Published 2:27 pm Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Red Hat Honeys Chapter of the Red Hat Society met recently at Grub Bros. in Washington, with Secretary Laura Adams presiding. Also attending were members Shellie Cahoon, Bernice Cannon, Joyce Carawan, Catherine Fulford, Joyce Hodges, Polly Jones, Marian Kozuch, Hilda Merritt, Sandy Moore, Joan Palmer and Shirley Woolard. Joyce Carawan introduced her sister Judy Murphy and Joyce Hodges introduced her daughter Lucinda Hodges and her guest speaker, Samantha Heath from Ruth’s House.
Secretary Laura called the meeting to order, Bernice read the minutes from the April meeting and gave the treasurer’s report. Joyce H. gave a reading and led the blessing.
Birthdays included Joyce H. on June 21 and Martha Seighman, June 22, with no July birthdays.
Shirley announced a slate of officers for election. Candidates were: Martha Seighman, queen; Catherine Fulford, vice queen; no candidate for secretary; Bernice Cannon, treasurer; Joyce Hodges, chaplain; and Joyce Carawan, card person. Officers were elected unanimously.
Joyce H. introduced Samantha Heath who told the members about Ruth’s House, a place of refuge for abused women. Joyce challenged each member to bring a paper or cleaning product. Many donations were graciously accepted by Samantha.
As part of the program and in honor of Flag Day Joyce led members in saying the Pledge of Allegiance and singing “It’s a Grand Old Flag!”
The group closed the meeting by singing “God Bless America!”