Getting Chummy: Club inducts four new memebers

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 17, 2004

Suffolk News-Herald

The Chums Club in its ongoing effort to keep its name alive inducted four new members during a formal ceremony in the home of Chum Ernestine Jenkins.

It is hoped that Vivian Pruden, Mary Copeland, Mary Herndon and Glynda Lawrence will bring new ideas to the club and will work faithfully to carry out the purpose of the organization


Email newsletter signup

_ to promote social and civic activities, members said.

The Chums Club has been holding an annual tradition for many years _ a Mother/Daughter Celebration every Friday before Mother’s Day. This year’s banquet was held at 6 p.m. May 7 at C&C Restaurant. The program was held for the purpose of recognizing and honoring the mothers of members.

The role that participants played in the celebration were as follows: Madelaine Wilson, grace and prayer; Carolyn Carey, welcome address; and Lucille Williams and Mary Copeland, reflections.

Musical selections were performed by Tammy Coker, Sharon Jones and LaVerne Brockington.

The club has been in existence since 1937 and since most members’ mothers are now deceased; they invite special guests and friends to represent them at these events.

A special time is usually set aside at each celebration for the club to present their guests with a flower and a gift. This year’s presentations were done by Jessie Cross.

Mary Reid is president and gave closing remarks.

Members of the celebration committee were Bertha Crocker, Mary Herndon Jessie Cross Ernestine Langston and Vivian Pruden.