Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Club notes — Sept. 21

Portales Woman’s Club

The Portales Woman’s Club met Sept. 10th with President June Ferguson presiding.

Doncella Caywood gave the invocation and Sheryl Borden led the pledges and collect.

There were 19 members and three guests.

Previous meeting minutes approved and correspondence read.

The door prize was won by Della Kobernick.

A signup sheet was passed around for members to deliver Meals on Wheels in November.

Members signed up for workshifts for the Peanut Festival on Oct. 17.

New yearbooks were distributed.

The club approved board recommendations to donate $25 to various charities in appreciation for guest speakers and to pay for guests’ meals the first visit.

Others serving on the hostess committee were introduced.

Steven Gamble, president of Eastern New Mexico University gave an update on the school, on-going construction projects, plans for the future and GO Bond C.

Next meeting is 11:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at the club building.

Meals on Wheels Board of Directors

The Meals on Wheels Board of Directors met September 16.

President Phyllis Davidson opened the meeting, with the following in attendance: Cleta Cook, Angela Cowart, Malcolm Cowart, Judy Cox, Pam Kamradt, Delores Morales, Darrell Underwood, Mary Weigl and executive coordinator Sherry Turner.

Turner provided the monthly report showing, 945 meals delivered in August. Members discussed the upcoming Dine and Dash for healthcare professionals 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Wheatfields.

Plans are underway for a MOW fundraising Arts and Crafts Show scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Central Christian Church gymnasium in Clovis.

Community members interested in reserving a booth for their wares may contact any board member or Turner at 575-714-6325.

The next meeting is 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

The El Portal chapter of DAR

The El Portal chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on Sept. 13.

Regent Vicky Stratton called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. and led opening rituals.

Carolyn Thompson read the president general’s message regarding the 125th anniversary of the DAR.

The National Defense minute, Constitutional minute and Indian minute were then given by members.

Jessie Strauch spoke of the Constitution Week and some of the activities which took place. She gave presentations at two elementary schools.

KCLV radio station agreed to carry announcements about the Constitution.

El Portal voted to enter a float in the ENMU Homecoming parade. The theme is the Great Gatsby.