Fortnightly club holds February meeting
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 8:01 pm
The Fortnightly Club met recently in the lovely home of Donna Jones, with Melba Wash and Jerri Conley as co-hostesses. The hostesses served a delicious dessert plate to 14 members and one guest.
Barbara Trentham, leader and reporter, introduced our speaker for the afternoon, Mark Maddox. He is currently the technology supervisor/coordinator for Weakley County Schools. He has many other interests, one of which is storytelling. He belongs to the National Association of Storytellers. One of their nationwide meetings is in Jonesboro each year.
Maddox is a gifted storyteller and entertained the group with some of his stories. He encouraged everyone to get involved with telling family stories to children and grandchildren. Many stories have been passed through the generations simply by being retold over and over, such as the Bible stories we learned and told our children.
He also challenged the members to write family stories. Maddox illustrated this point by telling an amusing and touching story about his grandfather.
After the program, vice president Donna Jones called the meeting to order. Members recited the Collect. Carolyn Grisham, secretary, read the minutes from the January meeting. They were approved as read. Carolyn James, treasurer, gave her report. There wasn’t any old business. New business consisted of a discussion to fill the vacancy left by the death of beloved member Dottie Smith.
Members present, other than those mentioned, were Vicky Ayers, Marion Fields, Carol Gibson, Edna Harris, Nellie Sparks, Sandra Vincent, Linda Wade and Pat Watkins. Published in The WCP 2.9.12