Club news

Published 10:12 pm Friday, October 26, 2012

Delta Kappa Gamma Society
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Alpha Omega Chapter met Thursday, Oct. 4, at The Meeting Place in Washington. The Washington III Hostess Committee provided the meeting arrangements. The new member initiations included Lisa Barmer, a teacher at Washington Montessori School and Amanda VanStaalduinen, an Exceptional Needs teacher at John C. Tayloe School.
Nancy Hill, president, called the meeting to order. A service of remembrance was held for Rachel Swindell and those in attendance, including her family, were reminded of her devotion to her family, career and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Willie Harriett, Delta Mu Chapter president, provided the attendees with an informative program and other members participated in reporting minutes, individual committee reports, projects, and health and happiness news.
The education awards and handbook/pin drawings were held and the meeting was adjourned.

Bath Lions Club
The Bath Lions held their Oct. 16 meeting at the Bath United Methodist Church. President Ken Lumsden opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a blessing of the food. Prayers were asked for Bunny Donohue for a full recovery from her illness.  A special thank you goes to Dr. Dennis O’Neal for filling in for the Vision Van on Oct. 13 with a last minute request for help.  Forty-six people had eye exams.
The club’s Warren Harris Memorial Bingo was held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Bath Ruritan Club. Doors opened at 6 p.m. for early arrivals for dinner. Bingo was from 7-10 p.m., cards $5.00 each. Profits from Bingo help support the Blind and Visually impaired of the area. Lions brooms are on sale: Large $9, Kitchen $8, Toy or Hearth $5 and Whisk,  $5.
The next monthly meeting will be on Nov. 20 at the Bath United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m.

Down East Seniors
The Down East Seniors met at the Hampton Inn on Wednesday, Oct. 17. President Jack Pyburn opened the meeting at 10 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Ed Sample led the singing of “America,” and Durwood Cratch delivered the invocation.
Julius Brauer introduced his speaker, Greg Tanner, associate state director of the AARP. Tanner spoke about efforts that the AARP is promoting with others to help to hold down increases in electric power rates, especially those charged in the wake of the Duke and Progress Energy merger. AARP is concerned by the impact of power rate increases on elderly people on small fixed incomes.
John Tunstall conducted the 50/50 drawing, the winner of which was James Lupton.

Richland Senior Club
The Richland Senior Club of Aurora met Oct. 2 at 10:30 a.m., and was called to order by MarLou Reid, president. The Lord’s Prayer was repeated, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Myra Mayo, secretary, read minutes of last meeting and called the roll with 20 members present. Danny Lloyd was welcomed as a visitor. Annette Smith gave the treasurer’s report.
The 50/50 drawing was held and Sandra Lilley was the lucky winner and donated it back to the club. Craft making for Christmas gifts for seniors has been suspended until there is more interest from members. Shirley Nanney engaged a speaker and entertainment for the annual Christmas party on Dec. 1. The Aurora Community Center has been reserved and members will meet Friday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. to decorate and to wrap gifts. Members were asked to bring small gifts for this endeavor.
Ann Cayton gave her card report and encouraged members to let her know when anyone is sick and needs a card. Members Allen and Annette Smith were thanked for their work and improvement to the Senior Center grounds and was given a token of appreciation. Linda Daniels gave the blessing for the meal.