At the meeting:
President Maggie Stultz called the meeting to order at 10:35 a.m. She began the meeting by thanking the hostesses, Carolyn Mize, Lois Eckerd, Belva Gilbert and Laura Taylor. The hostesses thanked Jo Anne Garmany for the decorations. The inspiration given by Jane Ashley was leading the club in repeating the Club Collect. The pledge to the flag was led by Emily Henry.
This month’s program was presented by the Home Life Community Service program. Carol Bennett, chairperson, introduced Ruth Bass from the LaFayette Housing Authority. She gave a presentation concerning housing problems in the area. After the program Bennett told of a health fair being presented May 9 at the Housing Authority Community Room. May 8-14 is National Women’s Health Week.
There was a short recess in which the minutes of the previous meeting and the treasurer’s report were reviewed. Both were approved as presented. Corresponding secretary Jane Ashley then gave a report on the correspondence that was sent. Get well cards were sent to Joie McGill, Margie Pope and Laura Taylor. Thinking of You cards were sent to Irma Shaw, Maggie Stultz and Beverly Byrd.
The president reported she had mailed the state reports and had attended Safe Kids board meeting and the seventh district board meeting at the Bank of LaFayette Community Room. She also told club members volunteer log sheets were available.
First vice-president report : She introduced a visitor Joyce Harrison. Harrison is president of the Chickamauga Woman’s Club.
Second vice-president report : Changes for the yearbook have been emailed and/or mailed.
Community service program reports
· Art – Yearly report: 11 projects, 1,959 volunteer hours, $11,012.00 donated
· Conservation – Yearly report: 35 projects, 23,811 volunteer hours, $19,384.00 donated.
· Education – Yearly report: 23 projects, 8,710.5 volunteer hours, $21,137.22 donated. Books this months will be given to North LaFayette Elementary School. Next month’s books will be given to Rock Spring Elementary School. A check for $250 was presented to LaFayette Middle School for the Renaissance program.
· Home life – Yearly report: 7 projects, 939 volunteer hours, $10,540.00 donated. Health tips were listed in the newsletter. An auction for a Go Red basket was performed. The money raised from this auction will be presented to the American Heart Association. Belva Gilbert was the winner of the basket.
· International outreach – Yearly report: 18 projects, 836 volunteer hours, $8,652.06 donated.
· Public issues – Yearly report: 44 projects, 21,000 volunteer hours, $6,000.00 donated. Ninety-five dollars was collected last month for the family of a Georgia state trooper who was killed during the line of duty. Members were asked to think about ways to present baby car seat safety.
Totals for yearly reports : 138 projects, 57,624 volunteer hours and $77,191.28 donated.
New business: A motion was made by Ales Campbell and seconded by Jane Ashley to designate $500 from the budget to be given to the LaFayette Middle School Renaissance program. Motion carried.
Remember to save items to be donated to the Walker County Animal Shelter in April.
Meeting adjourned at 11:50 a.m.
The next board meeting was March 3 and the next general meeting was March 8.