CHIPLEY — The Woman’s Club of Chipley held its monthly meeting at the clubhouse on Feb. 13.

The Chipley High School FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team presented a demonstration of their award winning skills. Ms. Michelle Kurtz, CHS FFA advisor, gave a synopsis of the club’s activities. She reported that there are 150 students enrolled in the various Agriculture classes at Chipley High School with 100 members of the FFA. 

She also reported on the club’s plans and activities to celebrate National FFA Week. The members of the Woman’s Club expressed their appreciation for the students attending the luncheon and congratulated them on their many awards and activities. Mrs. Carolyn Saunders then introduced the young ladies in attendance who are members of the Chipley High School Juniorettes. Mrs. Saunders gave a report on the current activities of this group, which is sponsored by the Woman’s Club.

Mrs. Christmas presented a check to Habitat for Humanity to help fund their endeavors in providing adequate, comfortable and safe housing for those citizens who might otherwise never own their own home.  Mrs. Becky Yates accepted the donation on behalf of Habitat for Humanity and invited the ladies to volunteer in the Habitat Thrift Store on Main Street.

Mrs. Dorothy Clarke presented information about the Literacy Volunteers and encouraged club members to get involved with this very worthwhile program.

Additionally, a check was presented to Friends o f the Library to aid in their support of the Washington County Public Library System.  Mrs. Nell Roberts accepted on behalf of the Friends.

Mrs. Elsie Gainey, chairperson of the Conservation Department, presented Backyard Conservation books to each member present. This colorful, informative book gives great tips and projects for bringing conservation from the countryside to the backyard.

Mrs. Jan Whitcomb gave a final report on the success of the 2013 Bridal, Prom, and Special Event Expo.  She reported a total of 23 vendors participating, many of which have already indicated that they will participate again in 2014.  Mrs. Whitcomb thanked all club members for contributing to the success of the Expo.

President Christmas also announced that a check was being presented to the Washington County Sheriffs Department to support their efforts in working with the youth of the county to remain drug free.

The club members enjoyed a delicious lunch of Bar B Q ribs with all he trimmings prepared by members of the Arts Department.  President Christmas complimented all departments for the work that they have done in each of their areas. To dismiss the meeting, President Christmas led the group in reciting the Club Collect.

The Woman’s Club of Chipley is the oldest civic organization in the city, and has continuously supported various local charities since its founding in 1921.

For additional information concerning the club or membership, please contact any member.