Amity Club Meeting Held on Oct. 1
The Amity Club meeting was held Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Olney. The theme of the meeting was “Leaves of Gold” and was hosted by Phyllis Whitsitt and Lucretia Taylor. First Vice President Gail Spears was the program leader, and she introduced the guest speaker, Pastor Harrell Braddock of First United Methodist Church.
Pastor Braddock’s presentation was about his national and international travels. He introduced the topic by sharing that every place he travels to reminds him of different scriptures in the Bible. During his presentation, we traveled with him from the Grand Canyon all the way to Kenya in Africa. He said the First United Methodist Church partners with the hospital in Kenya to operate a medical clinic to serve those in need of medical care. He warmed hearts when he mentioned how the church helped New Hope Village, who had a goal to drill a water well so their community could thrive. He brought a model of the homes they help build when they travel to Kenya.
After the presentation, President Bobby Wright facilitated the meeting that included a roll call with each member describing her interpretation of the “Leaves of Gold” theme. All members were present except for three members. Next, the recording secretary, Marilyn Norris, read the minutes, followed by correspondence review by the corresponding secretary Evelyn Altmiller, and the treasurer’s report by Lucretia Taylor. Phyllis Whitsitt presented new business, which was a proposal to purchase a brick at the hospital gazebo. The members voted in favor of the idea to buy a memorial brick to represent the Amity Club.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:42 p.m. and concluded with sweet treats prepared by the hostesses.