Shirley Starkey was hostess to the Aberdeen Home and Garden Club Tuesday, May 18, at her home in Aberdeen.
Program chairman Doris Moon presented Vicki Auman, from Vicki Auman Interiors. She presented a program on interior design.
President Jenny Veasey called the business meeting to order and went over routine committee reports. Dene Moon reported that she had placed the award plaque at the Lacy Patterson home on Barnell; the Lee Sharon home on Cross Pointe Lane; and the Raymond Hannah home at Canna Place.
Beta Zeta Chapter
The Beta Zeta Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators held its annual year-end picnic at the picnic shelter on the campus of Sandhills Community College May 20.
Families of several chapter members attended, along with special guests.
Honored at the picnic were retiring sorority members from the Moore County Schools and the 2010 Dr. Vida McLeod Scholarship winner.
Jo Anne Walters is retiring after 30 years with the Moore County Schools, three in the Cameron Elementary School and 27 in the Southern Pines Primary School. She served as a kindergarten teacher and has been an active member of the Beta Zeta Chapter.
The recipient of the Dr. Vida McLeod Scholarship is Dana Comer, a senior at North Moore High School. She is the daughter of Marilyn Comer and the late Mr. Comer. Beginning in August, she will attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She plans to major in psychology and eventually work toward a master’s degree in school counseling. Included in her many activities are Beta Club, Teacher Cadet, drum major, most improved brass player, church programs, Relay for Life, highway trash pickup, blood drive and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Dr. Vida McLeod, for whom the scholarship is named, was a beloved Southern Pines physician for more than 50 years. She served for many years as one of two North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary Members. She was chosen for this honor for her great concern for children’s education and good health, and her tremendous service to the community.
Later, the Beta Zeta Board will hold a summer meeting to plan programs for the 2010-2011 monthly meetings.
The Moore Numismatic Association Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at the Aberdeen Fire Station, U.S. 1.
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).
The recent coin show held in early May at the Southern Pines Armory had more than 200 people attend and resulted in eight new members joining the coin club.
The fundraising raffle from the show raised more than $400 for MNA.
The first prize $5 gold coin was won by Jim Sazama; five Morgan dollars were won by Paul Brill; and the three silver eagle dollars were won by Robert Thomas.
“New members are always welcome,” says Paul Brill, secretary-treasurer.
Call Brill at (910) 638-4542 for more information.
Longleaf Garden Club
The May meeting of the Longleaf Garden Club was held at the Weymouth Center in Southern Pines.
A short business meeting was held by President Barbara Carr, followed by a tour of the gardens of Weymouth, then a picnic lunch in the ballroom.
The club will meet again next September with a tour of Milli Johnson’s garden and a lecture by professional gardener Robbie McKinsey about putting gardens to bed for the winter.
Chad McGlothlin, owner of Comfort Keepers, addressed local chapter No. 2564 of the AARP Tuesday, May 18. McGlothlin, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Currin University in Perth, Australia, spoke concerning quality-of-life issues for seniors and the importance of planning and financing help for later in life.
Currently a board member of the Sandhills Kiwanis club, he left an eight-year stint in the corporate world to start Comfort Keepers six years ago.
A business meeting followed the speaker’s presentation.
AARP meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, except July and August, at 10 a.m. in the First Bank Board Room, 205 SE Broad St., Southern Pines.
For more information, contact Gladerine Dean at (910) 692-5664 or Arnie Emery at (910) 692-1090.
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