Edwina Robinson led the devotion titled, “Love Yourself,” followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The secretary’s report was omitted and financial report given by Cynthia Humes, treasurer.
Billie Blair, president, reviewed some of the club’s previous activities. The District III Design Workshop was announced for May 22 at Cleveland State Community College. Several members plan to attend.
Blair conducted a discussion on National Garden Week the first full week in June. Plans will be finalized at the May monthly meeting.
Scott presented a program on “Birds Vs. Man, What are the Similarities?” The first similarity is the chirping of the birds indicating it is time for both to get up. Man goes to work to earn money to buy food for his family, while the birds goes out to find food for his family. The female bird watches over her eggs or baby birds to protect them, while a woman will do anything to protect and sacrifice for her children. Birds fly south in the winter to get out of the cold weather, and man begins to winterize his home or buy wood, gas and so forth to keep their homes warm for his family.
Birds help our environment by getting rid of insects, pests and help with pollination of flowers. Scott encouraged members to do their part in helping the Birds and Bees by putting out bird feeders.
Some basic things from the kitchen can be used to make a bird feeder.
Some suggestions were to use an old muffin pan and hang it to a tree. Put some leftover cornbread, stale bread, biscuits, fruit such as berries in it to feed the birds.
During the summer months, you could take an old skillet and put water in it on a stump for a bird bath.
Scott said there are other basic ways people can make bird feeders from our own homes without the expense of buying them . Just look around!
She covered her display board on Birds of Tennessee and gave out some information on bluebirds.
Dorothy Keith gave thanks to the Hostess. Other members in attendance were Barbara Brown, Kay Cox, Barbara Ector, Sheryl Gash, Regenia Piersaul, Charlotte Timberlake, Margenia Todd, Lelia Ware and Jackie Westfield.