Country Antiques, U.S. 1 in Aberdeen.
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings consist of coin news and events, member presentations and discussions, and a coin raffle and auction.
Club membership is $15 per year, $6 for those 17 and under.
"New members are always welcome", says Paul Brill, secretary-treasurer.
For more information, call Brill at (910) 638-4542.
The local chapter of the Ohio State Club wil gather at noon Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Bell Tree, 155 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, to watch the Buckeyes take on Navy.
For more information, visit www.sandhillsbuckeyes.net.
College Computer Club
A pioneer in the computer industry, David Weigel, will be special guest speaker at the September meeting of the Sandhills Community College Computer Club. The meeting is Thursday, Sept. 3, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Van Dusen Hall.
Weigel has been active in the development of computers since the mid 1960s. His discussion of freeware will delve into photography, file management and other areas.
Light refreshments will be served and a door prize will be given.
"These programs are fast moving, informative and well attended, so you might want to come early to get a good seat," says a spokesman.
Kiwanis of the Pines
Al Warren and George Drengler presented Allyson Schoen, from the Moore Academy Charter School, as the weekly speaker at the Kiwanis of the Pines.
Schoen, a native of Ohio, taught in that state as well as Florida and North Carolina. She is presently director of education at the charter school -- which encompasses many responsibilities.
The school recently moved into its new building on N.C. 211 and has 184 students K-8 grade, and is part of the 100 charter schools allowed in the state Their funding is from various places, federal, state, local, grants, which are for small rural schools, and the PTO.
The next luncheon meeting of the Moore Republican Women will be held Monday, Sept. 14, at the Pinehurst Member's Club.
The speaker is Jeff Mixon, a recognized policy expert from the Civitas Institute, who will address the topic of "illegal immigration."
Reservations should be made by calling Joan Ward at 295-6544.
The social gathering begins at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon. Cost is $15 payable at the door. Valet parking is available.
"Please reserve your space by Sept. 7," says a spokesman.
The Sandhills Men's Fellowship will kick off its 2009-2010 breakfast speaker series Tuesday, Sept. 8, with the return of John Derr.
Derr is a legendary golf reporter who covered almost every Masters' golf tournament in various capacities beginning in 1935, the second year of the contest, until 2001. As the director for the CBS television and radio sports departments, he had the unique opportunity to cover some of the most exciting venues in sports from the Olympics to World Series to U.S. Open Tennis.
The meeting begins at 7:45 a.m. at the Pinehurst Member's Club. Breakfast will follow at 8 a.m. For more information, call Tom Stewart at 295-9775.
The Sandhills Men's Fellowship has been in existence for over 30 years, originally founded by Henry Duncan, pastor of The Village Chapel. It no longer has a religious affiliation nor is it a membership organization.
The only qualifications for membership are men who enjoy fellowship, breakfast, and amazing speakers from the highly qualified pool of interesting people who live in the Sandhills.
Seven Lakes Kiwanis
Wendy Dodson spoke to the Seven Lakes Kiwanis at the Aug. 25 meeting.
Dodson is assistant to Dr. John Dempsey, president of SCC, and also very active in the Moore County Leadership Institute. The Institute is sponsoring a program called "Fishing for Words," which works with first-grade students who are reading below their grade level.
It is a one on one program, utilizing volunteer tutors who will work with students after school during the second half of the school year.
At this point in time the program needs tutors and as one might expect, funds.
Seven Lakes Kiwanis, in suppport of the program, presented her with a check for $300.
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