Clayton Lions support U.S. troops
In a show of support of U.S. military serving in Afghanistan, the Clayton Lions Club conducted an “Adopt a Marine” program.
In an effort coordinated by Colleen Gilmartin, the club arranged for items to be shipped to the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines. The eight boxes weighing more than 300 reached the troops on Aug. 1.
The shipment included Slim Jims, cookies, crackers, condiments and other items not readily available to deployed military units.
“The airlifting of these supplies is another example of our ongoing mission to initiate positive contributions in response to special needs of the local community, as well as around the globe,” said Dan Gilmartin, president of the Clayton Lions Club.
The boxes included notes of thanks and good wishes from Lions Club members and from children at Good Samaritan United Church of Christ in Garner.
The Clayton Lions Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. at Golden Corral, 60 Son-Lan Parkway in the Cleveland community.
Club begins new year
The Felicia Club of Clayton began its 86th year with a luncheon meeting Sept. 3 at The Morning Glory Inn. Gwen Canady, the club’s new president, thanked the Hostess Committee: chairwoman Diane Pearce, Belle Allen, Kit Creasy, Dorothy Harris, Jean Lee, Helen Austin, Sammye Isenhour and Nancy Turlington.
Other new officers are Lanie Woodard, vice president; Isenhour, secretary-treasurer; Pearce, assistant secretary-treasurer; Kim Harrell, corresponding secretary; and Allen, press reporter.
Canady also thanked Mrs. Chris Colavito for the 2014-15 program books and the Book Committee: chairman Harris, Brenda Eason and Angie Barbour. She said the new books on the rotation list were exciting. Canaday read several short poems denoting the end of summer and the beginning of fall.