Quaker Quacker for our July 21, 2016 Meeting

Our next club meeting will be Thursday, July 21, 12 noon, New Garden Friends Meeting. 801 New Garden Road.

Our speaker will be, Rick Cecil,  from the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market.

Our speaker  at our last meeting was Gin Reid Hall, Director,Pathways Center. The Pathways Center for families is a shelter program of Greensboro Urban Ministry to provide homeless families a safe, temporary environment to live while they are searching for other housing. 

Gin Reid spoke about the Center can house up to 16 families at one time with emphasis on helping the transition into a more permanent family. She was very personable with great speaking skills.

Club members in attendance : David & Mae Brown; Willie Pegram; Peggy McGuire; Thelma Burritt, Hayes & Nancy Ratledge;  Bill Riggs; Pattie Ward Miller; Jan Johnston; Mildred Mallard. We missed regular attenders: Garth Payne; David & Jean Bills; Joe Maguire; Kay Pegram; Janet Shepherd; Dorothy Burnette, Pat Daye; Chris Johnston; 

vQuaker Quacker for our September 15, 2016 Meeting. Our next club meeting will be Thursday, September 15, 12 noon, New Garden Friends Meeting. 801 New Garden Road.

This will be our Installation and Awards Banquet. Mike Williams, newly elected NC District East Governor, 2016-2017, will be our installing officer

Our speaker  at our last meeting was Sandy Doyle-Jones was our Executive Director, Shepherd's Center.

Sandy was a very energetic, engaging speaker. A wonderful ambassador for the Shepherd Center as she talked of all the benefits of attending the center:

Shepherd’s Wheels: Imagine how difficult it may be to stay in your home, living independently, when you can no longer drive to essential services. That’s where Wheels Drivers step in to help.

Adventures in Learning: Life-long learning and enrichment classes are offered three times each year. This 6-week series provides a wide variety of topics and an unmatched opportunity for both personal growth and social fellowship for active older adults.

Shepherd’s Travelers: Opportunities to travel regionally to places of interest such as theaters,  galleries, gardens, museums, restaurants and more. Both day trips and overnight ventures are offered.

ShepNet Computer Classes: Computer instruction is offered to older adults who want to learn how to use the computer to further enhance their everyday lives, be more informed and explore news in the information age. Classes from very basic to advanced.
Club members in attendance : David & Mae Brown;  Hayes & Nancy Ratledge;  Willie Pegram, Pattie Ward Miller; David & Jean Bills, Jan & Chris Johnston, Janet Shepherd, Mildred Mallard, Bill Riggs & guest, Ron Leonard

Our club received two major awards at the NC District East Convention:

  • Second Place Candy Box Sales
  • First Place Outstanding Club Website Award

Pattie Ward Miller, President, was awarded a For the Love of Kids Fellow at the District Convention. Gary Faircloth, President and CEO of Boys and Girls Homes will be our club speaker, Thursday, October 6. He will also present Pattie the Fellows Plaque at that time.

Quaker Quacker for our October 6, 2016 Meeting: Our next club meeting will be Thursday, October 6, 12 noon, New Garden Friends Meeting
Our speaker will be Gary Faircloth, President & CEO of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina at Lake Waccamaw. This is the first time ever for our club. Gary rose from being one of the first residents of the Homes to being their leader. Gary will be presenting Pattie Ward Miller, a plaque for being honored as one of the first to receive a "For the Love Of Kids Fellow".

Our last meeting was our Awards and Installation Luncheon. Mike Williams, 2016-2107 Governor NC District East was our installing officer, who did an outstanding job.

David Mallard, Mildred Mallard's son opened the meeting with a moving invocation.


The Centennial Officers of the Guilford College Community Civitan Club:

President, Jan Johnston
President-elect, Willie Pegram
Secretary, Hayes Ratledge
Treasurer,  Bill Riggs
Chaplain, Mildred Mallard
Sergeant-at-Arms, Thelma Burritt
Board of Directors: Dorothy Burnette, Peggy
McGuire and Janet Shepherd

Hayes Ratledge, chair of awards committee along with Pattie Ward Miller & Willie Pegram presented the:

Club Honor Key to David  Brown
Civitan of the Year Plaque to Jan Johnston


Those in
attendance : David & Mae Brown;  Hayes & Nancy Ratledge;  Pattie Ward Miller; Jan & Chris Johnston, Peggy McGuire, Thelma Burritt, Janet Shepherd, Bill Riggs, Karen Jenkins and Ron Leonard,  Mildred Mallard and her son, David.


Mike Williams Inducted two new members into our club: Karen Jenkins, Forbis and Dick Funeral Service and Ron Leonard, New Garden Friends Meeting. Hayes Ratledge was the sponsor of both Karen & Ron.




Our club received major awards at the NC District East Convention:
Second Place Candy Box Sales. Thanks to Bill Riggs (Chair), David Brown, Howard
Cross and Frank Grant - all service multiple candy box locations.
First Place Outstanding Club Website Award. Thanks to Hayes Ratledge (Editor and Webmaster) and David Brown (Photographer).

Pattie Ward Miller was awarded a For the Love of Kids Fellow


Quaker Quacker for our Thursday, October 20 Meeting. Our next clu b meeting will be Thursday, 11 noon, New Garden Friends Meeting. Our speaker will be Tracie Heavner, Director, Diabetes Prevention Program.


At our last meeting, we were treated with outstanding presentations about Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina at Lake Waccamaw. Gray Faircloth, President and CEO and Dr. Tom Simmons Principal of the On-Campus School talked about the beginnings  of Boys and Girls Homes through the many challenges and great rewards on seenig the boys and girls who had so little hope become believers in themselves on the road to fulfilling their dreams. A special note: the On-Campus School graduated 100% of their students three years in a row. Wow!


Gary Faircloth presented a plaque to Pattie Ward Miller as
recipient of a Boys and Girls Homes "For the Love of Kids Fellow:


We had several Civitans from some of the other Civitan Clubs in the area in attendance at our meeting:



Joe & Zelma HIggins, Greensboro Civitan Club
Bil Hofer, Four Seasons Civitan Club
Jack & Mary Lou
Zimmeman; Sally Moore; and Richard DeCoste from Gate City Civitan


Club members in
attendance : David & Jean Bills; David & Mae Brown; Hayes & Nancy Ratledge; Pattie Ward Miller; Jan Johnston; Dorothy Burnette: Peggy McGuire; Thelma Burritt; Janet Shepherd; Bill Riggs; Ron Leonard; Mildred Mallard and Willie Pegram.


Notes from Pattie Ward Miller: Mark your
calender for Tuesday, October 25, 11:00 , Libby Hill Seafood/ We will be putting together Trick or Treat Bags for Herbin-Metz School and Pathways Center.


Quaker Quacker for our Thursday, November 3, 2016 Meeting. Our next club meeting will be November3, New Garden Friends Meeting. This will be very significant meeting for our club in many ways:


There will be Board Meeting for club officers and board members at 11:00 am in the Parlor. The Board will be discussing  a number of times including a club budget for 2016-2017, presented by Treasurer Bill Riggs
At 12 noon, we will have our regular club meeting in the Brotherhood Room - it will be Business Meeing
During the club meeting, we will receive our Annual Fund Raiser. Each club member is encourage to take their fair share of tickets to either give as Christmas or Birthday gifts of toe sell to their friends
In addition.
We will be aming plans for our club's 60th Anniversary on Thursday, December 8


Tracie Heavner, Director, Diabetes Prevention Program was our guest speaker at our last club meeting. Tracie is a charismatic, very effective speaker with a powerful program of great importance to all. She spoke about how sugar does not cause diabetes but poor lifestyle and lack of physical activity. Statistics shwo that 89 million
my be pre-diabetic and not know it. She said that 1 in 10 may be pre-diabetic and  that may increase to 1 in 3 adults. Pre-diabetic is treatable, but once you cross the line and become diabetic, its not reversible. Tracie encourage us to take a pre-diabetic test calle. Aic -its a prick of the finger & blood test.


Club members in attendance: David and Mae Brown; Hayes & Nancy Ratledge;  Pattie Ward Miller; Peggy McGuire; Thelma Burritt; Janet Shepherd; Bill Riggs; Ron Leonard; Mildred Mallard & Willie Pegram

Our next club meeting will be Monday, November 14 2016, 6:00pm, Sharpe Road Baptist Church, 1908 Sharpe Rd. This will be a Joint Area 1 & 2 Meeting with the other Civitan Clubs in the two areas

We are also planning to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of our club on Thursday, December 8, 5:45 pm at the Lindley Park Baptist Church, 410 Walker Avenue.

As has become a tradition for our club, our entertainment on December 8, will be the Inner-Rhythm Choir.

Our last Board of Directors and our last club meeting were planning sessions conducted by Jan Johnston, our new club president.

The emphasis with both meetings was on
service  projects and hands-on projects.  When Pattie Ward Miller joined our club and later became our president, under her guidance, we became hands-on- project focus rather than our normal fund raising focus.
This focus has been reaffirmed, continued and re-affirmed under Jan. During the board meeting, we brainstormed many ideas: knitting scarves for the homeless to "flood buckets of useful items" for those affected by major events such as hurricanes or tornadoes to volunteering to help at the Newcomers School. With a narrowed focus, we will begin to implement many of those ideas.


We also received our allotment of 102  Autobell Car Wash Tickets and look forw
ard to a successful campaign. It will run to December 9.

Our approved club budget during the board meeting was same as our 2015-2016 budget.

Club members in attendance: Karen Jenkins; David & Mae Brown; Hayes & Nancy Ratledge; Peggy McGuire; Thelma Burritt; Janet Shepherd; Bill Riggs; Ron Leonard; Mildred Mallard; Willie Pegram; Chris & Jan
Johnston.



The next club meeting will be the celebration of our 60th
Anniversary  on Thursday, December 8, 2016Lindley Park Baptist Church, 410 Walker Avenue.Gathering time is 5:30 pm with dinner at 5:45 pm.


Duane Capps, member of the Southeast Civitan Club and President of Civitan International will be the Keynote Speaker. Our club was chartered December 15, 1956 with Luther Medlin, President Civitan International as Keynote speaker. What a great stroke of good fortune to have Duane as  Keynote Speaker for the 60th celebration.

As has become a tradition, the entertainment on December 8, will be the Inner-Rhythm Choir.

The  last club meeting was a Joint Area 1 & 2 Meeting at Sharpe Road Baptist Church, hosted by the Southeast Civitan Club.

The speaker was Mike Jackson, Founder of the Howard Coble Center in Pleasant Garden as a Special Place for Special Needs Kids. It "Provides a place for Special Needs Kids to feel
accepted,improve their social skills and have fun!". All activities are 100 % free of charge for participants.

Mike who is blind started his presentation by saying we were one of the
best looking groups he had seen. That started a great presentation of bonding with the  group with laughter and a serious plea for volunteers and other aids to his Center.

Club members attending: Patrica Daye; Hayes & Nancy Ratledge;  Janet Shepherd; Bill Riggs; Ron Leonard; Mildred Mallard; Pattie Ward Miller; Chris & Jan Johnston; Dorothy Burnette

We are in the midst of our Annual Autobell Car Wash Tickets Fund Raiser. We have received 102 tickets to sell, or purchase to give as gifts.
Cost of the tickets $16.99, the same price a person pays when they go to to Autobell to get their car washed. The club keeps $8.49 of the $16.99 price.

Upcoming Programs:

Thursday, December 8, Annual Family Christmas Dinner, Lindley Park Baptist Church, gathering 5:30 pm, (dinner, 5:45 pm) 410 Walker Avenue
We do NOT meet again, due to the Christmas Holidays, until the 1st Thursday in January
Thursday, January 5, 12 noon, Frankie Heath,  People & Paws for Hope, New Garden Friends Meeting.



Our next club meeting will be Thursday, January 5, 2017, 12 Noon,  NGFM

 Best wishes for a healthy, Happy New Year. The next meeting of our club will be Thursday, January 5, 12 noon, NGFM. The speaker will be Frankie Heath, President, People & Paws 4Hope. Their Mission statement:

"With a mission to create a safer more humane community dedicated to the well-being of people and animals through compassion, education legislation"

The last club meeting was our 60th Anniversary. We met on December 8 at Lindley Park Baptist Church. Duane Capps, President, Civitan International was the keynote speaker.As we all know, Duane is a powerful, motivational speaker. He related some interesting facts about the year 1956, the year our club was started: 1956 was the
yearCivitanInternational  changed it's focus to those with Intellectual with and physical disabilities. Our club and his club, Southeast Civitan, were both sponsored by Hamilton Lakes Civitan Club.

As has become a tradition, the entertainment was the Inner-Rhythm Choir.

Guests in attendance: Duane Capps, President, Civitan International and his wife, Lisa; Tony Workman, Immediate Past Governor, NC District East Civitan and current Administrator, NCDE and his wife, Amber; Erma Kuboushek, Governor-Elect, NCDE; Dave Kuboushek, Editor, Eastern Tar Heel; Susan Morris, Area 2 Director; Zelma Higgins, Past Governor, NCDE and her husband, Joe; Bill Hofer, Four Seasons Civitan; DonnaFargis, Gateway Civitan; Jan & Tim Clifford, Horsepower Civitan (Jan is Executive Director & Tim is Youth Director of Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center; Sally Moore of Gate City Civitan and her husband, Roy. Club members in attendance: Jan & Chris Johnston; Willie Pegram; Bill & Peggy Riggs; Nancy & Hayes Ratledge; Pattie Ward Miller; Thelma Burritt; David & Mae Brown


It was truly an outstanding event. Duane was a powerful speaker who told a great story about how a baseball player became a great hitter by "swinging the bat"  - using hisGod given abilities". Many of us don't take our turn at "swing the bat"

Willie Pegram & Bill Riggs gave impressive reports on our Horse Show, TurkeyShoot and Candy Box projects.


Club December Birthday: Pattie Ward Miller, Dec. 18. January Birthdays: Dorothy Burnette, Jan. 1; Doris Grant, Jan 7; Peggy McGuire, Jan 17; Bill Riggs, Jan 30. Anniversary: Jim and  Bette Light, Jan 20


The next meeting of our Guilford College Community Civitan club will be Thursday, January 19, 12 NGFM. Our speaker will be Marty Carty, Four Seasons Civitan Club speaking on Volunteering.



Leslie Hettenan, program director, People & Paws 4 Hope was the speaker at our last club meeting.
Their Second Chance program serves Guilford County court involved and non-court involved juveniles between the ages of 12 – 17 years old. The program is designed to prevent delinquency and reduce recidivism among at-risk juveniles in Guilford County.  Only 4% of their graduates have re-offended.

Nearly 2 million kids under 18 were arrested last year - 5 to 7 million companion animals enter U.S. shelters last year."Both need a second chance - people helping dogs; dogs helping people"

Those attending the meeting: David & Mae Brown and their granddaughter, Ashleigh Brown; Janet Shepherd; Mildred Mallard; Willie Pegram;  Peggy McGuire; Thelma Burritt; Bill Riggs; Nancy & Hayes Ratledge.

Club Perfect Attendance for Civitan Year 2015-2016 (number of years): Janet Shepherd,1; Mildred Mallard, 3; Thelma Burritt, 5; Mae Brown, 6; Nancy Ratledge, 15; Willie Pegram, 15; Hayes Ratledge, 20; Bill Riggs, 31; Pattie Ward Miller, 39; David Brown, 42.

Birthdays in January: Dorothy Burnette, Jan 1; Doris Grant, Jan7; Peggy McGuire, Jan 17; Bill Riggs, Jan 30        Anniversary in January: Jim &   Bette Light, Jan 20  

Upcoming  Events: 

Thursday, 12 Noon, Feb 2,
ClergyAppreciation;Bud  Parrish, Chaplain, Northside Baptist, our speaker
Saturday, April 20, Spring District Wide Meeting, Boys & Girls Homes, Lake Waccamaw;                      
Thursday, June 1, 6:00 pm, Annual Family Picnic, Triad Park                                                              
June 24-27, 100th Anniversary, Civitan
International,Birmingham , Al


The next meeting of the Guilford College Community Civitan Club,  Thursday, February 2, 12 Noon, New Garden Friends Meeting will be Clergy Appreciation Luncheon. A.J Reynolds, Chaplain, NC District East Civitan will be our guest speaker. Please bring members of the clergy from your church or other organizations.


At our last meeting, Marty Carty, Four Seasons Civitan Club, and a First Responder, spoke on the importance of vounteering and helping others. The volunteer often receives more benefit than the one being helped. Volunteers are healthier and live longer than those who do not volunteer. Marty said everytime you go to a meeting of a club or organization, sit in a different place, at a different table. Meet and interact with someone new.  Take every opportunity to reach out and help others.


Members in attendance: Sally Moore; David & Mae Brown; Bill Riggs;    Ron  Leanord; Peggy McGuire; Nancy & Hayes Ratledge; Willie Pegram; Dorothy Burnette, Pattie Ward Miller; Thelma Burritt; Janet Shepherd; Milldred Mallard                                        
 Report of actions and discussions by Board of Directors

Empathy and Understanding of President Jan Johnston's request for Leave of Absence
Willie Pegram moved from President-Elect to President.
Janet Shepherd is our new President-Elect
New sound system now installed in Brotherhood Room
Sally Moore welcomed as a new club member


Upcoming Events:
Thursday, February 16, 12 Noon, NFGM
Thursday, March 2, 12 Noon, NGFM
Thursday, March 16, 12 Noon, NGFM. Max Carter, Quaker minister & Historian extraordinaire, speaking on the famous Underground Railroad.
Saturday, April 29, Spring District-Wide Meeting, Boys and Girls Homes, Lake Waccamaw

The next meeting of the Guilford College Community Civitan Club,  Thursday, February 16, 12 Noon, New Garden Friends Meeting.

At our last meeting, A.J. Reynolds, President of Southeast Civitan Club and Chaplain of NC District East Civitan, was speaker at Clergy Appreciation Luncheon. 


This was an exceptionally meaningful, successful event. A.J. being both a Civitan and a member of the clergy as Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church in Walnut Cove spoke eloquently from both viewpoints. His praise of the clergy for what they do for their flock and for what we as church members should do for the clergy was very inspirational.
Special members of the clergy present were: Dr. Tom Gibson, Lead Pastor, Guilford College United Methodist Church; Margaret Webb, Pastoral Minister, New Garden Friends Meeting; and Reverend Karen Ware Jackson,  Pastor, Faith The next meeting of the Guilford College Community Civitan Club,  Thursday, February 16, 12 Noon, New Garden Friends Meeting.

Members in attendance: Sally Moore and guest Edith Andriola; Bill Riggs; Ron Leonard; Peggy McGuire; Nancy & Hayes Ratledge; Willie Pegram; Dorothy Burnette; Pattie Ward Miller; Thelma Burritt; Janet Shepherd; Mildred Mallard.

Special members of the clergy present were: Dr. Tom Gibson, Lead Pastor, Guilford College United Methodist Church; Margaret Webb, Pastoral Minister, New Garden Friends Meeting; and Reverend Karen Ware Jackson,  Pastor, Faith Presbyterian Church


Upcoming Events:
Thursday, March 2, 12 Noon, NGFM
Thursday, March 16, 12 Noon, NGFM. Max Carter, Quaker minister & Historian extraordinaire, speaking on the famous Underground Railroad.
Saturday, April 29, Spring District-Wide Meeting, Boys and Girls Homes, Lake Waccamaw
Thursday, June 1, Annual Family Picnic, 6:00
PM , Triad Park, Colfax.
Thursday, June 16, 12 Noon, NGFM
June 24-27, 100th Anniversary, Civitan International, Birmingham, Al.
Thursday, July 6, we will NOT meet due to Fourth of July celebration.

Quaker Quacker for o ur Civitan Club will be Thursday, March 12, 12 Noon,  NGFM. Our speaker wiil be Michael Jackson, Chairman of the Board Howard Coble Center for Special Needs Kids

At  our last meeting,  Zelma Higgins, of Greensboro Civitan Club and Past Governor,  NC District East Civitan was our guest speaker.

Zelma first installed Sally Moore into our club as our newest  member.,sharing with  Sally what Civitan could be for her and how much she will mean to our club. Zelma talked about the history of Civitan  beginning in 1917 in Birmingham, AL - becoming Civitan International in 1920; and how CI changed its focus to the research of developmental disabilities in the 1980's as a result of Special Needs Child, Tommy McNulty and his family in teh the Chesapeake Civitan District.

Members in atttendance: Frank Grant; Sally Moore; Bill Riggs; Ron Leonard; Peggy McGuire; Nancy and Hayes Ratledge; Dorothy Burnette; Thelma Burritt; Janet Shepherd; David Brown and his granddaughter, Ash-Leigh Brown; and Ron Leonard.

Janet Shepherd conducted the meeting in the absence of President Willie Pegram wiho is still recovering from this cornea eye surgery. 


Quaker Quacker for March 16, 2017 club meeting.At our last meeting, Michael Jackson,  Board Chairman of the Howard Coble Center for  Special Needs Kids was the speaker.

In 1990 Michael organized MADD in Greensboro. in 2005 he organized and became Executive Director of the Crash Prevention Network.

He developed the interest in Special Needs for many reasons; Two them being he has two Specia Needs grandchildren. He is also a Special Needs Person himself having been blind for over 25 years from a disease name Retinitis Pigmentosa.

In the Fall of 2015, he organized the Howard Coble Center for Special Needs Kids in Pleasant Garden. It is the only non-profit Activity Center for Special Needs in America. IRS had to establish a new category jsut for his Center. The Center now has 32 kids and the numbers are growing.

Michael told of many powerful, moving success stories of kids attending the Center.

Members and guests in attendance at the meeting: Sally Moore; Bill Riggs; Ron Leonard; Peggy McGuire; Nancy and Hayes Ratledge; Pat Daye; Thelma Burritt; Janet Sheperd and her guest, Becky Baboff; David and Mae Brown, and their granddaughter, Ash-Leigh Brown who became our newest member.

We were delighted President Willie Pegram  was back with us after successful cornea eye surgery.

The next meeting of the Guilford College Community Civitan Club will be Monday, March 27, Sharpe Road Baptist Church, 1908 Sharpe Road. This will be a joint meeting with other Civitan Clubs in Areas 1 & 2. 


Registration begins at 6:00 pm with buffet line at 6:45 pm. Cost is $12.50 per person. Make checks payable to Southeast Civitan Club.

           
At our last meeting, Max Carter, Former Director of the Friends Center & Quakers Studies at Guilford College was our speaker.


Max held us spellbound as he talked about the beginnings of the Underground Railroad, how it operated and about the first passenger and the first conductor on the Railroad. Many Quakers and non-Quakers put their lives in jeopardy for the cause of helping slaves escape to freedom.


Max talked about how each of the words of the spiritual "Deep River" had special meaning giving directions on the Underground Railroad to the north and to the west and freedom

Since they traveled  during the dark of night, to help the slaves when they came to the fork in the road, the Quakers would put a nail in a tree indicating which fork to take. Th slaves would place their arms around a tree and slide their arms up until they felt the nail

Members and guests in attendance: Sally Moore; Bill Riggs; Ron Leonard; Nancy and Hayes Ratledge; Patricia Daye; Dorothy Burnette; David & Mae Brown, Ash-Leigh Brown; Janet Shepherd; Mildred Mallard; Willie Pegram; Pattie Ward Miller; Bill Riggs; Bill & Louise Hofer and Peter Brun.

The next club meeting of the Guilford College Community Civitan Club will be Monday, April 20 , 12 Noon, NGFM

Zelma Higgins, Past Governor, NC District East Civitan, will induct our two newest members: Ash-Leigh Bron and Rebecca Babaoff.

Our last meeting was a Joint Area 1 & 2 Meeting, Sharpe  Road Baptist Church.

Susan Morris , Area Director, Area 2, was host of the meeting.

Tony Workman, Administrator for NC District East and Immediate Past Governor, NCDE was co-host. Tony is a candidate for International Director, Region 3. Leigh Wilkinson, currently holds that position.

The election will be held at he 100th Civitan International Convention in Burlington.

Erma Kuboushek, Governor-elect, NCDE and her husband, Dave Kuboushek, Editor, NCDE newsletter, Eastern Tarheel were both president and involved in the program.

The keynote speaker was Duane Capps, President, Civitan International. Duane reported on major changes taking place at CI headquarters with the upcoming retirement of John Ryerson , Executive Vice-President.

Significant changes are occurring with the newer  Civitan Clubs.  The trend seems to that the clubs are choosing to have one regular meeting per month as usual and the second meeting of the month a project

Pattie Ward and her hands-on-project committee met April 4, Libby Hill Seafood and put together Easter Baskets: 80 for Herbin-Metz Education Center; 40 for Pathways Center; 25 for Howard Coble Center for Special Needs. Helpers: David & Mae Brown; Ash-Leigh Brown; Thelma Burritt; Dorothy Burnette; Wilie Pegram; and Donna Fargis.

Members presidnet a club meeting: David and Mae Brown, Mildred Mallard;  Nancy & Hayes Ratledge; Ron Leonard; Bill Riggs; Willie Pegram. Patricia Daye. Ash-Leigh Brown






                    
















                    


































 


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Quaker Quacker for our August 4, 2016 Meeting

Our speaker  at our last meeting Rick Cecil, Market Manager of the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market. Rick,, is  very personable with good verbal skills, & has been with the Market since its beginning, May 95 
The Piedmont Triad Farmers Market is owned by the state of North Carolina, having some 1.8 million visitors yearly, while at the same time generating 1.2 million dollars in revenue. Tables or sections at the Market rent for $20 per day, and the local farmers keep all sales receipt above $20.


Club members in attendance : David & Mae Brown; Peggy McGuire; Thelma Burritt, Hayes & Nancy Ratledge;  Pattie Ward Miller; David & Jean Bills, Patricia Daye, Janet Shepherd, Mildred Mallard. We missed regular attenders: Jan & Chris Johnston;  Willie & Kay Pegram, Dorothy Burnette, Bill Riggs,Garth Payne, Joe Maguire.

Sergeant-at-arms, Thelma Burritt, opened the meeting leading with the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain Mildred Mallard followed by words of inspiration and an invocation and blessing on those present and those unable to be with us today.

  • Thursday, Auguste 18, 12 noon, NGFM.
  • August 26-28, NC District Convention, Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Hotel , Raleigh, NC
  • Thursday, September 1,  Sandy Douglas Jones, Shepherd's Center, 12 noon, NGFM
  • Thursday, September 15, 12 noon, New Garden Friends, Installation and Awards Banquet, Mike Williams, Governor-elect, NC District East Civitan our installing officer
  • Thursday, October 6, first meeting of new Civitan Year. Board of Directors meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch and then then we have a group project on putting together Care Packages for residents of Pathways Center.

Quaker Quacker for our May 5, 2016 Meeting: Our next club meeting will be Thursday, May 5, 12 noon, New Garden Friends Meeting. Our speaker will be Jon Bryant, Greensboro Fire Department.

At our last club meeting we had a Sgt. from the Greensboro Police Department speaking on the use of ankle bracelets worn by individuals out on bond wile awaiting trial on charges filed by the Greensboro Police Department. There are specif guidelines as to which levels of alleged crimes qualify for being released under these conditions. Approximately 100 bracelets are being worn at any given time. Statistics show that up to 40% of those who wear bracelets are not likely to commit another crime requiring another bracelet.

Those in attendance: David & Mae Brown; Janet Shepherd; Mildred Mallard; Peggy McGuire; Nancy and Hayes Ratledge; Pattie Ward Miller; Willie Pegram and Bill Riggs. Special guests: Zelma and Joe Higgins; Lt. Governors, Area 1, NC District East Civitan

Th nominating committee has prepared a slate of officers for our club for the Civitan Year of 2016-2017. The slate will be presented at our next club meeting.

President, Jan Johnston; President-elect, Willie Pegram; Secretary, Hayes Ratledge; Treasurer,  Bill Riggs; Sergeant-at-Arms, Thelma Burritt; Chaplain, Mildred Mallard; Board Members, Janet Shepherd, Peggy McGuire and Dorothy Burnette

Quaker Quacker for our July 7, 2016 meeting. We did not meet on July 7 due to the Fourth of July Holiday. Therefore, there was on Quacker published for this meeting.

Quaker Quacker for our May 19, 20216 Meeting:  Our next club meeting will be Thursday, May 19, 12 noon, New Garden Friends Meeting,

Quaker Quacker for our June 2,2016 Meeting:Our next club program will be Thursday, June 2, 6:00 pm, in shelter #1, Triad Park in Colfax.

This will  be our Annual Family Picnic. We hope you will bring family (spouse, kids, grandkids, neighbors, etc). Let Pattie or Hayes know how many you will be bringing with you.

At our last club meeting, Robin Synger, Special Olympics Chair, NC District East Civitain, was our guest speaker. Robin is a very energetic ambassador for Special Olympics. We loved having her with us. She talked about Eunice Kennedy Shriver starting Special Olympics as a result of a member of the Kennedy clan being a special needs child. Today over 40,00 Special Olympics athletes participant in over 19 categories of Games in North Carolina. The Summer Games will be in the High Point - Greensboro area in 2017. Robin will find spots for our club members to serve a volunteers  - at registrations or handing our awards, etc.

Before Chaplain Mildred Mallard gave the invocation, she had members share news about club  members who were not able to be with us due to health challenges. We asked  to have each of them in our thoughts and prayers and hold them in the Light.

Club members in attendance: David & Mae Brown, Pattie Ward Miller, Bill Riggs, Janet Shepherd, Mildred Mallard, Thelma Burritt, Nancy & Hayes Ratledge, Chris and Jan Johnston.

Our slate of officers for 2016-2017; President, Jan Johnston; President-elect, Willie Pegram; Secretary, Hayes Ratledge;  Treasuer, Bill Riggs; Chaplain, Mildred Mallard; Sergeant-at-Arms, Thelma Burritt; Board of Directors, Janet Shephers, Dorothy Burnette, and Peggy McGuire.

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Quacker for our September 1, 2016 meeting. Our next club meeting will be Thursday, September 1, 12 noon, New Garden Friends Meeting. 801 New Garden Road.

Our speaker will be Sandy Doyle-Jones of the Shepherd Center.

Our speaker  at our last meeting was Karen Owens, Education &  Family Service Manager, Alzheimer's Association. Western Carolina Chapter.

Karen program was informative and powerful, making us aware of the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's, while at the time assuring us. Stating  that much of our forgetfulness is quite normal as we age. At the same we should look for warning signs in our loved ones. She said at at the present time, there is no known cure and no known way to stop the progression of Alzheimer's, even though there may be a temporary pause. Karen also said there are 80 types of dementia with Alzheimer's being one of those types. Women are more likely then men to develop dementia.

Club member present: David & Jean Bills;David and Mae Brown, Hayes & Nancy Ratledge, Willie Pegram, Thelma Burritt, Jan Johnston and grandson, David Johnston, Peggy McGuire, Pattie Ward Miller; and guest Ron Leonard.



Quaker Quacker for June 16 Meeting: Our next club meeting will be Thursday, June 16, 12 noon. New Garden Friends Meeting, 801 New Garden Road.

Our speaker will be Gin Reed Hall, Pathways Center. The Pathways Center for families is a shelter program of Greensboro Urban Ministries to provide homeless families a safe. temporary environment to live while they are searching for safer housing.

Our last club meeting was our Annual Family Picnic. We met in Shelter #1, at Triad Park, near Colfax.

Chef Willie Pegram cooked up some great hot dogs, hamburgers and cheeseburgers. Club members brought the trimmings - slaw. baked beans,deviled eggs, potato salad along with great desserts - chocolate coconut pie, banana pudding, brownies. cakes and other pies and cookies

Club members and guests in attendance: Willie & Kay Pegram, Peggy McGuire, Thelma Burritt, Hayes & Nancy Ratledge, Dorothy Burnette, Patricia Daye, Joe Maguire, Bill & Peggy Riggs Pattie Ward Miller, with her guest Donna Fargis, Mildred Mallard, with her son,David, and her grandsons,Daniel and Joe