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Present at the September 23 meeting were Ruth Taylor, Edith McKinnon, Lynn Bentele, Sylvia Carson, Karen N. Davis, Alice Hurley, Maxine Smith, Mary Ann Niemi and Linnie Ingram. They met at Vaught’s Restaurant with Maxine Smith as hostess.
President Edith McKinnon called the meeting to order and all united in the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag. Roll call was answered with “My favorite herb.”
Secretary Linnie Ingram read the minutes of our August 19 meeting. They were accepted as read. Treasurer Maxine Smith gave her report. Lynn had purchased a new roll of tickets and Maxine gave her a check for $8.00.
A devotion was read by Maxine Smith. On Oct. 19 the DOW Achievement Day will be hosted by Douglas County at Ava. Members here will carpool from Gainesville. We will furnish desserts for the noon meal and take items for the silent auction, which proceeds go for the wig program for cancer patients and other needs and also a door prize worth at least $5.00 for exchange.
A “budget committee” was selected of our members. They were Maxine Smith, Ruth Taylor and Edith McKinnon. We are to bring suggestions for 2011 programs at next meeting.
On Thursday, Oct. 21we will meet at the Tecumseh Fire House to tack lap robes and “throws” at 9:00 a.m. and take a sack lunch. Bring large needles and scissors.
On the December 9 meeting we will take items for our Christmas sacks to be delivered that afternoon to eight people. Homemade cookies, candies and breads are appreciated along with canned goods, fruits and nuts and etc. to be purchased from club funds. Each sack will have a Christmas card.
December 6 is Club Council Meeting.
The “Interagency group meeting” at the Senior Center is Oct. 14 at 9:00 a.m.
Do we want a window on the square to decorate for Christmas?
Door prize was won by Edith McKinnon. Our program on “Body Systems and Selected Tonic Herbs” was presented by Bob Teeters Herb Creek Farm in Ava.
Our club plant sale and auction netted $9.25, a semi-annual event. We also save Best Choice labels, and our quilt raffle brought us a good amount, which we use for charitable donations locally. We appreciate all who bought tickets on our quilt and to Katie Hoverson for her handiwork in picking the material and making the quilt.
It was won by Jodi Whitlock, of Easley Chiropractics, in West Plains.