People and Places

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 31, 2008

The newly named board of directors began preliminary planning Oct.14 for the 42nd annual 2009 Heart Ball to be held at the Country Club of Salisbury.
Dr. and Mrs. Cecil M. Farrington Jr. will serve as president and chair assisted by Dr. and Mrs. Alan F. Scott co-chairman/vice president, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Repsher, past president.
The board of directors of the 2009 ball is as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Abramowski, Mr. and Mrs. David Bingham, Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas Dillard, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Ellis II, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hoskins III, Mr. and Mrs. Nash Isenhower, Alice Hudson Ketcham, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ketner Jr., Mrs. Robert Randolph Turner III, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rusher, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Whitaker, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Wood.The Heart Ball will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009. This invitation-only dinner dance raised $15,000 for the American Heart Association last year.
Rockwell reunion
Members of the Rockwell High School class of 1950 celebrated their 58th class reunion Oct. 18 at Blue Bay Restaurant in Salisbury. A social hour was held at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6.
Harold Earnhardt, who served as master of ceremonies, welcomed the 19 classmates and 17 guests who attended. Two of their very special teachers, Jean McCombs and Anne Rink were honored guests.
Earnhardt and other class members shared many stories and class memories with the group, Rink delighted the group with her special comments about the class and her grandchildren.
Peggy Daniel gave a memorial for those deceased members since last year: L.A. Goodman, Ted Leonard Jr. John Ewing Misenheimer, Irvin Jacobs, Bill Walton and Peggy Sides. Following the business meeting, class pictures were taken.
Class members and guests attending from Salisbury were: Peggy Troutman, Frances Hand, Norman and Effie File, Betty Morgan, Rozelle Jacobs, Jerry and Denise Jacobs, Johnny and Betty Arey, Lonzo and Martha Arey, Virginia Alexander, Ronald and Carolyn Rogers and Kendal Rogers, Jake and Betty Rose Setzer, Ned and Martha Eller.
Attending from Rockwell: Harold and Helen Earnhardt, Peggy Daniel, Eula Mae Eller Artz and Eva Millsaps.
Also attending were Angelo Wagoner of Gold Hill, Frances and Phil Holshouser of Charlotte, Ella Mae Ketchie Wagoner and daughter Cindy of Harrisburg, Jay and Jenette Driggers of Concord and Bill and Margie Sides of Walkertown.
Planning committee members were Helen Earnhardt, president, Norman File, treasurer, and Virginia Alexander, secretary.
Officers were selected for the next reunion which will be held Oct. 17, 2009.
Elected were Norman File, president, Betty Arey, treasurer, Betty Rose Setzer, secretary.
Boyden reunion
The class of 1948 of Boyden High School had their 60th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008. It was held at the Salisbury Country Club.
The social hour was from 5:30-6:30 p.m. when a group picture was made. The class was welcomed by Benny Martin. Invocation was given by Bill Safrit. The banquet was held at 7 p.m. The greeters were Betty Sue Miller and Nina Jo Scoggins.
Co-masters of ceremonies were Barbara Harris Richmond and Johnny Robinson. They presented a skit of past memories which included all class members and was enjoyed by all. Remembrance of the 62 deceased classmates was led by Peggy Jo DickensAnderson. Many door prizes were issued. Decorations were furnished by Barbara Morris Rufty. The program ended with the school song.
Those classmates attending in town were: HarryandDoris Cress Agner, Clarence B. BeaverJr., HalandJune Brantley Ervin, PaulandAlda Clark Smith, Bill Cline, Betty Sue Cohen Miller, Peggy Jo Dickens Anderson, K. V. “Sonny” Epting,
Barbara Harris Richmond, Bob R. Isenhour, Benny Martin, Barbara Morris Rufty, Patricia Mullis Allen, Eleanor Rendleman Eller, Bill H. Safrit, Joanna Sink Cantrel and James D. Wood.
Those classmates out of town attending were: Mildred Barringer Curtis, Alexandria, Va; Thomas C. Bray, Raleigh; Roy Dickson, Jacksonville, Fla; Anne Garwood Waggoner, Charlotte; Rachel Gillian Gray, High Point; Harry Griggs, Mobile, Ala; Nina Jo Kirk Scoggins, Lexington; Jane McGrit Porter, Winston-Salem; John N. Miller, Raleigh; John H. Robinson, Charlotte; Dr. Joe Satterfield, Georgetown, Texas; Tom Sedberry, Raleigh; Patsy Somers Powell, Knoxville, Tenn; Margaret Whitley Corriher, China Grove; and Ray Wyatt, Winston-Salem.
This class meets for lunch every third Monday of the month at 1 p.m. at Ryan’s Steakhouse on Jake Alexander Boulevard. All classmates and spouses are urged to attend.
Toastmasters The Goldmine Toastmasters Club held its annual Humorous and Evaluation contests recently at Troutman’s Restaurant.
The winner of the Humorous contest was Jay Nodine. He spoke on the topic, “Why Do I Need to Get a Life?” Other contestants in the humorous contest were Matthew Charity, Sonny Tolbert and Alex Porter, who was runner-up.
Kim Jackson won the evaluation contest and Rusty Mitchell placed second. Bill Battermann of Salisbury was the featured speaker.
Division Governor Bryan Walsh of Charlotte and Area Governor Anette Powell of Mooresville were present to help in the judging and presentation of the awards.
Nodine and Jackson will represent the Goldmine Club in the area contests to be held in October.
Nodine was awarded the winning trophy at the Division C Humorous Speech Contest hosted by the Allstate Club at their facility on Oct. 23. He, along with the winners from the other division in North Carolina, will face off with the final competition at the November Toastmasters Fall Conference in Raleigh.
Nonprofit conference
Five nonprofit professionals and volunteers from Rowan County attended the N.C. Nonprofit two-day conference in Raleigh on Oct. 16 and 17. Their participation was made possible by scholarships from The Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation.
Those attending were Camille Campbell and Diane Scott from Rowan Helping Ministries, Anne Cave and Marietta Smith from the Rowan Arts Council and Eleanor Qadirah from the Rowan Blues and Jazz Society.
Participants attended two days of workshops designed to encourage networking, education and professional practices for the nonprofit sector. Workshops were arranged to be appropriate to the attendee’s role in the organization they represented.
The theme for this year’s conference was “Nonprofit Workout: Keeping Ourselves and Our Sector Fit.” Next year’s conference will be held in Concord.
Spencer Woman’s ClubOn Oct. 25, the GFWC Spencer Woman’s Club honored its members of long standing with a “Gold and Silver Tea.” Presented with gold pins for 50 years continuous membership were Louise Riley, Peg Gemayel, Edith Bickett and Dewette Trexler. Recipients of silver pins for 25 or more years of continuous membership were Jonnette Powell, Nancy Blackwell, Betty Chunn and Nelda Chunn.The celebration was open to the public and served not only to orient new members, but to provide an opportunity for the curious to tour the clubhouse and learn more about the Spencer Woman’s Club.
The 66-year-old civic club is dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service and is a chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the oldest and largest international volunteer organizations.
Seventy-five percent of the public libraries in the United States were founded by chapters of this illustrious organization, and members of the North Carolina federation funded approximately 50 airplanesnfighters and bombers nand then bought, equipped and supplied the U.S. Army Hospital Ship “Larkspur” to aid the American effort during World War II.
A portrait of the hospital ship, executed by artist Betty Sedberry, is a recent addition to club décor.
A floral centerpiece of red silk roses, the state organization’s symbol, was brought back from the installation banquet of the current international president, Rose Ditto, by Spencer club president Alane Mills. It graced the beverage table, flanked by gleaming teapots offering several kinds of tea. Cake squares edged in Federation Blue were also decorated with red roses, and more roses floated in bowls of water around the room.
A project board documenting club activities and outlining organizational structure was accompanied by GFWC brochures. Club scrapbooks dating back to 1942 were displayed on a long table. DVD’s from the state and international organization were viewed.
A popular topic of conversation was the bus trip to Washington, DC scheduled for early February so that members of the state federation can visit GFWC International Headquarters and present copies of the “Larkspur” print to both Headquarters and the new National Women’s History Museum.
The GFWC Spencer Woman’s Club plans to make the “Gold and Silver Tea” an annual or semi-annual event.
Red Hats
On Oct. 14, Chapeaux Rouge Divas, Joan R. Smith, queen mother, met at Lone Star Restaurant in Salisbury for lunch and to discuss plans for the next few months.
The Classy Red Hat Society, Sara Owens, queen mother, met at Ryan’s Restaurant on Oct. 17 for lunch.
Hostess Regene Butler introduced a speaker from a local hospital who spoke about breast cancer.
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