We started our meeting with a pot luck luncheon. Our hostesses this month were the new Board of Directors Lucy Cantu, Linda Avila, Linda Black, Connie Rearden and Linda Spiess. There was a beautiful cake decorated with hot air balloons to match our theme. Aug. and Sept. birthdays were recognized for Cherie McGuire, Peggy Barnett and Lee Smith, with the members singing ‘Happy Birthday.’ Jessica Keese read us a list of interesting thoughts on “Life” for our monthly inspiration time. We were introduced to a new member Glenda Schumacher. It was announced that Cherie McGuire will take over the duty of Historian to keep our scrapbook.
Our program this month was the presentation of our new Membership book for the club year 2009-2010. We went over all the details for our full year of activities and those assigned for each month to keep us “Racing On” to our goals.
It was brought up that the Jim Wells County Fair is coming up on Oct. 21-24. The members agreed to participate by selling our club book and cookbook and raffle tickets for our fall Bazaar. Members also voted to sell other handmade items this year as well with the goal in mind to give three scholarships this year instead of two.
It was noted that a member Nettie Kaufmann passed away this summer and, as is our custom, her name would be added to the club plaque and a $35 donation be made to the South Texas Children’s Home in Beeville in her honor.
A report was made about a new project started by the club this summer. On Wednesdays at 11:30, a Senior Luncheon Program is available to any senior in our area at the Old Lagarto School. Linda Lee, a nurse from the Live Oak Nursing home, will be available on the 3rd Wednesday of the month to do blood pressure and blood sugar checks on those seniors who come to eat. We need workers as our numbers have increased from 20 meals to 30 this past month. There is also a waiting list in George West for home delivery of meals so we need volunteers to help deliver. You are welcome if you would like to help.
Due to a recent fire in the building next door, it was decided to have our new Lagarto Fire Chief, Mr. Robinson do a fire safety inspection of the school and possibly do a program for us in the future. Members plan to clean up around the outside of the school and be more safety conscious in the future.
We had a very productive meeting planning our new year. We ended the meeting with a door prize won by Dottie Meyer. She received a cute cow watering can and a plant. The president Lucy Cantu adjourned our meeting.
Please join us for our next meeting on Oct. 8th and help service our community and have a lot of fun doing it!