Published: Friday, March 3rd, 2006
BPO Does No. 108 Clovis BPO Does No. 108 held a regular meeting Feb. 23 with President Gaylynn presiding. After roll call of officers, the meeting was called to order. The first order of business was to honor charter members Marge McCullough and Lena Klebold, who recently died, and remaining charter members of the Drove, Ann Massey, Frances Burkett and Muriel Lewis. President Gaylynn thanked the charter members on behalf of the Drove for their many years of service and devotion. She had the Drove prepare for initiation of three new members: Emily Garcia, Janet Romero and Sandra Romero, who were welcomed with enthusiasm and open arms. President Gaylynn called for committee reports. Sandy Kitchens, Good of the Order Chair, read several nice notes deposited in the new GOTO Box. She thanked everyone for their participation in this new project. Attendant Rynette Barker thanked everyone for supporting the Elk’s Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance. President Gaylynn reminded the Drove that the March 9 meeting will be informal. She then declared the meeting closed, and the meeting ended with the closing ceremony. Fairfield Extension Club The Fairfield extension club met Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. at Leslie Candy Co. for an interesting tour. The owner took members through the plant to see cinnamon suckers being made and packaged. The meeting followed in the extension club building. Hosts Murl Dennington and Marlene Essex made two different soups, and the other members brought accompanying dishes. The guest was Mavis Hard. The business meeting was held and upcoming events discussed. The door prizes were won by Marie Wells and Martha Watkins. The next meeting will be March 10. The program will be about senior foster grandparents and senior companions. For information about joining the extension club, please call Gail Hinderliter at 763-4994. Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met Feb. 9 at the Extension Building with 20 members and two guests. Valeria Jordon read “Do It Now.” During the business meeting, plans were finalized to host the domino tournament and plans were made for hosting the Ranchvale Club next month. Hostesses June Phillips and Sylvia Gonzales served a meal centered around cabbage rolls. The group then made 29 support bears for the hospital and fire departments to give to children. Four members took fabric home to make more bears. The club met Feb. 23 at the home of Myrl Davis with Barbara Ratliff as co-hostess. Dorothy Bean read “Farm Life” out of the yearbook. There were 14 members and two guests. Following a brief business meeting, the hostesses served a variety of fingers foods, punch and hot tea. Sheryl Abdill presented Glenda’s leader training “Easter, it’s a spring thing,” and the group decided to make string eggs for centerpieces. Altrusa International Members of Altrusa International of Clovis met Feb. 27 at Muffley's Backdoor for their regular business meeting. President Kathy Travis called the meeting to order and committee reports were given. She then announced that progress to 501c3 status is almost completed. Some time was spent completing distribution on the grant from ConAgra. An ice machine will be ordered for the Eastern New Mexico Food Bank as well as tires for its trucks. The spelling bee will be March 11, and each member is to bring two dozen cookies. Altrusa provides snacks for this event each year. Travis reported on deadlines for the Altrusa International Foundation Grant and the award applications. The next meeting will be March 13 at 6 p.m.
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