Milnesand Community Senior Center
March 30 marked the end of an era for the Milnesand Community Senior Center.
The entire Milnesand CSC Board agreed to dissolve the board. All members of the board resigned at once, and five different people were voted into office to form a new board.
Three of the former board members had served for 44 consecutive years, for a combined total of 132 years.
The newest member had served one year. He replaced Hillrey Beggs, who moved away in 2009. And the highest number of years was two terms of service totaling 60 years, giving a combined total of 105 years of service.
Pay for the job was zero. In fact, the board contributed at times from their own pockets. Now, that is dedication.
But each resigning member was given an attractive plaque in recognition of their service, along with cake and punch at the meeting.
Resigning members included are: Dick Bresenham, one year; George Hay, 44 years; Holmes Lovejoy, 44 years; Orbrie Luman, 44 years; and Elton Parkinson, 60 years.
Curry County Association of Educational Retirees
Curry County Association of Educational Retirees met April 6 at Furr’s Cafeteria.
Pam Wallace, president, conducted the meeting. Dewey Pierce gave the invocation and Pam Sury led the pledges.
The Pre-Retirement Workshop was be held April 10 at the Central Office of Clovis Schools from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A tea honoring new retirees of Clovis, Melrose, Grady and Texico will be at Day’s Inn from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 13.
A program sponsored by the Clovis school and CCAER Vista Care was presented. Carmen Polk and Debra Lester represented Vista Care. They explained that Vista Care provides health for patients and their families; both medical and spiritual.
Door prizes of Boston Ferns were won by Jim Echols and Elsa Konkorlics.
The next meeting will be May 4 and will be the last meeting until September.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha
District 1 meeting State Council “Epsilon Sigma Alpha” held their meeting Feb. 27 in Hobbs.
15 members attended.
Minutes were read and approved.
Treasurers report was read and approved.
Changes were approved to District 1 standing rules and changes were also approved to District 1 by laws.
Elections were held:
• District Chairman — Barbara Levy
• Recording Secretary — Sara Reid
• Parliamentarian — Susan Briggs
• Treasurer — Tammy Moore
Daughters of the Confederacy
Ellen W. Jones Chapter 1022 held their April meeting in the Hospitality Room of Roosevelt General Hospital with an Easter theme. Hostesses were Della Kobernick and Jane Hilliard.
Opening ritual was read by Janelle Foster, president; Karoline Sailer led the flag salutes and Bess Jones gave the invocation. Minutes, treasurer’s report and correspondence was read from Community Services for the food donation. An invitation to the Richmond, Va., Massing of the Flags for June 5 was read. This day is an observance of the birthday of Jefferson Davis, president of the confederacy.
Karoline Sailor was appointed to the hospitality committee. Officers for the years 2010-2012 will remain the same. Programs for the next ensuing years will be made in June. The chapter will have a memorial service on May 31 at the UDC Circle in the Portales Cemetery.
The May 4 meeting will be held at the hospital. Guests are welcome. Women 18 years or older are incited to become members if they have an ancestor that served in the Confederate service. The objects of the organization are benevolent, historical, memorial, patriotic and educational.