Club Briefs - September 30, 2009
Natalie Dean, assistant village manager of the Village of Pinehurst, will be the guest speaker at the Monday, Oct. 5 ,luncheon meeting of the Moore Republican Women held at the Pinehurst Member's Club.
Dean will address the Village's acquisition of the water and wastewater facilities of the former WestPoint mills near Wagram. These facilities are being acquired to ensure an adequate long-term water supply for southern Moore County.
Dean joined the Village of Pinehurst as the finance director in 2001. She is a Certified Public Accountant who earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and master's degree in accounting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995. She resides in Pinehurst with her two children.
The MRW meeting will begin with a social period at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. The cost of $15 may be paid at the door, and valet parking is available. Reservations must be made by Oct. 2 by calling Joan Ward at 295-6544.
The American Association of University Women Sandhills/Southern Pines Branch will meet Thursday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. at Sandhills Community College, in the Wellard Building, Room 125.
Professor Tim Haley, director of instrumental music, will speak to the group on "Famous Composers: Their Lives, Their Loves, and What Happened to Them."
Haley coordinates the associate in fine arts music program, teaches music theory, music appreciation, applied music, and directs the Sandhills Community College Jazz Band.
Interested non-members and guests are welcome to come, says a spokesman.
Those wishing to attend should contact Lois McCarthy at 295-2871, or Eleanor Chajkowski at 255-6027.
AAUW works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research, nationally as well as locally.
The Cleveland Browns Backers of the Sandhills will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at O'Mahoney's, U.S. 1 in Aberdeen across from Rite Aid and Arby's in the old Winn-Dixie shopping center, a nonsmoking facility that was formerly The Sports Page. The Browns will play the Cincinnati Bengals.
For information, call Fred Zimmerman at 295-6480 or visit www.brownsbackersofthesandhills.com.
The Ohio State Buckeye Clubmeets at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at The Bell Tree, 155 NE Broad Street, Southern Pines and at Beef O'Brady's, 229 Hays Street, Fayetteville.
The Buckeyes will play Indiana.
For more information, visit www.sandhillsbuckeyes.net.
The Computer Club of Seven Lakes meets Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Seven Lakes North Game Room.
Thomas Moshe from Best Buy's "Geek Squad," will update members on "What's New In Computers and Peripherals."
Kiwanis of the Pines
Lou Joyner introduced speaker Karen C. Allen, associate pastor of education at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines. She is a native of Moore County and lives in Seven Lakes, was educated at Pinecrest High School, Appalachian State, Union PSCE-Richmond, Va., and Memphis Theological Seminary.
Her theme of the talk was "Snapshots from the World Theater" she began close to home with an experience of nature, then took members out west to the Teton National Park, Alaska, Canada's northland, Louisiana, and finally canoeing and hiking closer to home.
She says she enjoys the outdoors and combines this love with her pastoral experiences to convey to others the wonders of nature and God.
Kiwanis of the Pines also had four members of the Sanford Kiwanis visit the group for an interclub visit. They were Larry Long, Joe Lawrence, Seth Cox and Ed Garrison.
Ladies Special Events
Ladies Special Events is back after a long, hot summer, and is bringing a fashion show with clothes from three stores -- The Faded Rose in the Village of Pinehurst, The Clothes Horse of Olmsted Village, and Belk.
The show will be at the Pinehurst Member's Club Wednesday, Oct. 7, at noon.
"Members and their guests are welcome, so please call 235-8100 to make your reservations," says a spokesman.
The Faded Rose has comfortable clothing for women of all sizes from 2 to 22, and styles for work, play, travel and life.
The manager of The Clothes Horse is Kelly Ward, and she has been in business for 15 years.
Belk was started in 1888 by two brothers, and there are now 250 stores. They are the largest privately owned fashion company in the country.
Models for the show will be Sylvia Booth, Jan Carey, Donna Dacre, Dot Greenwood, Ellie Ray, Jean Roe, Jackie Romanker, Esther Sweeting, Linda Vernier and Louise Weiss.
Complimentary wine and juice will be served in the main lobby at noon and luncheon will be served in the main dining room at 12:30.
"Be aware that there is an elevator to the second floor for any who need it," says the spokesman.
Call Cynthia Strecker at 295-8828 for further information or to suggest a future program.
The Moore County Genealogical Society met Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Depot in Jackson Springs. Twenty-nine people attended.
The meeting began with greetings from President Norma Jones who told members about the upcoming meeting of the N.C. Genealogical Society Saturday, Nov. 7.
Vice President Kathy Lawrence, introduced the speakers for the day. The first was state Senator Harris Blake, who showed a video that he had made of the history of Jackson Springs and talked to members about some of its history. Blake is a native of Jackson Springs and has restored the historic depot building.
The second speaker was Sarah Ruth Currie Thompson, who gave a history of the Jackson Springs Presbyterian Church, which was once Mineral Springs Presbyterian Church. It was established around the same time as Old Bethesda, making them the oldest churches in Moore County.
The third speaker was Wade Copeland, who told about the history of the Copeland family of Jackson Springs and of their founding of Fair Promise Church, which eventually became Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, of Jackson Springs.
Copeland furnished homemade Brunswick stew and fried chicken, and the other members furnished the fixings and desserts for lunch under the shelter at the spring.
After the meal, everyone went to the old Copeland property which is now managed by the Sand Area land Trust where Wade showed them the remains of the family home and the old cemetery and took questions from the audience.
The next meeting is Saturday Nov. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the LDS Family Center (Mormon Church) on U.S. 15-501 near Pinecrest High School.
For more information on the MCGS call (910) 947-2689 or email kayla@Carolina.net.
The Sandhills Pointing Breeds Club will hold its monthly meeting at 10:00 am Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Club grounds.
There will be discussion on our upcoming hunt test to be held Nov. 14-15.
The club's meeting house is located at 3280 Jackson Springs Road, Jackson Springs.
The SPBC is open to anyone interested in the pointing dog breeds. Dog ownership is not required.
For more information about the club, contact Kathy Apffel at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (910) 235-0636.
S.P. Civic Club
The following programs will be presented at the monthly Southern Pines Civic Club meetings for the 2009-2010 year, beginning with the first meeting on Monday, Oct. 5, and ending with the May 3 traditional installation of officers for the next year.
The club meets at 105 S. Ashe Street in the historic clubhouse. New members and visitors are welcome at the membership meetings on the first Monday of each month from October through May.
The noon meeting kicking off the new year on Oct. 5 will begin with a luncheon followed by a program presented by Cos Barnes, a Southern Pines writer, on "writing the stories of our lives."
Barnes will lead the group in writing ideas for autobiographies -- the stories of their lives -- in an interactive first meeting.
The next meeting Monday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. will be presented by longtime member Grace Damon, a retired educator, on beautiful poetry.
On Dec. 7, the customary festive Christmas luncheon meeting will be capped by a presentation from caterer Joan Hart, who will lead the group in an always-interesting Yule craft program.
The first meeting of the new year will be Jan. 4, a 1 p.m. meeting presented by Lucinda Boyd, a former Peace Corps volunteer who will tell the group about her trip to Nigeria.
The Feb. 1 meeting, starting at 1 p.m., features Ruth Stolting, who will make candles and discuss honey bee history and candle making.
The club will move to nearby Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., for its March 1 meeting, where the noon luncheon at the historic former James Boyd house will be followed at 1 p.m. by a presentation from Elaine and Milton Sills, retired educators.
Elaine Sills is a longtime board member and archivist for the Civic Club, also board member of Weymouth, chairing the 30th anniversary celebration committee for Weymouth's transition from a private estate to a non-profit foundation run by a board of directors for the benefit of the arts and humanities, open to the public.
Sills is also writing a book on Helen Boyd Dull, the founder of the Civic Club in 1907 whose original mission for the club continues: To nurture and promote the quality of life for Southern Pines and its community, through beautification, education, cultural events, and charitable work to improve the health and overall welfare.
Dull was the aunt of author James Boyd, who made Weymouth famous with his historical novels of the 1920s and 1930s. Boyd and his wife Katharine for a time owned and edited the local Pilot newspaper.
Milton Sills, co-presenter, is a retired school principal, historian, and on the Moore County Historical Association board of directors and lecturer in local and regional history. Their program promises to be informative and interesting.
The April 5 meeting will be at 1 p.m. back at the clubhouse, with a program by Jon Parsons, executive director of Sustainable Sandhills, who will inform the members on local food growing and how to plan gardens.
The club year will wind up on May 3 with installation of new officers, following a luncheon with music provided by the Pinecrest High School string quartet.
For information about club memberships, call 692-3821.
On Thursday, Sept. 17, the John Blue Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met at the Postmaster's House in Aberdeen. Refreshments were served by hostesses Jean Slate and Paula Caddell who had decorated the house in fall decor.
Members were welcomed by President Dorothy Thomas who updated chapter members on summer events pertaining to the chapter. An example of table decorations made by members for the state convention was displayed for all to see, and new handbooks were given out.
Chaplain Louise Buchan led the group in the pledges and ritual. The Division president's message from the Confederate Courier was read. Marcie Rafferty was welcomed as a guest.
Recording secretary, Martha Faircloth read the minutes and took roll. Treasurer Jean Slate gave the treasurer's report and announced that an increase in dues had been voted upon at the August business meeting.
Registrar Harriet Sloan and president Dorothy Thomas welcomed Lynda Turbeville as a new member and presented her with her certificate. Sloan presented Dorothy Thomas with three supplemental certificates for some of her ancestors.
Vice-president Paula Caddell gave out applications for pins and ribbons. Second vice-president Elaine Lytton asked for stamps to be sent off for the veterans project.
Third vice-president Kelly Hinson gave an update on the Moore Junior Reserves chapter of the Children of the Confederacy, which the chapter sponsors, and an update on plans for a table at the division convention in Fayetteville in October.
Jean Slate presented the program on Caroline Meriwether Goodlett, the founder of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and a historical program on her trip to see the historical sights of Nashville, Tenn. Kelly Hinson read a Civil War poem.
W.P. Garden Club
On Tuesday, Sept. 1st, the Whispering Pines Garden Club held its first meeting for the 2009-2010 year.
George Klein and Paul Nealon presented a program sharing lovely photos on a PowerPoint presentation of each of the 24 gardens cared for by the volunteers in the community.
The next Whispering Pines Garden Club meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, and the program is "Ode to Longleaf" presented by Bob Stolting. The club meets at the Rescue Squad Building on Rays Bridge Road in Whispering Pines.
After the presentation there will be door prizes and refreshments as we socialize.
On Saturday, Sept. 19, 17 volunteers from the Whispering Pines Garden Club picked up 23 bags of trash along the roads in the community. Twenty-one bags were miscellaneous trash and two were recycled trash.
Thank you to the following volunteers for your help: John Hopkins, Lucia Skelton, Bobby Skelton, Jimmy Skelton, Peggie Kennedy, Mary Hager, Bob Zschoche, Florence Zschoche, George Klein, Bonnie Klein, Bill Lynch, Dave Bruening, Paul Nealon, George McNally, Yvonne McNally, Bill Russell, Doris Russell.
"We will have another chance for volunteers, both Garden Club members and residents from Whispering Pines, to help when we do our spring roadside cleanup," says a spokesman. " We hope to have even more people participate then."
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