Daughters of the Confederacy
The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held its September meeting at Roosevelt General Hospital with a luncheon.
Jane Hilliard, Della Kobernick and Robbie Wicker served as hostesses. President Jan Ross opened with a welcome, June Ferguson was introduced as a guest and Wicker gave the invocation.
The president led the ritualistic opening. Peg Kline read the minutes and gave the treasurer’s report.
A collection was taken to buy phone cards for servicemembers serving in Iraq.
Ross read the president’s letter. The constitution and bylaws were revised and copies were given to each member.
Cards were signed to be sent to ill members, Nena Stratton and Karen Allen.
Hilliard gave a memorial for long-time member Betty Chavez. Ross gave a memorial for Rachel Middleton.
Bess Jones gave a report on Southern literature.
Janelle Foster gave a sketch in honor of founders day, which is in September.
The group will meet in Clovis in October.
Altrusa International of Portales met August 27 in the Sandia Room of the CUB at ENMU with 35 members and one guest present. President Beverly Bennett led the opening ceremonies and conducted the business meeting.
Nellie Dyer gave the accent “Attitude” by Charles Swindle. Secret pals were thanked and members who brought items for the soldiers in Iraq were recognized.
Frankie King reported the Home Tour will be Sept. 23 and the committeee has five homes committed to the tour. Tickets and worksheets for members will be available the next meeting.
Diane Parker reported that Sept. 21 is World Peace Day. Area schools have agreed to let school children make “Pinwheels for Peace,” these pinwheels will be constructed by school children and displayed on the grounds at various schools.
Bennett reported she and Sharon King went to the Lodgers Tax and Altrusa has been granted money to put up a sign to complete the median project in front of Garden Source.
Wanda Pettus introduced Jo Laney who gave a presentation on face reading.