Club News

Published 8:37 pm Sunday, November 25, 2012

Washington Garden Club
The Washington Garden Club met in the Grace Martin Harwell building Nov. 9 at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and meeting at 10 a.m. Johanna Huber led the members in the Collect. Guest Karyl Doscher was welcomed. Hostesses Mary George Hocevar, Roxanna Sheets, Sada Moore, Eleanor Broderick and Marilyn Bran provided the decorations and goodies.
The program, Green Leaf/Flower Arrangements for the Holidays was presented by member Nancy Nash and she encouraged the use of greenery from one’s own yard for decorations. She demonstrated how to prepare different arrangements for different areas of the home.
Joanne Taylor, substituting for Chris Young, gave the treasurer’s report and reminded members that the final date for dues is Dec. 1. Sue Mansfield, a club member, is moving and provided many “take home” items for the club.
The Potash Corporation gave the club $250 for plants and a new sign at the Third and Market garden. Two new camellia plants, purchased by Mary Rudbeck, were planted at the Senior Center.
Jeanne Feichtner, member, displayed the club’s Scrapbook. Kathy Hanna reported on the trip to the Greenville Arboretum in October. Sandra Snapp reported on Garden Club activities throughout the state. The State Convention will be held in Wilmington in April. The Elizabethan Gardens will hold its “Diamonds” event on Feb. 16. Winter Lights will be from Dec. 4 until Jan. 5.
The December meeting will be a luncheon at Washington Yacht and Country Club and members are to bring a “garden or flower-related white elephant wrapped gift to the luncheon. The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 a.m.

Down East Seniors
The Down East Seniors met at the Golden Corral on Wednesday, Nov. 14. President Jack Pyburn opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Ed Sample led the singing of “America,” and also delivered the invocation.  A warm welcome was extended to new member Leonard Huber. Bob Diefendorf  introduced his guest, Rudy Burns.
Bob Byrum introduced his speaker, Alvin Powell, president, Beaufort County Police Activities League (PAL). Powell, a retired FBI agent, described the various ways in which PAL helps to orient young folk toward  a more constructive life. All police departments in this county are involved. Young people are given the opportunity to explore fields that they might not otherwise see, such as flying an airplane and taking trips to out of state places  like the U.S. Navy air station in Oceana, Va.
Dan Olson conducted the 50/50 drawing, the proceeds of which were donated by the club to the Beaufort County  PAL.

Pantego Ruritan Club
The Pantego Ruritan Club met on Nov. 8 and was called to order by President Jeryl Allen followed by the prayer for the meal which was furnished by Kevin Groome.
In the business session, the secretary read the minutes of the October meeting which were approved. Clark Peele gave the treasurer’s report. A report was given on the successful bingo held Oct. 13. Details were finalized for the Christmas party to be held Dec. 13 at O’Neal’s Snack Bar/Gingerbread Bakery.
In new business, a motion was passed that sets up three dates (March,  June and October) for spaghetti supper/bingo for the coming year. A motion was passed to donate $200 to the family of a three-year-old cancer patient.
Allen led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance, and the meeting was adjourned.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
On Nov. 5, at 7 p.m., U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 20-06, 5th Southern Region, Washington, met at the Golden Corral Restaurant in Washington. Flotilla Commander Ben Reed welcomed prospective new members Matthew Bailey and Terry Caffery. New officers were elected at the meeting. Congratulations go out to the new Flotilla Commander, Paul Hale, and to the new Vice Commander, Anthony Weichel.
Christmas parades are on the schedule for Washington on Dec. 1 and Bath on Dec. 2. Flotilla 20-06 will be in attendance at both parades with a float. The Washington parade starts at 11 a.m. and the Bath parade begins at 2 p.m.
The flotilla Change of Watch meeting for a swearing in of new officers as well as a Christmas celebration will take place at The Meeting Place Restaurant in Washington on Dec. 7.
If you are interested in joining America’s volunteer lifesavers, the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, call Ben Reed at 252-975-8110 or Don Lindberg at 252-923-4545 or visit website