Aldersgate Garden Club hears conservation tips
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Jackie Westfield, president of Aldersgate Garden Club, discusses her display board on “Energy Conservation in Your Home” at the October meeting.
Jackie Westfield, president of Aldersgate Garden Club, discusses her display board on “Energy Conservation in Your Home” at the October meeting.
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The Aldersgate Garden Club held its October meeting in the fellowship hall of Trinity United Methodist Church with seven members in attendance.

Jackie Westfield, president, opened the business meeting with prayer. Charlotte Timberlake led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Cynthia Humes gave the secretary’s report and Margenia McKissic gave the financial report.

Westfield gave a Program on “Energy Conservation.” She gave 10 tips for saving money and energy at your home.

1. Reduce water heater temperature to 120 F. (This could save up to 6-10 percent on your energy bill.)

2. Change to new, improved light bulbs.

3. Turn off lights, appliances and other electronics when not in use.

4. Wash your clothes in cold water.

5. Know where your energy dollars go.

6. Install a programmable thermostat.

7. Clean or change filters regularly.

8. When replacing appliances, look for the “Energy Star” label.

9. Landscape for energy efficiency.

10. Check to see that windows and doors are closed when heating or cooling your home.

She gave to each member in attendance an Energy Savers pamphlet from the U.S. Department of Energy. This guide can be downloaded from the Energysavers.gov web site.

Kay Cox gave a report on the District III fall membership meeting at the First United Methodist Church in Dayton and TFGC Conservation Camp at Paris Landing State Park. Six members — Cox, Westfield, Charlotte Scott, Margenia McKissic, Billie Blair and Lelia Ware — attended the membership meeting. Two members — Cox and Westfield — attended the Conservation Camp.

Cox also discussed the Smokey Bear Poster Contest for first- through fifth-grade; NGC Poetry Contest for kindergarten- through ninth- grade and High School Essay Contest for ninth- through 12th-grade. All of these entries are due by Dec. 1

Other club business included the Christmas party and End of the Year Benevolence Project. Westfield also distributed information of handouts from the President’s Meeting on Oct. 3.

Others in attendance were Charlotte Scott and Sheryl Gash.