Noon Exchange Club of Copperas Cove honor Sandor Vegh

Special to Leader-Press

The Noon Exchange Club of Copperas Cove met on August 11 at Lil Tex Restaurant. President Mike Blount called the meeting to order, and Club Member Brian Hawkins led the invocation. Past Board Member Norma Crawford announced birthdays and anniversaries. Next, President Mike Blount awarded Past President Sandor Vegh the Exchangite of the Quarter Award. 
Blount credited Vegh by saying, “He is a real asset to the community and he is involved in a lot of things in Copperas Cove.”
Past President Sandor Vegh received his second award from Board Member Angela Fields. She presented Vegh the Senior Citizen of the Quarter Award. Vegh works with the Boys and Girls Club, Optimist Club and more. Vegh thanked the club and shared, “I do what I do because of the kids. It is all about the kids.” 
Following the awards, President Mike Blount shared club events for the coming year.  On October 28, the club will work with the Morning Exchange Club in completing the yearly Make a Difference Day project at the Exchange Sunshine Home Apartments. The cleanup will begin at 8:30 a.m. The clubs will be cleaning up around the pavilion, replacing boards on the privacy wall, and yard work behind the building. Following the project, the clubs will enjoy barbeque in the community room. 
Blount also shared details about another club project. The club will be installing the Freedom Shrine at the City Council Chambers. The morning Exchange Club will share the cost. 
Next, Blount discussed information about the Feast of Sharing. The City of Copperas Cove partners with the club for the annual Feast of Sharing. This year the City Council has approved $4,000 for the event. Last year, approximately 630 people attended. 
On November 4, the club will hold the Golden Deeds Award Banquet. Blount gave information about the Golden Deeds, which takes place at the Holy Family Catholic Fellowship Hall. Currently, the club is accepting nominations and the cost to attend is $!5. The deadline to purchase tickets is September 27. Blount noted. 
On September 9, the club will be supporting the Boys and Girls Club Kids’ Day. Club members were asked to consider working at a booth. Finally, Board Member Angela Fields led the Child Abuse Prevention drawing. The club raised $80. 
Club Member Joseph Huchestein closed the meeting by asking members to join in Exchange Club’s Covenant of Service. The Noon Exchange Club of Copperas Cove meets the second and the fourth Friday of every month. For more information contact Mike Blount at mblount002@hot.rr.com.

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