Delphian Review Club meets
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 8:00 pm
Members of the Delphian Review Club met recently for two separate meetings.
Mrs. Robert Kirkland hosted a Christmas luncheon for the group, with Mrs. Jim Rippy and Mrs. Bill Simrell serving as co-hostesses.
Guests were greeted with champagne cocktails, cheese straws and roasted pecans. After a brief business meeting, conducted by president Mrs. Tommy Chrisp, members were treated to lunch. The menu included asparagus soup, chicken and mushroom crepes in Mornay sauce, congealed fruit salad, miniature muffins and white chocolate cake. Guests were offered a choice of white or red wine. Everyone received a Christmas ornament as a token of this annual event.
The club also recently met in the home of Mrs. Robert Cameron.
Mrs. B.J. Cranford presented the thought for the day. The program was a special treat. David and Mary Hellen Johnson, chaperones for the 2012 Rotary-sponsored European trip, as well as two students who participated, gave an informative PowerPoint presentation. The students were Destiny Powers from Union City High School and Kegan Tittle of Obion County Central High School.
The group visited four countries — England, France, Switzerland and Italy. The selection process was a grueling combination of interviews, research and community service. The students were required to attend all meetings from January until the trip. Other requirements included keeping grades in good standing and no disciplinary problems. They were required to prepare and present a video to Rotary and other groups.
Dr. Stan Seiber, retired University of Tennessee history professor, and his wife, Sarah, spoke to the travel group about travel safety and packing. Lisa Isbell, a local banker, talked to the travelers about checking accounts and exchange rates. Dr. and Mrs. Michael Calfee and Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Brown prepared an Italian meal and donated books. The weekend before the trip, Clay Woods hosted a picnic.
Miss Powers and Tittle spoke about the experience given to them by the local Rotary club. These ranged from things like new foods to an expanded world view. Tittle noted he had originally planned to attend a local college but, because of this opportunity afforded him, he will now venture outside his initial comfort zone and go away to college.
After the presentation, Mrs. Chrisp conducted a brief business meeting and Mrs. Clendenin served a delicious chocolate pie.
Published in The Messenger 2.7.13