Climax Golden Agers initiate new officers

Published 7:44 pm Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New club president Alma Hart began the Feb. monthly meeting of the Climax Golden Agers by presenting a devotional from 1 Corinthians chp. 13 verses 1 through 3, and 13. After reading verse 13 “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three, but the greatest of these is charity (love),” President Hart also read a poem about true love, and then a funny valentine she received a few years ago.

Guest Gail Smith addressed the Golden Agers about her experiences when attending the club sponsored Climax Grand Ole opry, and how much they enjoyed it, including her children. She also expressed how sad she was to see it discontinued this past year. She offered her assistance pertaining to managening the opry for the coming year if the Golden Agers agreed. There was much discussion since the Club has always been the sponsor, and if they wanted to continue. No decision was made, and this matter was tabled until more information is received. It was also announced that another person, Joseph Kelly, was interested in the production of the Golden Ager Sponsored Climax Grand Ole Opry, but due to teaching school was unable to attend a meeting to speak to the club at the present time.

Guests presenting the program were representatives from Hospice of Southwest Georgia, Diane Anderson Volunteer Coordinator and R N Nurse Mildred Burns. They explained that Hospice services included Skilled nursing, emotional and Spiritual Support, and Alternative Therapy. Volunteer Services include: Legacy Keeper, certified Dog Therapy, weekly flower delivery, companion care, caregiver support group, and even bird feeders.

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Two of the therapies explained were legacy keeper, and dog therapy. Hospice of Southwest Georgia provides trained volunteers who help our patients leave a legacy by documenting their memories. They went on to explain the many aspects of why one should consider and choose Hospice of Southwest Georgia when the time is right to consider hospice care.

Winning the door prize was guest Mildred Burns and celebrating birthdays in February were Reba Rehberg, Louise Williamson, and Gene Ouzts. Remembered in prayer due to sickness were Ed Harrell, and Tony and Louise Williamson.

President Hart gave out valentines and Bonnie Maloy said Grace and everyone enjoyed a delicious luncheon and good fellowship. It was good to see such a nice crowd.  It was also announced that another person, Joseph Kelly, was interested in the production of the Climax Golden Agers-sponsored Grand Ole Opry. Due to teaching school, though, he was unable to attend the meeting to speak.

New officers for the 2015 are: President Alma Hart, vice Pres. Phillip Dodson, Secretary Gwen Wingate, Treasurer Reda Dodson, Program chair Fannie Wells, and Calling committee Marguerite Plitnick.