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September 21, 2021

Tommy Holliman led the prayer and Gayle Atkinson led the pledge of allegiance. Today we voted in two new board members to replace Joe kelly and Wiley Cutts who are members of the board by virtue of their office. The two new board members are Sam Castanga and Stanley Cooper. Our speaker today was Justin Castanga, President of Catholic School. He gave a good overview of the programs at his school. He stated that the student body is very diverse and is representative of the population of Montgoery.

Just the facts
When people sing together in a choir, their heart beats are sychronized.

Mumps are five times as contagious as Ebola

October 19, 2021
Six members met today at Jan's Beach House for lunch. Leading the prayer was Wiley Cutts; leading the Pledge was Tommy Holliman. We discussed the number on the board of directors. We have three and the By-Laws call for four. Suzy Dopp was elected to serve on the board for a term of two (2) years.
Tonight at the city council meeting, Lt. Charles Fowler of the Montgomery Fire Department, was honored as our Exchange Firefighter of the year. Chief  Stanley Cooper presented Lt. Fowler  a plaque after introducing him to the council and audience.

December 7, 2021
Exchange Club of Montgomery met at Janís on Eastern By-Pass. Fentor Northern led the prayer and Joe Kelly led the Pledge of Allegiance. Fentor made a few appropriate words bout Pearl Harbor as today commemorates that day. Later, after the meal, Joe Kelly gave a talk on market research and how he, when working for Hudson-Thompson, went about doing the research. One of the ways was to do exit interviews at the grocery store. Another was to  take tag numbers at rival grocery companies; look up those tags numbers to determine where the shoppers lived.
There were nine in attendance today. The next meeting will be Decembers 21, 2021. If any member thinks this is too Christmas to meet, let our President Cunningham know.

January 29. 2022

Four of or members, five when Maureen Murphy is counted, went to the midwinter conference in Irondale. Derrick Cunningham, Wiley Cutts, Gayle Atkinson and Joe Kelly were in attendance at the conference. Dr. Maureen Murphy presided by Mickey McDonald of the Mobile club to give the invo-cation and Bev Leigh III to lead the Pledge of Allegance. He conference continued with various speakers before we broke for a box lunch at noon. We continue until adjournment at 2:30 p,m.

March 7, 2022

Held a board meeting today before the regular meeting. Wiley Cutts led the Pledge and Tommy Led the Pledge of Allegiance. Treasurer, Joe Kelly gave a treasurer's report. Approval was moved by Wiley Cutts and seconded by Tommy Holliman. Motion was approved unanimously. There was a discussion of merging with the East Montgomery Club. They have only five (5) members. Tommy will talk to Gene Cau about the possibility of merging.

April 18, 2022

THe club met today at Jan's Beach House. Wiley Cutts led the Pledge; Joe Kelly led the prayer. President Cunningham led a discussion of the potential merger with the East Montgomery Club. Gen Cau will be invited to our next meeting along with any other of the East Club's members he wants to bring. As of today, Sheriff Cunningham, Gayle and I are going to the district converntion at Guntersville State Park.

May 2, 2021

Before the general meeting, the board met to produce a slate of officers which the membership voted on later in the meeting. THose present were Joe Kelly, Wiley Cutts, Gayle Atkinson, Suzy Dopp and    and Sam Castanza.  

June 6, 2021

President Derrick Cunningham called the meeting to order. Joe Kelly led the prayer and Wiley Cutts led he pledge. Derrick recounted the events of  the district convention where he was elected vice- president/president elect for next year. Our Youth of the Year, Juliene Pharrams, was named District Youth of the Year. THose from our club attending were: Wiley & Nancy Cutts, Derrick Cunningham, GAyle Atkinson, and Lisa Crenshaw.

July 11, 2022

Every member attended today except Tommy Holliman and Suzy Dopp. Sheriff Cunnngham told of him and Gale Atkinson going to the National Convent in Greenville, S.C. later in the month. Joe Kelly handed out the finalcial report and explaned that we are in good financial shape. Wiley Cutts led the prayer and Lisa Crenshaw led the pledge of allegiance.

July 25. 2022

Gale and Lisa reported on the trip they took with Derrcik to the Nation Convention in Greenville, S.C. THey reported that the Alabama Disrict was termed a district of distriction while Maureen Murph, the President won multiple awards.