Club Briefs - May 19, 2010
Seven Lakes Kiwanis
On May 4, the Seven Lakes Kiwanis was host to Tom Howe, director and general manager of UNC-TV.
Howe’s career spans almost 40 years in public television, and he has worked in several locations from coast to coast. He has been at UNC-TV since 1992, and currently oversees a yearly budget of $27.7 million
Forty-five percent of that budget comes from the state of North Carolina, and another 10 percent comes from the federal government, leaving 45 percent that must be raised from the public.
Following his talk, he answered several questions from the group.
Seven Lakes Kiwanis meets every Tuesday at noon at the Seven Lakes Country Club.
The Sandhills Chess Club meets every Monday and Thursday at the Moore County Senior Center, U.S. 15-501, two miles north of the Pinehurst Traffic Circle.
Monday meetings are at 2:45 p.m., and Thursday meetings are at 7 p.m.
Call Joe McDonald at (910) 315-1233 for more information.
Attending the Elks Club State Convention in Wilmington, representing Southern Pines Elks Lodge No. 1692, were Exalted Ruler Jack Grimm and his wife, Kathy, along with Bill Hanley, past exalted ruler, and his wife, Carol; Gladys S. Britt, past exalted ruler, and secretary; Arnold Lambert, past exalted ruler and state organist, and his wife, Dee; Bob Miller, past exalted ruler; and member Eileen C. Malan.
Britt is the state chairman for the Elks’ drug awareness program, and Bob Miller serves on the state fundraising committee.
For Elks membership information, call (910) 692-7375.
The Sandhills Men’s Fellowship announces that Doug Rhoads will be the guest speaker for the Tuesday, May 25, breakfast at the Pinehurst Member’s Club.
This will be the last meeting until Sept. 14.
Rhoads was named as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s (ACC) coordinator of football officiating in January 2007 by ACC Commissioner John Swofford.
Rhoads has been a member of the ACC officiating staff for the last 30 years and has officiated more than 260 college football games, including 10 bowl games.
He has served as president of the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Officials Association, has received the Joe E. Long Service to Officiating Award and has been a recipient of the Commissioner’s Award from the Atlantic Coast Conference, given for overall service to officiating by the league.
In addition to his ACC duties, Rhoads also coordinates football officiating for the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy and the Big South Conference.
In addition to his conference affiliation, Rhoads was an executive board member and assisted in founding the National Association of Division One Football Officials (NADFO), and was one of the officials selected to represent NADFO at the annual NCAA Rules Committee meetings in past years.
Fellowship begins at 7:45 a.m. with breakfast following at 8 a.m. For more information, call Tom Stewart at (910) 295-9775.
On April 22, the Sandhills Club held its meeting at Pine Needles Country Club.
The presenter, Susan Campbell, spoke on hummingbirds.
The next meeting will be held at Table on the Green on May 27 at 11:30 a.m. The presenter, Dawson Carr, will speak on Civil War blockades.
The Sandhills Club offers a variety of activities, such as needlecraft, bridge, book club and mah-jongg.
Club membership is not restricted to any geographical area. Those interested in joining may contact Nancy O’Connell at (910) 949-4234.
During the month of April, the Sandhills Rotary Club heard from Dr. Susan Purser, Moore County Schools superintendent, who spoke about the school system’s budgetary allotments for upcoming years; John and Linda Jarrett, who did a presentation about the Malcolm Blue Farm; Wayne Haddock, who discussed “green” homes from a builder’s perspective; and Vince Zucchino, who spoke about landscaping and landscape architecture.
The club held its annual golf tournament at Hyland Golf Club for the benefit of the Rotary Foundation’s charities. Fifteen foursomes played, enjoying lunch provided by Chick-fil-A and a dinner and auction at Elliot’s on Linden.
On April 24, a group of 44 Rotarians and high school Rotaract members assembled for a quarterly highway cleanup. On the same weekend, Dan Askins, club president, and member Jerry Haywood and their wives represented the club at the Rotary District Conference in Asheville.
The Sandhills Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the Carolina Hotel for breakfast.
At the April meeting of the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills, guest speaker Chris Metzger, head coach of Pinecrest High School’s football team, discussed the principles he has instilled in the Pinecrest football players.
Through the football program, he is developing players to be “men of character.” This approach will enable them to be leaders of integrity and productive citizens in our community.
At the April 28 meeting, guest speaker Tom Howe, UNC-TV director and general manager, presented an overview of UNC-TV.
At the May 12 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills, guest speaker Ivette Bohannon, advocate of the U.S. Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) at Ft. Bragg, presented this official Army program that serves severely wounded, injured and ill soldiers, veterans and their families.
AW2 Advocates are located throughout the country and assist wounded soldiers with benefit information, career guidance and much more from the time of injury through recovery, transition and beyond. For more information on this program, call (800) 237-1336.
For more information on the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills, call Susan Holmes at (910) 255-0131.
David Bowling, of Whispering Pines, won Best Speaker at the meeting on May 11.
Bowling delivered a speech about his collection of 30,000 45-rpm records. Chris Norkus, also of Whispering Pines, won Best Table Topics speaker. Table topics is an exercise in impromptu speaking.
Martha Butler, of Pinehurst, was toastmaster of the evening, and Linda DeYoung, of Seven Lakes, was humorist. Word of the day was “mugwump,” presented by John Ambrosio, of Seven Lakes.
Nominations for 2010-2011 club officers were presented by the club president, Paul Barnes, of Foxfire Village: Laura Snyder, of Whispering Pines, president; Chris Norkus, vice president of education; Steven King, of Pinehurst, vice president of public relations; Christina Menear, of Pinehurst, vice president of membership; Rene Nichols, of Laurinburg, treasurer; Linda DeYoung, secretary; and Jack Spillan, of Pinehurst, sergeant-at-arms. Elections will be held in June.
Toastmasters Club of the Sandhills meets the first three Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at Sandhills Community College Van Dusen Hall, room 102. The public is always welcome. For more information, visit http:// tcots.freetoasthost.us.
Aberdeen Home and Garden
The Aberdeen Home and Garden Club met at the Postmaster’s House, with Faye Honeycutt serving as hostess and program chairman. Fifteen members were present.
In lieu of a show, a flower show was held, with members bringing arrangements assembled from flowers or plants they had grown. Winners were Louise Buchan (one-of-a-kind); Doris Moon (mixed arrangement); Marge Gschwind (potted plant); Evelyn Taylor (specimen); Elease Goodwin (miniature arrangement); and Nancy Arnold (wildflowers). A ribbon was given to Doris Moon for best overall arrangement.
Harriet Sloan called the business meeting to order. Elease Goodwin reported that baskets planted by members for the town of Aberdeen have been hung. The awards committee reported that plaques had been placed at the homes of Lloyd Harris, Elease Goodwin, Faye Honeycutt, Marlin Gerber, Betty Kyle, Carolyn Shaw and Paulette Capps.
The May meeting will be held at the Inn at the Bryant House.
Women of the Pines
On April 21, the Women of the Pines met at the Pinehurst Country Club.
Aldena Frye, local florist, spoke about custom floral designs.
The annual rummage sale on April 17 was a “huge success.”
Teresa Batella, a single mom, was the lucky raffle winner of a $200 gift card from Food Lion.
The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 19, at the Pinehurst Member’s Club. The program will be the annual induction of next year’s officers and the announcement of the annual scholarship recipient.
John Blue UDC
The John Blue Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met Thursday, April 15, at the Postmaster’s House, in Aberdeen, for its monthly meeting.
Harriet Sloan and Louise Buchan served as hostesses.
Members were reminded of the sick and shut-ins. Several members were unable to attend due to health reasons.
Chaplain Louise Buchan led the chapter in the ritual and pledges.
Recording Secretary Martha Faircloth read the minutes from the March meeting, and they were approved.
Other officers gave reports. Registrar Harriet Sloan stated that Sandra Hinton’s paperwork for membership has been sent in.
Dorothy Thomas and Elaine Lytton reported on the district meeting that was held in Fayetteville and hosted by the Jeb Stuart Chapter. New district officers were elected. John Blue Chapter president Dorothy Thomas was elected as district recording secretary. Members were told to plan for the state division convention next October at Carolina Beach.
The nominating committee reported on its slate of officers for 2010-2012.
Only two offices changed. The nominations were voted in.
The main business was planning for Confederate Memorial Day on May 15 at Old Bethesda. The program was on Southern intelligence agents and was given by Kelly Hinson.
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