Reported by Donna McKay, Club Reporter
Twentieth Century Club of Ackerman met on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the Choctaw County Library with eight members and three guests present. Hostess for the meeting was Johnie Power.
In the absence of President, Susan Shurden, President-Elect, Ginny Lucas called the meeting to order and welcomed special guests, Caitlyn Allen, Susan Allen, Caitlyn’s mother, and Colton Allen, her brother. Tinker Forrester provided the meditation and Ginny Lucas led members in the Pledge of Allegiance. Program Leader, JoAnne Reid, presented Caitlyn Allen, HOBY Representative from Choctaw County High School. Caitlyn highlighted her experience in Jackson. She expressed thanks to the club for sponsoring her and the leadership program.
The club members then recited The Collect as the blessing and enjoyed refreshments before entering into business and hands-on session. Members shared good things during this time, and money collected will be used for “Dollars for Delegates.”
Ginny Lucas read the minutes from the previous meeting. They were approved as read. Correspondence was received from Merle McLeod, declining membership. Johnie Power provided the treasury report and then passed out the club budget for 2013-2014. This is a recommendation that comes from a committee and therefore requires no second. The club adopted the new club budget.
JoAnne Reid made a motion that the club pay up to $100 for the teacher treat bags. The motion was seconded and carried. Ginny Lucas passed out membership prize for the month. She also announced that Courtney Coleman, Marina Loper, and she would be traveling to the DYW Annual Chairman meeting on Saturday. Tinker Forrester, fundraising chairman, announced that she had (2) confirmed vendors for the Christmas Brunch and the speaker. She also passed out Innisbrook. Chellie Cardone passed out job assignments for the 5K to benefit Wounded Warriors. Members were to sign-up for programs, hostess, and meditation. Southern Region handouts were available. In new business, JoAnne Reid made a motion to purchase a new Robert’s Rules of Order. Marina Loper seconded and the motion carried. Members then put together back to school teacher packets, which included a pack of nabs and an apple. Bags would be delivered the next day to the new Choctaw County High School staff.