SOIREE 5/28/2017

MEMORIAL DAY

Today is the day designated by the Federal Government to remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us to enjoy the freedom of our great country.  It shouldn’t be neessary to set aside a single day for this but to be thankful every day for the benefits their sacrifice gave us.

2017 – 2018 ADMINISTRATION

The election of club officers was held and the slate of candidates submitted by the nominating committee was selected by acclamation.  The officers for the upcoming year are as follows;

PRESIDENT: Helen Fox & Gary Day

VICE PRESIDENT: Leland Yates

VICE PRESIDENT: Phil Beam

BOARD MEMBER – 2 yr: Pat Tode

BOARD MEMBER – 2yr: Stan Love

Ed Briggs will complete the last year of his 2 year term and there will be a vacancy of 1 year created by Helen becoming President.  As President, Helen can select someone to fill that term and present them to the Board for approval.

PIZZA PARTY

On Friday, May 19th, a pizza party was held at the Horn YMCA for the kids who have been accepted for Optimist Youth Camp.  This is something the club decided to do to bring the kids and parents together to ask questions and get further information about the camp.  This was planned to attempt to elimate “no shows” and reduce the questions asked of school contact person Ed Briggs and the Y’s administrative staff.  Camp Director Phil Beam and three counselors were present and mingled with the crowd.  About 30 campers and their families attended.

NEW MEXICO ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

The NMACF is scheduled for the weekend of June 23 – 25.  This is a fund raiser for the club and  your participation is needed!  The shifts are from 10AM to 1:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 4 PM each day.  An e-mail has been sent to each member with the schedule of times and locations for you to sign up.  If you have any questions or can’t sign up on your computer contact Liz Fraboni (301-1412) or Kris Pilling (730-2397).  Remember to invite your friends, they may be a good prospect for membership.

MEMBER UPDATES

Recent commnications from Bob & Hilda Aplin indicate that they are gettin settled in at their new home in Iowa.  Seems that after packing and shipping all their “treasures” some of them have been donated to local Thrift stores.  Does the word minimalism have more meaning?

Former members Mike and Peggy Swisher’s daughter, Liz, died recently.  Services will be held June 17th, 11:00AM at St. Stephens Church.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.