Curry County Association of Educational Retirees
The first meeting of the new year of the Curry County Association of Educational Retirees was held at the Holiday Inn.
Lynda Milburn conducted the meeting.
Speaker for the meeting was John Neibling, president of Clovis Community College. Neibling discussed concerns facing community colleges including, lower graduation rates among high school students and lower enrollment numbers at higher levels.
He told of positive changes at the college such as the new Industrial Technology Program and the cooperative classes, which allow dual enrollment of students at Clovis High School and the college.
Milburn announced the state convention will be Oct. 4 through Oct. 6 in Alamogordo.
Delman Shirley gave the legislative report. He stated the 2008 legislative session will be critical due to the controversial health care plans being considered.
Brad Slater, Southwest Cheese Plant quality assurance manager, will speak at the Oct. 1 meeting.
For information call 762-6237.
Nite Owl Extension Club
The Nite Owl Extension Club met Aug. 4 in the home of Ester Marin with
six members attending.
Members discussed the Curry County Fair.
The meeting was called to order by President Charlotte Adams.
Susan Creiglow became a member.
The club gave a gift certificate as the door prize at the Sept. 11 membership banquet.
Members discussed making a new banner.
Clovis Quilter’s Club
The Clovis Quilter’s Club met Sept. 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church with 18 members and one guest, Quinell Roark, in attendance.
The centennial quilt top was viewed.
Reports were given on the High Plains Quilt Festival. Amy Armenta discussed the mystery quilt she plans to teach and Sheryl Abdill showed a quilt that will be demonstrated.
Operation Homefront will have a marathon Nov. 3 at the Extension Building.
The next meeting will be Oct. 27.
Leigh Reynolds had the block of the month. Show and tell items were shared with seven more Christmas stockings for the childrens homes in Portales turned in. Reynolds presented the program on how to make a Sudoko quilt, with nine members volunteering to make them in fall colors.
The group continued working on the donation quilt for the Hartley House. For information contact Sheryl Abdill at 763-4256.
Beta Phi, Epsilon Sigma Alpha International
Members of the Beta Phi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International had a busy summer.
Connie Ferguson and Marilyn Grass visited nursing homes and helped tornado victims.
The group had a successful food booth at the Great American Race.
Connie Baldwin and Laura Loflin attended the New Mexico ESA Leadership district meeting in Albuquerque. The two members toured the University of New Mexico Pediatric Oncology Hospital, which is a state philanthropic project for ESA. A check for $5,000 was presented to Dr. Richard Heideman of the pediatric unit. The funds were raised through a pledge challenge. The funds will be used towards cord blood research.
Portales resident Christina Tenorio was awarded a $1,000 ESA scholarship. Tenorio plans to attend Eastern New Mexico University to become a children’s psychologist.