MOAA Women will meet Feb. 25, at the Pine Crest Inn, in Pinehurst, with a meet-and-greet at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. The cost is $15.
The club meets every other month, with annual dues of $10.
The February program will be presented by "Swede" Boreen, who survived the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor while on the battleship USS Oklahoma.
"Please join us for an informative, enlightening program and to meet this brave gentleman who is one of the few men left to talk abut his experiences," says a spokesman.
For further information, contact at Cav Peterson at (910) 295-0799.
The next Whispers luncheon will be Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Country Club of Whispering Pines.
The program, "Hounds with Hearts," with speaker Helen Gibbons, will be about therapy dogs. Gibbons is a handler and a member of Therapy Dogs International.
The luncheon menu includes mixed green salad, honey-glazed salmon, rice pilaf, broccoli and brownies.
For reservations, send a $15 check to Mary Lou Winn at 40 Pine Lake Drive, Whispering Pines, NC 28327.
The deadline is Feb. 8.
For information, call Lori Motta at (910) 949-2314.
Women of the Pines
The Jan. 16 meeting of Women of the Pines was held in the St. Andrews Room of Pinehurst Resort.
Members brought donations of winter outerwear and clothing to this meeting. These items, filling some 25 bags, were taken to the Coalition for distribution.
The January luncheon featured Laura Barr as the guest speaker. Barr is an interior designer with the Village Design Center, located on U.S. 15-501 in Southern Pines.
On March 20, the annual fashion show, titled "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere!" will be held. Then on April 13, the much-anticipated rummage sale will be held at the West End Gym.
Upcoming monthly luncheons will feature Dr. Aaron Spence, Moore County superintendent of schools (Feb. 20), and Dr. John Dempsey, president of Sandhills Community College (April 17).
To attend any monthly luncheon or to find out more about Women of the Pines, visit www.womenofthe pines.webs.com or contact Lauri at (910) 295-6881 or Ronnie at (910) 235-9042.
The Beta Zeta Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa, honorary sorority for women educators, held their first dinner meeting of the new year on Jan. 24, at The Market Place Restaurant in Olmsted Village.
Elizabeth Edwards, chapter chaplain, presented a devotional and a tribute to Louise Lisk, a Beta Zeta member who passed away in early January. Judy Boroughs spoke lovingly of her longtime friend and sorority sister, Louise.
Beta Zeta sisters made Valentines for Vets, which will be sent to the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville. This was one of the altruistic projects for February.
Donna Bicchieri, president-elect, introduced Peggy Crawford, who presented a program on her travels in eastern Europe. She has traveled in those countries both before and after the breakup of the Soviet Union.
President Dora Lancaster called the business meeting to order and shared announcements and upcoming events.
The Alpha Delta Kappa State Convention will be held in April in Greensboro. The membership was urged to attend because one of the Beta Zeta sisters, Susan Paschal, will speak on the grant she received for her school from the state organization of Alpha Delta Kappa.
Items for Moore County special needs classrooms were collected and will be delivered by Patti Cameron, chair of the Altruistic Committee.
Frances Wilson, chair of the Fraternal Education Committee, presented a short program on the seven different categories of membership in Alpha Delta Kappa.
Jamie Eads, a teacher at Union Pines High School, was initiated as a new member of the sorority. Eads will serve on the World Understanding Committee for Beta Zeta.
The next meeting of the Beta Zeta will be on Feb. 28 at The Market Place Restaurant.
The principal speaker at the Wednesday, Jan.23, breakfast meeting of the Rotary Cub of the Sandhills was Pat Parish, lead volunteer at The Haven, the no-kill homeless shelter located off N.C. 211 in Raeford.
She spoke about the sad situation of homeless dogs and cats taken in by local shelters. Seventy percent of these animals end up being euthanized for health reasons or because there is just no room for them in the shelters.
The Haven is probably the largest no-kill shelter. Adoption activities are always being undertaken, many as joint activities with PetSmart.
In recent years, The Haven has managed to adopt out more than 6,000 animals. With the large number of animals in the shelter, there is always a need for volunteers to care for the animals, and to help with caring for the physical plant as well.
Parish stressed the three big needs of The Haven: volunteers to help, foster or adoptive "parents" for the animals and funds to help pay for the care given the animals.
"As she was speaking, one of the Rotarians quietly suggested that perhaps we could help a little bit; a basket was passed, and the quick response of the members raised money for some help," says a spokesman.
The Rotary Club of the Sandhills meets every Wednesday morning for breakfast at 7 a.m. in the Carolina Hotel. Visitors are always welcome.
Women of Weymouth
Caroline Eddy, director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills, will be the guest speaker for the Feb. 18 meeting of the Women of Weymouth.
The Boys and Girls Club typically finds approximately 200 children a day at the Southern Pines Club and an average of 100 at Aberdeen Elementary. Members participate in five core program areas: character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation.
"What a wonderful opportunity to learn more about an organization that makes a difference in the lives of the young people in our community," says Jean Neil. Women of Weymouth meetings start at 9:30 a.m. with a social and coffee time followed by the meeting and program at 10 a.m.
"All members of the community - including men - are invited to this important and informative presentation concerning our next generation," says Neal.
On February 19, in celebration of Black History Month, the League of Women Voters of Moore County will host a conversation with Carol Henry, a lifelong resident of Jackson Hamlet.
Jackson Hamlet is a unique community of approximately 100 households within the extra-territorial jurisdiction of the village of Pinehurst.
Jackson Hamlet's history dates back to the early days of Pinehurst Resort when African-Americans were recruited to work as caddies, cooks, groundsmen and maids at the resort. LWVMC member Karen Kaplan will lead the discussion.
This interesting meeting will be open to the public and will be held at Table on the Green Restaurant, Midland Country Club, 2206 Midland Road, Southern Pines. Check-in time is 11:30 a.m.; the meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m.
The luncheon is catered; a prior reservation is required. Call Charlotte Gallagher at (910) 944-9611, by Feb. 15. The cost of the luncheon is $12. A check payable to the LWVMC in the amount of $12 is the preferred method of payment.
Sandhills Photo Club
The Sandhills Photo Club meets Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Hannah Theater Center on The O'Neal School campus, 3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines.
The first member competition of the year will be held. The subject is pets - household pets, such as dog, cat, bird, fish, etc. The photo may be an action shot or a portrait.
Guests are encouraged to come to the meetings.
For more information, visit www.sandhills photoclub.org.
Sandhills Christian Women's Connection is sponsoring a luncheon Thursday, Feb. 21, at National Golf Club.
The theme is "Lucy and Ethel: Back to the Chocolate Factory!"
The music for the day will be provided by Roni Samuels, who will returns after her previous performance in September.
The speaker is Robin Harnist. Her talk is titled "Throw me a Lifeline - Mine Is Too Short."
All Sandhills women are invited to attend this special event to be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Reservations should be made by Feb. 11, by calling Joan at (910) 673-5146 or Anne at (910) 215-0074. Reservations can also be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Moore Numismatic Association (MNA) Coin Club will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Southern Pines Civic Club house, located at 105 South Ashe St., behind the town tennis courts, at the corner of Ashe Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
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. A new merit point system will be initiated for club members in order to award coin gifts at the end of the club year.
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 Club of the Sandhills member Paul Gibson introduced Stephen Later, attorney and chair of the Walthour-Moss Foundation.
Later gave a history of the nearly 4,200-acre conservation property that spans Southern Pines to Vass to Fort Bragg. The land is used by hundreds of horse enthusiasts from Moore County and other parts of the state and country. The property has been identified by the Department of Transportation as part of a possible freeway through the county, but Later has led an opposition campaign to thwart the DOT's plans to reroute U.S. 1 in the area.
The Computer Club of the Sandhills meets Monday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. in the lower level of Whispering Pines Village Hall, 110 Pine Ridge Drive, Whispering Pines.
Bill Matthews, the club's vice president, will demonstrate how simple enhancements using image processing programs can correct problems in photos - such as minor facial blemishes, a closed eye, or an object appearing to grow out of someone's head. He will also demonstrate how old, torn or damaged photos can often have a new life after easy repairs.
Matthews has been interested in photography from a young age. He retired 20 years ago from his job as an electro-optical engineer with Perkin Elmer in Connecticut, and has been active in the Sandhills Photography Club since moving to this area in 1994.
The Computer Club of the Sandhills meets the second Monday of each month at 4 p.m. Membership is open to computer users with all levels of expertise. Visitors are always welcome.
For more information, contact Bill Matthews at (910) 692-8254.