The Carlisle Altruistic club met for its club meeting Oct. 30 in the home of hostess Kathy Elder.

President Carolyn Martin presided over the meeting. Eighteen members attended along with two guests. Martin welcomed Donna Schafer back to the club.

Cindy Carter led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. Dorothy Elmore gave the treasurer’s report. Ruth Woods read the minutes of the last meeting and two letters of correspondence. The Carlisle Police Department thanked the club for helping provide refreshments at the open house for the Police Department, court and jail. Martin recognized Sandi Tarter, Linda Sanders, Jan Pasley and Charlotte Bennett for providing refreshments. The second letter was a note from Sherry Johnson thanking the club for their contribution to the Safe Haven Women’s Shelter for abused women and their children.

Guest speaker for the meeting was Carlisle Elementary School Counselor Melanie Brown. Brown spoke to the group about the Back Pack Program for hungry children. She said there is a great need to provide food for an amazing number of children who have little or no food from Friday afternoon until Monday morning. Each Friday back packs are loaded with food and sent home with the children, who then return them to school on Monday morning.

This project is maintained by the help of concerned citizens.

The next club meeting will be at 9 a.m. on Nov. 13 at the Hamilton Baptist Church where club members will be making gowns for Operation Smile.

The meeting adjourned with Donna Schafer leading the Club Collect. Refreshments were served by hostess Kathy Elder with the assistance of several members.