Club News for June 6, 2013

La. Museum Friends holds board meeting

The Louisiana State Museum Friends held a board meeting on May 14 at Capitol Park Museum. Museum Division Director Bill Stark gave a museum update.

Members discussed the “Night at the Louisiana State Museum: Year of Louisiana Music” fundraiser set for Saturday, June 8, at the Capitol Park Museum, 660 North Fourth St. Rosa Dunn, Jamie Craig, Mary Kay Bertaut and Robin McAndrew were appointed to plan the annual meeting.

For information on Louisiana State Museum Friends, call Frances Bennett, (225) 926-4710.

BSP chapter holds birthday celebration

Laureate Alpha Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated its fifth birthday on May 7 at DeAngelo’s Restaurant. Members had cake and gave gifts to committee chairwomen. President Phyllis Turner presented members with miniature potted plants in appreciation for their work in the past year.

Turner presented “Perfect Attention” Awards to all members, and Page Meyer and Jean Leyda received baby spoons for becoming great-grandmothers.

Honeywell workers install Hope kitchen

Employee volunteers from Honeywell’s Baton Rouge production facilities completed the installation of a new kitchen at Hope Ministries, the company announced on May 8. With the help of Honeywell grant funding, volunteers transformed an empty room into a fully functioning kitchen for the community center, which serves 4,500 local residents.

Hope Ministries is a Baton Rouge community center providing financial counsel, food assistance, vocational training and lifestyle management. The effort was part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, which seeks to address certain needs in the communities where it operates.

Eight volunteers worked two weeks to complete all electrical and plumbing work, install vinyl flooring, cabinets, a counter top and a sink, and paint the completed kitchen. Honeywell donated the cabinets, counter top and sink.

Honeywell partnered with Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods, on the project. In the Baton Rouge area, Honeywell volunteers have completed 27 home renovations for low-income, elderly and disabled residents and three community center renovation projects.

Conference topic
for Friendship Force

Bob Duncan gave an update on the Friendship Force International Conference to be held in New Orleans in November when the Friendship Force of Baton Rouge met on May 13 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library. He said 550 people are registered for the conference.

A trip to Sacramento, Calif., is planned for September with Morena Cazedessus and Rose Wooden as directors. President Barbara Wittkopf said members Lynn Robbins and Elizabeth Dent had been selected as Silver Magnolias by the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

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