Pantego Ruritan Club

Published 2:39 pm Sunday, April 26, 2015

President Neil Bowen called the meeting to order and welcomed members and guests. Peggy Groome led the singing of “America” and Wayne Windley offered prayer. Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Connie and Mickey Benson.

The roll was taken, and the minutes of the March meeting were approved as read. There was no treasurer’s report.

President Bowen introduced Hayden Tankard, one of the recipients of a one-time thousand dollar scholarship for 2015. Hayden talked about his aspirations of attending the Citadel Military College and pursuing a military career. He thanked the club for the scholarship. Hayden’s father, Robert, was also in attendance.

The program for the evening was a presentation about Cross Creek Healthcare by Administrator Gerri Weatherly and admissions/marketing Director Michele Newman. They explained the many services available at the 80-bed facility.

In old business, it was determined that the Bingo held on March 21 was very successful. The club would like to thank the community for their continued support.

In new business, a motion was passed to have a fundraising breakfast the third Saturday of each month. The first breakfast — pancakes and sausage — will be April 18 from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The price will be by donations. Proceeds will be used for scholarships and building maintenance. Also passed was a motion to help the Pantego Fire Department  with a fundraiser for a local cancer patient. Details will be announced later.

President Bowen informed the club that after the meeting, some members would visit former member Clark Peele, and present him with a plaque in appreciation for his many years of dedicated service to the Pantego Ruritan Club.

With no further business, the club said the Pledge of Allegiance, and the meeting was adjourned.