Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Club notes — July 20

Encanto Garden Club

Encanto Garden Club held a July 9 meeting at Muffley’s Back Door. After a short business meeting which included acknowledgment of a letter from Clovis Parks and Recreation thanking us for our gift of $50 toward a new park tree and refreshments furnished by Bobbi Lyons, the meeting revolved around our participation in managing the horticulture booth at the Curry County Fair.

This booth probably accepts more entries than other booths in the home economics building. Every entry involves paperwork and time to process. In the past, members have been lenient in assisting entrants grooming of specimens, etc.

This year, in anticipation of a busy time due to the favorable weather, club members will strictly follow the Horticulture Special Rules (page 75 of the fair book). No containers will be available. We request all entrants read these rules prior to bringing their specimens and we wish them luck.

Information: 575-762-6955 or 575-791-5527

Altrusa Club of Portales

Altrusa met July 14 with 21 members and one guest.

The meeting was called to order by Sue Bracksieck, president. Cathy Rankin and Beverly Bennett led the membership. Dannah Brown gave the Accent. Kim Sites drew for the Queen of Hearts.

Bette Martinez was thanked for cleaning the Altrusa Triangle. Committee chairs reviewed the duties of their committee and goals for the 2014-2015 year.

Membership Chair Pat Willis stated the committee will be using the theme “Altrusa — A Good Catch.”

Service Committee Chair Lori Ribble thanked the membership for the back to school items they brought for the “Load the Bus” event.

Yearbooks and program handouts were distributed. Altrusa will be delivering Meals on Wheels in September. A sign-up sheet will be presented at the next meeting Aug. 11 at Pizza Hut in Portales.

The Foundation/Grant Committee will present the program.

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