Janis Burns presents ‘Something for Everyone’ to Inter-Se Study Club
Janis Burns, Superintendent of Jacksonville Parks and Recreation, spoke at the Inter-Se Study Club meeting held at 2:00 p.m., April 16, 2013, at the JSU Alumni House.  Mrs. Burns has been working in the recreation area for thirty three years.  She presented a very instructional program called “Something for Everyone.” Some of the actions taken by the Parks and Recreation Department are:  Increased rentals at the Community Center and the Train Depot.  Germania Springs has been improved.  

A Healthy Community Day will be held on April 27 at the Henry Farm Park.  There will be a 5k Whirlwind of Colors race, farmers market, and many other activities.  The funds from these activities will be used to support the United Way.

At the Community Center there is an indoor walking trail, a fitness center, the swimming pool, Zumba lessons, Taekwondo lessons, a disk golf course, an outdoor walking trail and after school activities for school children who are bussed from Kitty Stone Elementary School at a cost of $35.00 per month, and many other events.

The Senior Center offers activities for senior citizens as well as lunch and a senior’s dance each month on the second Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

On July 3, the community band will play and the community singers will entertain before the fireworks.  So, bring a blanket, a picnic basket and join in the fun.

The Summer Day Camp will be held May 28 to August 18.

The Parks and Recreation Department employs from 25 to 50 employees depending on the seasonal requirements.

In the business meeting, Mary L. White read a note from Vera Miller requesting Honorary Membership based on past service.  A motion was made to approve this request, seconded and approved.  

Constance Sims, treasurer, gave the Treasurer’s Report which reflected a balance of $350.97.  She discussed the cost of the Regions Bank and the opportunity to move the account to the Fort McClellan Credit Union. Membership Chairman.  Carolyn Sasser conducted the voting on the nomination of Ruth Hobbs for membership.  Mrs. Hobbs was unanimously approved.  

Linda Read, Chairman, announced that the Inter-Se Study Club nominee for the Book of Golden Deeds was Jerry Klug.  Mr. Klug will be honored at the May 21 luncheon.

Carolyn Brooks, Social Chairman, stated that the luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Classic on Noble at a cost of $18.

Carol Ann Watson, Chairman, Ways and Means Committee, announced that the Inter-Se Study Club Bake Sale will be held in conjunction with the Fair on the Square on April 27.   Club members were asked to volunteer to work.

Mary White addressed the proposal that the Calhoun County Clubs be assigned to District V.  She reported that the AFWC Board had determined that all clubs in Calhoun County would have to agree to the move.  While Progressive Study Club has already requested this move, Jacksonville Women’s Club would have to request this move also, in order for it to be implemented.

President Calvert reminded members to continue to collect box tops, pop tabs, magazines, and to keep up with their volunteer hours.

Mary L. White gave a report of the AFWC Convention held in Perdido Beach April 11-14.

President Calvert thanked Carolyn Brooks and Vera Miller for the wonderful decorations and refreshments.

Members present were:  Carolyn Brooks, Kenneith Calvert, Martha Dobson, Eloise Moersch, Linda Read, Carolyn Sasser, Constance Sims, Margaret Stem, Shelby Thornton, Carol Ann Watson, Mary L. White and Bobbi Neumann.
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