Curry County Association of Educational Retirees (CCAER) met Feb. 5 at Furr's Cafeteria. Dianne Davis called the meeting to order. LaNell Leatherwood gave the opening prayer. Carol Nash led the pledges to the American and New Mexico flags.
Andrea Bigelow introduced the program given by Dr. John Collins, a clinical psychologist and a Bishop in the Church of Latter Day Saints. The topic was Love and Relationships. His points included the fact that children need someone to speak for them. Many children are unloved and the family unit is the basis for successful life for children. Eight million children use drugs before the fifth grade. The speech was followed by question and comments.
Mary Hastain sent a Benevolence report. Pam Wallace reported 244 local and 57 state members. Delman Shirley spoke on House Bill 64 and Senate Bill 115. Laura Beth Newberry, member of the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees (NMAER) Board said that the meeting consisted of Legislative Matters.
Celebrated the February birthday of Dewey Pierce. Joy Coston won the door prize. The March program will be about the Senior Olympics.
Altrusa International of Clovis, NM, held their monthly program meeting on Feb. 11, 2013, at Muffley's Back Door. Members present were Sylvia Bean, Kathy Travis, Carolyn Muffley, Judith Glikas, Patricia Bazar, Laurie Westerman, Margaret Blazek, Glenda Hileman, Mary Weigl, and Judy Cox.
President Sylvia Bean called the meeting to order and opening prayer was given.
Hostesses Sylvia, Kathy and Mary served a Mardi Gras meal.
The evening program was given by "Imaging Center of Clovis," Jeannie Mazzolini and Barbara Johnson. Parliamentarian, Carolyn Muffley, initiated new member, Kelly Dunwell. Patricia Bazar gave an update on the upcoming event, Bingo at Cheyenne Trails, which will be March 9.
On Monday Feb. 25 there will be a business meeting at Muffley's Back Door. A closing prayer was said and the meeting was adjourned.
— Submitted by Judith Glikas
Five members and two guests attended the regular ESA Epsilon-Sigma-Alpha meeting held Feb. 6 at Simply Salads. Collene Baldwin, Sandy Davis, Laura Loflin, Royce and Patsy Lorenzo, Beverly Miller and Suzy Moore.
Sandy Heath has been a member of Beta Phi since Oct. 2011. She was born in Washington, D.C., her father was in the Navy. Her mother was an Elevator Greeter and operator.
Sandy has worked in mental health for 40 years. She loves to take photos, travel to new places and research history and historical places. Sandy has three daughters one is an administrator of family support. Another daughter works at a Bank for 25 years as a bookkeeper and the other daughter works as a federal agent for Department of Interior.
Six members and two guests attended their Christmas Social at A-Me-D's restaurant in Texico on Saturday Dec. 15. Members present Collene Baldwin, Sandy and Jeff Heath, Kelly Karen, Laura Loflin, Patsy Lorenz, Beverly Miller, Suzy Moore. Outstanding Women for 2012 was Sandy Heath.
Congratulations Sandy from your Beta Phi sisters.
— Submitted by Beverly Miller
Daughters of the American Revolution
The El Portal Chapter of the (DAR) Daughters of the American Revolution met at the First Christian Church in Clovis on Feb. 9. After opening rituals the meeting was recessed in order to present the winners of the American History essay contest. The subject of the essay was “unrecognized individuals and groups who supported the cause for independence.”
Taylor Epps of Elida was the eighth-grade winner. The seventh-grade winner was Jenna Steele from the Clovis Christian School. Each girl read her essay and was presented with a certificate and a DAR medal for Excellence in history. After refreshments were served the regular business meeting was held. Members attending were Mesdames Bauder, Snobble, Mitchell, Dallas, Thompson, Stratton, Strauch, Nash, Hays, Baldock, Semanki and Sailor. Guests were Epps, Steele and their parents.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 25
Five Auxiliary members attended the mid-winter conference held at MCM Elegante Hotel in Albuquerque Feb. 8-10.
Members who attended were: Rebecca Martinez, membership chairmen for Unit 25; Beverly Miller past department president; Vicki Ovalli,e Unit 25 President; Janet Romero, First Vice President for the Department; Joann Reyes, Tapia Secretary for Unit 25.
There were a lot of new faces and younger members. Randy Lopez, post commander and Don Segura, memberships chairmen for post 25 gave a check for $1,000 for Girls State to be held in June 2013 at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.
— Submitted by Beverly Miller