Reported by Donna McKay, Club Reporter
The Ackerman Twentieth Century Club of Ackerman met at the Choctaw County Library on Thursday, January 24, 2013 with eleven members and two guests present. The club members enjoyed a delicious meal served by hostess Johnie Power. During the fellowship time, members shared “Good Things,” with all proceeds benefiting the Dollars for Delegates program.
President Susan Shurden called the meeting to order. She welcomed Distinguished Young Woman of Choctaw County Alison Cooper and Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw Administrator Lauren Williams.
Ginny Lucas read the December minutes and they were approved. Treasurer Johnie Power gave the treasury report. Ginny Lucas presented Chellie Cardone with her club t-shirt, padfolio, and recyclable GFWC bag.
Susan Shurden presented Marina Loper as the LEADS representative. Tinker Forrester presented Susan Shurden as Clubwoman of the Year. President Shurden read JoAnne Reid’s endorsement for Southern Region Vice President. She stated that the District II Convention will be held at Lake TiakO’Khata on Saturday, March 2ndwith the Ackerman club serving as one of the hostess clubs.
President Shurden shared a picture with club members entitled, “Vanity.” She encouraged members to take time to look at things a little closer. Donna McKay led members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
JoAnne Reid provided the meditation from God’s Words for Women – Virtuous Woman. Be Confident God can use someone with a willing heart. Alison Cooper, Choctaw County’s Distinguished Young Woman, highlighted her experience in the program and thanked the club for sponsoring the local program.
Arts Chairman, Tinker Forrester, displayed local art created by school-age children. Club members voted for the top two choices in each category.
Johnie Power announced that Mississippi Arbor Day is the second Friday in February. JoAnne Reid encouraged members to get to know the Mississippi elected officials.
Cherrie Robison led members in a program on making Valentines for the residents of the nursing home in Ackerman. Approximately 62 bags were made to be delivered to the residents.