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Clovis BPO DOES #108 held a public ceremony on Jan. 14, at the Elks Lodge to install the 2006 officers. Kaye Parrish served as Deputy Supreme Installing President, Tosalie Crowley was installing Conductor and Linda Catanzaro was installing Chaplin.

The following officers were installed:
President-Gaylynn Essary
First counselor-Gwen Williams
Senior counselor-Georgia Urioste
Junior counselor-Carolyn DeWeese
Secretary-Christine Daves
Treasurer-Nina Barrow
Conductor-Martha Aidrich
Inner Guard-Mary Ann Vison
Outer Guard-Kenda Richardson
Musician-Sandy Kitchens
Chaplain-Besty Jones
Assistant Conductor-Jackie Scoli
Color Bearer one – Jean Hayes
Color Bearer two – Kaye Parrish
Color Bearer three – Linda Catanzaro
Color Bearer four – Bea Martel
Attendant one – Ann Massey
Attendant two – Raynette Barker
Attendant three – Mary Ayers
Attendant four – Bess Kline
Exalted Ruler Keith Barker, Past Exalted Rulers, state officers, other Elk dignitaries and Bullshippers were recognized.

President Gaylynn introduced guest speaker Shelia Smith.

Gaylynn then introduced her husband, Marlin; children, Amanda, Joanna, Drew and Keira; mother, Kaye Parrish; and sister, Karen Westbrook.

Sandy Kitchens was recognized as the 2005 Doe of the Year. Dean Marney was recognized as the 2005 Honorary Doe of the Year.

Gaylynn thanked everyone for attending and invited all to stay for refreshments.

Nite Owl club
The Nite Owl Extension Club met on Jan. 19 at the Extension building. Eight members and two visitors, Cathy Wall and daughter, Melissa, were present. Cathy joined our club.

“A Woman’s Collect” was read by Agnes Brown. There were no minutes from the previous meeting.

The door prize was given by Charolotte Adams and won by Molly Stansell.

There was no program given. We played spinners. Snacks were provided by Dorothy Bayless and Reba Parrish.

Molly Stansell will be the hostess for the Feb. 16 meeting. We will have a pot luck on Feb. 2.

El Portal club
The NSDAR El Portal Chapter met at 10 a.m. Jan. 14, 2006, at 200 Acoma in Clovis.

The hostess was Jessie Strauch. The program subject was Mentoring: Growing by Leaps and Bounds. Wanda Dunn presided over the meeting. Members present were Carol Nash, Cori Snobble, Vicky Stratton, Wanda Dunn, Jenny Baldock, Neva Steele, Jessie Strauch, Linda Baldock, Carolyn Thompson, State Regent Suzanne Heske and guest, Pam Wallace.

Suzanne Heske, the State Regent of the New Mexico Organization of Daughters of the American Revolution, was the guest of honor. She presented a program about DAR. Her theme for her administration is “Mentoring: Growing by Leaps and Bounds.”

Jessie Strauch and Neva Steele served refreshments.
The next meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Feb. 11, at First Christian Church in Portales. The program’s subject will be Essay and Good Citizen Awards.

Pleasant Hill Women’s club
The first 2006 meeting of the Pleasant Hill Women’s Club took place on Jan. 19 at the Pleasant Hill Fire Station. 15 members and three guests were in attendance to hear an illustrated account of Vivian and Dick Lake’s 18 day tour of Australia. Pictures and memorabilia helped members feel as if they too were visiting Australia.

Following the program, President Lueta Clark called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by members giving suggestions for ways to save energy in our homes. Jean Thomas read the minutes. Kaye Barnes gave the treasurer’s report. Several thank yous were acknowledged.

Nancy Barnes showed a sample of the potpourri pouches she will demonstrate at the Feb. 16 meeting. She also told the members what they need to bring to make one. The meeting was then adjourned.

Members and guests, Dick Lake, and Brianna and Jillian Barnes, enjoyed barbecue sandwiches served by hostess Kaye Barnes and Barbara Whitmore as well as salads, chips and desserts contributed by the members.