Color. Sparkle. Elegance. Whimsy. Each table was decorated in a unique Christmas style by the committee and 14 of the homeowners. These sights greeted the December Women’s Club lunch attendees on Monday, December 3, at the clubhouse.
President Mary Ornberg opened the business meeting with Joyce Frey conducting the interviews of new members, first-time attendees and guests. These were asked where they were from, where they live now and for how long. December birthdays were honored in song.
Committee reports from membership and the treasurer, thanks to the table decorators and greeters and year-end gifts for the luncheons staff were all on the agenda. A report was given of the December charity, Friends of the Family, which included bags of food, blankets and cash donations.
The induction of the 2019 officers was conducted by President Ornberg: President Joyce Frey; President-elect Gayle Coe; Vice President Membership Cheryl Fischer; Vice President Programs Rebecca Bafford; Treasurer Elma Hinson; Secretary Martha Butz; Lunch coordinator Kasey Miller; Parliamentarian Rose Depoe. Their year will start in January.
2019 Committee Chairs were announced.
Turkey tokens were the key to a buffet of pork loin, cranberry chutney, roasted potatoes, savory green beans and dessert of pecan pie/whipped cream.
Rebecca Bafford, Program chair, previewed January’s program, then presented Joyful Sound, a women’s vocal quartet singing in the barbershop style. Several selections included an all-sing of Sleigh Bells and Rudolph; they concluded with a close vocal harmony rendition of O Holy Night. The program continued with Chair Rebecca Bafford presenting keyboard styling of Christmas carols and accompanying friend, soprano Brandy Leach. A seasonally tuneful end to a great lunch!