Club notes – Sept. 2

Rotary Club of Clovis

The Rotary Club of Clovis sponsored a block party with the Christian Believers Education Association on Aug.18 at the Gatewood apartments in Clovis. Rotary provided backpacks for 75 students that were filled with school supplies provided by Rotary Club members. They were passed out to the older children and youths. Sack packs were handed out to children 4 to 6 years of age and were provided by the Office Depot in partnership with NM Rep. Anna Crook, and the National Federations of Women Legislators. They were distributed to those who attended the block party, with others who were unable to attend, picking theirs up at the Christian Believers Education Association building on Main Street. Attendance was estimated to be well over 100 people including children. There were bouncy houses set up for the children to enjoy as well as drinks, popcorn, hot-dogs and balloons. It was a great event and was enjoyed by everyone that attended.

Altrusa of Clovis

Altrusa International of Clovis held their monthly program meeting and annual "Add an Altrusan" picnic on Aug. 11, 2012, at the home of Kathy Travis. There were nine members and 13 guests present. Everyone enjoyed a potluck dinner. President Sylvia Bean called the meeting to order and handed out the new Altrusa yearbooks and bylaws. Parliamentarian Carolyn Muffley initiated new member, Laurie Westerman. Emily Nail was appointed to fill the position of treasurer for the remainder of the 2012-2013 year. Carolyn Muffley introduced a new fundraising project of selling several kinds of nuts during the holidays.

Closing prayer and meeting was adjourned.

There will be a business meeting on Aug. 27 at 6 p.m.

Clovis Community Chorus

The newly-formed Clovis Community Chorus will hold its first rehearsal on Tuesday evening 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Parkland Baptist Church, located at 921 Parkland Drive in Clovis. All area singers are warmly invited to attend and be a part of the choir.

"There is no cost involved. There will be no auditions. Come sing with us!" says Director Ken McDonald.

All singers are asked to bring some type of folder in which to place the choir's literature.

"Our board is in place. Our corporate sponsors have really stepped up to support us. Now the fun part: It's time to make music together," McDonald said.

If you would like more information about becoming a financial sponsor — corporate and/or private — or if you have any questions in regards to the choir, please contact any of the board members or McDonald 763-3461 or 693-3295.

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