GFWC Timely Club holds May meeting
GFWC Timely Club met Thursday, May 9, at Artisan Restaurant. President Debbie Kamps presided with 12 members present. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the April minutes were approved as presented, and Club Treasurer Pat Evins presented her report.
Community Service Program Reports were presented for art, conservation, education, and home life.
Under old business, members discussed plans for the October 2019 Marketplace. An initial mail-out to the 2018 participating vendors is ready with a response deadline of June 15. Community Improvement Project Chairs Debbie Kamps and Lita King, discussed work to be done over the summer on the New Beginnings CIC Project. Currently, New Beginnings needs little girl sleepers in various sizes and new born diapers in sizes 3-4.
For new business, President Kamps reported to members about the GFWC of AR State Conference she attended May 4. Debbie gave everyone informative handouts “The Seven Grand Initiatives” from GFWC International, and “Stop Human Trafficking”. Numerous awards were presented to the Timely Club recognizing their volunteer work during 2018. First place awards were presented in the following categories: President’s Project Award, State President’s Projects, Women’s History & Resource Center, Legislative & Public Policy, Special Project: Domestic Violence Awareness, Fundraising Award, Club Creativity Award, Advocates for Children, and Club Website. The club received second place in Communication & Public Relations. Community Service Programs were recognized as follows: Art, Education, Home Life received first place awards; Conservation received a second place, and International Outreach was presented with a third place award.
GFWC Timely Club sponsored entries from students of Highland School in the Ten-Penny Art Category and the Audrey Swope Writing Contest. These students were recognized for their outstanding artistic work. Class II (11-12 Grade) Nick Ivey, Haley Murphy, Joel Hoppe, Ashlee Tolar, and Class I (9-10 Grade) Jaimee Gurley, and Michelle Flowers received first place awards and Class I (9-10 Grade) Trevor Sitz and Jacey Golden received second place awards. In the Audrey Swope Short Story Writing Category, Lane Worthington, a Highland Middle School student received a second place award.
President Kamps asked members to be thinking ahead to next year about what we can do for our community. The meeting was adjourned with the Club Collect.