The monthly meeting of the GFWC Twentieth Century Club of Ackerman was held August 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Choctaw County Library in Ackerman. President Ginny Lucas being in the chair and serving as secretary in the absence of Susan Shurden. There were a total of seven members and two guests present. Debbie Bruister served as hostess. During refreshments “Good Thing” dollars were raised.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The Treasurer’s Report was presented and placed on file. The Club Budget for 2015-2016 was also presented and the recommended adjustments were unanimously voted in. There were no correspondence.
Committee Reports: Yearbook inserts for 2015-2016 were given to club members. Courtney Coleman attended the chairman meeting in Meridian and learned about new guidelines for the Distinguished Young Women program. Tinker Forrester won the membership prize. Fundraising Chairman Tinker Forrester handed out Innisbrook catalogs and announced that orders are due at the September meeting.
Chairman Reports: JoAnne Reid provided Leadership Link on our Collect. She also challenged members to learn our Collect. There were (20) 8 Packs of pencils, and (10) 18 Packs of pencils donated for Tools for Schools. Debbie Bruister will serve as chairman of the Jack-O-Lantern Jam Costume Contest. She will have more information for members at the September meeting.
Manda McClure made a motion that the club adopt the “Pill Bottle” Project. Susan Shurden discussed the idea during the July Planning Meeting. Members voted unanimously to save pill bottles, remove labels, and bring to meetings so that they can be sent overseas for missionary use in distributing medicine.
Members were invited to walk/run in the St. Jude Fundraiser on September 26 on the campus of St. Jude. Southern Region registration handouts were available.
JoAnne Reid was the program leader. Manda McClure led members in the Pledge of Allegiance. Debbie Bruister provided the Meditation about a new year. Kyla Perry, Choctaw County’s Distinguished Young Woman, highlighted her experience and thanked members for their sponsorship and support. Cliff Hadley, HOBY representative, also highlighted his experience at the leadership seminar this past June. Marina Loper will have the Heifer International Display at the September meeting. The program was a hands-on project with members assembling first-aid kits for the teachers at Choctaw County High School.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:42 pm.