Club Briefs - August 31, 2010
If you are a Buckeye living in this area, or just visiting, the Sandhills Buckeyes invite you come to The Bell Tree, 155 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, or Beef O’Brady’s, 229 Hays St., Fayetteville, Thursday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. as Ohio State takes on Marshall at 7:30 p.m.
For more information on the club, visit www.sandhillsbuckeyes.net.
The Moore Numismatic Association Coin Club will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1 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 as well a coin raffle and auction.
The coin club’s second coin show is on Saturday, Oct. 30, in Carthage at the Moore County Agricultural Center at 707 Pinehurst Ave. The show opens at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m., with several statewide coin dealers. Reasonably priced lunch items and drinks will be sold to the public. People who are new and longtime collectors, or who have coins to sell or trade, are invited to come to the show.
A prize raffle will be held for $1 per ticket or six tickets for $5. A ticket holder does not need to be present to win. First prize is an uncirculated 1915 Austrian 1 Ducat 90 percent gold coin; second prize is three uncirculated silver eagles; third prize is a 2008 gold plated uncirculated silver eagle.
Tickets can be purchased at the show, through coin club members or at Town & Country Antiques on U.S. 1, Aberdeen, after Sept. 15.
For more coin show information, call Jim Sazama, vice president, at (910) 692-9357.
Club membership is $15 per year, $6 for those 17 and under.
“New members are always welcome,” says Paul Brill, secretary-treasurer.
Call Brill at (910) 638-4542 for more information.
Kiwanis of the Pines
Member George Hill spoke on institutions of higher learning. Today there are many institutions that are for profit — unlike state colleges or universities. Technology plays a large part in these new institutions with many students doing online studies. Hill mentioned the pros and cons of online courses versus in-person lectures as well as the cost of attending both types of schools.
The ability of the students to pay back loans they receive during their studies is a big issue today due to the changing atmosphere of jobs in America.
The Kiwanis of the Pines meets weekly Thursdays at 7 a.m. for breakfast at the May Street Market.
September is a busy month for the Moore County Kennel Club (MCKC). The month starts with a club meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Table on the Green at Midland Country Club.
On Sept. 18 and 19, the club holds their two-day all breed shows with rally and obedience trials at the Harness Track in Pinehurst. Additionally, on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19 there is a microchip clinic, offered to the public at the reasonable price of $20 per chip.
“Chipping is a wonderful way to protect and identify your dog in case of loss or theft,” says a spokesman. “The club is grateful to Pinetree Animal Hospital and the vet tech students from CCCC for donating their time to conduct the annual microchip clinic.”
In addition to the above, Moore County Animal Control is offering a rabies clinic on-site at the dog show on Saturday only from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $5 per vaccine.
“This is the most important inoculation that any pet can receive, and protects them from rabies for a full year,” says the spokesman.
For more information, contact Nona Burrell, microchip chair, at (910) 295-3909.
The Moore County Republican Men’s Club will meet at the Country Club of North Carolina at noon on Thursday, Sept. 9.
North Carolina State Representative James L. “Jamie” Boles, Jr. will be the speaker. Boles was born in Charlotte, moved to Aberdeen at the age of 9 and graduated from Pinecrest High School, Sandhills Community College and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
He is president/owner of Boles Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., chief of the Aberdeen Rescue Squad and a member of Sandhills Kiwanis Club and Bethesda Presbyterian Church.
Boles has asked State Representatives Thom Tillis and Scott Lassiter to speak as well about the upcoming election.
Interested persons may call Harry Fekkes at (910) 215-0120.
The September Luncheon of the Moore Republican Women's Club will be held Monday, Sept. 13, at the Pinehurst Member’s Club.
Registration is at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon begins at noon. Cost is $16, and checks should be made payable to Pinehurst Resorts LLC. (Note the new price due to N.C. tax increases.) To make a reservation, call Pauli Curl at (910) 215-9796 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org prior to Wednesday, Sept. 8. Cancellations must be made by noon, Sept. 11.
The entrée will be raspberry and herb chicken served over a bed of mixed field greens, with toasted almonds, fresh raspberries, asparagus tips, green onions and alfalfa sprouts. The dessert will be chocolate mousse torte.
Guest speakers will be the Republican judges running for office Nov. 2: for N.C. Supreme Court, Barbara Jackson, and for the N.C. Court of Appeals, Ann Marie Calabria, Rick Elmore, Steven Walker and Dean Poirier.
Cathy Wright, candidate for N.C. House, in District 54 will also be attending.
Sandhills Community College Computer Club will hold its first fall meeting Thursday, Sept. 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Van Dusen Hall.
This one-hour meeting will review programs offered by continuing education for the fall semester. There will be discussion on the legislative actions taken on student tuition for these classes.
Topics to be presented this fall at computer club meetings will be discussed.
Refreshments will be served.
Seven Lakes Kiwanis
Dr. John Stacey spoke to the Seven Lakes Kiwanis on Aug. 24.
Stacey is the director of learning resources at Sandhills Community College, and in that capacity also is the director of the SCC Library. Stacey spent most of his time on the program talking about the Ruth Pauley Lecture Series, but made one important comment about the library. Although it is a school facility, and functions as an academic resource library, it also is open to the public, and functions just like a public library for the community.
Stacey touched on the beginning of the Pauley Lecture Series almost 25 years ago, and stressed its self-imposed challenge to “Think globally and act locally.” The upcoming schedule of speakers is most impressive, including the likes of Jack Hanna, the director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, and Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author and screenwriter.
Seven Lakes Kiwanis meets every Tuesday at noon at the Seven Lakes Country Club.
The Toastmasters Club’s humorous speech contest will be held Sept. 14, with three Whispering Pines residents competing: Laura Snyder, Chris Norkus and David Bowling.
Snyder is a previous winner of the club’s humorous speech contest, and is president of the club for 2010-2011. Norkus is the founder of the club and a longtime Toastmaster. Bowling is new to the club.
Other activities typical of club meetings are suspended for the speech contest, which will also include competition for speech evaluators.
Both club winners will go on to compete in the area contest, which will be held Sept. 23, at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville. The public is invited to attend the speech contest as well as regular Toastmasters meetings.
Toastmasters Club of the Sandhills is dedicated to helping people improve their public speaking skills. It meets the first three Tuesdays of the month at 7 pm at Sandhills Community College Van Dusen Hall, room 102.
For more information, visit http://tcots.freetoasthost.us.
The ladies of Whispers will open its new season with “Fabulous Fashions by Belk,” a fundraiser luncheon and fashion show Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Country Club of Whispering Pines.
The social time begins at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon.
Hostess Mimi Schoolcraft and her committee, Sandy Gerdes, Barbara Saul, Marcia Osborne, Diana Williamson and Pam Venet, have planned a menu of chicken crepes with mushroom sauce and mixed vegetables, apple crisp with vanilla ice cream and a beverage station.
Fashion show models Dot and Felix DeMassi, Ann Armstrong, Linda Bruening, JoAnn Boron, Janice Boettger, Sharyne Rogers, Barbara Saul and Sandy Gerdes will show off the latest fall fashions from Belk.
Send $15 reservation checks, made out to Whispers, to Marcia Osborne, 34 Sandpiper Drive, Whispering Pines, NC 28327 prior to Friday, Sept. 3.
For information, call (910) 949-2201.
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