The Patriots' Trail program is well underway. Your donation will help make this remembrance project in honor of Bud and Dorie Day a success for our community.
The May luncheon will be on the 21st. Installation of the new year's officers will take place. We hope to see you there.
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CLUB OFFICERS & BOARD
EXECUTIVE BOARD 2012-2014:
PRESIDENT: Cissy Wyninegar
1st VICE PRESIDENT: Ellen Goodson
2nd VICE PRESIDENT: Susan Vaughan
3rd VICE PRESIDENT: Donna Lambert
RECORDING SECRETARY: Jane Brock
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: Joan Hurst
TREASURER: Marietta Birdsell
ASSISTANT TREASURER: Becky Blackmon
PARLIAMENTARIAN/PROTOCOL: Betty Boudreau
Chaplain: Neva Keith
Member-At-Large: Kris Sams
Executive Board 2012-2014
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMMING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
ART COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM: Betty Kentosh
In the 2012-2013 year our members contributed over 712 hours in support of the arts in our community. Members support club and individual participation in community performing arts organizations. We also have our own singing group known as the “Note-A-Belles”. They perform for veterans, assisted living and nursing homes, as well as many charitable functions. In addition, we hold an annual arts show consisting of original art in every medium, plus needlework and crafts. The winners of this competition will move from the club to district and then to state level.
CONSERVATION COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM: Kathy Tidwell
In the 2012-2013 year our members contributed 368 hours devoted to recycling, informing our membership about Brown Bears, Invasive Native Plants, supporting PAWS, as well as concerns and information on cleaning up the recreational waters in the state.
EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM: Ann Johnson
In the 2012-2013 year our members provided a $2,000 scholarship to a local high school student to assist with college expenses. We adopted Wright Elementary School and contributed over 694 hours to promote education on every level. We purchased small individual Constitution booklets for government students at Choctawhatchee and Great American Heroes Medal of Honor Kits for the middle schools in the southern half of the county. We held a “reverse mentoring” for our members with students at Choctawhatchee teaching us computer and internet skills. This program was called the “Golden Girl Geeks” and helped many of us with individual computer questions and knowledge.
HOME LIFE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM: Kay Ingram
In the 2012-2013 year we sponsored a dog trained as a Canine Companion for Independence (CCI). One of our members raised the dog (Stevenson) from a puppy to graduation. Stevenson is now in advanced training in California to assist the hearing impaired. This particular member has now received a new puppy and through our monetary support, will be trained at her home and at the Gadsden Correctional Institute. In addition to the support for CCI, Home Life adopted the Back Pack Program, as well as keeping members informed of physical and fiscal standards and threats. The fiscal threats information keeps us aware of ongoing concerns of security and identity theft. Home Life reported 2,403 hours of contribution to our local community.
INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM: Barbara Rodgers
In the 2012-2013 year we sponsored “Wine to Water” which was a wine tasting event. We raised over $2,000 for water filters for Haitian earthquake victims. One of our members is a nurse on the “Operation Smile” team and she travels several times a year to third world countries to repair mouth and facial deformities. We collect dental needs on an on-going basis throughout our club year. Hours contributed in this area were 905.
PUBLIC ISSUES COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM:Becky Blackmon
In the 2012-2013 year we served 2,508 hours covering everything from volunteering at the voting polls, collection of eye glasses, respectful US flag disposal, Domestic Violence Awareness, support of the Children in Crisis home and Shelter House. Members collect snack items for the USO, magazines for the VA clinic and customize underwear and sleep wear for veterans with particular needs.