Club notes — June 3

Altrusa club of Portales

The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met on Monday, June 27th at noon in the Central Annex.

President, Gaynelle Thomas, called the meeting to order. There were 19 members and 13 guests present. Lory Adams led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s report were approved.

A perfect attendance certificate was presented to past president, Jo Laney.

On behalf of the Service Committee, Wanda Pettus presented a check to Sarah Ortega, five year old Make a Wish recipient so she can attend a Taylor Swift concert in North Carolina. She will report back to the club in July.

Sheryl Borden reminded members to bring plastic bags and egg cartons to each meeting or to the Print Shop for the club’s recycling project. She also announced that newspapers can be taken to the ENMU Recycling Department on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Members are to let the president know how many newspapers are taken.

After the close of the business meeting, Linda Leaming, co-chair membership committee, told about Altrusa on the local, district and international levels, and presented each visitor with a brochure and gift from the club.

Vice President Nellie Dyer announced the executive board would meet on July 5th at Thomas’ home and the next club meeting will be on July 11 with Nancy Taylor, director of the Eastern New Mexico Food Bank giving the program.

Llano Estacado Quilt Guild Quilt

The Llano Estacado Quilt Guild Quilt Show was held June 24-25 at the Bethel Assembly of God Church.

The quilt show is a non-judged show that netted over 200 quilts, wearable art, wall hangings and petite quilts. Kay “Casey” McGee, the featured quilter, presented a humorous trunk show called The Five Blue Quilts.

The featured quilt club was Quay-z Quilters of Tucumcari.

There were two viewer’s choice winners, Nancy Barnes and Judy Matthews.

The opportunity quilt was won by Marjorie Watkins; the gift basket was won by Nancy Dewhal and the food bank choice winner was Diana Kiley.

The chamber of commerce choice went to Jeanette Biddle and the challenge quilt winners were Marcia Huckabee (second place), and Amy Armenta (first place).

We wish to thank Air Force personnel from the 551 SOS and the 3rd SOS Department, Boys Scout troop, the churches Rangers and the Girl Scout Troop 161 for their help.

— Submitted by Amy Armenta