The Karnes City Home and Garden Club met Thursday, March 20 at the El Oso Meeting Room.
President Gladys Janysek called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. She led with an opening prayer, the Our Father, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag.
Three guest speakers: former Karnes County Judge Alfred Pawelek, Belma Antuna Moreno, a clinic director, and Dennis Scholl, a doctor of psychology, spoke at this month’s meeting. These speakers work closely with Camino Real Community Services and gave an informative program about the services and assistance available to the people in Karnes County.
The members decided to travel to the Beeville area to tour a garden designed by a Texas Master gardener, a Butterfly Park area, then do some dining and shopping in the area. The members donated bottled water and cookies to the Boy Scouts “Clean Up Day” held this past Saturday at the Scout House in Karnes City.
The nominating committee for officers for 2014-2015 are Julie Weiss, Ellen Ann Vickors and Orlis Jonas. They reported that the officers chosen for the upcoming year will be: Gladys Janysek, president; Lola Lyssy, vice president; Marlane Smith, secretary and Johnie Hall, treasurer. It was voted to hold the Annual May luncheon at Barth’s Restaurant on May 15, when the officers will be installed.
Gladys Janysek gave very good tip to stop slugs from eating the leaves in your garden, simply put a ground up chalk line near the plants and this will keep them away. Johnie Hall reported that there are now two kneeling soldiers placed in the Memorial Garden. Special appreciation goes to Sean O’Brien for giving his time and talent to anchor them in place. Maxie McNally reported for the Sunshine committee that two get well cards were sent.
The meeting was adjourned and a nice social followed with delicious refreshments served on tables with nice linen cloths and spring flower arrangements. Charlene Looney and Betty Butler were the hostesses. Guest speaker Alfred Pawelek received a floral potted plant.