Altrusa International, Inc. of Portales met Aug. 14, in the Sandia Room at the ENMU Campus Union Building with 23 members and six guests present.
Beverly Bennett, president, presided over the business meeting and conducted the opening ceremonies.
Jo Nell Brooks gave the Altrusa Accent on “The Importance of Teachers.” Vaunceil Turnbough, secretary, read the minutes of the previous meeting and they were approved as read.
She distributed thank you letters from students at Dora Elementary School for the books Altrusa provided to them and other third grade students through the Reading is Fundamental program.
Carol Fletcher reported that the club yearbook will be distributed at the next meeting.
Joyce Cone drew for the Queen of Hearts contest, and two members enjoyed the gifts presented in honor of National “Creamsicle” Day, courtesy of the Sunshine Committee.
Judy White, past president, presented perfect attendance awards to those who had not received them previously.
Linda Yeast reported that the date for the annual Home Tour would be Sept. 24 and more details and tickets will be presented at future meetings.
Jo Laney, literacy chair, reminded members that Sept. 8 is International Literacy Day and she would tell plans for a “Read In” at the next meeting.
Gaynelle Thomas distributed a sign up sheet for delivering Meals on Wheels for September. Donna Tuttle and Mickie Stowe were recognized as new members.
The president presented three executive board recommendations which will be voted on at the next meeting.
Following the adjournment of the business meeting, Jackie Kabrick introduced Linden Weese, ENMU Zia basketball head coach, who told about his plans for the up-coming season.
Weese and his wife, Gay, have recently moved to Portales from Lubbock where he was an assistant coach at Texas Tech.
Joyce Cone, Vice President told about up-coming meetings and dates for the club.