At the meeting:
President Maggie Stultz called the meeting to order at 10:32 a.m. She thanked the hostesses, Connie Forester, Joyce Gravitt and Jennifer Johnston, for the meeting. The inspiration was given by Carol Bennett, and the pledge was led by Laura Taylor.
Public Issues Community Services Program was in charge of the program. Tracey Long introduced Maj. Shannon McConnell. McConnell told the group of his experiences while serving in Afghanistan.
The minutes of the previous meeting and treasurer’s report were presented for approval. After a ten minute break for members to read these items, both were approved. The corresponding secretary read a thank you note from The Cottage. Get well cards were sent to members who were ill.
President’s report : Volunteered for Balloons & Tunes Festival, walked in Susan G. Komen breast cancer 5K, helped with Marsh House Heritage Day.
First vice president report : Welcomed new member Teina Wright. Introduced visitor Stephanie Snodgress. Informed group of the member treasure hunt to be held at Carol Bennett’s home. Forms were given out to vote for Pam Hull as a new member. She was accepted.
Second vice president report : Yearbook changes will be in the monthly newsletter.
Third vice president report : The annual calendar is being processed and should be returned by the November meeting.
Community Service Program reports: Home Life is providing a HEAT house for spare change to help with the energy assistance program for low income people this winter. This will be for the monthly meetings of October and November.
International outreach : Boxes were provided for donations for UNICEF. Members were asked to bring bags of rice and beans to the October and/or November meetings for donation to a local food pantry. Operations Christmas Child boxes should be brought to the October or November meeting.
Education : Hygiene packages were distributed to LaFayette Middle and LaFayette High students. Books brought to the meeting will be delivered to Gilbert Elementary School this month. Collected 232 soup can labels to be sent to Tallulah Falls School. Forms were given out for the annual pecan sale. The orders were due Oct. 30.
Conservation : Still looking for a chairperson for this CSP. Meanwhile work is continuing at Joe Stock Park.
Public issues : Lunch is being served to public safety individuals on October 13. Veterans Day program being held at LaFayette High School on November 11 at 9 AM.
Unfinished business : None
New business : The following was read from the executive board meeting minutes: A motion was made and seconded to dispense with reading of the minutes as long as they are printed in the newsletter. Motion carried. A ten minute break will be given in order to read the minutes at the meeting. The treasurer reported that the CD matures on Oct. 20. A motion was made and seconded to rollover interest into the savings account. Motion carried.
Announcement s: The Walker County Chamber of Commerce Gala will be Oct. 23. The fall district meeting will be in Calhoun Oct. 23.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:47 a.m.