We had a great meeting Wed evening at Stellar Beans - Thanks Queen Val for your hospitality and delicious food! A royal welcome to new member Queen Melissa Bender. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author Neil White's call-in was insightful and honestly reflective of his life. I was touched by his story of hope and redemption. We also met his lovely wife Debbie. And we may have a member as a relative! Allison WHITE Kuhn - whose grandfather worked at the hospital in Carrville. And Allison who grew up in the area never knew there was a leporsarium there.
It was agreed to use our Amazon.com money (we have $93.97 and the $6.03 will be there shortly) to purchase a raffle ticket for the Abrazandos Christos Mission. The mission trip sells the raffle tickets for $100 each. The first prize is $5000 - now wouldn't that be a wonderful donation to the Mission! Queens Laurie and Erin are going on the mission this year!! We are so proud of the work that you all are doing and grateful to be a small supportive part of it. We will purchase the ticket from Erin, as each mission participant is responsible for selling the tickets.
Lots of stuff coming up this summer and thanks to all of you who so graciously help --- you are what makes this is dynamic and vibrant book club!
BOOGIE FOR BOOKS - Sat May 21 These queens signed up to help, you can still sign up just let me know: We will be in the Literacy Council Tent. Each volunteer will receive a T-shirt (so I will need sizes). We will also wear our tiaras and our PQ name badges
2-5 pm Barbara Granger, Keri Doise, Marilyn Bonnette
4-7 pm Linda Breaux, Lea Durio, Gene and Kay Huck
6-9 pm Beverly Martin, Allison and Chris Kuhn, Melissa Bender
May Meeting - Wed May 25 - The Rhinestone Sisterhood by David Valdes Greenwood. Former festival queen Jenny Wallace (Queen Laurie's boss) will be our special guest and hopefully other queens, such as our own Queen Phyllis Hughes and her granddaughter Queen Allison volunteered to generate a press release for "Festival Queens meet Pulpwood Queens" Queen Erin will be our discussion leader.
June Meeting Wed June 29 - Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress (he will be out of the country and unable to call-in) He will answer by email any questions you might have - so write them down as your read his book!
July Meeting Wed July 27 M L MALCOLM'S visit - Planning Committee headed up by Queen Tracey, other members Beverly Martin, Marilyn Bonnette, Phyllis Stine and Keri Doise
Presently there will be a day event at Central Library, our meeting Wed evening and perhaps a writers group meeting that Bev Martin is arranging
August Meeting Wed AUG 24 (DATE IS CHANGED FROM REGULAR SCHEDULE) KATHRYN CASEY'S VISIT Planning Committee headed up by Queen Allison, members are Beverly M., Laurie, Barbara and Marilyn Bonnette
If you have any ideas regarding these author visits please contact myself or the committee Queen!
Guess that about wraps it up...whew for a book club you sure are a busy bunch of Queen Bee's!!! Remember you can purchase other items through Amazon.com besides books! You might consider ordering extras of Kathryn's and M L's books for gifts!
Love you all