The secretary and treasurer's reports were given, and Barbara Taylor read a letter from Col Michael J. Sigmon, M.C. Commander, Joint Task Force Bravo Honduras Medical Element, in which he thanked the club for the support of the boys' and girls' orphanages of Hogar Nazareth of Honduras. He said they were able to make one of the most memorable Christmases for 100 girls and 80 boys in one of the neediest areas of Honduras. Mrs. Taylor's son is assigned to this unit whose mission is to serve in many medically underserved areas throughout Central America, as well as responding to natural disasters ranging from earthquakes to hurricanes to severe flooding.
It was suggested that Cindy Baker Rafta and Judy Crowe of Clark County Community Services be invited to speak to the club about their programs, since the club donates money to these agencies this year.
Ms. Murphy read an article "Note to Yourself" from the Oprah Magazine. Entries from the newsletter were highlighted to include clarification of the snow policy. Members were encouraged to complete their volunteer hours, which must be submitted by Feb. 1 to the Extension Center.
Dates for the February and March meetings were addressed because of conflicts. The February meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 14, and the March meeting will be Tuesday, March 11.
Heather Brooks is taking a class this semester, so Wanda McCord volunteered to take the lesson in March, "Beyond Fish Sticks."
The lesson "Adding Another Limb to Your Family Tree" was given by Linda Woosley and Ms. Hamm. They explained how to start researching your heritage and developing your family tree. The topic was personalized with Mrs. Woosley sharing the heritages of her and her husband, Jim Woosley. Several pictures were displayed of many generations in their families. Ms. Hamm showed her grandparent's book that she is completing for her grandson, Gary Allen Taylor. She is also working on her family historical journal. Ms. Howard talked about a very special memory jar she received from her daughter.
The next meeting will be Feb. 14 at the Extension office with Amy Eades, Charmaine Murphy and Donna Raney as hosteses.
The meeting closed with the distribution of secret pal presents.