Woman’s Club Installs New OfficersOct 1st, 2013 | By Admin | Category: Community News
By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
When the Woman’s Club of Madison comes back after summer vacation, schools are just getting back in session as well, which is why, as Florida Smith said, “We set our minds and hearts on education in our county.” She read aloud from several passages of scripture concerning education, including the well known 2 Timothy 2:15, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” She also read several short witticisms from a book about children and learning, including the fact that first graders are the only ones who think it’s neat when their teeth fall out, always call on a five-year old grandchild to program your VCR, and never, ever tell a child his dreams are silly or outlandish. A long table in the back of the building was filled with school supplies the members had brought in to donate to local school children. At that first meeting the club also installed its new officers, with guest Donna Peacock, Woman’s Club Director for District III, doing the honors. Peacock, who admitted afterward that she “likes to have fun with installations,” presented each new officer with the traditional yellow rose as well as an apple. The obvious symbolism was for the club’s focus on education, but each different variety of apple also represented different qualities each officer needed to fulfill her job, whether tart, sweet, firm or spicy. The new officers installed for the Madison Woman’s Club are: Treasurer – Terry Fall Kay Browning – Correspondence Secretary Glenda Gordon – Recording Secretary Margaret Ann Bunch – Second Vice President and Parliamentarian Jackie Johnson – Third Vice President Ethel Barefoot – President B.J. Curtis, a retired educator, spoke to the group about “Take Stock In Children,” an organization that since 1995 has focused on at-risk children in the middle-school grades on through high school and college. With caring mentors, scholarships and other student services, TSIC, a model of private/public fundraising, has been helping children break the cycle of poverty through education, reducing the number of high school dropouts and increasing the number of college graduates. In Madison,
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