Club notes —

Altrusa International of Portales

The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met March 12 in the Central Annex. President Gaynelle Thomas called the meeting to order. There were 17 members and three guests present. Nellie Dyer led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were approved.

Lori Bohm gave the Altrusa Accent and Beverly Bennett drew for the Queen of Hearts.

The following slate of officers were elected for 2012-2013: President — Nellie Dyer, vice-president — Linda Leaming, secretary — Candy Rankin, treasurer — Lory Adams, directors — Sharon Stone, Sue Bracksieck, Sheryl Borden and Wanda Pettus. Jo Nell Brooks reported that the delivery for Meals on Wheels was going OK.

The club voted to donate $500 to the Eastern New Mexico Food Bank and to submit an entry for the Governor’s Award.

Wanda Pettus introduced Chief Malin Parker and St. Shawn Gore of the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s department who talked about meth and synthetic marijuana.

Nellie Dyer, Vice President, announced that the next club meeting would be on March 26, and the Communications Committee is in charge of the program.