Altrusa International of Clovis held their monthly evening meeting May 9.
Hostesses Sylvia Bean, Glenda Hileman, and Narcy Tucker, prepared a wonderful meal. President Kathy Travis, Recording Secretary-Mary Weigl, and past Governor Nancy Taylor updated us on their recent trip to District 10 Conference in Montrose, Colo. Also in attendance were: Judith Glikas, Stephanie Miller, Leslie McCloud, Pat McCullough, Margaret Blazek, Victoria Montiel and Carolyn Muffley.
At the conference, Altrusa of Clovis was awarded the Distinguished Club Award, and also won the Letha H. Brown Literacy Award and $150 for our Book Box project.
The Altrusa Book Box is located at Wal-Mart and the good people of Clovis have been donating books since 2003. Altrusa then delivers the books various locations, such as retirement homes, the hospital, the Hartley House, and the jail, to name a few.
The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has also delivered books to rural areas while making food deliveries. We have distributed over 10,000 books in the almost seven years the box has been at Wal-Mart.
Also at the conference, Kathy Travis was elected district director and Mary Weigl was elected district treasurer.
In upcoming news, there will be a garage sale on May 21 at 413 Chanticleer from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Money earned will go to fund Altrusa of Clovis charity projects.
Curry County Association of Educational Retirees met May 3 at Furr’s Cafeteria for the last meeting of the year until September. The Retirement Tea for new retirees will be May 5 at the Civic Center 3:45-5:30 p.m.
Jackye Alexander, president, opened the meeting. George Milburn gave the prayer. George Boal led the pledges to the American and New Mexico flags.
Randy Crowder, city commission member, talked on the gross receipts tax. He felt the tax is not necessary as the city has money for the water project. Questions were asked about property taxes for the project. He stated that in his opinion they would not be raised for that purpose.
Minutes and the treasurer’s reports were approved. Mary Hastain gave a bereavement/benevolent report. A report from Delman Shirley was read and it noted that there will be an increase in benefits in July.
The executive council has recommended Pam Wallace for Outstanding Unit Member.
The members voted to buy a copier machine for the association.
Kay Berry has been recognized by Clovis News Journal as outstanding volunteer.
Laura Beth Newberry and Shirley Wyman won the door prizes of ferns.
The meeting adjourned.